Thursday, October 9, 2008


Baby Carli is a big girl.

While we were in the ultrasound last week, Jason kept commenting on how…squished she seemed. How she didn’t seem to have nearly as much room to move around as Violet did. We didn’t think much of it until the midwife said later, “Yeah, that’s a big baby.”

She is measuring at least 1 lb; they would have expected her to be just over half a pound.

So, I have spent this week trying to get tested for gestational diabetes. I have been to the midwives’ office every day this week, only to be thwarted. Monday is when she told me, but I didn’t have enough time to take the test that day. Tuesday, they were closed. Wednesday, I arrived too late to be tested. Finally, this morning at 7:30, they drew my blood.

The results won’t be back for a couple of days.

Really, in the scheme of things, this is a minor complication. Since our diet mainly consists of whole wheat pastas and lean meats, vegetables and organic snacks, I wouldn’t have to change much in the way of food. I have been getting the recommended daily exercise. I have been instinctively doing what the diabetes websites recommend, including protein in the morning and snacks every couple of hours.

I suppose, really, I shouldn’t be stressed about this. A few minor changes, like cutting out the toasted marshmallow lattes and the occasional peppermint ice cream, will rectify the situation.

Its just…another complication. This road to my girl has been rough. I thought, looking at her beautiful little self on the ultrasound monitor, that we were in for smooth sailing.

It could be nothing. The tests could come back negative.

Just another bump in the road.


Emily said...

I hope the tests do come back negative (for the sake of peppermint ice cream, which sounds delicious BTW). But my cousin has had diabetes with both of her pregnancies and she was able to manage it fine and have 7 and 8 pound babies. Since it already sounds like you lead a pretty healthy lifestyle, I'm sure everything will be ok!

Blazerella said...

It must be stressful but try not to worry. She will still come out your big beautiful baby. Good thing too cause she as quite the feisty big sister to stand up to. :) I'll be praying for you.

Lisa said...

I hope it goes well. I had a friend that had a baby that weighed ten pounds, fifteen oz. She's still mad about that...

the girls' moma said...

This happened to me -- the big stressful tests, the waiting. But I was never officially diagnosed with gestational diabetes, although C was 9 lbs, 9 oz so they think maybe I had a late-onset form with her. It's not so bad, yes, just another complication in a world of complications. At any rate, you're doing the right thing for Baby Carli Jay. Hang in there.