Hi All, just a quick post for now, but our little Sophia Rose made her grand entrance on 10-14-10 after two days of labor and an ultimate decision to birth her by c-section. I developed pre-eclampsia virtually the day I went into labor, though the BP was an issue for weeks... it made things quite complicated, and the recovery in hospital way more trying than I'd thought. However, we've been home for two nights and we are learning quickly about each other, and what is becoming our new "normal".
She is dreamy. Born at nearly 21 inches long, a full head of brown hair, and 7 pounds 15 ounces, she ended up in NICU for a couple days because of NOTHING diabetes related (I think). :-) She had a high hematocrit, which they watched a while and then intervened to "fix". After that our next challenge was to learn to breastfeed and get her off of fluids in the NICU so she could go to the regular nursery. We figured it out 'enough' to bust her out of there, and have spent every day since perfecting the art. Because of all the intervention and junk with her, she did lose a bunch of weight, but is now gaining it back. She's absolutely amazing.
My sugars during the hospital stay (after delivery) were near perfect, tho I had little appetite. SOme lows as I tried to get readjusted to life without pregnancy. I am bearing in mind now to be sure to have quick sugars handy (juice boxes, etc) when and where i breast feed as this is often driving my sugars down too.
Otherwise we are well and tired and happy, and soaking up every minute. Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive during this very much wanted pregnancy, and best of luck to those who are embarking on their own or hoping to. Though she has been here less than a week, it's already so totally worth it. Seriously. :-)