Hey everyone just wanted to stop and give everyone an update to where im at. This year has been a journey let me tell you. ..
When I was pregnant the first time the doctor recommended me to a program called Sweet Success its a program for diabetic women who are pregnant. At that time my a1c was 8.5 The day before my appointment i had a miscarriage at around 10 weeks. So i had to cancel the appointment but when I called they told me that also have a program called Preconception consulting a program for diabetic women who want to get pregnant. I went to my first appointment it was 3 hours long and i met with a team of diabetic professionals, They reviewed my bl number and set up a meal guide and helped me with a plan to get my numbers right so i can get the green light to try to have a baby again.
I went to the apointments and within 2 months around june my a1c already dropped to 5.7 so i got the green light to try again within 2 months i found out i was pregnant!! I was so excited! This time i scheduled an apt with a high risk doctor that the sweet success team recommended.He is great! My second apt the doctor told me my a1c was 4.8!! I couldnt believe how great Im doing! So here I am now 20 weeks today! 5 months i cant believe it! I found out the other day that Im going to be having a little boy! I couldnt be more happier.
This whole time i was trying ttc and then the miscarriage and then ttc i would watch youtube videos of other women and their journey, I only came across one women who was type 1 and pregnant ( http://www.youtube.com/user/mamaatheart )she gave me so much hope. Cuz people would tell me diabetics cant get pregnant, or that its too dangerous. I watched hundreds of women and their pregnancy but only found one diabetic type 1 not type 2 like me. Even though im kinda shy i thought it would be a good idea for me to share my diabetic and pregnant journey with other people hoping that there was other women out there like me searching for comfort.
One girl wrote me"i am glad i found your videos im type 2 diabetic, and i have been having similar problems, my due date is may 1st im currently 11 1/2 weeks. My doctor still has me on diabetic pills, i will talk to him about insulin, i researched and they say its safer. Thanks for the videos." she wrote that on my first vlog it made me so happy that i was able to reach out to a fellow diabetic!
I was so shy at first and felt dumb talkin to a camera but i told my husband and mom that there is hardly any youtube pregnancy journeys from diabetics and i wanted to document the differences of being pregnant and diabetic. if u watch my first video and then my latest one u can see a huge difference . im more used to the camera and comfortable talkin into it cuz i feel like im having a conversation with my viewers and my tudiabetes friends. After I have the baby i want to put all the videos on to a dvd and keep it as a memento. i just pray that the morning sickness goes away but then again it makes me happy in a weird way cuz i feel like if i have morning sickness that my pregnancy is strong.
If you want to follow along on my journey you can do so here :
I upload a new video every week describing the previous week of my pregnancy. I answer all and any questions and am completely open with my experiences. Thank you to all the ladies on Oh! BABY!!