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AngelKitty

I'm pregnant! First pregnancy as a T1

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AngelKitty

I was supposed to be having my third orthopaedic surgery on my right ankle tomorrow, but it turns out that fate has other plans for me....

 

I’m 7 weeks pregnant!!!!! :eek:

 

And our third bundle of joy is due in January (we already have two boys aged 5 and 3 1/2).

 

Obviously this pregnancy was un-planned, but welcome all the same.

 

Still kinda getting over the schock actually, but feeling very blessed :)

 

Thought I’d share our good news and would welcome any advice from other diabetic mums as this is my first pregnancy as a T1, although I did have gestational diabetes with both my previous pregnancies.

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Subby

Wow Vic! No words of wisdom here, but congratulations. I can imagine it taking a bit of time to settle down :)

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fooddreamer

Congratulations! My third was entirely unplanned as well. It was a shock and it takes some time getting your head around it, especially if you thought you were done with two.

 

In my case, I only had GD with my third...although I now think it was an undiagnosed case of pre-D. So no real advice for you. Just wanted to let you know that I understand the feelings of shock!

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e||ement

amazing news! congratulations :)

 

i think you'll do just fine!

 

there are definitely ups and downs...but just test, test, test and log everything!

 

oh, and don't be shocked at how much insulin you'll need nearing the end! my requirements, in some instances, have quadrupled!!! :eek:

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Jan B

You little rascal . . . well, now, that is good news Vicky.

 

Now you'll be posting in that pregnancy forum. I'm pretty shocked too! I'm sending you all the love and strength that I can muster up. You missed Mother's Day without even knowing, but your husband gets a surprise "extra" for Father's Day.

 

I'll be thinking of you :)

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ant hill

Aww AngelKitty :D, this is indeed a surprise. Well congratulations are in order and I can just think what you would have to do to make this pregnancy enjoyable and to plan.

 

With this now, How is your control? I bet this is a juggle. :)

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aiah23

Congratulations! That's definitely exciting news. I'd recommend setting up an appt with a perinatologist (they oversee high risk pregnancies) around the 9 week mark. Look through your insurance-related listings of covered docs to see who is in your network. They're also called maternal and fetal specialists. Also, check with your pharmacist and endo to make sure you're not on any meds that aren't safe during pregnancy. With accidents it's a possibility to be on newer more effective drugs if you're on anything for blood pressure or as protection against progressive kidney disease (usually an ARB but these aren't pregnancy-approved). Also, your insulin needs are pretty low right now but will go sky-high in your 3rd trimester when insulin resistance kicks in big time. Stay hydrated, get plenty of rest, and eat healthy:)

 

Fawn

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ZoraP

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I agree with the advice to see a specialist and make sure you're doing all right -- be extra careful with your numbers right now because it's most crucial to have normal blood sugars in the first trimester. Obviously you'll want good control later, too, in order to avoid having an enormous baby, but the first trimester is most important.

 

On the personal side of things, I just gave birth to a surprise third baby in October (thought we were done with our 7- and 10-year-olds, who were both planned). She is truly the light of our lives and is spoiled rotten by all the people around her that love her -- I'm so glad to have her! I probably have her to thank for my increased awareness of my own health, too, because I had been lazy about glucose monitoring (thinking I was normal after gestational diabetes) and this showed me that I definitely wasn't. I'm taking much better care of myself now that I've had the wake-up call.

 

So I wish you all the best. Here in Slovenia (where I live) they say the "third child is golden," and I think it's true.

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Dis-N-Dat

Don't have any advice for you, but had to pop in and say a big CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you and I wish you a healthy and happy pregnancy and the blessing of a wonderful child. :party::tee:

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AngelKitty

Thanks everyone :)

 

Have been battling morning sickness, which gets even worse in the afternoon / early evening, so my favourite new accessory is wearinga pair of "Sea-Bands" and I have to say that so far they do help (to a certain extent).

 

Am having my first ultrasound at the end of the week, looking forward to it actually, seeing the baby's heart beat for the fist time is really special :)

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