I just wanted to say congratulations. I have been following your posts along with my own pregnancy since January. It has been an amazing journey to say the least. i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 13 months old. (in 1976) At that time, my mom was told that I probably would not live to be an adult. Then technology made that happen. I was then told that I would never have children. They even told me that I could have my tubes tied when I was 18 if I wanted. Now I have a wonderful daughter as well. I welcomed Lillianna Patrica into this world on September 27. She was 6 weeks early, but very healthy at 6lbs 7 ozs and 18 inches long. When I figure out how to post my pictures, i will post a couple.
Thank you for sharing your story as we went. You made many days easier knowing that I was not alone :)
Just precious!!! Congrats! Hope everything went well for you and the babe.
Sooooo adorable...how cute and juicy!!! vaginal or c section?
She's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!!!
Oh My God Kimmy! You made me cry! It was like reading my own history.
I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 13 months old back in 1979! My doctors told the same story and somehow I believed it until I was 21 years old... then I realized I have a life ahead me and a lot of dreams. I have always been scared about having a baby for the same reasons most diabetics fear about, but I feel know its my time to give it a try. All of you girls really inspire me!
Rachel Congrats! God bless you both! What a precious girl!
Thanks everyone! I had a vaginal delivery. I had an episiotomy and 2nd degree tears, but surprisingly the recovery was not very bad. Being a diabetic should not be a reason to not have children. There were times in my pregnancy when things were difficult, but in the end it was all worth it and I would do it all over again!! This is our first child and depending on the situation 4 or 5 yrs from now we may be having another. I absolutely love being a mom!
Yay!!! Congrats Mama!
Ohhhhhh good job Rachel!!! such good news that not all diabetics end up in csection! Did you get an epidural? especially with being induced I heard that it is much worse to go natural...
I did get an epidural but the nurses actually ended up cutting my meds off because they said I was pushing better without it. So I didn't feel the first several hours of my labor, but right there at the end when I was pushing I felt it all. I personally thought the epidural was very easy and didn't hurt at all. I was so nervous about getting it because I've heard all these scary stories, but honestly I thought the IV was worse. LOL
Rachel, thank you. I have heard horror stories of epidurals too so I have been scared of them but I have heard that pitocin makes it unbearable so I am glad that you had a good experience...maybe I'll give it a try if things get too bad. Thanks.