Congratulations to you too!
I also feel extremely tired. After I wrote what I wrote above, I folded the laundry and it wiped me out! I had a nap and just woke up about five minutes ago. I'm constantly tired. I'll feel awake for a couple of hours and then need to sleep again. It's crazy!!
I am 32. I've had diabetes for 27 (going on 28 soon) years. My husband and I also planned this pregnancy. I finally told him at the end of August - Ok... I think I'm ready now. And we also got pregnant right away (we were only trying since the end of August and I find out that I'm pregnant at the end of September) - go figure!
I have been on the pump for the last four years. I've been on the sensors since I found out I was pregnant. I live in Surrey, BC, Canada (near Vancouver - where the Olympics were). Here, my extended health plan pays for the pump supplies (not the purchase of the pump - I had to pay for that out of pocket), but they do not pay for the sensors and they are expensive. But I figure the money is worth it now. Four years ago I was in the same boat as you - My endo was trying to get me as a part of his study on insulin pumps (he's a researcher as well as an endo) - and I could not enter the study because my numbers were "too good". I would have been able to get a pump for free if my numbers were "bad". How's that for a kick in the pants?!?
Check if your endo can't write a letter on your behalf. My endo wrote a letter that I sent to my government health plan that helped me be able to get more test strips (they were not willing to give me enough test strips - I guess they are worried Canadians might sell them to people out of country??). His letter stated that I needed to test my blood sugar at least ten times a day and require more than what is typically alotted for test strips. It worked. Now I can get as many as I need.
As much as I like the sensors, the sensors don't take care of everything. This morning it was beeping me because I was low - and I drank some juice and ate something (I sometimes think that baby is sucking the sugar right out of my blood!) - and then it kept beeping that I was low. I tested myself with my monitor and my monitor said I was high. So... I can't say that I completely rely on sensors. Sometimes they are wrong.
I haven't been having many problems with highs, but I have been having problems with lows (and sometimes rebound highs). However, the reason why I took the pregnancy test was because I was having crazy highs and I could not explain them. Now, it's lows that I'm struggling with. Whether I'm low or high, I worry a lot about how it is affecting the baby. I'm sure you are too. It's good just to write that... There are so few who understand.
I haven't gone to the maternity clinic yet. They don't like to see people until they are at least 8 weeks. So, I'm going next week. When I do, they'll transfer me to a specialist in diabetic pregnancies (hopefully!).
I have only told my inlaws and my parents (both know about my diabetes and both are helpful). I sent my parents flowers last week to tell them - On the card I wrote, "Roses are red, Violets are blue, We have special news to share with you, Get ready for bottles, diapers and fun - because we're expecting our first little one! (I didn't write this one - I stole the idea from someone). My mom loved it and is so excited. I've asked them not to tell my extended family just in case there are problems. But I also can't wait to tell my siblings and all my friends.
My husband is going on his yearly business trip soon, so I wanted to tell my mom so that she could maybe come to visit and help me a bit. I can barely get through the day. I'm always so exhausted! (And I'm going to the washroom several times a day and many times a night too... it doesn't help). It's a struggle to even fix dinner for myself.
My husband and I haven't really picked out names. We'll have to get on that. I also think that my baby is a girl. I don't know why.
It's not so much ginger "tea" as ginger water. But it helps me. I read somewhere that ginger helps with the nausea and I've been drinking it regularly. It can't hurt - there's no sugar in it. It's not the tastiest drink - just to warn you.
I don't have anything for Baby yet. I'm a planner, too, but I feel a bit overwhelmed. I think I'll wait for my sister and my mom to go shopping with me.
It'll be so exciting to tell your family during Thanksgiving prayer. That's so exciting!
How big are you? I feel big already. It might all be in my head, but that's how I feel. How's your husband dealing with all this? Mine's been a little freaked out - but happy. Have you seen an obgyn yet? Have you told your endo yet? How was your A1C before getting pregnant?
I'm so happy that there is someone who's going through the same thing as me! I will keep in touch - for sure. It's so nice to talk about this!!