I'm glad I helped! Ask all the questions you have! I know it REALLY helped for me to have other diabetic women to talk with during the whole process. There's just a huge added layer for us that "normal" women don't even have to think about. So much so that I just felt so different from my other pregnant friends. My favorite is when my non-d friends complain and complain about having to take the glucose tolerance test that tests for gestational diabetes in the 25th week of pregnancy. They go on and on about how nasty the drink tastes and how it's so inconvenient to have to be at the doctor's office for so long and give multiple blood samples. I don't usually say anything, but in my head I think about how I'd LOVE to have to take that test because it would mean I didn't have T1 and I wouldn't have to do all the extra work! They complain about giving three blood samples in three hours and I think, try pricking your finger 12 times a day for the entire pregnancy and having to figure out carb and insulin ratios!
I know what you mean about just being ready to be a mom. It sucks that you spend so much time avoiding it,then you finally make the huge decision to do it, and then you have to wait to get knocked up! It's enough to make you crazy! But trust for now, just trust that your body knows what to do and that it will happen, since you have zero evidence to the contrary. I think the average is like, 6 months of trying before people conceive.
It's a lot of work, but it's a relatively short period of time that you have to do it for. Once my daughter was born, I was able to back way off of being so crazy about control. Of course I still did things to take good care of myself, I just could be a little more lax about things and not freak out if my A1C wasn't a perfect 6. I've only been diabetic for just over 3 years. I went on the pump only 2 months after my diagnosis (I have a diabetic younger brother who'd been on the pump for a few years, so I knew from watching him that it was the way I wanted to go). I got pregnant almost 2 years after my diagnosis. I nursed my daughter for a year and didn't have any issues losing the 50lbs I packed on during pregnancy. Yes, I typed 50lbs!!! That's twice the recommended weight gain. It was impossible for me to not gain that much, I excercised the whole time and ate really healthfully, but like my OB said, "Your body's going to gain what it wants to gain." She wasn't that concerned, I guess because I wasn't overweight before I got pregnant. I really packed on the lbs in the 3rd trimester when I was really insulin resistant and was taking triple my normal dose. They say that insulin makes you gain weight and I can say from that experience that it's true. The weight came off really easily because 1. I was obviously taking less insulin once I wasn't pregnant anymore, 2. I kept eating a pretty healthy and balanced diet, 3. I nursed for so long (that REALLY helps with the weight issue), and 4. I was active - I took my daughter for walks in her stroller almost every day and did some long bike rides on the weekend. I was back to pre-preg weight in about 8 months.
No complications for my last pregnancy. I did have my daughter 3 weeks early because my placenta was starting to break down a little early and they wanted to be sure that it didn't happen completely. But 3 weeks wasn't so bad. I didn't have to experience the miserably uncomfortable final weeks of pregnancy! I did have a c-section, but it was my choice to not try induction first. I didn't want artificial labor drugs that would just put me in pain for 24 hours before they decided to cut me open anyway (doc wasn't optimistic about induction working since I wasn't dilated or effaced at all) - so I decided to cut right to the chase. I know some people are afraid of c-sections, but mine was great. Honestly, I was terrified of labor and how unpredictable it can be. I mean, what would my blood sugars do during a long and active labor? Would I be able to feel it if I went low? Would I be able to treat it? I hear that you're not really allowed to eat after a certain point and that you don't feel like it anway...I had all these questions about diabetes and labor that freaked me out and I was just happy for the easy, controlled environment of a surgical birth. I know that sounds awful to some people, but it's just how I feel. And my recovery was great, so I have no qualms about going that route again.
Sorry for the novel, but I hope it helps to read someone else's diabetic pregnancy story. I know it really did (and still does!) help for me!