I wanted to post more but the site froze after I got the picture in there. Her name is Autumn. She was 8 lbs, 21 inches. They had told me two weeks before that she was 8.5 lbs, but also that ultrasounds can be off by two lbs either way. They told me the same thing, that diabetics normally aren't allowed to even make it to week 39 and that they never let them go past week 40. But the doctors can't do anything you don't agree to.
The doctors were making me so nervous that I think I may have induced at week 40 if she hadn't decided to come by herself. I refused my simply stating my opinion clearly. I knew she was fine and I wanted to wait for her to be ready. The doctor on duty tried to mislead me about non stress test scores. I was so happy I didn't induce after I got a second opinion and read more about how to look at the graphs online.
My labor took 18 hours. I spent about 10 of that at home before going to the hospital. When I got to the hospital I was 6 cm dilated and 100% effaced (four days before this I was 1.5 cm, 60%). I got stalled at 8 cm so the doctors broke my water. I got to labor in a tub and on my exercise ball-the ball was my favorite. I had to be hooked to monitors the entire time, but that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be before hand. I pushed for an hour and a half.
As for my sugars, I was slightly high the entire time, around 200. Every two hours I took 2 or 3 units of Novolog, but they did nothing and I stayed at 200. This happened because I didn't get to take my morning shot because they wouldn't let me eat anything. If I could redo it, I'd eat and take my breakfast shot before going in to the hospital.
When she was born, she was given directly to me. She got a 9 on her first APGAR and a 10 five mins later. I was really lucky that happened because she came out arm first! Her blood sugar was fine at birth but dropped two hours later and she had to have sugar formula in the nursery. They gave her to me after that and about four hours later she dropped again. That time I could tell she was low, she got really lethargic. She had to have two more sugar formula bottles in the nursery, but they brought her right back when she was done. She never went to the ICU and she got to spend almost all her time with us. Since the second low she's been perfect, no problems at all. It's really amazing because I have been an 'uncontrolled' diabetic for 23 years. I whipped myself into shape when I found out I was pregnant and had A1Cs in the low 7s and 6s during pregnancy. Before that I had A1cs between 10 and never lower than 7.5.
I was told I'd never be able to have children by doctors since I was 12. You have to know yourself and not listen ;)