The arrival of my Daughter!

I am pleased to announce to all you diabetic mommy's that my darling daughter Nalani Lyn was born December 8th via c-section.  She weighed 8.5lbs and was 20 inches long.  She is doing great.  Breastfeeding has been a challenge because they took her at 37 weeks so she is not latching very well but we are all working very hard to be patient with each other.  Her APGAR was a 7 right after birth and 5 minutes later it was a 9!  They took her blood sugar every 3 hours and she never dropped below 35.  The hospital said that she can't fall below 25.  Her only difficulty was the day after she was born they heard a heart murmur but it closed in another day!  She lost 10% of her birth weight so we are working on getting her weight back with breastmilk.  She is PERFECT.  The baby blues are pretty intense and I am overwhelmed and trying not to freak out about every germ that she may come in contact with hahah...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Thanks for sharing!  She is beautiful!!!!!  

How were your BG's throughout?  How are you feeling now after the c-section?  Make sure you are taking care of yourself.  It's so hard to remember to take care of yourself when the baby blues hit and you are so busy with your sweetie.  I will be praying for you!

Congrats again!!!

Congratulations!!!  You're daughter is so cute and perfect!

I don't know if you are feeling bummed about a c-section or if you really didn't care, but either way, looks like you did a great job during pregnancy if she is healthy and has had no low BGs!

My mom wasn't diabetic, but she had to have an unexpected c-section with me, her first, and she went through some post-partum depression.  So I just hope to encourage you to enjoy your healthy baby, and recognize the success you've had through your hard work these past several months!

Congrats again and God bless you and your new precious little one!

Congratulations! She is a sweetie pie!

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter.  Take care and know we're all so happy for you.

She's gorgeous! Congrats!

Thanks Ladies,

The C section was pretty painful the second night into recovery but I got off the narcotics on the 3rd day and just took ibuprofen and tylenol and cold compresses.  My Dr did an amazing job with the incision.  I am still fighting with the baby blues...I cry over EVERYTHING! I can't even explain on how low I feel...I don't even feel like myself,,,,I worry about everything and nothing and the tears just fall...thank god my husband just holds me and runs his fingers through my hair.  I have been told that the first few weeks are pretty overwhelming and rough.  I think the lack of sleep doesn't help either.  

My blood sugars were good throughout.  I actually just took my pump off for the surgery (they didn't hook me up to an insulin drip at all) then back into recovery I just clipped it back on and tested my blood sugars every two hours.  

Rachel, yes it is really hard to take care of myself especially after the surgery.  It is really hard because it is so hard to take care of my blood sugars and eating when every three hours I am setting my alarm, feeding her, changing her, and pumping...

Congrats, Nicole!! We knew you could do it! Good luck with everything, you will be a great mom!!

Congrats! I cried for two weeks after I gave birth (now 2 months ago) and I really thought something was wrong with me.  Turns out it was just all the crazy hormones because I'm fine now- the third week got easier for me.

As for breastfeeding, I'm doing it too.  I think it is the hardest thing I've ever done, harder than giving birth for sure, but I was really determined to make it work.  A month in, things are going much better.  I just gets easier.  My baby wasn't swallowing when she was sucking and it took about a week to get her to swallow by herself while on the breast. She lost 12% of her birth weight (8 lbs), but is now back on track and is 12 lbs! Her pediatrician was extremely helpful with the breastfeeding problems.  I also got 2 breast infections in the first 6 weeks.  Hang in there, at two months in it will be much easier and you'll be glad you stuck with it.

As a mother with 4 month old twins just told me, it gets easier everyday.

Oh Michelle...that makes me feel so much better.  I am now 3 weeks into it and you are right, it is slightly better but I still have moments when I cry...especially in the evening.  I start thinking about how night time is coming and little sleep and I get all anxious again.  I was put on zoloft because my OB said that I have Post Pardum Depression.  Only trace amounts get into the breast milk and they said that there is no ill effects from it, but I still want to get better so I can get off it.  Breastfeeding is getting a little bit easier but she is a pretty lazy eater or she gets to irritated and impatient and frustrated which then drives me to tears.  It makes me feel better that after two months it gets better.  I am looking forward to that as well.  I saw the pic of your daughter...very sweet.  2 infections huh? ouch...yeah I am hoping I don't get one either...everytime I feel a lump I get paranoid and hop in the shower or pump to ease it.  Easier everyday...I am going to have to stick with that phrase to help me through...crazy hormones man!!!!

Congrats! My little guy was taken at 37 weeks due to Pre E and HELPP syndrome and we were in the NICU for 10 days partially because he was having a hard time breastfeeding but I stuck with it and have been at it for 12 weeks now :) Very hard at times, but so worth it. The Lactation specialists have me using a nipple sheild partially so he could latch better and partially because i had pretty flat nipples, may be something to look into if he is still having trouble?