Update on me

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After dealing with infertility, I’m finding I’m rather hesitant to share much about this miracle pregnancy for fear of hurting those who are still waiting for their children. If hearing about pregnancy is painful for you right now, you’ll probably want to skip this post.

I’m about a week away from being out of my first trimester, depending on which calculator you use. Just today I’m 13 weeks along. I told Stephen the other day that I’m absolutely amazed that God would even let me experience this this far. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not overly paranoid that we’ll lose this baby – I’m just so humbled that God is letting us experience pregnancy at all. It is such a miracle to me.

It’s a really long story how, but God worked in an amazing way to allow me to the OB practice that I go to. I won’t go into the details here, but I am constantly amazed that I can go there. They are absolutely wonderful.

The nurse midwife also did an ultrasound for me to determine my due date. It was funny; we discovered that I’m a week farther along than I thought. So much for temping and charting – let’s just say that my chart was about two weeks off from the actual age of this baby. *smile* God works like that though.

It just amazed me to watch the baby moving around. Jumping, rolling over, waving, and it even looked like the baby was sucking its thumb. I sat up after the ultrasound just wiping tears from my eyes.

u/s pic

Because of my insulin resistance and the fact that I’m on metformin, she sent me for my glucose tolerance test early. It was yesterday. I had read some about it, but wasn’t prepared for how poorly I would physically tolerate all that added sugar in my body. I have had several near-fainting spells and quite a bit of dizziness even before the test, so I’m really curious how the results will turn out. It’ll probably be a few days before I get them though.

Weight-wise I’m doing well. They put me on a rather strict diet (which I think I mentioned previously) and I’ve actually lost a few pounds because I’ve been so careful about my eating. *grin* I hit the 65-pounds-lost mark last week. . .though I highly doubt I’ll be staying at that weight for long!

I am showing now too. I’ve done some sewing and altering my clothes so I can have some maternity skirts. Drawstring-waisted skirts have become my friends. Yesterday when I was out grocery shopping, a lady stopped me and asked if I was expecting. So I guess it’s obvious to others now.

For those that are wondering, I’m not sure if we’re going to find out the gender of the baby or not. We’re both still on the fence on that one, and we still have another month or so before they’ll do the next ultrasound anyway. We’ll see. We’re leaning toward not finding out, but that could change.

God is so good!

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6 thoughts on “Update on me”

  1. Laane, my doctor is supposed to call me with the results of the test. I do have some questions for them regarding it, but I’m going to wait for the results first and go from there.

    I am concerned about it, but not overly worried (if that’s possible). My doctor has been pretty careful with everything – which is why she sent me for the GTT so early in the pregnancy. Usually they don’t do the test until 27 weeks (if I remember right), but since I’m already on the metformin she decided to have it done at 13 weeks.

    Thanks for your concern!

  2. We were told we were infertile too, and a few years later got pregnant.
    Isn’t each moment so intense and amazing?

    I’m a bit worried about your glucose tolerance test.

    It made you feel unwell, which means it’s too huge a strain.

    In my country a GTT is used to diagnose diabetes or glucose intolerance, and that’s it.

    You won’t do to your body what you want to prevent each and every day and each and every minute.

    Talk with your doctor about making a daycurve.
    That means getting your glocose level fasting and before each meal, an hour after each meal, and 2 and/or 3 hours later and one before bedtime and when it’s wanted also during the night a time.

    That way you can see very well how your body is reacting to the strain of pregnancy and the meals.

    You can even check yourself at home with the normal instruments that are used to check glucose.

    If necessary you can check each day a couple of times to see if it all stays allright.

    Please talk with your doc about this.

    Best wishes.

  3. Dana C. in VA

    Congrats again, I’ve been following your blog for a while now and again I am so happy for you. Even though we don’t know each other I just can’t help but be happy for you. Blessings on your new baby!!

  4. Thanks for the update on you, Melody! I watch for news of you and the baby, so I got a kick out of this. How fun that you’re showing! You’ll be tired of “showing” before all is said and done. I think God lets us have 9 months of pregnancy so we’ll so ready to have the baby that we’re glad to go into labor! 😉

  5. Wow, this is amazing! I am a bit envious of you!

    >>For those that are wondering, I’m not sure if we’re going to find out the gender of the baby or not…

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