Thursday, June 4, 2009

Appointments, appointments, appointments...

Lots of appointments this week - saw diabetic educator, obstetrician, had 2 ultrasounds and then today I saw a physician who specialises in pregnancy. He will be monitoring my blood sugar levels and blood pressure throughout the pregnancy. He confirmed that our baby will need to be born in a hospital with a NICU - and will probably require some time there. He has also referred me to a high risk obstetrician to take over the care of my pregnancy. It is all still a bit overwhelming and I feel sad that in all probability we will be in NICU again, but I keep reminding myself that whatever ensures the health of our precious baby is important. I am now doing finger pricks 4-5 times a day for sugar levels - which is not fun, but not too bad really. I just wish I could get some energy, but am told this is the combination of my age, the diabetes, hypertension, the medications and being the mum of two very active 4 year olds. Keeping my fingers crossed that the pregnancy continues on for another 18 weeks.

Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages,
Lisa xx


JoanneK said...

Thinking of you often Lisa!!!! Sounds like you are under some wonderful medical care! Keep rested and take care! Another exciting!

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Joanne - I am trying not to stress because I know I am getting good care and this is best for me and our beautiful baby.
Lisa xx

mummyof5monsters said...

just rest,- and youll be nursing your new son before you know it, thinking of you:)