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23 Years Old, 1.5 Kids, Type 2 Diabetes, And Partridge In A Pear Tree.

I have an unconventional, well, everything... so why should my pregnancies be much different?

I'm 22 years old (23 next week) and I'm pregnant with my second daughter (due between April 7 and April 19). My oldest daughter is 2 and a half and I had gestational diabetes and Group B strep while I was pregnant with her. I was induced at 39 weeks and problem solved. I think. 

Within the first 6 months postpartum, we moved 2 times, I got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and finally diagnosed with PPD. Not ideal, but I guess I saw it coming. Well no. Who see's THAT coming?! To recap, I'm now 21, a new mom, a stay at home mom, full of anti-depressants, diabetic, and feeling like someone ran a parade over my whole world! What does any normal person do? Plan a big wedding for themselves, and go ahead and get pregnant again! 

This time around is a little different because I have diabetes my entire pregnancy, not just the end of it like before. That means switching my oral meds, changing my diet, and monitoring my blood sugar 4x a day (boo!). As I started seeing more doctors (regular obgyn, perinatologist, endocrinologist, blah, blah, blah) my due date moved around a bunch of times, and finally officially, my due date is between the 7th and 19th of April. This means that I should be prepared by the first week of April, but I can go up until the 19th if there are no complications. 

Now that I'm in insulin injections 3 - 4 times a day, the chances of having a big baby are a little higher which, anyone with diabetes or big babies knows, can cause it's own problem. My pregnancy dating is based off my due date of April 19, which makes me 28 weeks today (not even the doctors think i'm going to make it THAT long). I have ultrasounds scheduled at 31 and 37 weeks to see what the baby's size and everything look like. I am excited to get this kid out of me, meet my baby girl, get off insulin, and get some weight loss plans in motion to fix this crazy diabetes business! 
EmmeFatale EmmeFatale 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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i did not have diabetes with either of my pregnancies but the dr let me go two weeks past my due date & my first son was so big he got stuck while i was pushing him out & i needed emergency c-section. now with my second son measuring big as well i am taking precautions and having a scheduled c-section! anyway my point is don't let the dr make you wait too long!