Well, the high I was riding out from yesterday's good news (thank you for all the love btw!) was squashed a little this afternoon when I found out that I DO have gestational diabetes. Booooo :( Not great news, but I could have received even worse news this week and I didn't. So I guess I have to take the good with the bad here. It's a total bummer though.
I went to my (old) OB's office today to get the rhogam shot that I was nervous about. I had one after my miscarriage a few years ago and it HURT LIKE HELL. But when I got there it was my favorite nurse that called me back and I was happy about that. She just puts me at ease. And surprisingly she said she could give me the shot in the arm if I preferred instead of the bootie. Yes please! And it actually wasn't too bad. It hurt, but nothing crazy. She then told me how bummed she was that I was leaving them and wished me so much luck etc. I took that opportunity to tell her that she was my fav! :) I had asked her when my 3 hour glucose results would be back and she said she would probably be calling me this afternoon with them.
And she just called me with the results. FAILED. So bummed. She said I'll probably just have to test my blood sugar at home and change my diet a little. I'm going to try to avoid insulin shots like the plague. I am DONE with needles! I asked her if I could just see my thyroid doctor for all that because I like her a lot and she handles diabetes cases too. So, she's going to fax over my results to her and I'll have to call tomorrow and make an appointment for next week.
I just have to look at this as (hopefully) just a short term issue. I have 8-10 weeks left of this pregnancy. I can do this!!! Right?!
Thank you for all the love and support yesterday with our good news about Samantha :) It's strange my husband said to me when we got home " I kind of feel a little guilty saying to people that we are so relieved she's okay." And I totally know what he meant. Because I was sort of feeling that way too. We just want to be clear that no matter what type of special needs Samantha may have needed, we would have love love loved her just the same. But no one hopes that there baby may have issues, so I think we were just "relieved" for our baby. That she wouldn't have to struggle with all of that. I said to my husband, " I know what you mean, I sort of felt that way too, but we can't think like that." So I hope no one out there thinks that we wouldn't have loved her any different :)