Well it’s been a pretty shit day to be honest, K started feeling sinusy and uncomfortable on Saturday, leading to full blown nastiness Sunday night and ohmygodIcan’tgetoutofbedatall Monday morning. She’s also been getting a lot of reflux which has not been a nice combo at all!
She begrudgingly stayed home from work this morning (last week with her classes so really, really didn’t want to miss any) and went to see Mr CMM. She now has the ‘erbs which hopefully will kick in soon and make her feel a whole lot better..anytime now would be good.
Tonight was our 36week midwife appointment, and the midwife started with the good news that iron, uric acid etc was all good but sadly the glucose test..well not so much.
Yep we are now officially dealing with Gestational Diabetes. Both tests, the fasting and the 2 hour tolerance test, were over their limits this time round. The midwife had already phoned and spoken to the diabetes nurse who said that because we are at 36 weeks it is possible that we will be able to control it with diet rather than needing insulin, which is good news I guess, but it also brings up a whole lot of other issues.
From here we have a consultation with the pregnancy diabetes clinic, probably on Wednesday, where they will probably discuss diet changes and issue K with a glucose monitor. Then we go home with that for a couple of days and they talk to us again on Friday about how what’s happening. We’re hoping that because the scan we had at 33 weeks showed perfect size and really great waters that this is a good sign that things will be okay.
From there the standard protocol is that we would get referred to the hospital for obstetrics care and from there they no doubt will be pushing induction and other interventions that we really don’t want to go anywhere near. Probably as far as they’re concerned a home birth is ruled out, although they would say the same based just on K’s bmi so we want a little more that that to work with to make that decision. Our midwife thinks that there is still a good chance that this will progress positively and we could birth at home if that’s what we choose to do. One of the things that they will probably press as well is a 40 week induction, luckily K will be starting acupuncture very soon with Mrs CMM to start that process. Hopefully we can help baby along naturally so we can avoid a medical induction, but that does reiterate the fact that we more than likely will have a baby in our arms in 4 weeks or less.
So yeah, it was a bit of a shock to hear and poor K was already feeling incredibly rotten in the first place so it was upsetting as well. The three of us were talking very seriously about what it meant, K and I on the couch and the midwife sitting on the floor in front of us when the dog came in and did the most enormous power chuck I have ever seen in my life, right on the carpet. It was so gross!!! But I have to admit it did lighten the mood a little, even if I did have to be the one to clean it up!
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