Monday, 15 November 2010

Life Is Sweet....

But not for me!!

I'm sure some of you have noticed my absence from our little world recently. hanks to everyone who has E Mailed, I'll be getting back to you :)

I've been taking a bit of time out after finding out I have developed gestational diabetes 4 weeks ago.

After beating myself up, thinking I had done something to harm our little girl, the diabetes midwife explained to me that this annoying condition is thought to be caused by my pregnancy hormones increasing my resistance to insulin resulting in elevated blood sugar. This, in turn, means that our little baby is making her own insulin to keep her sugar levels down which can result in her growing too quickly (as insulin is also a growth hormone)

James (as fabulously supportive as ever) and I have had to really concentrate on being as healthy as possible to control my glucose levels, analysing each meal and drink, walking as often as possible and remembering to test frequently. We have done really well, keeping my daytime levels within limits without the need for drugs! Unfortunately overnight I need a bit of help in the form of a little injection of additional insulin

At the moment things are working out just fine and after a growth scan I'm pleased to report that we seem to have caught things in time and Baby is well within the 'normal' range for her growth!
I am being well looked after, both at home and by the hospital, and am doing my very best to look after my precious load!

Apparently I'm in good company......both Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek suffered from the condition during their pregnancies!

Now I'm just hoping I can get into shape as well as them after Baby arrives!

Lots of Love



Rose said...

Oh goodness. That must have been a shock for you both, thank goodness you are able to keep it under control even if it does mean a little insulin at night. At least the healthy lifestyle you are now leading will be good for both you and baby :)
Hoping things stay on track for you Kelly.


Green thumb said...

Hi sunshine! I texted you last Friday, but maybe you haven't got my message :(
So sorry to hear what you and bump are going through, but I know that your angels are by your side :)
Take care!
Love you xxxxxxxx

bunny said...

I had the same thing in my 2nd'll be fine. Stay away from carrots and bananas...tons of sugar. Can't wait to see your new pinkie baby girl.


Victoria Plum said...

Oh no - you poor thing :( But glad they caught it in time and you and babe are both well. I had to have the diabetes test too - but was a lucky one. It is so common though - you shouldn't beat yourself up about it. I'm now battling to get rid of the baby weight ... so at least you have given yourself a kick start with your new healthy lifestyle!


Josie-Mary said...

Oh poor you Kel, I'm sorry I did notice you weren't posting but thought you were just busy. Hope you continue to control it. Chin up :) xxx

Biba said...

As long as you're under control I'm sure you & your baby will be fine. Try to enjoy the pregnancy nevertheless, it's one of the most magical times in our lives!

Hope everything goes well for you & your family!

RosieP said...

HI babykins, All will be well, everything is ready for you.

love lots Tante xxxx

lemonade kitty said...

I had noticed you hadn't been around bloggy land for a couple of weeks and thought you must be busy with work and christmas coming on, little did we know you wern't well. It seems you're getting lots of help and love and not too long to go and you'll have your little bundle of fun to love and cherish,look after yourself, Lucey xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahh sending you & baby a big hug!
lots of love

Florence and Mary said...

I always knew there was something similar about you and Angelina! ;o)

Victoria xx

Lisa said...

Goodness me! Glad you are both being card for so well.
Take care.
Lisa x

LissyLou said...

sorry to hear that Kelly. Keep well lots of hugs to you and the bubba ((()))

Jo said...

That news must have been a shock for you. Glad to hear that it's under control though, it sounds like you're doing everything you can to help both yourself and the baby. Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy, it's all worth it in the end.

Country Girl said...

What rotten luck. Keep looking after yourself,

CraftyHelen said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. You are clearly doing everthing that you can for both of you, so keep up the good work and take care.xx

Em said...

Poor old you, keep your feet up and let others do the worrying!!
Em xxxxx

Cally's Cottage said...

Sounds like you are doing all the right things,so dont stress yourself out.Now you know you can give your little one the best care possible!
Enjoy this precious time and have fun planning your first Christmas as a family -well almost!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

LoloDesigns said...

With such a supportive hubby all will be well, how could it not be ;o)

Lots of care and love puts most things right in the world. Lots of hugs and wishes. xx

TCake said...

oh hunny, so sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with diabetes.
hopefully everything will be ok when the little princess is here. Your doing all the right things... thinking of you all love & hugs Tx
let me know when you are up for visitors and I will pop over to see you. xx

Stella said...

It sounds like you have everything well under control. I am glad you and the baby are both doing well. Take care of both of you.

The Vintage Kitten said...

What a shock that must have been. Glad the insulin is sorted and you and the bump are doing fine now. X

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh Kelly...I am sure you will. Don't worry about that...just take care of yourself and your sweet little baby! You must make yourself #1 right now! It sounds like you are right on target to do everything right and your loving husband is right there supporting you!

Laura said...

Sorry to hear that you've been suffering a bit, but I think it's quite common so I'm sure all will be fine. Your baby girl will be absolutely gorgeous and that you'll be back to normal after she's born. xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh you poor thing, it isn't anything you would have done at all and is really quite common (not that that makes it any easier). Take care and don't feel any guilt about it, your guilt button will be firmly pressed on when baby arrives so save the guilt now :-) Take care. xxx