We had our 20 week ultrasound, and everything looked okay! The baby is measuring within normal range. This was a huge concern for me, because I’m “diabetic.” Yes, in quotes.
Brief diabetic history: I was diagnosed with Type 1 at 13 and was completely and utterly insulin dependent for five years. At 18 my blood sugars normalized naturally. My blood sugar is creeping up and dropping all crazy again. My endocrinologist is trying to figure out if I went into an incredibly rare Type 1 Diabetic remission, have a gene that mimics diabetes, or have Type 1.5 diabetes.
Anyway, so because of my “diabetes,” it’s possible that my little boy is getting too much glucose. This causes him to produce too much insulin and become a big jumbo baby. Many diabetic babies are born HUGE and early. But my A1c is 4.8, and my baby is totally within normal rage. *sigh of relief*
All the baby’s little body parts are in the right place. He has all the right heart chambers, and blood flow, and all that stuff. When the doctor said “everything looks good and normal” I took a minute to tune out and breathe. The only things that aren’t looking totally normal is the position of the placenta. It’s low, but the doctor is confident that it will move up and I can do a natural birth. I hope so! The placenta is also anterior, so I won’t feel the little kicks as much as other mommies. So they say! But a few days ago, Taylor and I felt a big pounding fist bump from the little guy–I don’t think I’m missing out much! We keep feeling those too. Oh, I love it!