Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Daughter is Here!

39 weeks
Here I am the day before my c-section, still hoping the baby might magically turn in time, but it wasn't meant to be. Fortunately, everything went well and we welcomed our beautiful daughter Ayla into the world on February 8th.

She weighed exactly 8 lbs and measured 20 inches. So she was not a gigantic baby, although a fairly good size for being a week early. They checked her blood sugar and it was borderline low so they tested a few more times throughout her first day to make sure it was okay, and it was. She's now almost a month old and doing amazingly well. I'm doing great too. My recovery has been not too bad, and I've lost almost all of the 25 pounds that I gained while pregnant. I've been trying to go easy on the carbs, although I did get my husband to bring me a pack of Timbits while I was in the hospital, and my kids brought me Valentine's chocolates too. Hey, I had to indulge a little after being deprived for several months!
It's been nice blogging about my experience, and I hope it may help others who are coping with gestational diabetes. If anyone wants to share their experience and continue this blog now that I'm done, please let me know.