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.