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.

8 comments:

  1. I was recently diagnosed with GD and came across your blog while looking for info on the web. Thanks so much for sharing your journey and your recipes that you have tried! I too am a big pancake person on the weekends, so I'm really excited to see that you made it work with a few different options. I tried almond pancakes this AM and they weren't my fave due to the texture but I'm looking forward to the coconut flour ones next. Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment! I agree, almond pancakes don't have the best texture. Coconut flour texture takes a little getting used to too but I like it now. My favourite pancakes though would have to be cottage cheese.

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  2. Wow she is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Thank You,
    Stacey Hudson

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  3. Wow nice information related to Diabetes by pregnancy.
    Thanks for sharing..
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