March 30, 2008

It's Raining Babies

I'm competely serious. Everyone around me is having a baby. Well, maybe not everyone, but it sure feels like it. Two friends are about to pop. Another friend popped earlier this week. Another popped a few weeks ago. Two more have just announced their pregnancies. And one friend recently told me that she went off the pill.

I guess I'm at that age (shhh, it's 28) when weddings start slowing down and the baby race begins. It's not really a race. But it feels like it when everyone keeps asking everyone else, "when are you guys going to start trying?"

Being diabetic, it's just not that easy. You have to prepare your body. Your blood sugar has to be amazing for 6 months before your doctor will tell you, "Ok, you can get started." That means testing, testing, testing, all the time.

I've been talking to my doctors about pregnancy for 4 years now. Even though my blood sugar is really good, it can always be better. Poor control can put you at a higher risk for miscarriages, birth defects, and having very large babies (over 10 pounds - which is why most diabetics have C-Sections).

One day, hopefully not too far in the future, I'll be a mother. But I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure my baby has the same chances as any of my fertile friends' babies do.

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