My husband spent some time this past weekend cleaning the garage. Amid the boxes of junk, that have been sitting there since I moved in almost two years ago, he found a couple of journals. DH really enjoyed these glimpses into my past, so I thought I’d try again. What is a blog if not an online journal for the author’s thoughts. I don’t know that I’m ready for anyone I actually know to read this, but some how it doesn’t seem as unnerving if a total stranger reads it. I have a feeling most of my blog posts will be related to my experiences as a new mom.
Our Bug was born 8 weeks ago. I have to say, it has been a pretty awesome 8 weeks. Bug’s entry into the world did not really go as we thought it would. At 32 weeks, my midwife thought he felt a little big and sent us for an ultrasound. He was estimated to be over 5 lbs, and I started to get very worried about growing a giant in my uterus. At 34 weeks, the doctor agreed with the midwife and sent me for another ultrasound. He was estimated to be over 7 lbs. I had already passed two glucose tolerance tests earlier in my pregnancy, but was sent for another, which of course I failed. At 35 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, by 36 weeks I was being medicated for it. At 37 weeks I had a C section due to uncontrolled diabetes and mild pre-eclampsia. Bug was born 3 weeks before his due date and weighed 9 lbs 5 oz. I’m afraid of what he might have weighed had we made it to his due date, and pretty grateful that I wasn’t required to try to push a 12 lb baby out of me.
Some how or other, DH and I landed our selves a pretty awesome baby. From what I can tell, I’m the only new mom ever to be getting plenty of sleep. Bug slept through the night for the first time at two and a half weeks old. He’s an old pro at it by now. He’s a pretty contented baby over all, and sometimes I just have to brag.