I wanted to let everyone know that our baby boy arrived several weeks ago, at 37 weeks, 1 day!!!
There was increasing concern about my dropping insulin requirements - everything looked fantastic on ultrasounds and he passed all NSTs - but over the course of 10 days, my insulin requirements dropped by about 45%. This worried the perinatologist enough to recommend induction…
I had an amnio at 37 weeks to check for lung maturity, and started the induction process that night. I was pretty nervous about being induced (I think I’ve heard more about failed inductions than successful ones, and I was starting from scratch), but everything went smoothly (so its possible!!! — I was given cervidil, pitocin, foley balloon, etc., and 13 hours later, our handsome and healthy baby boy arrived! He was 7 lbs 4 oz and 21 inches long.
Thanks, everyone, for your support over the last 10 months… The moment Baby A arrived, the time, energy and stress of managing a pregnancy w/diabetes instantly became worth more than anything in the world.