Thank you! Do you mind telling me a little about what it was like being pregnant with diabetes? How high were your A1Cs? I'm so freaked out by the idea.
Sure! And let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner... When I was pregnant with my son, I went to both my OB and a MFM doctor. Between the two of them, I had appointments every two weeks. (More with the OB.) I had to have a lot more ultrasounds than "normal" women and I had to have a fetal echocardiogram done as well. That was done at 24 weeks. At 30 weeks, I had appointments twice a week. The first was an NST (Non stress test where they listen to the baby's heartbeat and monitor it for accelerations when the baby moves) and the second was another NST and a BPP (Biophysical profile where they do an u/s and check for 4 things that I can't remember right now.) But I got to see my baby each week.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had pretty much the same thing, but I developed high blood pressure too, so when I was 24 weeks I was put on bed rest. I then had to go every week to the doctor for monitoring. It sucked, but at least I got out of the house once a week. I had the same amount of NSTs and BPPs with her as I did with my son. I was in L&D a few more times though for extra monitoring that was related to the blood pressure.
For both kids, I was switched to insulin while pregnant. The first time was at 16 weeks and the second was right when I found out I was pregnant. I gained more weight the second time, which sucked, but I partially blame the insulin. I watched what I ate as best I could and my kids were both small to average birth weight (Nathaniel was 6 pounds 6 pounces and Veronica was 7 pounds 8 ounces) so there's no reason that you would have a larger baby just because you're diabetic.
And finally, my A1c was 10 when I got pregnant with my son and an alarming 11 when I got pregnant with my daughter. I am not proud of that at all, and am actually quite embarrassed to be typing that.