Wednesday, June 10, 2009
If you think of us around 11:00 tomorrow keep Karsie in your prayers. We went to the doctor today and came out feeling sorry for ourselves and slightly concerned. It might be nothing, but given everything we seem to be going through all at once, we can't help but feel that life sometimes isn't fair. We've accepted the fact that our baby will have special conditions that we will need to deal with when she is born, but we're never prepared for news that comes unexpectedly.
We went into the appointment knowing that Michelle quite possibly has gestational diabetes. The reason that this is possible is of the many tests that Michelle took, only one came back positive. However, one positive is still positive. Therefore, there will need to be some fixing of her blood sugar. This could be as simple as changing her diet (which is not really simple for a pregnant woman) or it could be something that causes her to have to give herself insulin shots regularly. In any case, she will need to be monitoring her blood sugar. While this is a pain for a few months, the real concern is that this can cause premature labor, which for our case is the last thing we want to be a side effect. We are meeting a diabetes counselor tomorrow at 11:00 to go over the specifics and we will update you as soon as we can.
Even more concerning is the news that we learned next. Michelle has been having what we thought was round ligament pain for a long time. It still may be just normal aches and pains every woman goes through, but when we described them to Dr. Cousins he seemed to be a bit more concerned than we thought he would be. He said that it could just be the ligament pain, but it could also be contractions. While Braxton Hicks contractions are normal, any contractions for us are something to be concerned about. Cousins did a test that will also be ready tomorrow that tests the possibility of giving birth within the next week. If it comes out negative we are safe. If it comes out positive, it doesn't mean a definite labor sentence, but there is a chance Michelle will go into labor within 7 days. To make matters worse, Michelle felt a very tight stomach this evening and that has her very paranoid. We are about to week 30 and given our situation, Karsie coming now would be a very bad thing. So, please pray for us tomorrow if you think about it.
We will be sure to update here as soon as we can tomorrow...