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Diabetes and pregnancy => Pregnancy issues => Topic started by: sarah_loo on 07 August 2015, 12:48:01 PM

Title: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 07 August 2015, 12:48:01 PM
So, I'm finally a married woman! We married July 23 and was just perfect. We get the keys to our new home tomorrow!!

And..... I'm having my baby no later than September 1st. At clinic on Tuesday they did a growth scan and baby is measuring perfect on 50th centile and weighs approx 5lb 5. I was surprised because I've had a lot of readings 7 and over so was concerned she was going to be quite chunky. She's growing just perfect :-) induction is penciled for September 1st when I'll be 38+2 but that could change depending on what happens over the next few weeks.

Its all very exciting and scary. I don't know what to expect in the way of induction or child birth. Mixed emotions at the moment. Everything is becoming harder to do, I can't even bend to tie shoe laces so I'm sticking to slip ons haha
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: Pattidevans on 07 August 2015, 02:22:06 PM
Hi Sarah Loo

Thank you so much for the update!  What beautiful photos, you both look so happy and you are glowing!  Congratulations on being a married lady.

All excitement for you isn't it?  New marriage, new home and soon a new baby!  You know of course that you will have to send photos of your new born!  We will all be anticipating them eagerly.

Take care and keep in touch!
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Post by: Liam on 07 August 2015, 02:42:20 PM
So happy for you! You and the husband looking wonderful in the pictures. Seems you have been able to keep control tight enough for the little one. Of course I'll never carry a baby inside me but I do believe my 'fairly good ' control would be much tighter if I was pregnant. 

Wishing you well for the exciting times to come. 
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Post by: Venomous on 07 August 2015, 02:47:23 PM
OOhh lovely, congratulations on being married and the lovely wedding and good luck for when baby arrives! x
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Post by: Buffy on 07 August 2015, 03:00:30 PM
Many congratulations Sarah Loo so pleased for you and your new hubby  :)

Cannot wait to see the pics of your new arrival, take care of yourself.  Oh and what lovely pics of the wedding it looked like a lovely day x
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Post by: colette3 on 07 August 2015, 03:21:13 PM
So beautiful!  I do remember your posts so much some time ago and how difficult things were for you, and look at you now, a married lady with a baby on the way and so happy.  Blessings to your little family and please believe all of us who say that you forget the pain as soon as that little bundle is in your arms.  xx
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: nytquill17 on 07 August 2015, 04:58:05 PM
Sarah I have tears in my eyes! You both look so happy and you are positively glowing! I know how hard things have been for you at times and I am so, so happy for all the joy you have in your life now. Never give up, indeed :)

Congratulations on everything! Looking forward to baby pics...very soon now!
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 07 August 2015, 05:11:41 PM
Thank you all so much. Its crazy to think how different things were three years ago.

I've been with this Scottish hunk since February 2013, lost two babies with him and at one point thought I would lose him and never have kids. And now, I couldn't be happier. My life is literally perfect :-) I know I don't come on here often, but I do remember all of you giving me advice and support through the tough times in my life and I can't thank you all enough for it. You are all amazing.
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: Alan on 08 August 2015, 03:12:51 AM
So, I'm finally a married woman! We married July 23 and was just perfect. We get the keys to our new home tomorrow!!

Congratulations !!! :D
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Post by: sedge on 08 September 2015, 09:13:03 PM
Been off the internet a few weeks due to hols - should be news now!

Congratulations all round, and what lovely photos of both of you!
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Post by: Dollyrocker on 09 September 2015, 10:24:11 AM
Congratulations Sarah Loo! x
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Post by: Venomous on 10 September 2015, 01:02:19 PM
I hope everything went well Sarah
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 27 September 2015, 04:07:11 PM
Baby Alana arrived August 18th. I had a rough couple weeks with my diabetes. I had to reduce my insulin by more than half and the drs didn't know why. I went in for monitoring on the Wednesday because she wasn't moving. All turned out well but they were concerned with diabetes so reduced insulin. I ended up going in on the Friday for more monitoring because of reduced movements and more hypos even tho I reduced my insulin. I was then admitted because they told me I had various things happening, placenta was starting to fail and I was starting to show signs of pre-eclampsia, along with the diabetes. I had steroids over the weekend because I was pre term. Monday night at 1130pm they induced by pessary. I started contracting within an hour, but I was having too many too often (as soon as they stopped they started) so they removed the pessary. Broke my waters at 2pm. Ended up having an epidural. At 130pm they examined me and I was 6cm, they decided to take blood from her head to check her because of her heart rate and she was borderline distressed. So they took me for an emergency section. Alana Louise Dennis was born at 36+2 on Tuesday August 18th at 1:56pm and weighed 7lb 8.5oz
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: Liam on 27 September 2015, 04:10:55 PM
Congratulations, bet you are over the moon and then some. Give Alana a hug and kiss from her forum Aunties and Uncles :)

It sounds all pretty scary stuff to me but maybe it wasn't as bad as it sounds (I really know every little about births) and thankfully all turned out well in the end.
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Post by: Pattidevans on 27 September 2015, 05:47:58 PM
Oh Sarah_Loo it does sound as if it was scary, but what a lovely outcome.  7lbs 8oz is a good size!  Lots of hugs for you and Alana and congrats to Dad!  I bet he's over the moon too.  We shall need a pic you know!
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Post by: Liam on 27 September 2015, 08:25:09 PM
I just wanted to add I hope you recover well from the emergency C-section.
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Post by: feejee on 27 September 2015, 08:34:23 PM
Congratulations Sarah, hope all is well and you are all enjoying family life, as exhausting as these first few months are.  Beautiful name too x
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Post by: Buffy on 27 September 2015, 10:07:29 PM
Fabulous news Sarah, sorry about the actual birth must have been scary but a very good outcome for you all.  Hope we get to see a piccy soon.  Take care of yourself and your lovely family x
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Post by: Paulines7 on 28 September 2015, 10:42:07 AM
Congratulations Sarah and welcome to the world baby Alana.  I am pleased it all went well for you in the end. 
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Post by: Venomous on 28 September 2015, 04:39:55 PM
YAY! Sounds great! Add piccy when you get chance. I am really pleased for you Sarah Loo. Well done!! x
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Post by: sami on 28 September 2015, 08:26:07 PM
Congrats lovely name
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Post by: nytquill17 on 28 September 2015, 09:38:01 PM
Congratulations, SarahLoo! Sounds like quite the ordeal in the moment, thankfully you and baby Alana are both doing well now which is the main thing!
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sedge on 01 October 2015, 09:06:47 PM
Just  caught up with this thread - Great!! congratulations to mummy and daddy.

Mega hypos at the end of the third semester are unfortunately, usually the sign of a failing placenta, ISTR from comments made by various diabetic mummies on here over the years - so they did the right thing starting you when they did.  Nice size, big enough not to feel she's going to break when you handle her!

We do need a piccy, please!
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 17 November 2015, 09:46:02 PM
Here she is. An hour or so after birth. Having the first feed :-)
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 17 November 2015, 09:56:52 PM
It won't let me upload more pics for some reason. But of you have Facebook feel free to add me. Sarah Louise Dennis

Alana will be 3 months tomorrow. She's super cheeky. Loves to smil . She loves bath time, story time and massages. She has the most amazing personality. And mama gets the bronze boobie award for breastfeeding 3 months :-)
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: Pattidevans on 17 November 2015, 11:06:46 PM
Sarah

First of all you look absolutely beautiful as does your daughter... the forum software will only allow 512kb photos and limits them to 1000kb.  Try adding one to a new post.

I will send you a friend request on FB.  Meantime I cannot believe (oh well I can because you are a complete star) how far you have come since you first came on this forum as a lost soul who couldn't control her D.  My god woman, you are totally amazing!
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sedge on 17 November 2015, 11:50:37 PM
She is absolutely beautiful, and that's a gorgeous piccy of you both Sarah!

Brill that she 'latched on' so quickly, too.  You'll miss having the lovely low BG figures that nursing mamas get Sarah - so make the most of it while you can!
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 18 November 2015, 08:14:48 AM
This is my fave pic of us. She was so teeny. Was the worst day of my live because of all the trauma but the best too because I finally got to me my baby. After everything I've been through with my diabetes I truly feel blesse . Since meeting my now husband, my life has changed for the better. Its because of him that my life is perfect. I probably wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him.
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 18 November 2015, 08:21:32 AM
I made this last week. Alana is now 13 weeks and 1 day, or 3 months today. She's still so teeny. Only just fitting in 0-3 clothes. She is so strong. Loves tummy time. Loves a bath with mama. She doesn't like the pram very much but does love the wrap. She likes to be held close. She loves her Grannie's and especially her little Auntie Poppy (she's 6) she loves stories from Auntie Poppy too. She's just amazing.
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: Fergus on 18 November 2015, 11:27:24 AM
Simply gorgeous! :D :D
(and babies can have such a great effect on grannies :D )
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sedge on 18 November 2015, 03:32:47 PM
But clearly not on granddads also, Fergus ....... LOL

Gets even worse (better?) when she's a great-grandma .............. I shall have two of them in 6 months time apparently.  The first one will be about 7 by then.  If all their birthdays and years of birth aren't in my diary, there are so blooming many I wouldn't remember any of em, I'm afraid.  With ONE sister (2 kids) and ONE cousin - I'm just not used to big families at all !
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Post by: sedge on 18 November 2015, 03:33:50 PM
Sarah Loo - what beautiful eyes!
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Post by: everydayupsanddowns on 19 November 2015, 09:41:05 AM
Great news Sarah Loo - congratulations to you all. You both look wonderful.
Title: Re: Update!!!!
Post by: sarah_loo on 19 November 2015, 09:56:52 AM
Everyone loves her. Her Auntie Poppy (6) loves her! She's a special little girl in everyone's life. I'm very blesses to have her
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Post by: feejee on 25 November 2015, 05:55:07 PM
What a cutie Sarah-loo, hope she is letting you get some sleep
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Post by: Paulines7 on 26 November 2015, 11:23:51 AM
What a beautiful little girl you have.  You look really well in that photo taken after the birth, Sarah_Loo.  Congratulations to you all.
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Post by: Venomous on 04 December 2015, 01:49:44 PM
Sarah Loo she is gorgeous :)