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Posted: Apr 19, 2009 18:16
  • Ultrasounds and BG Ranges

    Sorry it took so long to update.  It seems the new baby is sucking all my energy and I've been doing almost nothing but lying on the couch watching episodes of House (which, by the way, often squeeze the tear ducts of this pregnant lady) wishing I were napping.

    So I had an ultrasound on Thursday and things look good.  We didn't think we were going to see the fetus because it was still very early in the pregnancy.  The gestational and yolk sacs were immediately apparent.  In the last pregnancy I don't think there was ever even a yolk sac.  And they did end up finding the fetus.  In one shot I could make it out, in the others it just kind of blended in with the yolk sac.

    A heartbeat couldn't be detected yet but that's not abnormal.  The baby measured 5w4d (5 weeks and 4 days from the first day of the last menstrual period or LMP) when my LMP put me at 5w5d.  All those measurements and dates assume a 28 day cycle with a 14 day luteal phase (time from ovulation to period).  I'm almost positive I run a 13 day luteal phase so that actually would account for the one day off and mean the baby is measuring perfectly.

    I'm scheduled for another ultrasound this Friday and at that time there's a very strong chance that we'll be able to detect the heartbeat and if we don't there's a good chance it's because there's something wrong/the heart's not beating.  But I'm optimistic.  My fear was that there wouldn't be a fetus again.  We know there is one now.

    I still need to get my BGs down some.  My OB wants my fastings below 90 and PPs below 120.  I've had more than my fair share of lows in the past so I get nervous even when I'm in the 90s, much less below.  I'm fine below 120 for my PPs, I've just gotta get there.  My numbers haven't been terrible although I've had a handful in the 200s.  I'm just going to have to tweak my rates and ratios more.

    Today, though I did my PP and got a result of 296.  This was higher than I've ever run on the pump so I did three more tests using different fingers/hands and two control tests.  The controls were in range (2 points difference between them) but my other BGs were 181, 252 and 204.  I can't understand why I'm getting such a large range.  I'm nervous that my sugar could be at nearly 300 but I'm afraid of treating for that number and dropping too low.  I treated for the 181 and am waiting to test again.  *sigh*  Hopefully in a bit I'll be down more and have more consistent readings.

    Well, I guess that's about all for now.  I'm sure I'll be posting about the ultrasound on Friday.  Wish me luck!

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