Fast forward four years. A nine year old, a four year old and a baby on the way! I was in shock to say the least. I knew the complications of being diabetic and pregnant and didn’t want to go through that again. But God knew what he was doing as he always does. The minor details of not having enough room in the house or in the car were on the top of my mind. Needless to say, that would be the least of my concerns soon enough.
I switched doctors so that I could deliver this new little one at the same hospital as the other two. I was still taking four shots a day and trying to manage my diabetes as best as I knew how. Halfway through the pregnancy the complications came. I started retaining a lot of water. I gained 3 pounds in one weekend! My sugars were not under tight control and it was showing. At that point I was sent to a specialist. I was 34 weeks along at that time. The doctor said that I should deliver as soon as possible. I was scheduled for induction the next week. I delivered a healthy 9 pound 13 3/4 ounce boy with no complications! Thank God!!
During this time I managed my diabetes the best I could. I had regular visits with my endocrinologist and a diabetes educator. Looking back I could have done better had I known more of how the body reacts to foods. My nutrition education would come several years later. For the time being I was surviving this disease along with being a wife and managing a house with 3 kiddos!