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Daily dosage and finger pricks

This entire process of getting pregnant and staying pregnant has been such an ordeal and I doubt it would even be possible without the large amounts of drugs that I've been taking the last several months.  I am typically not one who likes taking any kind of medicine, so this has been such a huge change for me.  Then add the gestational diabetes to it, where I have to prick my finger and draw blood four times a day.  Talk about me being a big chicken!  I was so nervous to start doing that, but to my surprise, it hasn't been that bad, and luckily, I'll get to stop after the baby arrives.

One blessing of having this experience is I have learned to empathize so much more with others who have gone through some ailments that I've never had to face such as, urine retention and catheters (in the beginning of my pregnancy, what a nightmare that was), and later, the opposite, incontinence when it comes to coughing and throwing up, nausea, vomiting, heartburn and indigestion like there's no tomorrow, constipation, fatigue, diabetes and having to carefully monitor what I eat.  Yes, this has been such an eye opener!  I'm laughing now, just thinking about it, knowing that I've got less than six weeks to endure.  But trust me, I will be so much more sympathetic when I hear of anyone else who is going through anything like this, and for that, I'm grateful.    This little bundle of joy with be worth every second of it though.


Lisa said…
Ugh, Kelly. I'm so sorry you have to endure all this. It will, like you say, be totally worth it. Hang in there - you are nearing the end.
Tracey said…
I seriously feel like a walking pharmacy too! UGH! We are so close! Only 168 (give or take) more finger stabs to go. Ok, that may not have helped. :)
Gabrielle said…
You know I can relate and I have so much sympathy for you. As much as you want this, it is also so, so hard, isn't it? You've been such a trooper about everything. But you're so close now, and when Isaac is here, all of this will fade back into your memory. I'm so proud of you for everything you've been able to accomplish and endure over the last year. You are an amazing person.
AffleckFam said…
I'm sort of glad I'm not the only one peeing my pants as I puke...but I'm really sorry you've had to go through all that (and a whole bunch more)! You're so close now! Can't wait to meet baby Isaac!
Bobbi said…
I knew you had been sick, but didn't know it was this bad. I'm so sorry it has been this hard. Only a few weeks to go, hang in there. It will be worth it,for sure. Take good care of yourself, Kelly!

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