I just wanted to post a quick update on the pregnancy. I am 16 1/2 weeks pregnant, and we are T-minus 3 1/2 weeks till our ultrasound! Yeah! I am on three blood pressure pills a day, and my blood pressure has stabilized. It is being controlled well by the medicine, and there is still room to increase my dosage if needed. The bouts of high blood pressure that I have had have not affected my kidneys, and they are still functioning normally. The farther along I get the higher my chance is of developing preeclampsia. For now though, I am doing VERY well, and we don't forsee any problems in the next couple months at least. I had an appointment with my diabetes doctor last Friday, and he said that I will probably need a little insulin soon. Good news is that I shouldn't need near as much as I was on with both the girls. I just dread the needles! I'm already testing my blood sugar four time a day. But, nothing is written in stone yet, and I'm still praying that God will allow me to get through this pregnancy with no insulin. So far, I have been able to control my sugar levels with my diet. Right now I don't have any more doctor appointments till Tuesday the 25th. That is a long break for me, and I intend to enjoy it! I have now felt the baby move several times, and have even felt a few kicks. This always makes it more real. The other day, I mentioned to Jeremy that we are almost halfway through the pregnancy. The look of panic on his face was priceless! I feel the same way though. This pregnancy has seemed to fly by, and we still have lots of things to get ready. We're experts at all this now, so I'm not stressing too much. We'll get it all done. Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for a new life!
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