Judi's Birth Story
My name is
Judi. I am a new stay-at-home mommy in Gettysburg, PA. I
have a a wonderful husband (Tim), a new daughter (Emma) who is 4
months, and two step daughters (Heather and Meg) who are 18 and
I have had
Type I diabetes for 29 years (but who's counting?) and have
been on an insulin pump for 5 years. I waited 35 long years for
Rose and she was worth the wait.
My mom told
me (for most of my life) that if I got pregnant, I would
die. I think she watched Steel Magnolias one time too many!
finally consulted my endocrinologist and was told that if I got
in the 6 range, and kept it there, I could most certainly get pregnant
and I did just that.
I think I was
the healthiest I had ever been while I was pregnant. My
A1c was 5.6! I felt wonderful! However, my blood pressure became
issue in my 31st week. I was admitted to the hospital just for observation
- or so we thought. My creatinine was elevated, and we had
to deliver Emma 9 weeks early!
What a strong
little girl she is. She was big - 4 lbs 3.5 oz. But, she
still had the normal preemie complications with breathing and so
April 14, 2004, we brought Emma home. What a joy my life has been
since! I would do it all again. In fact, I think we just might!