I start glyburide 2.5 mg once daily today and we'll monitor sugars to adjust the dosage and timing as needed. And I start weekly NSTs next week at my 32-week appointment. I argued (gently) against doing these, since it only tells you how baby is doing right now. But I was countered with some flimsy suggestion that the data provide predictive information for a week out. (I suspect the only predictive info one would obtain from a less than stellar NST is "we're going to do more frequent NSTs.") What am I going to do, tell my OB that I'm okay with putting the baby at some immeasurable risk?
The two main things I feel right now are 1) anger, that my body can't give me or this baby a break and 2) defeat, that there's nothing I can do about any of this but play along and cross my fingers. If I don't go into spontaneous labor by 40 weeks they will induce. If he measures too big (I don't know how growth scans factor into this yet, but it seems inevitable I will get one or more) at any point then we will plan for either an induction or C-section by 39 weeks. Anger and defeat. The dynamic duo.
For grins, here's a gratuitously cute video of the child I did not endanger in utero with diabetes.