Don't get me wrong, I have a really high pain tolerance and I am used to the pinch of a two inch needle jabbing my stomach every few days, but having a needle hit muscle or something more tender than fat is SO uncomfortable. I've had to switch my infusion sites from the parallel lines next to my belly button to my sides since Baby has oh so lovingly deposited extra cushion for Mama there... So far the swap seems to be working out, but it makes lying on my side uncomfortable and carrying a purse is a bit painful when it bounces on the site. Oh the joys of being a diabetic!
The Preexisting Diabetes and Pregnancy book I've been reading has several many stories of women who had similar combinations of complications that had their babies as early as week 30 (which, by the way, is only six weeks from now)... scary. But face it, week 30 is better than week 24 -- and week 36 is even better than week 30!! I registered for delivery this morning with the Fairfax INOVA Women's Center and I am glad that is ready to go just in case. I've pretty much resigned myself to the expectation that we'll likely deliver earlier than optimal and that the use of a NICU may actually be required, but that is all in God's hands and I can only hope for the best.