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I saw Dr. Packin today for what turned out to be a great appointment! The baby is right on target in terms of growth, and there was a quickly beating little heart at 158 beats per minute. Dr. Packin turned off the ultrasound machine and said, ?It’s time we kicked you outta here!? I was a bit shocked, as I had been told that they tend to keep an eye on things up until 8 weeks. But, he said he feels things are going really well and there is no reason for them to continue following me, especially since I have two other doctors to follow the baby on a weekly basis.

This is the baby’s second portrait – 7 weeks, 2 days. Already a bit pudgier, don’t you think?

In the meantime, I am trying to adjust to the insulin injections, the diet, the blood sugar testing. It’s not fun, my fingers are sore, and while I can test on other parts of my body, they suggest to keep things kind of consistent that I stick with the fingers (no pun intended).