Well, I am feeling much better! Thank you to everyone who prayed for me and was so compassionate! It was a nasty flu, but it's over, and hopefully I won't get it again for SOME TIME. I am still feeling pretty worn out, but I think that is to be expected given that I am also eight months pregnant :-)
I had my appointment with the endocrinologist yesterday, and she DID put me on insulin. I was very grateful to learn that it would only be one shot a day, administered at the supper meal, and in the same type of "pen" that Jeff uses! So, I was relieved to know that my own husband was going to be able to give me the shot instead of me doing it myself. At the same time, I was still fearful of the whole thing. Last night, when it came to time, I was downright pathetic. I am SO THANKFUL that Jeff did not make fun of me, but instead was very tender and compassionate. He suggested that I just lay down on the couch, and so I did, with my hands covering my face, whining appropriately. He was very sweet and was rubbing my leg, and then I heard a little "click" and then he sat back and just smiled at me. I took my hands down and stared at him and said, did you do it? He had! I hadn't felt a thing. I was almost afraid that he was just teasing me, but, no, it was all done. God is SO GOOD (and so is Jeff). What a relief to know that this will not be an every day ordeal!
My sugar levels are already responding dramatically! I felt very tired and kind of sick to my stomach today, but I think that it is just leftover flu stuff. I should be back to "normal" tomorrow! In the meantime, I have been organizing, re-organizing, and generally getting even more ready for Gracie to come. I think Jack has figured out that we are close to something, even he is talking about Grace more and more! After this long haul, we are finally getting excited that it is nearing the end, AND that we get to finally see our sweet baby girl! Thank you, Jesus.