After learning I have gestational diabetes
I was nervous about testing for gestational diabetes because I really didn't want to have to watch what I ate (more than I already am) or test my blood, but I found out last Friday that I do have it. Most people do the initial test and then have to do another three hour test, which sounds horrible to me, but my levels were so high that my clinic said it was safe to assume I have it.
I didn't think the glucose drink tasted that bad at first, but it was really hard for me to drink in five minutes and I almost threw up after and felt really sick. The morning of the test, I had a super sweet donut and then I had quinoa for lunch, however that came with a huge helping of rosemary fries and I ate them all. I also had a girl scout cookie and a chocolate, and all this about 1.5 hours before my test. Probably not smart! Except since I probably do have gestational diabetes, maybe my unhealthy eating day saved me from having to do the three hour test.
I usually eat fairly healthy and Friday was definitely not the norm for me. Although I do eat bagels sometimes for breakfast, I usually always eat whole grain carbs and I bring my lunches from home. I rarely eat fast food and I'm vegetarian. I have been craving sweets, but I think I keep my portions within reason. Since I found out about the gestational diabetes, I've barely touched any chocolate or candy.
I have a class to learn more about gestational diabetes tomorrow and how to measure my glucose levels. I'm really looking forward to having a way to test how I'm doing because I definitely want to be healthy for myself and my baby boy. I have a strong willpower, but hopefully my levels will be low enough that I can still treat myself once in a while.
Since Friday, I've tried to do my own research online about gestational diabetes, which of course included googling which celebrities had gestational diabetes. If you are interested, Angelina Jolie, Mariah Carey and Salma Hayek all are reported to have had gestational diabetes while pregnant and I'm guessing more.
Pregnancy Log - 28 weeks pregnantTotal weight gain/loss: about 24lbs
Maternity clothes? I got some maternity capris and they are sooo comfy! I was wearing these non-maternity jeans I had with an elastic waist band, but the old-fashion, over-the-belly maternity pants are definitely the way to go once you get a big enough belly. I can still wear some of my non-maternity clothes, and I’ve gotten a lot of non-maternity clothes that will hopefully work through my pregnancy and after too.
Stretch marks? Nope! And I’m hopeful that it says that way!
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well, but it's getting a harder to get comfortable
|The ice breaking apart on Saturday|
Best moment this week: It was a gorgeous weekend, finally feels like spring! And the ice is off the lake at last! I think we broke the record
Miss Anything? Now I miss ice cream and all those other sweets I’ve been craving
Movement: Lots of movement, and I am starting to see my belly move
Food cravings: Still sweet stuff, but now I don’t know what to have. From my online research, I think I can still have apples sometimes, which helps with the sweet cravings, but it's still not the same as candy or chocolate.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah!
Gender prediction: He’s definitely a boy
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In or maybe flat now… mostly flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Symptoms: My ribs still hurt, but I think it’s from sitting because on vacation my ribs felt great. And they hurt the worst after I sit at work all day. My doctor said that I'm carrying very high, which is probably why it's effecting my ribs so much, but taking short breaks to walk around helps.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm crankier since I got the bad news about gestational diabetes, but hopefully it will be easy to manage and I'll adjust.
Looking forward to: I'm looking forward to my diabetes class tomorrow so I can hopefully stop stressing so much. I'll feel much better if I can control it with diet.