Saturday, February 5, 2011

I can't eat that!

Here I am 30 weeks pregnant! Not the best picture of myself but you get the idea. And I'm only going to get BIGGER!! As of Friday I am now granted a Big baby! I have Gestational Diabetes! You have got to be kidding. I took my first glucose test at about 13 weeks and I was fine, and another at 26 weeks. My Dr. told me I'm not the average 300lb diabetic. But She also told me all the fun things I get to look forward to in the next 8 weeks! Stress Tests, NO Sugar, finger pricking, on the spot diarrhea caused by my medicine. Cut back on carbs. Oh and ultrasounds that's a happy thing. It will be hard not to satisfy a pregnant women's cravings. But I am determined to do this for my baby. I just hope she doesn't come too early even though she will be big I want her to be fully developed. So I should know in the next couple of weeks when she will arrive.

4 comments:

Steffanie said...

Britt! I had gestational diabetes with Gunner. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was borderline so I didn't have to take any meds, but I learned a lot about my body. From the moment I was diagnosed to the day I delivered I only gained 1 pound! Don't fret. You'll be able to stick to the diet. It's really all about portion control. Small meals every 2 hours and you'll be fine! Promise!

Ligia said...

Read Gabriel Cousens book on diabetes. You can have sugar in the form of fruits. The natural fiber in sugar helps you not absorb as much. Just stay away from the refined and processed sugars. I've been very intrigued with diabetes lately because my parents both have it and my mom's did start out with gestational diabetes also. I know you'll take good care of yourself and will be able to do it. Like your friend said, Don't fret. Diabetes can be overcome. You're almost there anyways.

stephanie and sean said...

Hey Britt! When I took my first test I was right on the border, so my doctor is going to have me test again in a few weeks. It sounds like a big hassle, but you can totally do this! And you've got a sweet little incentive who you'll get to meet in just a few weeks!!!!!

Jenny Dannels said...

good luck with everything...you and the baby will be fine. Can't wait to meet little Monroe!