Friday, May 22, 2009

Much better

I saw a nutritionist this morning and the endo after that. I feel much much better. The nutritionist said that I was eating way too few calories, and that was evidenced by a 3 pound loss since Monday. That puts me at -15 for the pregnancy. She said I have to eat. Who ever would have guessed you'd have to encourage the fat girl to eat? She specifically said I need to snack more, but I've been at a loss for what to snack on. She said just about any 100 Calorie Pack would be perfect. I nearly hugged her. Chocolate! Crunchy but not veggies! Did I mention chocolate? I had chocolate covered pretzels tonight. Oh there is a God. I love that woman.

The endo was concerned that my glucose tends to spike with breakfast. I have to keep trying to control it with diet, but she did say that having a snack before bed (omg yay more encouraging of the chocolate snacks!) could help that a bit. If there's no improvement by next Friday I'll start a tiny dose of insulin at night. She also put me at ease that an occasional spike as mild as I've been having (130's to 150's) are nothing to be alarmed about as long as they remain occasional.

I feel so much better about this. Not that I have a choice, but I do feel more able to deal with this than I did before.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moody bitch

I think this is the moodiest I've been all pregnancy. I can't even count how many times I've cried today. I cried because the bread I bought had too many carbs per slice, because peanut butter has carbs, because I can't have ice cream or chocolate, because the doctor wasn't in when I called because my glucose was too high, because my glucose was too high despite eating under my carb limit.

Eleven more weeks. Someone better bring me ice cream, a coke, and a loaf of bread when I'm in the hospital.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gestational Diabetes

After failing the one hour glucose tolerance test, last Monday I took the three hour tolerance test, and failed that as well. Gestational diabetes. Friday I saw an endocrinologist and learned to test my blood before and after every meal, and learned what I can and can't eat. Bascially I can't eat anything that I was eating before. I've been living on carbs for the last 6 months, and now that's a no no. I also haven't been terribly hungry for the last 6 months, and now all of a sudden I'm starving all the time, which makes it even worse that I can't just pop whatever I want into my mouth.

So far I've lost 12 pounds this pregnancy, and that's from eating nothing but garbage. Doing no carbs is worse than doing weight watchers! I'm sure I'm going to lose more weight. I've been eating low carb for 2 days now, and I go to the OB this morning, so I'm curious to see if I lost more since Friday.

Friday, May 8, 2009

26, almost 27 weeks

I'm 26w5d today. All is still well for the most part. I had my one hour glucose test on Monday, and failed. So, it's off to the lab this coming Monday where I get to spend 3 to 4 glorious hours for the 3 hour glucose test. Isn't that fun?

Babygirl moves a ton now. Sometimes it's completely freaky, especially when I can see my stomach moving. JB has only felt her once. She'll be dancing around like mad, and I'll call him over to feel it, and she stops completely. She's totally f'ing with him!