Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gestational Diabetes Check In: Week 5

5 weeks down...5 weeks to go! Things have been going pretty smoothly, each week I worry less and less about things and the diet and blood sugar checks have just become second nature.

I'm not really in the mood to chat too much about it today, I'm exhausted #ThirdTrimesterProblems, so I will make this short and sweet.

Diet

Like I mentioned the diet is becoming easier, as in I don't really have to think about what I am eating anymore. I have my body figured out and I pretty much know how it will react to certain foods. I have been adding in foods lately and definitely testing the limits and still managing to stay within my numbers, which is nice. There are some days I am not entirely convinced I have GD...but I suppose I will trust my doctors on this one ;) 

The one thing that got a little harder this week has been the cravings. I am starving ALL.THE.TIME. and I just want to eat whatever I want...whenever I want...and darn it...sometimes I just want carbs without having to worry about pairing it with a protein. 

I have been thinking about a greasy cheeseburger and steak fries a lot this week...and while I have been able to treat myself here and there without any issues, I know going out and gorging on a cheeseburger and fries would likely put my numbers into a frenzy and I am not willing to chance it...but in 5 weeks if you need me, you can find me stuffing my face with a burger and fries :) 

We didn't try any new meals this week...with yet another busy week we had to stick with the tried and trues and things that were easy to prep. I'm hoping this weekend to spend some time finding a few more meals to get us through March. 

Testing

Testing isn't so bad...but I did have to buy my second set of testing strips and gosh dang-it, those things are EXPENSIVE! Some days I test more than the required 4x a day, especially when I am trying out new snacks and trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. I will likely have to buy one more box of test strips...so that means one more time of the pharmacist looking at me with a shocked face and saying "Whoa, you know the total is $$, is that okay?" So far, I have been able to refrain from saying "Heck no it's not okay"...but only time will tell  :) 

Exercise

This is definitely getting harder...as I get bigger, my body is a little harder to maneuver. Just getting out of bed is a workout at this point! I've still been running a bit and going to Jazzercise, but each time I complete a workout I know it could be my last because of how much I struggled. I am taking it day by day...but I am getting to the point where I dread my workouts. Even when running and Jazzercise are off the table I will make an effort to make sure I go for a daily walk, I notice a difference in my numbers the day after I work out vs. the days I don't...so it really does help...so, while I would love to sit on the couch and prop my feet up it's much better for me and baby to keep moving!

Emotionally

Minus all the cravings I have been having this week I have been feeling really positive about everything. I worry less and less each week about baby's well being, especially since I have been able to control my numbers. I know I am doing everything in my power to keep him (and myself) as healthy as possible.
 I have a doctor's appointment this week and I do have some questions for her about additional scans/sonograms that the other doctor I saw 2 weeks ago mentioned...and what her plans are for me as far as my due date and how far past it they will let me go before setting an induction date. I'm hoping to get some answers to those lingering questions, but other than that I am feeling calm, cool, and collected :)

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