Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gestational Diabetes Check In: Week 9

10 more days...40 more finger pricks (give or take) and I am definitely seeing the light at the end of this tunnel!

Diet

I'm still easily controlling my numbers with diet, which has me counting my lucky stars! Yes, it's not ideal that I got this diagnoses at all...but at least I am not having to take insulin or having to discuss early induction with my doctor. While this isn't my favorite thing to be dealing with...it could definitely be worse! 
 
We tried a few new meals this week...but I think at this point we are done trying new meals and we will stick with our tried and true meals...which will likely stick around post-baby as well! If there was ever a silver-lining to this it would be the new yummy meals we were forced to try :)

Testing

The tips of my fingers are started to get a little sore...I mean, 4 pokes a day for 9 weeks is a lot. They are definitely ready for a break! If baby goes passed his due date (which first baby's generally do) I am looking at having to buy more test strips...I'm hoping to get the okay from my doctor to test one less time per day to avoid this...but if not, I will reluctantly spend the money and do what I am told... #RuleFollower

Exercise

Yea...soooooo, about this. I have completely stopped running and haven't been to Jazzercise in at least a week. Not only is my body physically having trouble working out, but I am just SO stinking tired after work it's hard to get motivated. I have been going on long walks at least every other day...and I get in plenty of steps/being on my feet teaching all day so I consider that exercise :) My numbers haven't really suffered, so that is good! 


Emotionally

I'm starting to get a little anxious thinking about d-day...not only am I worrying about what I have to do to get this baby out, but I have moments where I torture myself with worst case scenario...and the waiting game makes this anxiety a little worse. 

I keep reminding myself that I have done a great job controlling my numbers and doing everything possible to keep baby healthy and safe, but until he is in my arms safe and sound I will probably continue to worry :) 

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