Monday, September 21, 2009

overdue update

Please forgive my lack of blogging. I’ve had such a hard time putting thoughts into words lately!

Things are going pretty well, so far, knock on wood! The morning sickness has been gone for a while now (Praise the Lord!) and I’ve had a bit more energy. Food is still stressing me out, which sucks even more now, because….. I have Gestational Diabetes! I was tested early because of my PCOS and my sister having it. I guess it was a good thing that they tested me early, because it turns out that I have it. I keep hearing that it’s not so bad once you get used to it, but I’m not so sure. I have an appointment with the nutritionist this afternoon, so hopefully she’ll set my mind at ease about all of this and I can get on track. The silver lining, I guess, is that it should limit the amount of baby weight that I put on (not that I was really worried about that) and I’ll have less to lose after baby is born. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay on the diet once the little bundle arrives, and it will help with my PCOS symptoms. Another silver lining: I don’t have to take that terrible test again at 27 weeks! I’m actually really excited about that. It was horrible.

We find out what I’m growing in 2 weeks form tomorrow! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to start shopping and registering, and getting the nursery done. Mostly, too, I can’t wait to get new carpet. My ILs have generously offered to pay for us to get new carpet in our bedroom and the baby’s room. The previous owners’ animals used those rooms as litter boxes, and that has prompted our pets to do the same. Pretty gross. We’re hoping that a coat of KILLZ and new carpets will get rid of that habit.

I felt the baby move about a week and a half ago! The Hubs was away on business and I was lonely. I had just gotten off the phone with him, and all of the sudden I felt a very obvious bump right below my belly button. Suddenly, I wasn’t so lonely anymore!

That’s pretty much all that’s going on in my corner of the sky right now. I hope one or two people out there haven’t given up on me! I promise to write again, soon.


jill said...

Sorry to hear about the GD :/ That will definitely be one of my fears if I ever get pregnant. You'll have to tell us how your nutritionist appt goes - I'm interested to hear!

So glad everything else is going well and your morning sickness has stopped. yay!

Beautiful Mess said...

Awww your baby was letting you know that he/she is there! How sweet!

Good to hear that you're feeling a bit better. Sorry about the GD, though. I hope your nutritionist has a lot of great advice for you.

Jendeis said...

I'm sorry to hear about the GD, but so happy to hear from you! I hope that the meeting with the nutritionist goes well. Hope that everything goes well from here on in!

Staci said...

so wonderful!!! im happy to hear that baby is doing well, i will pray that you will learn quickly and with ease how to deal with your diabetes!!

andrea said...

hope your appt went well today.

and very fun that you felt the baby move - that is teh best part, for sure.

Megan's Infertility said...

I'm worried about the GD because of my PCOS...sorry to hear you have it. It's great they caught it early though. Sounds like everything is going well though! I have to say I'm very green with envy...oh how I wish I could get kicked in the ribs.

Oh and I have to say I'm super excited I went to the Dr. and I have follies growing. How amazing is that!? I'm trying soy to try and make them grow faster and hopefully release one...and advice about how much I should take? I know we talked about it LOOOONNNNGGG ago. I was thinking like 165mg...who knows!

Got to say I'm super happy for your girly!!!

Suraita said...

I hope your appointment with the nutritionist goes well and I hope that dealing with the GD is easy, or at least as easy as it can be.

Shinejil said...

Well, raw veggies and low-glycemic snacks like berries are what I was encouraged to eat (even though it turned out I wasn't GD). The calorie restriction I was put on (because I was supposedly gaining too much weight) was about 2,000 cal a day. That's pretty rough, esp if you're at all active and as you get later along.

But the American Diabetes Assoc has some pretty tasty recipes on their site, and I'm sure there are good cookbooks at your local library, etc. Frankly, everyone could benefit from eating more like they suggest.

Best of luck!