Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trying To Be a Patient Patient

My doctor appointment was yesterday. I spent nearly 2 hours in that office, 10 minutes of which was being seen by the doctor. The rest was waiting, and waiting, and waiting. So annoying.

But here are the stats.
BP: perfect.
Weight gain: -1lb overall
Fundal height: measuring about 30 weeks
Baby: looked good on quick ultrasound. Head down.

Doctor handed me orders for diabetic education and to meet with a dietitian, which apparently was supposed to be given to me the LAST time I was there (5 weeks prior). Would have been helpful to have THEN. He blamed it on his front office gals. I am starting to wonder about his office.
Anyways, I am to meet with a dietitian follow diet to the letter, and see doctor again next week to see if I will be put on insulin or not. No Glyburide for me... he doesn't believe that it helps with the "big baby" problem. I'm guessing I will be on insulin shortly. But time will tell.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have Appointment Today

I was supposed to have an appointment last week, but doctor was pulled into an emergency and I had to be rescheduled. I know these things happen, but I had been sitting in the waiting room for 40 minutes when they finally told me.

I was a bit miffed at the time. Partly because of the time wasted. But mainly because it had been 4 weeks since I saw the doctor last, and now I'm on to 5 weeks since. And mainly I am concerned about the Gestational Diabetes and wonder if I should be monitored closer.

I am really concerned how my doctor seems almost too laid back about it. Especially when I talk to my mother (a midwife) who informs me that their desired blood sugar numbers are much lower than what my doctor said. I am really worried about growing a big baby. I want to totally avoid a c-section if I can, and that means no big baby. Plus my numbers are getting a little harder to control with the diet.

I'm almost convinced that I will be put on medication today, and I am ok with that. I think I will feel better. But we shall see what the doctor says today.

28 Weeks 2 Days

Monday, February 16, 2009

Innie to an Outie?

Could it be that my "innie" belly button will be turning into an "outie" by the time I get to the end of this pregnancy? I must say, my belly button has gotten noticeably shallower lately. Mr H2O doesn't seem to believe me though. Thinks it's my imagination. We shall see.

But this belly has definitely gotten bigger and a little heavier.

27 weeks

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Entering the Third Trimester

Tomorrow (Sunday) I will be 26 weeks, 6 days, which will put me officially into the third trimester. I can hardly believe that I am two thirds of the way there. It feels like last week that, I in my sleepy stupor, I peed on a stick and saw that extra line.

Belly is quite obviously bigger, and has gotten heavier in front. Little one has been moving like crazy lately. Somehow, I'm beginning to think that baby has found my bladder to be some sort of trampoline. It's not very nice, I keep telling baby, but they're obviously not listening. But I love just sitting and feeling all the movement and feeling blessed that I even get to experience this, bladder jabs and all.

And today is the day that Mr. H2O has decided we'll start painting the nursery. The Depot was having a paint sale, so I had to get my butt in gear and pick the color that I have been going back and forth on for months. I of course had a last minute change of mind, and picked the perfect green. I'll be sure to post the pics once the color is up and we have nursery somewhat decorated.

This painting business is pretty much the first and only thing we've done for the baby. Haven't ordered the crib yet, haven't ordered OUR furniture yet (long story), and other than a some clothes I've picked up and some bedding (for the crib we do not have yet), we really have none of the stuff that a baby needs. So since we have like, oh, 93 days, we better get crackin'.

Oh and I'm still dealing with the damn gestational diabetes.Strawberries have seen to be my saving grace... that satisfy the need for sweet, and they don't send the blood sugar out of whack. Luckily it seems I've been able to maintain with the diet, but have a doctor appointment this week and we'll see if I am growing a giant baby and if there will be a change of treatment. Let's hope not.

26 Weeks, 5 days

I Heart These T-Shirts

Some maternity t-Shirts I am considering buying... It's just the mood I'm in.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Darn Diabetes

I really think this whole GD thing sucks. I am not liking dieting while I am pregnant one bit. I was dieting before I was pregnant! Why can't I get a free pass?

At my appointment at 23 weeks, I was convinced that the doctor was going to look at my numbers and put me on medication or insulin right away. To my surprise he was happy with most of my readings as his target was a little higher than I though. So that was good news. When I follow the diet really well my numbers stay well within range. And I really notice a difference if I don't "behave" on the diet.

I am supposed to stick to a regular eating schedule with the correct exchanges and all. But I am having a hard time with it as my own work schedule is so irregular. And I never had a super sweet tooth or anything before, I just really like food (and carbs). Now I want everything I CAN'T have. This is fun.

I know this is all for a good cause and for the health of my baby. I want this baby to have as healthy start as possible. I just want to whine about it a little, that's all.

I am starting to get so insanely jealous of all these pregnant women I see who can eat absolutely anything and everything they want at any time they want. So I had a moment of weakness last week and got a Tasty Cake Chocolate Lovers Pie to eat after my lunch. And boy did it taste good. And then pain came. It was a mixture of feeling like crap because I had all that sugar, and the pain of guilt. It was bad. It won't happen again.

So I'm deciding on my list of things that I can have now to be in the delivery room once I birth this baby. Item #1- A big fat piece of gourmet Turtle Cheesecake. Take note.