GD Update

So I went to my appt today with my GD nurse and Dietician. I’m on a fairly simple plan.

Test Fasting blood sugar
Breakfast: 1 carb, 2oz protein, and 1 fat
Test sugar 2 hours after first bite
Snack: 2 carbs, optional protein
Lunch: 3 carbs, 3 oz protein, and 2 fats
Test sugar 2 hours after first bite
Snack: 1 carb, 1 protein
Dinner: 3 carbs, 3 oz protein, 2 fats
Test 2 hours after first bite
Snack: 1.5 carbs, 1oz protein

Viola! (1 carb = 1 serving = 15 grams of any given carbohydrate I choose)

I tested in front of my nurse to show her I knew how to work the machine and it was 155, but it was only 1 hour after eating breakfast. I tested again after what would have been my lunch time, but I didn’t get to eat!! It was 83, which is to be expected because at that point I hadn’t eaten in 5 hours. I did manage my afternoon snack (some sliced chicken breast, and a string cheese) and I am ready for dinner!

Anyway, just thought I’d put up my plan in case anyone else was wondering what a GD diet plan might look like. 🙂

32 Weeks!

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +22 total
Maternity clothes? About 95%
Stretch marks? No new ones!
Sleep: The past week I’ve slept like the dead.
Best moment this week: Hearing his heartbeat at our appt.
Movement: Kicks, nudges, rolls, and flips the majority of the day.
Food cravings: It varies so much.
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Popped out at least 75% of the day.
What I miss: Being able to do a lot of things in one day without cramping/swelling/aching.
What I am looking forward to: Baby shower October 3rd!
Weekly Wisdom: The Gestational Diabetes diet is really not hard at all.
Milestones: Being only 5 weeks away from full term, and 8 weeks away from my due date!

On The Hunt

So yesterday for lunch I had a McDonalds Southwest salad with grilled chicken, and for dinner I had a chef salad.

I’m so happy I love salads. I’m sure my body is loving this extra fiber, too. I really had been slacking on my fiber intake previously. Anyway, I’m on the hunt for some good diabetes safe recipes, things that are simple to make + pack a lunch, etc. I’m not a cook by any means, I can make simple things though!

Anyone have any good resources for meal ideas, easy to pack lunches, etc? 🙂 As much as I love salads I won’t be loving them 8 weeks from now if I keep eating them all the time. I need some variety!

K, I’m off to go search google for some ideas.

Changes!

So of course I can’t eat how I used to. I was low carbing when I found out I was pregnant, but quickly abandoned that lifestyle once I got my positive pregnancy test. I am essentially back to low carbing, minus the strict induction stage. My nurse told me to go ahead and eat like normal, until I go to the diabetes place and get a meal plan. But I just can’t, now that I know I have GD it seems important to me to try to regulate things as much as possible starting immediately.

For lunch yesterday I had a 6 inch turkey sub on whole wheat bread, with lettuce and tomato. For dinner I had a lean cuisine with grilled chicken and brown rice and veggies. And for breakfast this morning I had an egg omelette with bell peppers, onion, and ham, with a slice of whole wheat toast.

My nurse wanted to know what I was eating, so I called her this morning to report in and she seemed shocked that I’m not only willing to eat this way, but that I actually kind of look forward to it. She said I’m right on track the way I should be to manage my GD.

Not sure why she’s surprised, I told her I am very well versed with diabetes, and I used to low carb, so neither is a big challenge for me.

I sound like I’m gloating, but I’m so not. Really what I’m hoping for is once my sugars are under control that I will be able to feel a little bit better, and not have such drastic drops in mood and energy levels throughout the day. Those drops make working really hard, because mid day I get bad headaches, and my whole mood plummets. Which when you work with the public makes things difficult. 😛

Fail

Definitely failed my 3 hour glucose test. One of my levels was double what it should have been, and not one single level was within range.

Gestational Diabetes, here I come.

31 Weeks!!

How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +20 total
Maternity clothes? About 95%
Stretch marks? No new ones!
Sleep: Can’t get enough of it, but it’s uncomfy a lot and I toss & turn.
Best moment this week: Having people start to be excited over the baby shower.
Movement: Kicks, nudges, rolls, and flips the majority of the day.
Food cravings: It varies so much.
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Popped out at least 50% of the day, usually more.
What I miss: Being able to do a lot of things in one day without cramping/swelling/aching.
What I am looking forward to: Baby shower October 3rd!
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t beat yourself over the gestational diabetes tests. It really isn’t the end of the world.
Milestones: Being only 6 weeks away from full term!

3 Hour Glucose Test

Well, today was the day. I took the test this morning. The wait was brutal, as I had imagined. No TV or reading material will do that. I brought some magazines, but I breezed through those quickly.

The blood draws weren’t very pleasant, but not too big of a deal. I don’t mind getting blood drawn but 4 times in the same spot gets a little sensitive. LOL.

If the way I feel right now is any indication of pass/fail, I say fail. I was very, very shaky, headachey, dizzy, and sweating profusely. I feel better now that I ate, but I didn’t feel anything like that when I passed my first glucose test. I guess we’ll see!

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