Week 24 Pregnancy UpdateJune 22, 2011
Another week... as of today I'm 25 weeks... 3 more weeks to my next goal of making it to 28 weeks.
Like I said in this post - things are pretty much staying the same right now - and for now I'm really OK with that. My big thing of the last week was FAILING the 1 hour glucose test for gestational diabetes. I did have gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with "L", and my understanding is that once you've had it in a pregnancy there is about a 90% chance of getting it in subsequent pregnancies. This morning, I'll be fasting and spending the first 3 hours of my morning in the hospital lab drinking my special drink (I getting quite accustomed to the deliciousness that is the glucose drink) and getting blood taken 4 times! I bruise easily when I have blood taken so I figure I should look totally beat up by the time I get out of there tomorrow. Going the whole morning without eating anything - until probably 11 am - is also not my idea of a good time. You think... it is no big deal, but that is because you are probably not pregnant right now. Food is important - it keeps away the sickies and the headaches. I am not holding out any hope that I will actually pass the 3 hour test. I guess the most I can say is SURPRISE ME (for once)!
This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time purging boy clothes . Pregnancy is too difficult for me, and I'm not planning on doing this again. Since I'm having a girl, then I have no need for boy clothes, and it felt good to clear up some shelves in the basement. I was able to give a friend some for her new little guy, and I took the rest to a local kids store where I netted negative 50 cents because I bought some really cute girl stuff - squee!! The rest is going to charity, and I have lots of empty bins just waiting to filled with precious little girl clothes.
I think I'm finally starting to look pregnant vs. fat. I'm about 18 pounds above my goal weight and have gained around 26 pounds total since getting pregnant. I have gained most of my weight so far in the butt and hips. I don't pop out, but I do get wider.
I could use a huge favor. I need meal and snack ideas for gestational diabetes. I have to stick to fairly low carb - especially with breakfast - as hormones are highest in the morning during pregnancy. I believe I can have 1-2 servings of carbs at breakfast (15-30 grams) and 1 carb per snack - which always has to be mixed with a protein, and lunches and dinners can be 2-3 carbs (30-45 grams). I'm not much of a low carb person, so this gets tough for me. If you have ideas, or know of any great websites to visit, please leave me a comment. Thanks!
Another week... like the little engine that could I'm chugging my way on to 26 weeks.