Sunday, April 3, 2016

6 Months! Yay for 3rd trimester!!

Last month when I took my 1 hour glucose test, I failed it so epicly (208!) they sent me strait to the gestational diabetes specialist, no 3 hour glucose test, do not pass go, do not collect $200... that was about 2 weeks ago, and baby girl was weighing a little heavy for how far along I was (2 lbs). It all makes sense why I gained 8 lbs in a month! So now I get the joy of checking my blood sugar (by poking my fingers...) 4 times a day and made some diet changes (very few sweets, if any at all; more complex carbs- brown rice, whole wheat breads, etc; and learning to pair the carbs with proteins). So far, it's working and my numbers look super good (as of my dr appt this las week- I get to go every 2 weeks right now!), so I may be able to decrease to 2 finger pricks a day in the next month or so! Yay! Also hope to avoid needing to give myself insulin shots or have a c-section! But, you know, whatever happens, it'll be best for the baby and I. Never knew I could make myself bleed several times a day, but you gotta do what you gotta do to keep you and your baby healthy!

How far along? 27 weeks! Woot!
Baby's size?
apparently as big as rutabaga...not sure I've actually seen one in real life...
13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yep- gotta start using my full panel pants! The bump is getting big!
Sleep: Most of the time it's good, but turns out eating pizza for dinner causes super bad heartburn and keeps me up half the night... 

Best moment(s) this past month: Watching my church's annual general conference has been pretty wonderful- such inspiring messages! Also, March holidays were pretty great- pi day (with pizza and a peach pie!), St. Patrick's day (yay for Irish stew!), and Easter (Texas "family" dinner and Easter egg hunts!)
Miss Anything? Easy over eggs still! I'm missing the sweets, but getting used to it. Also missing not having to pay attention to every meal and snack- that's been hard.

Movement: Yep! She's making my whole tummy jump these days!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Once in awhile when I don't eat breakfast soon enough in the morning, but nothing in specific
Cravings: Mostly breakfast food still, but the ones with all the carbs :o( I may have to just eat some french toast here in the next couple weeks...

Labor Signs: Still some Braxton Hicks once in awhile, but that's it.
Gender: Yay for a girl!

Symptoms: Still some hip/ lower back pain if I stay in the same position too long, sometimes walking is hard.
Belly Button in or out? It pops out sometimes! So funny when it happens!

Wedding rings on or off? On! 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Some times moody, especially when the baby has super whiny days, but thankfully there are still many happy days.

Looking forward to: Getting close to finishing my job UT! Still have very mixed feelings about the experience, but it'll sure be nice to not have to take the bus to work!

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