Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Week 30

I have gestational diabetes. I'm on a 2200 calorie diet and ice cream and candy are forbidden. I have a handy dandy glucometer, aka the stabbing machine. I tried it at the doctor's office. Its not horrible, so I won't bitch about it... yet. I have to stab myself 4 times a day (when I wake up and 2 hours after each meal). But I get to have a snack after the stabbing. Yay me. You're jealous, aren't you? My OBGYN also wants me to start writing down everything I eat.

My belly now measures 40 inches all around. I use my belly button as my mark. I have a bunch of stretch marks on the underside. Lovely. I still get ligament pain, although I'd like to think that its not as bad as it used to be. It only really bothers me in the morning when I have to get out of bed. Does anyone have any getting-out-of-bed techniques for me? The head of our bed is elevated about 4 inches, if that matters.

Baby is very active, which is good. Both my OBGYN and the endo said that its important to keep track of the baby's movements. I should feel her move multiple times a day. No problems there.

In stitching news... I barely stitched the past week. I'm still working on San Man's Oh Holly Night.

In other news... I love the Nintendo Wii! I get great exercise playing tennis and bowling. If you don't have it, get one! :)


Bonnie said...

To get out of bed - roll on your side and use your arms to 'walk' yourself up to sitting. That way you're not working those stomach muscles. (Also works great right after a c-section)

Monsoon said...

Oh sweetie, I am so sorry to hear you have GD. I have to back Bonnie in her advice. I swing my legs over the side of the bed, and push up with my arms and "walk" them to my waist till I am upright.

sugardoll said...

Maybe you should get your own bed *giggle* The really firm ones work really well with pregnant women and I know for one I loved mine when i was pregnant. Everything just seems easier on a firm bed.

We got Wii the day it was released. As you can see we are a gaming household LOL. Hubby even lined up for it at 2 a.m. just to get one. Dun ya just love those wii motes? I pawn hubby's ass on boxing haha.

Erin said...

Why yes, I AM jealous....since I've had juvenile diabetes since I was 4 years old and have checked my blood sugar at least 4 times a day for the past decade or more!! (when I was first diagnosed, glucometers hadn't been invented, and the only way to get any idea of what my glucose levels might be was to do urine tests. Ew.) I've often wished I could "just" have GD, and have it go away after a couple months/when the baby was born....

But I understand your pain/frustration, really I do.