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Just an update!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I’ve been a little absent from posting…well it feels that way to me anyway. Maybe you like once a week better? =) The reasons for my absence has is probably pretty obvious… and I keep saying this BUT there is A LOT going on!
Friday, I went to a Nutrition Clinic to learn how to use my meter to test my Glucose Levels (4 TIMES A DAY). This is probably the most daunting part of all this gestational diabetes stuff. I also learned about my new diet. Which is hardly what I would normally call a diet! I feel like I’m eating all the time and still don’t get everything I’ve been assigned to eat! 2200 calories a day seems crazy to me, but I am focusing on it and I guess it helps me to not want to snack in between my snacks. 3 meals and 3 snacks a day! I’m still struggling with protein and no straight up sweets. I was really surprised at the amount of carbs they wanted me to eat at each meal. It really feels like MORE than I would normally eat. Maybe this is why I’ve only gained 6-8lbs since being pregnant? I know, I know SHUT UP! I’m probably going to BLOW UP in next few weeks…




 


I officially enter the third trimester this week (28 weeks!). I think it calls for more pictures – little sister you want to help me out with that again? I can’t believe it’s getting so close! We visit the Perinatologist, Dr. Perry, next Tuesday, August 2nd. He will (I’m guessing) check to see if the GD is having any effect on Jonah so far and check my glucose log to see if I need any additional adjustments to diet, medicine or insulin (as always, prayers and good thoughts are welcome). We will at least get to see him again and get more pictures!


 On Saturday night, even though it was painful for her Mama (literally - she ran a door over her foot and had to get a tetnis shot) I got to spend a couple of hours all by myself with Emma. Here's a little sneak peek at what we did while we had NaNa and Granddaddy's house to ourselves! =)

Doesn't she look like a pro?
This is my first time loading a video, so I hope you can watch it!
the long note head lean CRACKED me up...as you can probably hear in the video!


more later...Have a great week!

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2 comments

  1. Hey Stephanie! What's the rules on sweets and carbs for you? That was the part that killed me! If you want I can email you my all time favorite diabetic snack I came up with for when I had a sweet tooth! It's SO yummy! And it was ok'd by my nutritionist too :) Praying for you, you'll do great!

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  2. They actually want me to eat a lot more carbs than I thought! and the food plan has sweets on there...I just have to count them to stay within my snack or meal limits... I'll take any advice on sweets you have, bc I love them!

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