Sunday, January 11, 2009

Half way done!!

I am officially half way done with my pregnancy now!  Am 19 weeks today, which is the half way point for me.  My repeat c-section will be 1-2 weeks before my official due date (June 7th) and it can't come fast enough for me!  As most of you know, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Dylan and have now been diagnosed again.  I was tested early for it this time and yep, its back.  Its a genetic thing, so there was nothing I could have done to prevent it from happening.  Its hard to keep that in mind though as I'm struggling with the GD "diet."  I feel like I eat very well and I get plenty of exercise, so it's hard not to start thinking, "why me?"  But, I have made it through this before and I know that I can do it again.  The diet is mainly just figuring out which carbohydrates are broken down best by MY body (they have to break down slowly so that I don't have blood sugar spikes and dips) and cutting out carbs that I find don't work for me.  Its mind boggling seeing the amount of carbs in things you don't necessarily think of as a carb food.  Milk is the one that I know I will struggle with the most, since its really been the only thing I have craved during this pregnancy.  But I know that I will get it all figured out again and do well with it.  It will have to be adjusted as I get bigger and the placenta and baby get bigger (its the placenta thats blocking my body's natural production of insulin - meaning, I cannot make enough insulin for two people).  The things that I find to "work" now, might not work in a month.  The last time I had GD, I only had to deal with it for a couple of months.  So having to deal with it for 4 1/2 months might be a little trickier, but again, I know that I can do it.  Guess this post is a little pep talk for myself in a way.  

So I guess this means no more Happy Joes for me Gpa Danny!  So don't even bring it up!  You don't want to make the pregnant chick cry, do you?  


  1. You can do it! I know you can. I'll eat all the carbs for you. :)

  2. Bad news Bears!!! You just stick to that healthy diet and you'll do great! Stinking GD!