Saturday, December 20, 2008

Good News and Bad News

The good news is we've reached 27 weeks. The bad news (for me) is that I do have gestational diabetes. It may not sound like a huge deal, but I was having enough trouble eating the hospital food, and now my options are limited that much more. Plus it won't be as easy for Steve to bring me dinner. I currently have a finger-prick blood sugar test four times a day. If my sugars stay fairly stable they'll switch to testing only a couple of times a week, which would be nice. But I've been having one test or so per day that is slightly over the official limit (even while following the diet religiously), so that makes me worried I'll have to take meds to control it or will be doing four blood tests a day indefinitely.

The diagnosis was a pretty big blow at first. Now I'm trying to get over it and just eat what they give me.

But I'm eating what I want on Christmas. Sugars be damned.

So now I have gestational diabetes, like my former roommate did. As long as I don't end up with preeclampsia or "the herpee" ...


dcpeg said...

Life just can't be easy, eh? Sorry you're having such a rough time. Keep in mind that you're remembered in loads of prayers. Hope that helps to keep you strong.

Mary said...

At least you know you don't have 'the herpee'. lol. Hang in there!

electriclady said...

I haven't checked in here in a while and now I find you're pregnant! Congratulations, and congratulations on making it to 27 weeks--that is huge. I'm sorry you're dealing with hospital bedrest and GD. It should not have to be this hard. I'll be sending you lots of positive UU-sister vibes, and I hope you have plenty more weeks of bedrest to complain about and cook that little girl of yours.

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking along since I found you linked from Sara's blog which I found when I was searching in hopes of finding out that I wasn't the only UU person in the universe.

Sorry to hear about the GD - sometimes it just seems like one more thing no matter what is just way too much.

I am so happy though that you've made it to 27 weeks. I'm hoping that you have plenty more and I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts.


caramama said...

Ugh! Sometimes it's just one thing after another. That just sucks. Good luck on keeping the sugar level down. And yeah for 27 weeks!