Monday, April 23, 2012

They said I did not have it!

But I do!

I have had to take the 3hr gestational diabetes test for my last 4 pregnancies (that includes this one)
I was told that I did not have gestational diabetes each time. But it seems that I grow very large babies.
My last little one (Olivia) was induced 4 days early and was 10#11oz!
So this go round my OB wanted me to "talk" to the dietitian. But when I got to my appointment last Thursday, the gal was picking out my blood sugar test meter! So much for talk! I have to check my blood sugar 4x a day and pee on the keto stick in the morning! My ketone have been above normal.
Which means I need to eat more a snack in the middle of the night!
Even though my OB said, I do not have GD my blood sugar has been a tad high now that I check it 4x a day even though I have been on the strict diet! If I were still eating like I normally would be eating my blood sugar would be through the roof!

Our hope is to grow a smaller baby thus not needing to be induced early!

I have lost 2# since my last appointment but other than that all is well with myself and baby!
I go to see my OB every 2 weeks now and I go see the dietitian again this week.

This diet is worse than weight watchers! But I know it is short term and will be best for myself and baby!
I was told NO sugar!!!!!! NONE NADA ZILCH!

I am a girl that loves her sweets! And the day after getting my new diet and meter my daughter Jackie won 12 gourmet cupcakes.........each a different flavor from Jubilee Cupcakes! I have to admit I have cheated but only have 1/4 of a cupcake in the evening.

Oh on another note:

I met with my doula and she told me about a drug used to induce labor called Cytotec it allows you to use the tub,walk and use the birthing ball during labor.
Unlike Pitocin that you have to be stuck in the bed! I like the idea of the Cytotec and being able to move around......but not sure how safe that drug is?

Does anyone have an opinion about the labor inducing drug Cydotec?
My OB told me it is harder to back Cytotec off if need be because its a pill not a drip but said he would use it on me if I want it! (If I need to be induced because of babys size that hope is this diabetic diet will grow a smaller baby so that he/she can pick their own birthday!

Only time will tell how this will play out!

Did I tell you that my due date is the same day my oldest son graduates from high school?
This should be very interesting to say the least!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Lovin' Every Minute Of It!

I love love being pregnant!
Here I am at 30wks.

It has been a true joy having my girls feel our baby kick and wiggle within me!
We felt a foot....the heel and toes! sigh***
The girls were so amazed!
Its such a special gift for them to feel the life within me!
My boys are interest somewhat, but not as much as my 2 youngest girls!
I love that we are making such great memories together with our new baby and he/she is not even out yet!


Pregnancy Update!

This week I will be meeting with my Doula (same gal I used with my last birth).
We will talk about my birth plan for this birth.

I took the 3 hr diabetic screen a few weeks ago and it came back as a NO I do not have diabetes!
But I did have an elevated blood sugar level at the 2hr mark.
You must have 2 elevated numbers to have a formal diagnosis for gestational diabetis.
Though I formally do not have GD my OB wants me to talk with a dietitian
(if my insurance covers it) to see if we can grow a smaller baby!?
My last 3 babies were all over 10#.  
Olivia (my last baby) was delivered 4 days early with an induction and was 10# 11oz

I have also started taking 2 of my calcium magnesium zinc pills instead of 1 and have been drinking about 4 cups of Red Raspberry leaf tea a day!
I now buy it in the bulk section of Fred Myers.
I have not had anymore leg cramps!!! Yeah!

My blood pressure is great,
and I have only gained 22# so far!

My progesterone levels are fine now that I take 400mg a day in pill form.
I was taking 200mg and my levels dipped down for a week.
Things are good now!
I also take a low dose blood thinner injection each night and I'm supposed to be wearing my compression stockings during the day. (I do some of the time) ssshhh don't tell my doctor!

I go every 2 weeks now to see my OB!
(so I go next week)

I can't believe this pregnancy has gone by so fast!
The girls and I spent this weekend cleaning and taking all of my clothes out of the baby crib and washing all the linins and sheep skin!
(the crib was my clean clothes bin) lol sigh****

Peace and Love,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

More Diaper Stash Pictures!

All these diapers are adjust to fit pocket diapers!

These Econobum diaper covers each came with an unbleached Indian prefold and are adjust to fit. They ended up costing $4.50 for each set (BOGO)
I also got some double thick terri wash clothes by Momma something another?????

My stash also includes 2 organic hemp doubler's
 5 adjust to fit pocket diapers in white by Hugabuns ($5.00 each)
 Bummis Original Whisper Wrap and a Knickernappies 2G Pocket Diaper in Melon (small),
 a Bumkins stuff it diaper in butterfly print adjust to fit pocket diaper
 3 small DreamEZE AIO's 2 in blackberry, 1 in mandarin and lastly a Sugar Peas wool snap in diaper.

I also still have a bunch of other stuff from years gone by.....and some other new stuff but for an older baby!

Whats in your stash?

If you feel like sharing and/or want to link up to your diaper stash post, do so in the comments box!
I'd love to see your stuff! :)