Monday, May 5, 2008

Carbs Carbs and more Carbs

GD Conseling #2:
I have lost 4 more lbs. I found out that again, I am not eating enough carbs. I missed out on like 40-60 grams of carbs total for the week. (it's like missing 2 or 3 snacks or 1 dinner). So, I have been encouraged to up my carb intake. I go back on the 13th in hopes that all is still doing well. The Nurse was very pleased with my numbers but wants me to eat more. E came with me this time to ask some questions he had. He also asked if I could eat whatever they served at my baby shower- and she told me to eat whatever and have a piece of cake. She says one day will not do anything in the grand scheme of things - and can be explained. They are more concerned with the days that can't be explained. She said there is no way on earth she would want to ruin my first baby shower ever and that was not this plans intention. I was encouraged by this. I have been hyper stressing about this counting, eating, and testing process. She told me not to think so much about it- She thinks I am over analyzing and she wished half her patients would take it 1/2 as serious as I have been. She told me that as I add more carbs and if I see a rise in my numbers not to panic- some bodies just can't control this and since I was on m.etf.ormin (and have and sugar issues before I got pregnant) it would not be at all out of the ordinary that I would need a lil assistance trying to control 2 body sugars.

Thank you so much that commented on my last couple posts about your GD experiences and foods and such - That has been a HUGE help to read and go through - keep um coming.

WOW too many I statements.... bleh

We go and see the OB on Friday - Hopefully they will help my nerves also ..

Ok on to mo bettah news: I love the hair. It is very easy to manage (once I found my round brush) She cut the bangs a lil too short for my liking - but by the time of my shower, it should be perfect. Thank you all for the confidence boost- It's much appreciated. I actually did not get any color done. I have changed shampoos and use a brunette conditioner every other days. I don't know if that made a difference - But thank you so much for the compliments. It really does help my self esteem soooo much.

I am pretty sure that I experienced some bra.xton hic.ks Sunday. It was nothing too painful, it just was a lil cramping that was slightly more uncomfortable than normal - enough to want to sit down.


Katie said...


You look gorgeous! And so serious concentrating on those shots!

I am glad to hear that you can have your shower cake and eat it, too!

Jen said...

It sounds like you've got a great diabetes counselor. I'm glad it is working out okay. Diabetes sucks and it can be really frusterating.

Mel said...

You have so much to think about right now, that has got to be hard.
You better enjoy your shower, don't even worry about all this!

Kathy V said...

I am glad things went well with the counselor. Glad you can have your cake and stuff too. That would be a bummer to not be able to eat at your own shower. Plus then you can be careful at the other meals during that day. Your counselor seems like a really nice lady.

The haircut really does look cute. It works for you. It should be easy to fix to. The layers will be fine. I like the hairdos that you can comb and go.

sara said...

Yay for cake at your shower! What type are you guys having? I want some too! I'm glad you seem to have a good counselor, that's so important.

Chas said...

It's always better for them to tell you to eat more than less ;).

I always wondered what Braxton Hicks felt like. They would tell me I was having them when they'd give me the non stress test when I was pregnant with Lila, but I never could feel them.

Marcy "meg" said...

Yes, you should enjoy your shower!!! Don't worry about counting or testing... enjoy it!

Ms. Infertile said...

wanted to thank you for the tip on my blog about amazing registry - what a great idea, and I never would have known about it. So thanks!

And, I love your hair. It looks great!
Enjoy your shower cake - you deserve it.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I absolutely LOVE the new haircut. It looks fantastic. You clearly have great hair because it looks perfect for that cut. Congrats!!

That nutritional plan sounds shitty. I know that it would drive me insance, make me depressed, all the things that you listed - because I would be obsessing over it, too. Glad you can at least have a piece of your own shower cake. Geez!! And it sounds like you are doing a fabulous job!!! I don't think you have to do it perfectly to keep you and mini healthy.....

Ok, I am starting to believe that our husbands are brothers!!!! Everything you said about him - not showing emotion, family not celebrating birthdays, etc. - sounds so much like Mr. LIW that it's unbelievable!! I wonder if you and I are picking out the same names without even knowing it. Especially since we nearly picked the same bedset!


Barb said...

LOVE THE HAIR! I love piecy, choppy, cool styles.

You look HOT! :)

Good luck with all the eating, and have fun at your shower!

becoming-mom said...

I love the hair too!

Yay, have your cake and eat it too :)

I've been getting so many BH.. i'm getting kind of worried. seems like my uterus is in an almost constant state of contraction. I would call my OB, but you know how helpful THEY are!

lady in waiting said...

I agree, I hate the GD diet :( I just want to drink OJ and eat bagels. No fair!

Nurse Lochia said...

I love your new do! And thanks for the supportive comment on my last post.