Ooops! She's Got it Again
Give me carbs baby, one more time!
So I did my 'Glucose Tolerance Test' on Tuesday. Yesterday the midwife called me. She said the cut-off result for gestational diabetes is 8. My result? 8. So they are classing me as diabetic.
It's not really that bad. I had GD with Punky and while it was a bit of a shock and I was on an emotional rollercoaster at the beginning, I was way more prepared for the possibility of it this time and I'm not feeling the guilt and like so much of a failure as I did last time.
|This was Punky at 29 weeks. Look at those cheeks! Hoping to get as good a shot of PJ#2 as we'll probably get another ultrasound soon to check her size.|
I know how to control it and I know I can control it. I know that the stuff they tell you is worst-case-scenario type stuff to make sure you're super vigilant and strict and that you can have a healthy, normal-size baby if you stick to the diet and do the best you can.
I'm not a failure because I have GD and it doesn't make me a bad mother, all of the things that I thought when I was first diagnosed with Punky. It's just a fact of life, I know how to deal with it and I will.
And on the plus side, I won't put on more than a couple more kilos now for the rest of the pregnancy and I'll probably get to have another ultrasound! It's always a thrill to see how nicely this chubby bubby is coming along!
So ladies and gentleman, what I'd like is for you to hit me up with your best diabetic-friendly, limited or low-carb recipes. If you have them that is!
I'll be back next week with a proper pregnancy update and a new bump shot, as I know some of you are keen to see one (not mentioning any names, Emily!).
Happy Friday! I will be indulging in a few slices of pizza and a Maccas thickshake and fries this weekend for my last hurrah before I'm on the strict GD diet wagon on Monday!
And because it's Friday, here's a little funny that I shared on my facebook page the other day. Dave held it up to me and said rather emphatically "This is YOU!" and sadly, he's right!
Linking up with the ever gorgeous Grace for FYBF. Because I love her and its a great way to find new blogs to read!