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Early Arrival

Friday, February 27, 2009

Well, things didn't take that long!

Elanor Jaina
10:04am February 26th
7lbs, 8oz
20 inches
Natural birth (yes it can be done!)
pictures to follow

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SUNNYD76 3/3/2009 11:34AM

    Congrats! I hope that when I am one day pg, I can deliver with natural childbirth. I don't have a very high pain tolerance, but I am pretty determined once I set my mind to something. Hopefully that will work for me. Is there any particular technique or class you could suggest. (I'm not pg yet, but hope to be sometime soon! I like to do research ahead of time.)

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SPARKNMOM 2/27/2009 11:39PM

    Wow Wow Wow!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see the pics!!

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Getting close

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So, my due date is the 1th of March, I'm already progressing well and my dr. thinks I might not make it that long. This is good since, with the gestational diabetes she wants me to deliver no later than the 12th (chances of complications increase at 40 weeks). Well start helping it along on the 6th if I'm not here yet. since I originally calculated my due date as the 5th, this works well for me (calendar calculation vs. ultrasound calculation).
All in all things are well, the diabetes i s controlled through diet/exercise and medication. I've been in the same 2 pound weight range since christmas (at morning weigh-in) and have lost a pound according to the dr.'s office as of yesterday (from the month previous' weigh-in) but the baby is definitely continuing to grow - no doubt about that, and, no, I'm not trying to lose weight, just watching the diet more and being more careful about what I eat.
So, I'll keep you updated, thanks for checking in.

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SPARKNMOM 2/24/2009 9:41PM

    How exciting for you! I'm glad everything is going so well! Keep the updates coming :)

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm really bad about bloging, if you didn't already notice that it's at least a month between most of my posts :)
Well, I mae it into the class that the hospital gives for GD mommies, it's been two weeks of monitoring (and logging food, now that's familiar). My fasting and after breakfast numbers were consistently high, so I was put on Glyburide. Good news, it doesn't cross the placenta and the only possible side effect for me is low blood sugar.
I've been eating much better than I was earlier in the pregnancy, I kind of fell off the wagon for awhile there, silly morning sickness wanting food at 3am and here and there throughout the day!)
So, I go in to check with my team tomorrow, we'll see what they have to say.
I also get t o i 2x/week for non-stress test fetal monitoring and checking my amniotic fluid levels. All these appointments are wreaking havoc with my work schedule, and yes, I know that when you're pregnant people take that into account and you have to take care of yourself, but I have the added stress of being the only working person in y family, as I'm sending my husband back to school right now, so missed work is missed pay (I'm hourly, paid well hourly, but hourly none the less) I can make up some of the time by working on reports at home, which I need to do right now, but there are only so many things I can do at home and not at work.
Also, eating every 2-3 hours makes for an interesting eating schedule, sometimes I have to eat when I'm working with a group of kids, at least they understand if I say it's for the baby, but still . . .)
Anyway, that's me for now.

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SPARKNMOM 1/26/2009 10:04PM

    I just love your updates! So glad you stopped in to post.

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Gestational Diabetes

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Well, I got the confirmation today, I'm commng up positive for gestational diabetes, not a huge surprise as I'm double predisposed to it, my father has adult onset type two diabetes and my mother had gestational diabetes with my sister. This really sucks, especially during the holidays.
Okay, so itdoesn't tell me anything I don;t already know, I need to eat much healthier than I already have been, meaning I need to cut back on my carbs and increae my protien. I know I don't need to cut out carbs, but my diet is carb heavy. Why during the holidays?!?!?!? all those goodies out there!
I've already cut out soda (did that abot 2 weeks ago, I'd cut back, but it's gone completely now, and I've cut out my morning Mochas (yes, I was already watching my caffiene intake, but not so much my sugar). I've replaced the mochas and soda with tea if I need caffiene.
Well, fewer fruits and more veggies (I've been a little fruit heavy, they're not going away, but more moderation).
And definitly more exercise, I wish the little one didn't enjoy puching on my sciatic nerve so much, makes walking and other things hard, well, I guess I can work on upper and lower body strength.
Hope the holidays find you all well.

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NATUREGIRL75 12/24/2008 7:46AM

    Sounds like you're on the right track. My ob/gyn thinks I'm going to have it when I get pregnant because I tend to have "higher" blood sugar levels during fasting tests as it is.

Soon enough you'll be holding that baby though and all the modifications will be so worth it!

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SPARKNMOM 12/24/2008 6:36AM

    So glad you checked in!! Sounds like you've got a lot going on health-wise right now...just glad that little baby and you are doing well. You're taking care of yourself ... you'll be holding that little one before you know it!! Take care!!

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2nd Trimester ultrasound, and more changes

Sunday, October 19, 2008

So, we went to the Dr on Friday, and we got to see a baby that looks like a baby! it's about 10 oz right now, and the feet are measuring at 3.28 cm. We decided to not know if it's a boy or girl, harder to shop for clothes, but I think a little more fun.
On the changes note . . . my wedding ring was getting uncomfortably tight (still able to remove, but not always comfortable). So, I mentioned this to my sister and she offered me the use of my great-grandmother's wedding ring (which she had in her possession) it usually fits bot her and my middle finger, but not it fits a little loosely on my wedding ring finger. not enough to fall off, but it slides a little. hopefully I can wear it trough the delivery and until my own ring fits.

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SACTOKAREN 10/20/2008 5:08PM

    Exciting stuff - so happy for you. You may want to leave all rings off until after you have the baby. Between fingers swelling and unswelling, you could lose a ring that means a lot to you.


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