Thursday, January 24, 2013
What an adventure pregnancy was! Right now I don't have time for a long post, but I'll get back to some of my experiences when I have more of a chance.
~Baby, though slightly early, is fine and doing well.
~Mom and Dad are fine and doing well so far, though this is a new experience for the both of them.
~I didn't get to do low-carb in the fashion I would've liked while pregnant. Baby triggered a nasty case of gestational diabetes relatively early, to the point I was needing regular blood sugar monitoring and insulin injections. So...in a sense I had to stay low carb, but to keep from letting the insulin take me too low, I was taking in significantly more than what I was doing previously on my own.
Now that baby is out and I'm feeling my former energy coming back, I hope to get back to my low-carb lifestyle. It's no longer just about my personal well-being anymore, but also that of my child and doing what I can to ensure I'm there for him as he grows up. On that note, I won't be alone coming back. My DH surprised me yesterday by registering with SparkPeople and expressing an interest in joining me on the journey this time. Very exciting as it's always nice to be able to support, and be supported by, a partner when undergoing such a major change.
It won't be without its challenges, though... He's not much of a veggie person (or more accurately...veggies and leafy greens just about never purposefully cross his lips). Instead pasta, bread, cereal, and potatoes are a large part of his diet, so the goal for him (I'm thinking) may not be to immediately try to get him eating like I was, but to get him eating lower carb relative to what he was eating and start introducing veggies into his meals. If he can get established on some veggies he likes (or at least tolerates), then we can start modifying his carb intake further.
Well, time to see if I can dig out my old tape measure.