Saturday, May 20, 2017

I saw the OB yesterday. Lillian Rose looks good. Unfortunately, I've developed gestational diabetes on top of the anemia. This pregnancy seems to be especially hard on me. I'll be making an appointment with a nutritionist and the high risk doctor next week. I am NOT happy about this. At this rate, I just want it to be October. I want my daughter to be here. I want my body to go back to normal so I can quit taking fistfuls of pills,and take care of my body the way I know how.

I find all of this mortifying. emoticon I feel like in this pregnancy, I'm at high risk for breathing. My age - "advanced maternal age". The order for my ultrasound actually has me down as ELDERLY. My God, I'm 36, not 90! My epilepsy. Most doctors have no idea how to handle it, so I'm automatically high risk. My Weight. BMI is over 30. *sighs* Anemia. And now this??? And on top of it, my daughter doesn't seem to like dairy. Do you have any idea how hard it is to avoid dairy???? Mostly I've been ignoring it and having a soda to help with the gas that comes from having it.

I don't even WANT to eat. It's too complicated. I've been having tons of eggs and orange juice. Baby Lilian seems to love those. But the only way I can HAVE the eggs is hard boiled, because the other 2 ways I like them - scrambled, and as a fried egg sandwich - I always have cheese on them!!!!

I set up my Spark tracker as diabetic, and it's so complicated. I now have specific goals for each MEAL calorie wise, not just the day. emoticon
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    I am sorry the pregnancy is so hard on you. Very glad the baby is doing OK so far. I know gestational diabetes is no fun. Everything feels so overwhelming. The good news is the dietician can help alot. In many places any one over 35 is considered high risk for giving birth and especially with your epilepsy and now the diabetes. Good news is very often after you give birth the diabetes resolves. Try to hang in there. Lillian Rose is worth it.

    932 days ago
    I'm sorry that you are having difficulties! I too am worried about being pregnant at an "elderly age." I am not yet, but my partner and I plan to have kids in the future and I am already 34! You should try avocado with your fried or scrambled eggs, it is really delicious and creamy and complements the eggs nicely.
    932 days ago
    The end product will make it all worthwhile.
    935 days ago
    Oh And the orange juice needs to go. You want to aim for low carb, not just low sugar. Fruit juice is full of carbs And No fiber. Stay away. You're better off eating the actual fruit. You want high fiber to counteract the carbs your eating. 🙂
    935 days ago
    I had gd twice. Once controlled by diet, once by pills, first baby was 7lbs 13oz and the second was 9'6. I kinda stopped caring what I ate with his pregnancy in the last month though. Blood work and nst's And u/s weekly sucked. Wish you all the best!
    935 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Sorry to hear about the diabetes. I'm Type 1. And the pregnancy with my son was the hardest thing ever. Please stop drinking the orange juice, soda, or any sugary drinks so your daughter will arrive without any complications. emoticon
    935 days ago
    I'm sorry things seem so complicated for you right now. But once your little girl is born, it will be well worth it. Take good care of yourself and your wee little one. Prayers for both of you.

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    935 days ago
    I know this is a lot to deal with all at one time. Hang in there and pray for the best.
    935 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Diabetic 2 and it is a challenge. Congrats on a new family member coming. Life sure does have its challenges.
    935 days ago
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