Is anybody out there? Probably not since I’ve been neglecting my poor little blog for……OVER 3 MONTHS!?!? Is that right?! It must be, my computer is definitely smarter than me. Especially since I have a major case of pregnancy brain and the children I birth are stealing my brain cells slowly as they grow (I’m talking about bun in the oven as well as my growing two-year old). I’m sure of it. Forgive me if I ramble and make nonsensical words up, since it takes me DAYS to remember the right word I want to say to describe something. Ugh, I use to speak so eloquently.
Well the good news is that my time-with-child is progressing at a rapid pace. I feel like it was just yesterday I took a pregnancy test and got the exciting news. It seems like each midwife appointment gets closer and closer and I think to myself “wasn’t I just here last week?”. No. No you were not. In fact, it’s been an entire month.
Here is my obligatory “baby bump shot”:
Sunday is the only day these days that I put effort into getting ready for the day. Otherwise I’m in sweats. I also seem to be developing a little bit of a shelf-butt as well. I guess I have things to work on after the baby gets born. Please notice the freshly painted wall behind me. I did that on Saturday at 7 months pregnant, I’m pretty proud. I was also wondering why my shoulders and arms were sore today? Duh.
Oh, and before I move on to the meat of this post, this baby is a girl for those of you who didn’t know already. I am so excited that Hanna is going to have a sister and that I have to buy minimal amounts of clothing since Hanna was a bit of a clothes horse for her first year. Things just got a whole lot easier!
So why all the blogging motivation all of a sudden? For those of you who haven’t read my “About” page, my first pregnancy I had Gestational Diabetes, and it was kind of a pain in my butt (as I’m sure it is for most women who have to experience this in their pregnancies). I had a glucose test done at 12 weeks this go around and my levels were all good at a fabulous number of 114 (they like you to be below 130). I went in for my second glucose screening this past week and my numbers were elevated at a 138. Normally, I would think “I’ll take the 3 hour test they suggest and see if I am really diagnosed with GD”, but I have been feeling funny for the last 3 weeks. Two weeks ago I started keeping track of my blood sugar and the results were not great. I told my midwife that I would forgo putting myself through the 3 hour glucose test and to just assume I have GD since my blood sugar readings have been suggesting that it is indeed returning to my life.
I’ve been exercising periodically throughout my pregnancy, but my diet has been less than stellar (being pregnant during the holidays is HARD). The accountability of blogging is something I really need right now, even if I am not currently losing weight.
I need to be doing some form of exercise daily, checking my blood sugar levels daily, and counting carbs and sugar like it’s my job. Knowing that I will be blogging about it helps me to stay on track, so I’m happy to say that I am back in blogging!
Which is fabulous because I really missed you guys!