I should write. I am not feeling very inspired right now but it has been almost a week since I posted. I am doing OK now with the gestational diabetes diagnoses. I would abbreviate and say "GD" but that is a dirty word (lol).
I was in Chicago all week for work. It was a good trip but exhausting. Traveling, walking and sitting in meetings all day really took its toil. I had a good time with my new co-workers from Oklahoma...we have a good team. Anyway, when I got back on Friday (I took off work because I could hardly move), I got a call from the dietitian and they had an opening that afternoon. THANK GOD! We had been playing phone tag all week and it looked like my closest appointment would be Aug. 24th (almost two weeks away).
I won't go into a ton of details but I feel MUCH better about it. I have to test my glucose levels twice a day and make sure they are in a sufficient range. The food isn't as bad as I thought. I actually will have a hard time getting all the meals and food in (I think). I have a plan now and it isn't as scary. So far, I have eaten pretty much what I have wanted (within my diet restrictions) and my levels have been completely normal. THANK GOODNESS! I guess this diabetes hurdle will be just another "story" to add to Dawson's life.
On Wednesday of last week, I hit the 27 week mark...holy cow! TWENTY SEVEN weeks!
Here is my 27 week picture. Mom says I don't look much bigger from last week and I am still not smiling. I have to concentrate on taking these pictures!!!! The following "update" is from fitpregnancy.com:
Your baby weighs about two pounds and is about 12 to 15 inches long, about the size of a small pot roast. If your baby were born now, he would have an excellent chance (85 percent) of surviving. He still isn't fully formed and would probably not be able to breath by himself. He would need to stay in an incubator to keep his body temperature regulated, and he would have a weak liver and immune system. (Fact: Babies have more taste buds at birth than they will have later in life. Newborns can sniff out and tell the difference between their mother's milk and someone else's.)
I am also out of my second trimester...and into my third. I have about 12 weeks left!!! CAH-RAZY! We still have SO much to do. I am going to have to buckle down and just do it this week. The hubs has been working so much we barely get to see each other much less get to go to Babies R Us or work on the nursery. He worked on it a little while I was gone (which helped me work on it a little on Friday). We almost have the bed all together (with the bedding). We still have to paint and move all the other crap out...I will feel so much better when the nursery is finished. I HAVE to get it finished before my bike ride Sept 11 & 12. There are no excuses at this point. I have just three weekends left. My showers start Sept 18th so I HAVE to have the house in "order" by then so when the boxes and diapers and clothes and toys and baby gear start to pile up we will have a place to put them. I am getting a little freaked about how close he is to being here!!!
Dawson was pretty lazy all week...until yesterday (thank goodness!) I get so nervous if I don't feel him move. I really don't know what "normal" is or even if there is a "normal" gauge. I have heard that some days the baby will move a lot and the other days the baby will be pretty still. Mom got to feel him kick pretty hard a couple of times yesterday...he has squirmed a bit today. He seems to squirm down really low and kick up really high. I just want him moving all the time. Makes me feel like he is "OK".
I guess that is all for now. I am at the parentals' house this weekend while the hubs is playing at a national softball tournament in Alabama. I need to go check my level and then go eat lunch (I'm getting hungry). I just thought stabbing myself with a sharp object several times a day was just a thing of my past...well, I have at least three more months of it...at least this sharp object is TINY!