Beckie and Blue Team (thinking of naming my little guy Jaxon Mark, but won't know for sure until after he's born)
w/g: 3 lbs
s/c: Having more painful contractions but they aren't regular. My hips pop when I do too much walking which becomes pretty painful at times, Heartburn and acid reflux is killing me. My chest and throat feels like it's on fire. Swelling in my feet and legs.
Other: Non-stress tests show that my baby is doing very well and is getting plenty of oxygen and has plenty of fluid. Doctor says that according to all the tests that if my baby were to be born today all would be well and he'd do just fine.
Next d/a: 9/17 Non-stress test, ultrasound, ob-gyn 9/13 Non-stress test 9/21 GDView Thread
Has anyone else had a problem with your hips popping when walking? My hips pop all the time now when I walk and it's pretty painful at times. I've had to resort to using the motorized carts at the grocery store because of my hips. I feel silly using the motorized carts because I think there are so many other people that need it more than I do, but sometimes the pain is too much.View Thread
s/c: Contractions aren't as bad as before due to keeping my self hydrated and staying off my feet. Legs and feet are really starting to swell and my boyfriend is great at massaging them for me. Baby keeps kicking so I know he's doing well. I even got to see him breathe at my non-stress test on Thursday.
Other: Doctor says she'll induce me at around 37 weeks so i've got at least 4 more weeks to go. I'm ready to have this little guy out.
Next d/a Non-stress test Thursday OB: Sept 10th U/S: Sept 17th GD consult: Sept 21stView Thread
I thought the same thing when I was first diagnosed with GD. If my blood sugars were too high then I would skip a meal or just eat a yogurt and some cheese or munch on beef jerky. I was always hungry but scared to eat. It didn't help my blood sugars much and I got tired of being hungry all the time so I would make sure I ate something every couple of hours and kept it very low in carbs.
Even now I still have problems keeping my blood sugars where they should be, but my doctor isn't too worried because baby is growing normally and is strong and healthy.View Thread
How many carbs do you eat at each meal? I was first put on a low carb diet with only 30 carbs a meal and 30 for snacks, but that changed to 45 per meal and 15 for snacks after they changed my insulin.
Be sure to eat plenty of fiber and eat foods with less sugar. grapes and pears do have sugar in them and that can raise your blood sugars. I was told that half an apple, peach, etc is aprox 15 carbs. I can eat as many veggies as I want and they have a lot of fiber and very few carbs. Things like protein and fiber help your body to digest sugars better keeping your blood sugar down. And be sure not to skip meals.
Do some research online and see what you can find out.View Thread
s/c: Still having contractions but they haven't been regular so doctors not too worried. Everytime I get up and walk I feel a ton of pressure in my abdomen to the point that it makes it difficult to walk.
other: Started Non-stess tests today and will have them twice a week for at least the next four weeks. Everything looks great for me and baby.
I have the same problem with my fasting blood sugars in the morning. When you get up in the middle of the night to pee try eating a small snack. It could be that your blood sugar is dropping in the middle of the night and your liver is working over time and raising your blood sugars. This is what is happening to me. I'll check my blood sugar levels at 3 am and they will be in the right range. If I eat a snack then when I wake up they are still where they should be. If I don't eat anything then they are high. Try this for a few nights and see if this is what is happening to you.View Thread