I don't listen to much music to begin with so i'll probably be leaving my ipod home. If I take it with me to the hospital i'll be listening to a book on tape and not music. Listening to a book on tape is more comforting to me than listening to music.View Thread
s/c: It seems as if i've been pregnant forever and that I still have forever to go. Time is going extremely slow for me. been having BH and it's pretty uncomfortable most of the time and i've been having pain on my right side that goes into my back. Can't seem to get my morning blood sugars down but will be talking to a diabetic counselor on Friday.
Other: My little guy loves to move around and it's funny to watch my belly bounce around. He usually stops moving every time my bf puts his hand on my stomach, which I think is pretty funny most of the time. It frustrates the heck out of him.
Next Appointment: Aug. 8th, Ultrasound Aug. 19thView Thread
Yesterday I looked online for the difference between BH and real contractions and it wasn't much help because not all women experience them the same. I'm guessing that it's probably just BH. My tummy gets extremely hard and then I feel cramp like pain in my lower abdomen and on my right side that goes into my back.
I did find some helpful hints online on how I could relieve the pain or discomfort and tried one last night and it seemed to help. On one website it mentioned using heat or cold or alternating both. Since it's too hot for using heat and adding heat very seldom gives me relief I chose to use an ice pack last night when I went to bed and I was able to sleep better and woke up without the discomfort and so far the pain and cramping have been very little.View Thread
I'm not against cord blood banking and think it's a good idea if your child has problems later on or if there are health problems that run in your family. I just don't like the price you have to pay in order to do it. If It was affordable i'd probably do cord banking but there is no way I can afford it and therefore will not be savinging my baby's cord blood.View Thread
I was put on insulin right away because my A1C was high. And when I went in for a glucose test they decided not to do it after the first draw because my blood sugars were too high.
I just talked to a diabetic counselor and had all my insulin changed and also found out that my A1C dropped 1.3 points. Yeah!!!
I was told that fasting blood sugars should be between 65-95 and under 120 two hours after a meal. Your blood sugars haven't been too bad. I would be worried if your blood sugars were as low as 89 after a meal. That would usually mean that you didn't eat enough carbs or you had a little more protein or fiber than necessary.
Since your blood sugars haven't been extremely high I don't think you'd need to worry about insulin. And you don't have long to go before your LO arrives. You'll probably be induced early because of the risks. My doctor said she'll induce me at 37 weeks.
Just keep track of your blood sugar and talk to your doctor about your concerns at your next appointment. You can also talk to a diabetic counselor, they have great advice and can help you in many ways.View Thread
My fasting blood sugars are about the same as yours. I've found out that it's because my blood sugars drop in the middle of the night and then rises again in the morning. My doctor had me check my blood sugars when I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night to see if that was what was really happening. She also told me to eat a small snack before going back to bed and that seems to help me. So maybe you can try that.View Thread
Don't be sorry. I had a better life because of the decision my mom made. I didn't have the negative influence of my dad like my older siblings so I didn't have many of the problems they have. I believe that no father is better than having to live with a father who is abusive in any way.View Thread