After our families found out about the pregnancy, things started to really settle in. Everyone was excited for us. My sister-in-law works at a little gift shop and she even picked up this very cute ornament for me:
Celebrate nowâ€¦ Youâ€™ll be too tired later! Merry Christmas!
Although I donâ€™t have a baby bump yet, nor is the baby here, I can almost agree with those words 100% already. All the getting up to pee at night, only being able to eat a little bit of food, and just the general exhaustion that comes with being pregnant is really getting to me. The little bean is the size a blueberry and already running me ragged! Haha!
But the big thing thatâ€™s getting to me is the low blood sugars. I know Kerri talked a lot about hers while she was pregnant with BSparl, and I have read some posts by other PWWD (Pregnant women with diabetes) on TuDiabetes, but I never knew the hassle it would be to keep my sugars under one number after eating, only to plummet later. I was thinking it was maybe because my diet was consisting of mainly only diet ginger ale and saltines, and that I wasnâ€™t getting enough protein to carry me on those hours after eating. So, for lunch yesterday, I made a peanut butter and jelly toasted sandwich and poured myself a big glass of milk â€“ something that has been a no-no for me forÂ a while before pregnancy because of the spike it would cause. This time? Nope. I spiked up to 126 (from a nice 109), stayed there for about an hour, andÂ only to end upÂ heading to the south pole. I know that the baby-forming processÂ uses a lot of your energy, but one would think Iâ€™d realize that energy means carbs which means lower blood sugars at times.
This week has been the first week I can really tell a big difference in my blood sugars. When I went to Dr. C on Tuesday, he was very confident that everything will be okay and that we needed to only tweak just a tiny bit and raise a few things and lower some others and we would be ok, but it seems those changes have made it worse. Iâ€™m thinking of going back for now just because the lows and the increasing nausea and the decreasing amount of foods I can stomach just isnâ€™t working out right now. Which, I know some of it is probably because my basal/bolus ratio has been thrown off now too with my current diet.
Some of the stories I have read from others are quite scary in that they had the sickness throughout the whole entire pregnancy. For others, it came to an end as the first trimester does. I have 6 more weeks to know for myself. Until then, Iâ€™m going to try the tips that have been sent my way so far.
Thank you to everyone for your support and comments yesterday. You are the best!