22 July 2011

29 weeks

Well another week has gone by and I can't believe that MissyMoo3 and I have reached 29 weeks already!

This past week has been dominated by my new notable ailment of the week: gestational diabetes.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was tested for this last Friday. On Tuesday morning I tried three times to call the hospital for my results but couldn't get through. When someone from the hospital rang me later that morning (just after I'd had a small piece of chocolate cake for morning tea - my last hoorah!)I knew what she was going to say before she said it - they don't ring you about good results.

I had GDM with MissyMoo2, and although I wasn't tested for it with MissyMoo1, due to various factors the general consensus is that I had it then too. So it was expected ... but no less disappointing. Now I've always made a point of not crying at work if I can at all help it, but after hanging up the phone I couldn't stop the tears from flowing for a few minutes before I managed to compose myself.

A few days later, I'm doing fine. I am fortunate to have a wonderful, understanding boss who has allowed me to change my work days in order to fit in the specialist appointments I will need to go to. I now have my glucometer and all my results so far have been good. I know what to expect and what to do. I know that it will probably get worse before the baby is born and that diet alone might not be able to manage it. I know my fingers will be sore, I'll be hungry sometimes and I won't be able to indulge even if people around me do. I know it will get me down sometimes. But I also know what an amazing difference controlling gestational diabetes can make to the baby's size and consequently the entire birth experience. Given the choice, I would take the birth of MissyMoo2 over that of MissyMoo1 any day.

Time to go and have some carb-moderated afternoon tea now. Ciao.


  1. It's so good to have kids who occasionally entertain themselves! I hope they keep this up for when bump becomes baby!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that you have to juggle this extra complication during the last months of your pregnancy. At least you know what you are dealing with and will be able to have some control over it.

  3. Thanks Gina. It's a bit of a pain but makes me look forward to baby being born even more (if that's possible).


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