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foxhoundsrgr8 - June 2

Hi Prissanna, it's been ages, I know, but you won't believe how extremely busy I've been with all last minute preparations, etc...I still haven't had him yet, but both my doc. and I are hopeful that he might arrive this weekend! How have you been? I've been 'sinning' a lot lately, but there is so little time left, I just seem to have lost my self control...I hope you are doing really well, let me know!

 

Prissanna - June 3

Girl I thought you had already had the baby and forgotten about us! So glad to hear from you. I've been doing some sinning too but not too bad. We went out of town last weekend and I ate entirely too much all weekend. My numbers are still pretty good except for when I eat white bread OR when I'm extremely tired at night. How are yours? Are you still able to exercise?

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 3

Well, to be honest with you, I haven't done much checking lately, I just didn't see the point...Like when I had a hot fudge brownie with ice cream...I thought if the numbers are high, there is nothing I can do about it anyway, and it's not like I'm going to repeat the experience in a hurry - at least not until he is born...Normally I eat the same stuff though, so there is no need to check then...The other thing is, he is due tomorrow (no sign of anything happening yet though *sigh*), so I figured as long as I don't go crazy, I just can't hold back 100% any longer! But he seems to be doing well - my dr. has me come in every other day for NST's..I still exercise every day, I sometimes joke with my friends that I'll end up giving birth on the elliptical...BTW, today I had a huge slice of organic chocolate cake (made with 86% cocoa solids) followed by a decaf capuccino - and it all seemed to have been fine, whereas if I have just one white bread roll or something, my numbers go through the roof!

 

Traci76 - June 3

Hope you ladies don't mind me jumping in here. I read the other GD thread you guys had going. I just have a quick question, since the white bread thing was mentioned. I like Nature's Own WhiteWheat. Don't know if you've heard of this. Anyway, I've compared it to a lot of the other breads in the store, and they all have pretty much the same amount of carbs. Why is it that white bread is worse than wheat, when the carbs are the same. And also, if you've heard of this particular bread, is it ok b/c it's whitewheat?

 

Atarahsmommy - June 3

Traci76 I'm not a doctor or anything, but I think it is because the white bread is more broken down already and so your body doesn't have to work at breaking it down and so it is converted straight to sugar, thats why complex carbs are better, your body has to break them down and gets good stuff out of it before it is converted to sugar, and maybe it gets less sugars from it at a time

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 3

Actually, Atarahsmommy is right...White bread (as a matter of fact, most things that are 'white' do) converts a lot easier into useable form of energy in the body (glucose), than whole wheat or other forms of complex carbohydrates, ie. 'the healthy stuff'...In fact, the glycaemic value of some white bread is just as high as sugar, which means, after eating it, it has the same effect as sugar on your blood sugar levels...I've never heard of Nature's Own, but what matters here is not necessarily (just) the amount of carbs you find in anything, but much more important is how fast they get utilised/absorbed by the body, what sort of insulin response they induce..In my GI table, for example, white wheat bread has a glycaemic index of 70, which is still very high..Hope this helps...

 

Prissanna - June 5

I know what you mean about your numbers. I ate some ham for lunch Sat. and a bite of creamed corn. Then I had peach cobbler and ice cream and my numbers were 112 after! I almost freaked. I would have eaten more had I known they wouldn't have gone sky high. I cheated bad yesterday too. I was just going to have an ice cream from DQ but I couldn't stop there. I don't know what's wrong with me. It's hard not to do bad today too, but so far so good. Have they guestimated the weight of your baby yet? Please let me know as soon as you have your baby and get back home and settled in.

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 6

Well, my dr. said at my wk 38 appointment that he reckoned baby weighed around 7.5 lbs, so he was afraid I would not be able to deliver, seeing that I'm very small framed and my pelvis is kind of narrow...Since then, I've been admitted to hospital based on CTG scans that showed strong contractions (I'm also overdue now with a grade 2 placenta), but we are still waiting for dilation and effacement, neither of which seem to want to be happening...Today, I managed to 'escape' for a couple of hours, but now I have to head back and I don't think I'll be coming out again until I had the baby...(I hate it in there, it's just sooo boring!) As soon as I'm home, I'll let you know though, I promise...Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, and don't feel bad about cheating once in a while, it's not the end of the world! x

 

Prissanna - June 6

So you are in the hospital now???

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 14

Hi Prissanna, well, this is our first day out of hospital! I've given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy, with no signs of GD having ever been an issue...He was a lean 5.7lb baby, with an Apgar score of 10/10, no issues with blood sugar, jaundice, or anything of the sort...I'm so very proud of him! I'm b___st feeding and he seems to be putting on weight so quick! How are you doing?

 

Prissanna - June 15

OH my goodness! I can't believe he only weighed 5.7 lbs.! Whoo hoo for you! I know you are proud. I have a few questions if you don't mind. How many times did they check his sugars in the hospital? How many times did they check yours? Did they ever tell you he was going to be a large baby (going by fundal height or the U/S)? Another lady that has GD had hers and her baby was 6.something. It's so amazing! I went yesterday and the Dr. didn't even ask about my numbers. They have went up a bit after fasting and breakfast so I'm working on that. I've been cheating ALOT more too so that could be part of it. It's so good to hear from you!!!!!!!!!

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 15

It's good to hear from you too! Actually, since I've switched dr's, I've had it a lot easier...My new dr. had complete trust in me, so he never felt the need to 'check' my numbers, as long as I could rea__sure him that they are good and I'm keeping everything under control...So they never checked my numbers, my son's were completely normal after birth, and since he showed no signs and symptoms, they never checked again (he was also a 10 on the Apgar) Going by the U/S, they estimated him somewhat larger, but I was never told that he was going to be huge...To be honest with you, towards the end of my pregnancy, I was cheating quite a lot too...Now I can't stop eating c___p - it's been over a week now that every day, at every meal I pig out on cakes and biscuits, chips, baked goods, you name it...I really have to get my act together, although as far as weight issues go, I'm sure b___st feeding and the lack of sleep helps, as I haven't put on nowhere near as much as I would have expected on such 'diet' (if you can call such indulgence that at all;)...

 

Prissanna - June 16

I imagine I'll be just like you when I get this baby out! LOL I know I need to go ahead and stock up on some junk at my house so I'll be prepared. So how is your little man sleeping through the night? I so dread things like that. DD slept from the beginning but they say there is no way you'll have two that do the same thing. So how long were you in labor? How long did you have to stay in the hospital? Is your DH's head as big as a watermelon? LOL

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 17

Actually, the first night he woke up at around 11 PM, then 2:30 AM, then at around 6 AM, which wasn't too bad..Then the second night, he woke up like 4 times, and it took us ages to put him back to sleep...Last night, he woke up 3 times again, which I'm happy with, because this way I can get some sleep as well..I've started giving him these anti-colic drops, which seem to help, I think otherwise he suffers from a lot of wind (possibly because he is just so greedy, he wants to gulp everything down real quick and I think he swallows too much air in the process) Hopefully, he will keep this pattern of only waking up 3 times a night, and then sleep through (one does hope anyway..) I was in labor for 10 hours without any pain killers or anything, and honestly, I don't think it was all that bad - bareable at least...I was in hospital for 3 days under observation, then another 6 because of my c-section...Yeah, Daddy is very proud...

 

Prissanna - June 19

Wow! I can't believe you had to stay in the hospital that long. I would have been tearing the place up!!!! Sounds like a great delivery though. Since you're b___stfeeding, if he's still having a bit of a problem sleeping, watch what you eat. Spicy foods or things with garlic can mess them up. Also caffeine is not good at all! I didn't believe that with DD until she stayed up half the night after I drank some Dr. Pepper. I ate mostly meat and potatoes and then gradually added things to see how they affected her sleeping.

 

foxhoundsrgr8 - June 20

Luckily he slept well last night (and the night before). I just hope that soon he'll be sleeping through (don't we all wish that?!) My biggest problem at the mo. are sore and cracked nipples though, it's almost been two weeks and they just don't seem to be getting better..I've tried everything- lanolin, I sleep without a bra, but nothing seems to make them better..Any suggestions? How long do you have left now? And how are you feeling (I know you are close to the end now as well...) Do you still keep a strict diet?

 

Prissanna - June 20

I don't really have any suggestions about the sore and cracked thing. Mine never did that with DD. I hope to goodness I'm that lucky this time. One thing I do know is don't bathe them with soap, just clean water cause soap dries your skin out. I'd research online if I were you. The LLL has a bulletin board. If you can't find it, I'll send you the link. I've got 3 weeks and 1 day left and I've finally gotten to the miserable point in this. I'm about to have a heatstroke sitting at my desk under AC. I can't seem to get to sleep at night and I'm HUNGRY! I'm sticking with my diet but cheating on the weekends of which I always feel guilty because I feel so stuffed afterwards. I made DH chocolate chip cookies and peanut b___ter cookies for Father's Day of which I helped him eat. However there is still a plateful of both and it's all I can do not to binge on them every day when I get home.

 

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