I can’t believe it’s already been a month since my last bumpdate! I went from being in my second trimester to now being in my third!! The time is finally starting to speed up a bit. So what can I update you on, I feel like I’m finally looking like I should for being at this stage in my pregnancy. I popped out really early and now I feel like I’m carrying my baby and baby weight more like others at this point. Again, I know it’s not a comparison, every person and every pregnancy is different, but I’m getting a lot less surprised looks when I say how far along I am so I’m feeling better about it.
Baby Adney is kicking up a storm and I am loving it!! Justin finally felt him kick last week and that was probably the most incredible feeling I could have had. Not only did Justin feel him kick but could also watch him kick as my belly moved up and down as he did it. I could seriously watch him kick for hours if he would kick that long. I find myself laying down on the sofa when I get home from work and watching as baby kicks and moves and loose track of time.
Some personal news, I recently took my glucose test and sadly the results did not come back in my favor. It was a definite shock to hear that I have gestational diabetes. It didn’t even cross my mind that I could possibly have it. I haven’t used this pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I want or steer too far away from my normal eating habits. Yes, I have been eating more carbs because I have been feeling like I need more carbs. I haven’t gone overboard on the sweets. I’ve had a little ice cream every now and then but again not too much. I do eat a lot of fruit, which of course has a lot of natural sugars, but I’ve always eaten a lot of fruit. My exercise has gone down, I was told I couldn’t do Bikram during my pregnancy so that has been a major change, I used to go 3-4 times per week, but I’ve been swimming and walking a lot more to supplement.
I’ll be honest, I felt a little defeated to hear those words come out of the mouth of my doctor. I know she said there wasn’t anything I could have done to prevent it but I couldn’t and can’t help but feel like I’ve failed my baby in some way. This isn’t the end of the world, my baby is still doing really well and his heartbeat is still very strong. I’ll just be visiting the doctor a lot more often, as in once a week I’ll be seeing a specialist. I will need to test my blood sugar four times a day and watch how much processed carbs and sugars I am eating. I’ve added in a 20-30 minute walk every night after dinner too. Hopefully these minor changes will be enough to regulate myself so that I don’t need to start taking insulin. If that happens…well I don’t even want to think about that right now…
I am more in love with my baby every day and I know Justin is now more connected now that he can feel him too. Justin is about to head out of town for his two week drill with the Marines and we will miss him! I’m happy we were able to squeeze in our maternity shoot this past weekend before he left. I am so excited to get the pictures back, I can hardly wait! Capturing this time in ours lives was so important to me and I know we will cherish this pictures for the rest of our lives.
More updates to come in the future but for now happy Friday!