Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Monthly Bump, December Edition

So as I sit here eating a strawberry poptart (I swear the craving popped up out of nowhere), I consciously wonder why I'm gaining weight so fast. I know, I know, lay off the poptarts, lady. Seriously though, this is my first one in YEARS.
I wish I could offer you advice on how to keep great blood sugar numbers, or how to stave off morning sickness, or how to cope with the depression of being in a constant state of hibernation, but I can't. The fact is I'm still just a kid slowly coming to terms with, Holy Hannah, I'M having a kid, growing into the role of adulthood, and doing the best I can to manage my health. I guess that's all you really can do-- the best you can. Park a little further away from the store in parking lots, concentrate more of your diet toward the 6 food groups (milk, meat, grains, fruits, veggies, and CHOCOLATE!!), and take your meds religiously.

Okay, poptart done with. We saw Clarene today. She's my diabetes specialist in case you've forgotten. I got my due pat on the head, was told I'd be a great parent since I'm already taking such good care of baby by taking care of myself, and also had my hA1c done. It was 7.2 last month. Since my numbers have been so good, the hA1c has come down to 6.8. HOORAY! Clarene also wrote me a new prescription for my insulin since I am going through it faster. I can have up to 100 units a day if I need to... not that I'll need that much, but that's definitely some room to flex. Don't worry, I won't be naughty, pig out, and give myself 100 at any given time. I'll still stay in the 15-20 range. Clarene said it was alright that I dropped my ratio down to the 7-8 to 1 range. I'll probably be in the 6-7 range by the end of the month.

Last night we hit 8 weeks. We are officially 2 months along now, and took some new monthly bump photos. I've attached them here.

Yes my favorite shirt is as loud and obnoxious as I am.

There are mornings when I wake up, and it all seems so surreal... the fact that I'm married, that I am where I am, and that there's going to be a completely new person in my life next year. I won't be allowed to be selfish anymore. It's a lesson I'm slowly learning by knowing that everything I do and take into my body directly affects my baby. So I should enjoy the next several months, because it is the last time I will be in the limelight in the foreseeable future.