Friday, June 24, 2011

Pregnancy Woes

I am 30 weeks today!! Only ten more to go. It seems like you will never get to this point and then it happens and speeds up.

My pregnancy has been great up until about 2-3 weeks ago when I started getting RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) in full force. So much that it has kept me awake most of the night. It is awful! I had it first when I got pregnant with Hannah and then had it occasionally since then. I have noticed it so much more during this pregnancy and worse! I found out that I am anemic and after researching tonight, I am noticing a link with iron deficiencies and RLS. The doctor recommended an iron supplement, which I have been on for 3 days. she says it take about a week for it to start working.

I am SO desperate for a good nights rest that I drank Chamomile Tea before I went to bed last night, and I have to say I had awesome sleep. I know I woke up a couple of times but it wasn't due to's just because I am pregnant and toss and turn constantly to find a good position. Oh well, that will definitely end in 2 1/2 months when the baby is out and I can sleep on my back and possibly tummy. I despise sleeping on my sides. I wish I could take my arms off for the night and then put them back on because they just get in the way.

I also, possibly have gestational diabetes. FUN!...not! I took the 1 hour glucose test and failed and now just waiting for the paper work to do the 3 hour test. I keep telling myself, "this is not my fault". It is supposedly because of the placenta excreting a hormone that blocks the insulin from working and I should be fine once this little girl comes out. Until I take the 3 hour test, I am checking my blood sugars with a diabetic tester of my husband's...religiously. If you know me...I can verge on the line of OCD until I figure things out. Well, I haven't figured things out regarding carbs to protein ratio to figure out how it will affect my blood sugar spikes. So, I will most likely drive myself crazy figuring it out.

I had an awesome day today, though. I started charting my numbers so I can show it to my doc when I see her. My blood glucose #'s have been well in range and not going high at all. It takes a lot of work though. But I remember charting and calculating all of the calories that I was taking in when I lost 20 pounds. I was a fanatic but it worked. I need to see what these carbs are doing to my body.

Here are my reasons for being a fanatic. My baby's baby's baby's health.

God has blessed me with another baby and I want to take care of her the best that I can. That is good enough reason to eat the best possible way that I can.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear you're going through all this! I'll be praying. I had to be retested for G Diabetes with Molly and it all turned out fine... so hopefully your second test will be better too. I was also anemic so I had to change my diet quite a bit (I didn't like the iron pills). Hope you can get some good sleep tonight and the rls is kept at bay!


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