I had to fill out some papers and checked the boxes for 'emotional' and 'irritable' Well, yeah, I'm pregnant, and I just found out I can't eat ANYTHING, I'm constantly going to Drs appointments/getting blood drawn(badly, btw) so I don't have time to exercise before I have to pick my kid up from school, and I have to stab myself all day long! I am IRRITABLE! So Nurse Smug says, "Well you're just getting started!" and basically chastises me for being emotional, because that can affect my blood sugar.
She didn't like my post-breakfast numbers and tried to put me on medicine, but I was like, "I've only been doing this four days--can I have a little more time to see if I can straighten my diet out first?" She 'let' me, but gave me the helpful information that things would get worse and worse as the pregnancy advanced, and I would most likely end up on insulin. And then she signed me up for bloodwork to see if I was predisposed to type 1 diabetes. (Yes. I am 36 years old, this is my third child, and you, brilliant Nurse Smug, are diagnosing me with juvenile diabetes.) I definitely second the counselling suggestion above, but I don't need any more appointments. My son goes to 1/2 day preschool, and we're seriously considering changing him to full-day just because these Drs. appointments are taking up so much time!
And while I'm on a roll...the REASON I'm so fat is because the Army and my husband put me on Zoloft, because I was not doing a good job being a single mom in a new town for a year while he was deployed. They picked Zoloft because I was still nursing, and I gained 30 pounds in like, 5 minutes and was never able to lose it. So, it's actually not my fault I have gestational diabetes--It's Osama Bin Ladin's, OKAY?
I'm vegan, which I haven't bothered mentioning to the military hospital staff because I just don't want to get into it (I have a midwife on the side who is going to help me with meal planning). But some of the readings I got in trouble for were when I tried to eat oatmeal, which THEY SUGGESTED! It did NOT work! Not with nuts, not with tofu. My dietary salvation appears to be packaged fake meat. (gross. I'm a whole foods kind of person) Obviously, I can't live on that for the next 5 months, but it's doing the trick numbers wise.
Thank you for listening, ladies.