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post #61 of 76

Crystal I haven't even done the 3 hour GTT yet, I won't until this coming Tuesday or Wednesday. So I'm doing the same thing you are - worrying about every little thing. I was "borderline" with my first pregnancy, so I didn't officially have GD but I was put on a diet anyway to make sure it stayed that way. I've been trying to eat that way (basically lower carbs) since failing the one hour test. 

 

Madi its craziness I tell you, the comments are coming daily! LOL this 17 year old girl in my apartment complex told me I looked like I was going to pop, and I let her know (since I know her and I knew she wouldn't take offense) please don't say that again because I have 2 more months to go! 

 

It's been hot here too, and humid, and rainy. I want the rain to give it a rest so I can spend some more time in the pool. My hips/pelvis are mad at me...getting in that pool takes the pressure off so nicely. 

 

I cannot get out of bed these days. I slept in until almost 11am today!! My kids made themselves sandwiches for breakfast lol.gif

post #62 of 76
At 10:15 pm it was still 90*. I have quit checking. I put the box fans up in the windows anyway because moving hot air is better than closed-in hot air.... maybe... Happy 32 weeks to me tomorrow... ;l

I didn't even discuss the GD test with my midwife. My last appt was a long time ago and kind of on thefly since she came to my house simply because she was in town, but forgot my papers... and didn't schedule a next appointment.. . I guess I should look into that. (I've been avoiding though because our final payment is due in four weeks and I don't know how we'll do it. We will get money through insurance, but only *after* the fact.... And I have to pay my midwife in full *by* 36 weeks. And still have to buy the birth kit! Eek. Might have to figure things out.

But not until after it hopefully cools down.

My mom wrote a story yesterday (then in today's newspaper) about our record-setting hot summer thus far. (Yeah, my mom works at the newspaper... and my dad is the publisher... and i worked as the sports editor for five years wink1.gif ). This is the hottest summer in 24 years. And of course I get to spend it wonderfully pregnant wink1.gif It could be worse though, so I'll still count my blessings!
post #63 of 76
judybean, yes, this heat is ridiculous! i remember last summer hitting the upper 90s just a few times. this year is an entirely different creature and I am so sick of it. i am ready for fall.

been reading but not posting because I'm always on my phone. i am 32 weeks today, having tons of supremely intense BH, and I *think* my belly has dropped a little? and for the last three days, those third trimester digestive issues. fun. baby a was still breech at my appt earlier this week so the OB and I talked more seriously about a c-section. it makes me sad, and i wish things were different... there's a small possibility she will still turn though.

i broke down and ordered a comfort-u maternity pillow. i'm so uncomfortable at night that i just don't know what else to do. it's arriving tomorrow and i feel like a kid on Christmas eve!
post #64 of 76
Thread Starter 
Well, lucky me, I got to spend last night switching between laying on my right side and having my right hip and arm go to sleep, or laying on my left side and having the right side *ache* like nothing I've yet experienced. Super. 7 to 12 weeks to go.

I'm starting to get birth supplies together. I can't find my fish net for the birth pool. I didn't need it last time, but everything I've read says having a bowel movement in the water is incredibly common. I'm just glad I won't be in any state of mind to care by then. This midwife requested we get a new hose for filling the tub, to make sure it isn't full of bacteria or mildew. I totally understand the thought, but after reading everything on the side of the packages, and the bold 'not for drinking water' on the end of the hose, I really have to wonder what would be worse- getting manufacturing materials including lead cleared out (as much as possible, at least) or having the chance for bacteria and mold. Ew. On the up side, the pvc-free shower curtains are a lot cheaper these days than they were 3 years ago.
post #65 of 76
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Oh man, that sounds terrible. Even the Houston area has cooled down but we're a swamp now...it's been raining for a week straight and as soon as the sun comes out it's a sauna out there, with free mosquito bites. It's only in the upper 80s but very very humid. I sure do hope it cools down for you soon.

yep. That's Florida, too. Although it's been in the 90's. Of course, I live right next to the everglades, so no big surprise it's a "swamp".

post #66 of 76
Help007, can't you get a lead free drinking water hose?
post #67 of 76
Thread Starter 
Where can you get those? Lowe's or home depot?
post #68 of 76

I got my hose at Costco for $20.

post #69 of 76

omg, last night was the worst night of sleep for me. I actually felt pain in my back while laying down for a small amount of time, which is amazing, because that never happens. Then side-lying has started to give me aches on the outsides of my thighs. Finally I stretched out my one leg and kept the other bent on a body pillow and my thighs didn't ache anymore, but now my pelvis is aching this morning! Crazy! Time to do some more yoga. I wish I could walk in this weather, but there's just no way, the humidity and heat is too oppressive.

post #70 of 76
Re: hoses. I'm pretty sure my birthkit last time specified a medical grade hose or something like that. You could look around on homebirth websites.
post #71 of 76
Worst sleep ever for me last night, too. I had the usual back, hip, and pelvic pain, but also my belly button feels like its tearing open and the sharp abdominal muscle pains are excruciating. It was just a complete nightmare.

Things are getting pretty rough and we have another really hot week coming up. I wish I could fast-forward a few weeks
post #72 of 76
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GAH. I failed my 1 hour GTT with 147. I had scrambled eggs and grapes for breakfast and now I'm cursing those grapes on one hand and worrying about GD on the other (like, I've been really thirsty lately ... does that mean GD? and I've gained more than I gained with DD ... does that mean GD? Better not have any ice cream tonight after supper, in case I have GD ... blah blah blah) Honestly, I don't think I have it -- I'm just a worrier.
Worldshakerz and jend1002 - Have you gotten your 3-hour results back yet?
Monkey Keeper - I know that you're being careful about diet and checking in with blood sugars periodically, but are you considered to actually have GD?
I haven't decided if I want to just take the 3-hour test or if I want to opt for monitoring.

No, I'm not considered to have GD. My week of monitoring showed nothing of concern except a couple numbers, so we are just being cautious. My OB felt that they did not warrant any follow up by anyone or a diagnosis. I do know, though, that some providers will treat you as if you have GD if you decline the 3hour.

post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by crystal_buffaloe View Post

GAH. I failed my 1 hour GTT with 147. I had scrambled eggs and grapes for breakfast and now I'm cursing those grapes on one hand and worrying about GD on the other (like, I've been really thirsty lately ... does that mean GD? and I've gained more than I gained with DD ... does that mean GD? Better not have any ice cream tonight after supper, in case I have GD ... blah blah blah) Honestly, I don't think I have it -- I'm just a worrier.
Worldshakerz and jend1002 - Have you gotten your 3-hour results back yet?
Monkey Keeper - I know that you're being careful about diet and checking in with blood sugars periodically, but are you considered to actually have GD?
I haven't decided if I want to just take the 3-hour test or if I want to opt for monitoring.


crystal_buffaloe - I failed with 175!  And this was fasting from the night before.  I haven't taken the 3 hour yet.  I was supposed to on Friday but absolutely had to be at work for a full day that day. My dr. said she'd like to see it done by end of last week/early this week.  Looks like I can't get 3 hours in the morning until maybe Thurs.  I really don't think I have it - but I don't want to risk not testing either as it can be serious.   I will make the dreaded effort on Thursday.  I will get my iron rechecked then too to see if my diet changes have helped or if I need to supplement.

 

Honestly, I decided on the 3-hour test because it just seems easier than sticking my finger 4 times a day for up to 2 weeks.  But now that I am trying to find time to schedule, I am not so sure!

post #74 of 76
Yeah, what leads me to want to do the 3-hour is just the time factor. I actually could go on Wednesday and just get it over with, but there's another side of me that would like all the data from home monitoring. We're supposed to discuss it at my prenatal tomorrow. Going into the testing, what I was worried about was my iron (I've been really tired, but I did start taking Floradix a week ago Sun.) but apparently that was fine.
post #75 of 76

The time factor was a huge part of why I DIDN'T want to do it. I would have to find child care for 3 kids first thing in the morning for four hours, and I was leaving on vacation 3 days after I got my results (I had a 141). Plus from experience, I would have been useless for the rest of the day--I had a massive crash/headache last time. 

 

jen--One of my MW friends told me that fasting actually *can* backfire (I fasted too). You can make yourself hypoglycemic and then your body processes the huge dose of sugar differently. It kind of made sense to me when she explained it.

 

jen and cb--were you instructed to fast before your 3hr? Because I WAS but my doula said a lot of OBs don't give correct prep instructions and tell them only to fast for 2 hours beforehand. But the first number is supposed to be a true fasting number (overnight) according to the ADA, and if that number isn't correct it can skew the others as well.

post #76 of 76

Can I vent for a sec? I just went to yoga class and I'm feeling so heavy at this point (yeah, 2 more months to go, so I should shut up, right?) that my legs are shaking trying to do the poses. Plus, we always do a recap before we start of how everyone is feeling and all the first time mamas at 31 weeks like me are like "I feel great, I can't complain!" and I'm thinking "what the heck am I doing wrong??" I woke up this morning and I could tell my pelvis had stretched open more and it was sore. My back is sore. Everything down there just generally feels heavy and uncomfortable. If I sleep too long on my right side I end up sore on that side. If I sleep on either side baby is kicking me.  Oh and did I mention I'm having nightmares again? I end up going back to sleep in the morning because I can't sleep too much at night. I get dizzy spells now. And I'm still trying to figure out if the lumbar pillow and yoga I do on my own is actually helping me, or if it's just making the aches worse.

 

ok. now I'm done. *sigh*

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