Going back to my concern re:my GD test results. Well, I now know that I probably should not have eaten an egg sandwich less than 2 hours before my appt. I eat healthy bread, but it still is a bit carb heavy to eat before the test. Overall, I agree with my DH that all is well, and I should not worry. We'll see what the midwifery clinic says later next month.
Nevertheless, I would like to get a monitor just to keep track of my own numbers, to see if there really is anything to worry about - I have wanted one ever since my mom was diagnosed diabetic many years back...just in case. I like tracking and crunching numbers; so in many ways, I have a nerdy desire for a new data point. But I really don't want to spend right now what it would cost for the monitor ...even for the cheap Wal-mart option.
So I have decided to just track my food intake and trying to follow a diabetic diet the best I can. It certainly won't hurt! But after this weekend, I am realizing I need to work on the diet a bit more. I might not be eating enough calories. I have lost a couple of pounds already. (Since I started out overweight I am not sure if that really is a problem.)
Otherwise, all is well here. A bit stressed about everything I need to do to prepare for this baby and mentally prepare for the possibility of a new job...including deciding if the benefits of the job will be worth the cost of the weekly commute. (The job has not posted yet, but I have been assured that it will soon.) Right now I feel like I really need to think about where I am going with my career, where I want to be in the next five years, and choose very carefully how to proceed. In general, my mind turns to static whenever I start thinking about my career and how to move forward. Being the sole bread-earner for the family is more responsibility than my poor little mind can handle sometimes!
Aaaah, Monday morning has gotten the better of me again.