Once again not much is new, just growing my waist line and my anxiousness. I am blessed to feel pretty good now and I feel like we're (hopefully) smooth sailing here on out. Thankfully the heat is gone, yet I consider the humidity my worst enemy. I am hoping that the rain subsides soon and brings a nice cool Fall. Sadly rain is in the forecast till my birthday, and that's NINE days away!
I think I have a got a hang of my new diet. Honestly it's a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I am allowed three full meals a day plus two snacks. Basically I avoid all concentrated sweets: cokes, cakes, pies...However I was given permission to have a little cake at my baby showers. The basic premise of the diet is to keep my blood sugars under a certain amount (120). Once in the morning and then an hour after each meal I stick my finger and use my handy dandy blood-glucose meter to tell me my blood sugar level. At each meal and snack I am given a basic guideline to follow to make sure that I'm not giving myself a sugar overload. I've kind of made a game of trying to figure out what my level is going to be after I eat, and it's kind of neat watching how my body responds. So far I haven't felt deprived of anything and I have even felt satisfied for longer periods of time because I am eating the right kinds of foods together. Most likely I'll be continuing this diet after pregnancy, well....I
may probably will be taking a little break for Thanksgiving.
I had mentioned that when I met with the GD nurse they did a ultrasound to get all of Griffin's measurements to see if the GD had affected his size. He weighed 4lb 2oz and is in the 30th percentile. Like I had said, he's right where he needs to be. His results put him on the small side of normal. This was my biggest fear with the diabetes, now I really have no worries about this.
A while back I pulled out some of my baby pictures to try to imagine what Griffin would look like. I then became aware that I had not ever seen a baby picture of Dave. I had seen late elementary school pictures and I could remember him from middle and high school. I had come up with my own mental image of what baby Dave looked like, and it was quite awkward. With the 4D ultrasound, there was a bit of commotion that Griffin resembled Dave. But here I was only being able to picture what Dave looks like now, just miniature. Last night we were over at Dave's parents' talking about what Dave looked like as a baby, and then his Dad pulled out the slides from his birth. I should say that I now feel guilty for the weird baby that I had pictured Dave to be; he was actually really cute! And I can completely see that Griffin's going to look just like Dave. Take a look!
I'm still in awe as to what we were able to see with the 4D ultrasound. I don't think I'll get over that any time soon.
At the end of this week we'll be heading to Charlotte, NC for the wedding of a very good friend. I won't mind if Griffin comes a little early, but I really hope it's not the plan to come a month and a half early. We've watched the YouTube video showing how to deliver a baby in a car, yet I don't think we are at all prepared for such a task.
Updated belly collage. Click to enlarge.