Baby McGahen: 35 Weeks

Baby McGahen: 35 Weeks

Dietician - The dietician was great. She told me I need to be eating more, and more carbs. I hadn't gained a pound in several weeks (which is not great) because I had been scared to eat carbs. She told me that my diet should be somewhere around a 40C/30P/30F split, and my daily carb intake should be around 12 servings. I had probably been eating around 3 servings. Great to know that I can have more food!!

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Baby McGahen: 34 Weeks

Baby McGahen: 34 Weeks

Endocrinologist Update - I went to get my robot out and to have the doctor look over my blood sugar levels. The appointment was honestly best case scenario. She told me my blood sugar levels looked great, and that there was no cause for concern for me or for the baby. Despite having gestational diabetes, my diet is healthy enough that it's not going to cause issues. I got the robot out and will not have to do finger pricks or insulin. They will continue to keep a close eye on him with extra OBGYN appointments, one more appointment with Obstetrics (to measure him), a dietician appointment, and one more Endo appointment.

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Childbirth Class Recap

Childbirth Class Recap

We spent basically our entire Saturday (9am-5pm) at our hospital taking the Childbirth Express class that they hosted. Normally, childbirth classes are 4 weeks long, each for 2 hours, but we didn't want to make that weekly commitment and chose to get it all at once. It was a LOT of information and a very long day, but I'm really happy that we chose to do it. 

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5 Things That Make Me Really Happy Right Now

5 Things That Make Me Really Happy Right Now

I feel like I'm in the grouchy stage of my third trimester these days. I don't like being super negative all the time, and I don't want to only ever talk about negative stuff. Thanks to the beauty of the internet, I discovered some new blogs to read this week. One of the blogs I found and immediately followed was A Lady Goes West who posted a blog recently titled Three Things That Are Totally Making Me Happy Right Now, which inspired this post. 

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You Can Be Otherwise Healthy and Still Get Gestational Diabetes

You Can Be Otherwise Healthy and Still Get Gestational Diabetes

I really debated posting about this because I didn't want to deal with mom shame/judgment from people. When I've told people that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, most people have responded with things like, "Oh, do you eat a lot of sweets?" or "But you're so healthy!" Neither of which are mean comments, but I think they reinforce the fact that there is a stigma of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) that it only happens to overweight/unhealthy people. Implying that if you do have it, you did something wrong. And that's just not necessarily true.

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