If you know me, you know I could single handily keep Blue Bell in business. Rare is the day you open our freezer and don’t see a tub or two of that glorious ice cream. Mind you…I’m not one for sweets. I could pass up an entire table full of cakes, cookies, pies…you name it. But, don’t mess with my Blue Bell lest you want to limp away missing body parts.
So it is with a very heavy heart that I announce I’ve been banned from the stuff for the remainder of the pregnancy. That’s right..I failed both the 1 hour and 3 hour glucose tests most all pregnant women are subject to at 28 weeks. What does that mean? Gestational Diabetes folks. GULP. Have no fear..the babies and I are doing well. It just means I have to be more diligent in watching the foods I eat, specifically my sugar/carbs intake as well as increasing protein with each meal.
Out with the ice cream, in with the steak. Hey, that’s not all bad!
As an added bonus, I’ve been outfitted with a glucose meter. 4 times a day until delivery I get to check sugar levels in my blood. Yesterday, there was a fun little class where a dietitian diligently wrote out my daily meal plans and calorie/carb/protein allowance. Imagine her face as I told her I was also gluten intolerant. She had a fun time trying to pick out my foods.
All kidding aside, diabetes is no joke. I’m lucky this was diagnosed and I’m able to take measures to keep these babies and myself healthy. We’ve made it to 30 weeks, which is 4 weeks longer than with K & E. Every day they stay in is a miracle in my eyes. So give me that monitor, take my Blue Bell, and force feed me protein at every meal. You babies are worth it.