Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Project Four-Zero: 15 Weeks!
at 7/06/2011 03:54:00 PM Posted by SimplyShirley08
"Diabetus" - that is my new nickname according to my joker sister. Not DiabEETEEZ.... but DiabEETUS. I have to admit, I stop in an unsuppressed chuckle to myself when she uses it. "Diabetus - can you pass me the salt?"; "That purse belongs to Diabetus"; or after I put my drink down at my dad's retirement party: "Hey, that's Diabetus' cup!"
I know it's no laughing matter, and any type of diabetes is serious. But when I hear the word "Diabetus" said in country terms, I automatically see Bret Michaels in my head, and I can't stop laughing.
I continue to experience high fasting levels, and I have an appointment this week to see what's going on. I'm afraid that the next steps may include going back to 4 prickings a day or some type of medication which I DO NOT want to do while pregnant. Maybe they will just be more strict about my diet. In a previous post, I had a freakout moment when my meter reader was giving me completely different results on 3 prickings within a minute of each other. The doctor said it was normal and that those meters are not 100% accurate. She said to just jot down the first number you get, otherwise you'd be over-pricking yourself and driving yourself crazy. She said that they don't really look at the daily numbers, they look for the trend. If the trend is high, then we have a problem. But if the trend is low, then we're OK. I feel a high fasting trend unfortunately and I'm not sure what this will mean for me.
More of my worrisome nature came back at me this week when Diego pushed a little too hard on my stomach while crawling on me the other day. I felt myself starting to freak out like I did at the beginning of the pregnancy when I thought I might miscarry again. Did he hurt the baby? Is the baby still alive? How and when will I know? The familiar unwanted feeling was too much deja vu for me, so I pushed the thoughts aside and tried to forget them.
I've tried to stay positive this week. I bought myself a fancy new lunch bag to inspire me to pack healthy food for my lunch and snacks at work. I also had to schedule a few more appointments here and there and one of them included the "Gender" ultrasound appointment. I'll know by July 25th, which is definitely something to be excited about! I was a little bummed because I could know earlier than that according to science, but not according to my work schedule. Grrrr. I hate meetings, especially those that conflict with Gender Day!
PS. Week 15's photo has made me into a hypocrite. I always poked fun at Mariah Carey for her signature pose. Is that the only pose she knows how to do? And then what do I do? I go ahead and use it for my Week 15 shot. Of course I would... Maybe she likes it because it's a good pose to show off a belly; or in her case the lack-there-of.