I promise, this will be my last Turkey post since it's almost been a week since Thanksgiving. I'm a little late with my 36th week update and from my other posts, most of you know that the doctor scared me 2 days before Thanksgiving by finding that I was 2 cm dilated and saying that I "could" go into labor on Thanksgiving given my history! Long story, short -- there was no early labor, just a lot of good food while still keeping my glucose levels under control.
Speaking of glucose levels, I was able to keep my glucose levels under control enough to dodge an ugly insulin bullet. Basically, I was told to control my fasting glucose levels by eating a bedtime snack every night, and if I wasn't able to control it in a week, then I was going to be prescribed an insulin shot to the belly every night! I felt like I fell off the wagon and was now back in rehab, being given a dose of tough love. You would think I have no problem with a bedtime snack, but I do. I figured it out though. I need to eat a smaller dinner, and try to eat earlier so I have time to feel hungry again before bed. When I went to the diabetes appointment, they had a doctor's order waiting for me for insulin shots but one look at my glucose log and they left it in my file to gather dust.
Sleeping is really tough now. I wake up at 1 am, 3 am, and 5 am...
Stretch marks.... say what!!!!?
I thought I had my cravings under control until Thanksgiving -- Martinelli's apple cider and apple pie! I was in heaven! I had at least 4 cups of cider! Splurge!
3rd TRIMESTER TO DO:
-wash all baby clothes
-Pack Maternity bag by begin Nov.
-Buy a Bassinette by begin Nov.
-Photoshoot props ready?
-Get baby car seat & carrier out of storage
- Register with hospital
- nursing clothes and socks/slippers