Gestational Diabetes sucks. For the last two and a half weeks I’ve been ‘dieting’. Yep in the last trimester of pregnancy when all you want to do is stuff your face because your hormones and emotions are all over the place and you don’t have to worry about the weight gain, because you’re already piling on the pounds!
Im having to prick my finger and check my blood sugar levels an hour after every meal and have been coming up with some ‘high’readings. Unfortunately this means that this Wednesday they decided to put me on medication. After two weeks of trying to control my blood sugar levels with diet they decided that this was the best thing for me and the baby. I really didn’t want to have to take anything as it makes me feel like I wasn’t doing well enough myself, even though every high reading was after breakfast and exactly what I’d been told to eat! It’s also frustrating as its put a lot more pressure on this last few weeks of pregnancy-remembering to prick my finger and hour after each meal, take medication at breakfast and vitamin supplements at dinner as well as almost weekly midwife appointments, diabetes clinics and scans. Also makes me feel nauseous-oh Yey!
Anyway in the hope of not getting myself feeling too sorry for myself I’ve been addicted to Instagram, however it has had me salivating this week!
I mean check out these bloggers and their scrummy treats and alcohol – oh I miss you!!!
When this baby arrives, hopefully early, I will be celebrating with a glass of prosecco and a slice of cake……..oh and some ice cream and some roast potatoes, rare steak, blue cheese, pate and hot chocolate!!!
I mean seriously look at how scrummy this looks I just want to bury my face in it!!
With this hot weather I really could have done with having an ice cream every time LB has at the park.
Homemade apple and blackberry crumble-mmmmmmmm!
A night out and prosecco-oh man something I won’t be having for a while. I’ve told my sister in law she can be holding the baby at Christmas as I’ll be in the corner with a bottle and a straw 😜
Ok enough dreaming of treats and back to the whole meal seeded bread and sensible snacks!!