So Wednesdays for the next 2 1/2 months will be Bumpdates, where I will share information about how my pregnancy is going and open for discussion topics or issues I'm encountering.
I wanted to thank everyone for reading and commenting about my GD story, it was heartwarming and I'm thankful for all the support! It is something I deal/struggle with everyday and is no doubt shaping how my pregnancy goes!
Even though I have GD, it doesn't prevent me from having a treat now and again. It is not a bad thing to have the treats you want, you just have to have things in moderation. Today...I needed coffee in the worst way.
Okay, let me address this now as I know I get lots of questions about this. Yes, I have coffee during my pregnancy. It is advised that you not go over 200mg of caffeine a day during pregnancy. I used to drink large drip coffees which would have upwards of 300mg of caffeine, if I drank the whole thing. Now that I'm pregnant, I have decaf americanos, which have two shots of decaf espresso at a whopping 8mg of caffeine each for a total of 16mg of caffeine per cup. WAY under the limit that is advised and I get to enjoy a decent cup of coffee and get a bit of a caffeine fix. It's not much, but because I haven't had much caffeine over the past 7 months, a little goes a long way!
Anyway, back to the story. I went to Starbucks (where else would you go in Seattle considering there are two on every block) this morning to grab my coffee and saw that the decorations had turned from Fall colors to Christmas/Holiday red! So festive, it was fun, but still too early for me to have Christmas decorations up, but I know they are getting ready for the big holiday push. I noticed in the case though that one of my favorite treats has finally arrived, Cranberry Bliss Bars. YUM-O! I had to have it. So I got my coffee and my Cranberry Bliss Bar to enjoy at some point during my day. Is it just me or are these getting smaller and smaller every year?
Mmmm...my holiday bliss!!
Don't get me wrong, I eat healthy about 98% of the time, but there is that 2% (okay, maybe 5%) of the time where I have some items that aren't so healthy, but it's all in moderation. I don't have this everyday, or even once a week, these are once in a great while treats. I actually can't remember the last time I had ice cream, my favorite sweet treat of all time! So having these items now and again is not bad and it shows with my progress.
To date, I have only gained 12 pounds, which is really good considering most books and websites you read about pregnancy progression states that I would have gained about a pound a week last trimester alone! That's 12 pounds in three months, I was able to cut that in half by only gaining 5 pounds over three months, not bad! I guess the GD has helped me in that aspect, I haven't allowed myself to indulge in things "because I'm pregnant" like I've seen other women do. I'm not judging at all, I just know that my diagnosis has kept me from this type of behavior and ultimately kept me from gaining unnecessary extra weight. Now I just need to keep it up for the next three months!
Three months, wait, did I just say that? Yeah, I'm at 29 weeks, I'm into the home stretch here. Already...wow, time has gone a lot faster than I thought it would and it will be going at lightening speed over the next month and a half with the holidays packing their time swallowing punch! When I was getting dressed this morning I put on a sweater that I haven't worn yet and as I looked in the mirror I remarked, "Well guess you can't tell I'm pregnant" and laughed a bit. So when I got to work I took a picture in the bathroom (only place with decent enough light).
29 week bump!
Yeah looking just a bit pregnant, you think? Though for future pictures, I need to take ones that have more of me and less of the sink! HA!
Today hubby and I are going to the first of 6 classes in the Labor and Delivery series we are taking from the hospital. I think this is where I will start to freak out. Yeah, not like I didn't know this thing actually has to come out at some time, but holy hell, shit is getting real now.