Friday, September 20, 2013

The beetus

Well I have to talk more pregnancy stuff for just a second here today.  I wanted to thank everyone for their good luck and well wishes yesterday - but unfortunately it turns out I do have gestational diabetes.  I had great numbers both for the fasting draw and for the 1st hour draw, but then in the 2nd hour everything went to crap and it shot way up.  By the third hour it was still higher than it should be but it was starting to come back down at least.  So it wasn't the greatest news ever.  Next week I will be meeting with a diabetic counselor and she'll give me guidelines for my diet and blood sugar testing supplies - and of course teach me how to use them.

Upon getting the news I kept it together really well but as soon as I got into my car and got the Pants Monkey on the phone I totally broke down.  I know it's silly, but I felt like I failed somehow and selfish as it sounds, all I could think of was all the apple pie, cookies, ice cream and other goodies I'd be missing for the next couple of months.  Thankfully it was his lunch hour and I didn't have to go back to work, so we agreed to meet for lunch and of course, good hubby he is, he talked me down off the ledge.  It is NOT the end of the world.  I did NOT fail my body.  There are plenty of foods I can have and in fact, may even still be able to have some of those goodies in moderation depending on my numbers that day.  Basically we'll be counting carbs, counting portions and monitoring things every day.  And it most definitely is not forever.  Once you deliver the baby, the disease is gone.  Christmas cookies here I come!

Shirt - OhMamma, thrifted
Jeans - Indigo Blue, thrifted
Shoes - Steve Madden, thrifted
Necklace - S&D

Even though I don't have my "official" dietary guidelines yet I did some research yesterday and did a little grocery shopping to at least get started.  Today I feel much better.  It's a small bump in what has been one of the easiest pregnancies ever.

And speaking of - here's a bump shot because we're 28 weeks today - and that means we're entering the third trimester.  Home stretch baby!  So considering that, this whole diabetic diet thing really doesn't seem so bad!

I also realized this is an entirely thrifted outfit, save for my necklace!  I'm kind of excited about that.  I adore this shirt I bought on the 50% off thrift store day.  It was from a thrift store I thought didn't have a maternity department and was going to skip all together and then my dear friend told me she had found the maternity section in this store on a different trip, so we sought it out and I'm so glad I did!  If I hadn't, I would have this adorable shirt or these awesome jeans.  Any mamas to be out there - I can't say enough good things about Indigo Blue maternity jeans.  I am not sure where you would normally get them, I've been lucky enough to find them at the consignment store, thrift store and Gordmans.  At Gordmans they were in their Motherhood Maternity area, so I'm guessing maybe you'd get them at Motherhood regularly?  At any rate - seek them out, they ROCK.

Have a great weekend everyone - thanks again for listening or well reading and for all the love and support, I so appreciate all of you! For fun, I have to share this video that has been running through my head all week - if you haven't seen it before, it's pretty funny, someone took Wilford Brimley's Diabetes commercials and turned it into a bit of a rap...yeah. You just have to see it to get it.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about this bump in the road for you. The up side to this is that the baby is still healthy and so are you :) Kayla does the best impression of Wilford Brimley from those commercials!

  2. Oh look at that cute little baby bump. You look great in the prego way. Cute top, too! One of my faves so far. Great weekend to you.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about the GD, Beth. I'm glad your hubby was able to calm you down about it and it's definitely good news that it's only for the duration that you're pregnant and not a lifetime of diabetes. Have a good weekend!

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  4. i'm sorry to hear that. it is not a fail at all. and like you said, once baby comes, it's back to sweets! i will even make you the dessert of your choosing when he comes!!

  5. I am so sorry to hear that doll. But you did NOT fail your body. Things will be just fine. Just continue to stay positive through it all and it's so wonderful that you have such a sweet and supportive hubby. :)

  6. Oh hunny, I am so so so sorry! But your husband is totally right, YOU DID NOT FAIL your body. Do not think of it that way, it is just the way things are right now. I know you will get through it alright! And there are tons of diabetic recipes out there for those sweets that are really good! It sounds like your husband will have no problem helping you get through it, stay strong!

    Also, this outfit is so cute! Love that it is all thrifted!

  7. You will be fine Beth and you are looking great:) Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Hey Beth, you look stunning, pregnancy looks good on you! I'm sorry to hear about the diabetes, glad it's not permanent and good news is that there are so many sugar free yummy desserts out there these days!

  9. Good luck with the diet! It's only for a little while! You should ask for a cupcake or some kind of special sweet treat to be ready as soon as you deliver!!!

  10. oh goodness, i'm sorry to hear about the results of your test! but i know you'll make it through the rest of your pregnancy no problem, especially with the support of your sweet husband! hang in there!

  11. Glad you have Pants Monkey supporting you, Bethie -doing it together makes eating a certain way (for me, dairy free) so much easier xx

  12. I am so sorry about the Diabetes but glad it will go away once you give birth. So good your husband is so nice & supportive, And you are looking lovely, Beth. =)


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