Once upon a time I was always thinking about blogging. I posted about once a day and I was always working on my post in my head before I started writing. Now days I just get through the day, my brain isn’t the best processor, so thinking about my posts doesn’t really happen, if I even think about my blog at all.
Today I feel like writing, but I don’t know where to go with it, so I’ll apologize upfront if it’s all over the place.
I’m 33 Weeks today. I have been told not to gain any weight. Not because I’ve gained too much….I’m right between 20 and 25 pounds gained, but because of the blood sugar diet. I remember several weeks ago I went in to the doctor after two weeks and I’d gained 4 pounds. It was my highest gain in the shortest amount of time. I think that’s when I really decided I had gestational diabetes. Anyway, when I went in last week I was at exactly the same weight! Two weeks – no gain. Since I was only doing the diet for less than a week, I think we might need to make some modifications to keep me from losing weight.
I’ve been trying not to be devastated over having GD. I realize that there is nothing I can do about it, I have it and I can only do what is best for me and baby. I’ve been trying to focus more on this being a jump start for getting in shape after she is born. Lots of small meals, walking everyday…it’s good and all I’ll be able to do in the first six weeks anyway.
I haven’t been doing a ton of walking, but I have been doing more than I was. We have been trying to take a walk after a meal together as a family. This is normally after dinner (except on the weekend) and I’ve already noticed I have more stamina. I can walk a bit faster, a bit straighter and funny thing, the pelvic pain that has been part of the reason I don’t want to do any physical activity, has been less to non-existent.
Currently we walk about 10-20 minutes. My goal is to make it to 30-40 minutes every day by 35 Weeks and keep it there. The cooler evening weather has sure helped out.