November 30, 2011
I think I’ve reached the point in pregnancy where I am going to have to make frequent adjustments to my basal rate. My blood sugars haven’t been horrible, but they have definitely been higher throughout the day so I inched up my basal rate settings again this week. Trends are hard to follow, but in general I know my numbers are higher so I’m just going to continue to make small adjustments as necessary.
2. I saw my OB yesterday and had another ultrasound to see how Baby Girl Williams (affectionately referred to as B-Dub in our house) is growing. The good news is that she is right on track as far as growth and development. Based on ultrasound she is measuring in the 32nd percentile for size so she is on the small side of normal. Also she is very active, and I feel her moving around throughout the day.
3. The fatigue of the first trimester seems to be rearing its ugly head. My job requires a good deal of physical activity and some days are just longer than others. On the days that I am on my feet all day long I have zero energy when I get home. Hopefully I can make some adjustments to my work schedule over the next few weeks so that I’m not so tired at the end of the day.
4. The third trimester has arrived and along with it I also have been experiencing heartburn. It’s really odd because the heartburn is only the evenings starting around 5:00 pm and going through the rest of the night. Surprisingly I feel better when I lay down to go to sleep so at this point it’s not affecting my sleep (thank goodness because I am trying to get as much uninterrupted sleep as possible before B- Dub arrives).
5. Technically I’m 7 months pregnant (i.e. 28 weeks) but I came to the realization the other day that pregnancy actually lasts 40 weeks (which by my calculation actually equals about 10 months). Needless to say I’m starting to feel a little “big” and slightly uncomfortable so the idea of this pregnancy lasting 3 more months is a bit discouraging.
All in all I think I’ve been very fortunate and I have had a fairly easy pregnancy. I am grateful that I have made it this far without too many issues with my diabetes. I am also thankful that all of my pregnancy “symptoms” have been pretty mild. I’m starting to get excited about B-Dub’s arrival because it’s just around the corner. I can’t wait to see what she looks like and welcome her to our family.