Thursday, December 1, 2011

Post & dash

Just wanted to share a couple of quick items. . . . 

I went for a teaching appointment with the diabetic nurse educator at my perinatologists' group this morning.  Even though I am not entirely ignorant of what causes diabetes or dietary recommendations for its management, I figured it would be worthwhile to learn more.  After all, I haven't worked as a nurse in over ten years, so there were bound to be new recommendations, and I never took care of pregnant patients with diabetes when I was a nurse.

Interestingly, I learned that I'm not eating *enough* carbs.  Go figure.  (Two main reasons for this: since I've been pregnant, many carbs have aggravated my nausea and heartburn or left a bad taste in my mouth, and I've been trying to focus on eating more protein, because I know the babies need it for their growth and development.)  The nurse said I was the opposite of most of her patients in that she usually has to recommend that patients limit their carb intake.

I found the appointment quite helpful, as she gave me sample menus and literature with specific guidance about what I can and cannot eat and in what quantities.  (I'm not an imaginative meal planner, so I *love* sample menus.)  I have to go back in a week for her to review my food diary and blood sugar log so we can see how the dietary changes affect my blood glucose levels.

As I was leaving the perinatologists' office, I ran into a law school classmate of mine.  I don't think I've mentioned it here before, but I've run into two pregnant law school classmates at my OB's office since I've been pregnant.  So today's encounter is the third pregnant law school classmate sighting I've had.  (I tell ya, my law school classmates are a prolific group.)

Anywho, my classmate and I congratulated one another on our respective pregnancies.  And she remarked that I "don't look very big" for being almost seven months pregnant with twins.  Hmph.  I think it's the shirt I'm wearing today--a very blousy style which is not a maternity shirt--'cause I think I am looking quite large these days.

OK, gotta get back to work.

3 comments:

  1. Wow. That is contrary to everything I've ever heard about GD diet plans.

    You know, people tell me I look "tiny" or "too small to be having twins" all the time. WTF? I've gained 25 lbs and I'm almost 28 weeks. I don't know what expectations people have in their heads of twin mommies...

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  2. I had to eat carbs at night or my levels would get really really low.

    I think that GD is just different. I dunno. I didn't have it "very bad" if that is possible - I rarely went out of normal ranges, unless it went too low!

    And then I had a small baby! Sometimes I wonder if I really had GD.

    Anywho - just checking in on you while I wait to lose WWF to you!!

    xoxo

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  3. And I know there is more than one OB/GYN in the Phoenix area, so even more odd that you keep running into your classmates at this ONE office. ;)

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