31 Weeks

After going through another week of gestational diabetes, I’ve learned that I just can’t control my morning fasting glucose levels.  They are suppose to be under 95 but they have consistently been between 101-116.  So the doctor put me on medication.  I’m on Glyburide 2.5 mg to be taken at night just before I go to bed.  It has helped lower my blood glucose levels in the range they want it to be (below 95).   My morning levels have been in the 70’s.

I still have to severely limit my carbs during my meals so my blood sugar doesn’t spike above 120 – 2 hours after a meal.   I am always hungry for carbs, and I have minimal energy.  What I wouldn’t give for a nice hot cup of coffee with cream and sugar.  That will give me energy.  But I’m sticking to this diet… even after baby is born.

The good news is that my belly is measuring exactly at 31 weeks so the weight of the baby is perfectly normal for 31 weeks.  So far so good.  Hopefully I can deliver on my due date (April 28th)  but I don’t believe they will let me go any later than that because of my gestational diabetes.  So, no overdue baby for me.

The problem I’m going to have is the class I’m taking this semester…  One of my oral presentations is on April 28th (my due date) … and then my final oral presentation is a week after that.  I might still be in the hospital at that time, or the baby might still be in the hospital so I won’t go to class if that’s the case.  I will have to talk to the teacher and see if she will allow me to make a video presentation instead.  This is my very last class before I graduate and I will be furious if they don’t let me pass this class.  I’m doing the best I can.

Baby is moving all over the place right now :)  I’m so grateful that she is doing well and her heartbeat is still strong.  Praying she will stay in my tummy for as long as she safely can.

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What baby looks like at 31 weeks…

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This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt. She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin. She’s probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby’s kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

 

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