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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 16:24 PM   81
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How's it going? Low weight gain is one of the perks of GD with pregnancy - I actually end up putting more weight on in the first 6 months as I eat all the forbidden food. I don't plan on doing that this time though as I'll be back to walking 4 miles a day on the school run pretty quickly. Also I have put 20lbs on this pregnancy so far but I started at my lowest weight of all three.

Have you had any growth scans this pregnancy? I had my first one today and it went really well, she's perfect and my team agreed I don't need to go back until my next scan in 5 weeks. Which is good as we go camping 15th July-15th August! I was prepared to cancel or shorten my trip but we're all so happy that we don't have to.

I'm envious that your so close to the end now!



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 16:44 PM   82
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No weight gain since diagnosis here, maybe 1lb loss (it wavers). No growth scans and getting near the end, super tired all the time. Waiting on doctor now, will update more later.



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 19:32 PM   83
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Baby measuring on track. Baby head down. 1cm dilated, 50% effaced, baby still high.

No high sugar readings in the past 30 days. Tired like I hit a brick wall at 36.5 weeks. Bags almost 100% packed (I packed up before my appointment, given my history, and will likely unpack parts of it)

Soooo tired of eating this diet and TBH I've been cheating a bit, but my numbers have still been good. I've added back in regular Dr Pepper in the mini cans and my body seems to handle it just fine.

I quit measuring so carefully on things, I just eyeball servings now instead of weighing, haven't had any issues.

I think part of my tiredness is that I really need more carbs and calories, I mean I haven't gained any weight in the entire third trimester - so that means the baby is taking FROM me for growth (because baby is growing fine), which is probably why I feel so depleted while still trying to care for my other children and my household. I've taken naps twice this week, just given the kids the tablet/phone and had them watch videos in bed with me (so I'd know if they ran off to do something they shouldn't). I quit my prenatal water aerobics because I haven't had the energy for that either.

I was telling DH, with only 10lbs net gain, if I leave the hospital with a 7-8lb baby and lose a placenta and what not, I'll probably leave the hospital weighing less than I did before I got pregnant, so no weight left to lose.

I'm just ready to sleep through the next 3 weeks and have this baby. I'm exhausted. I'm physically not capable of doing much. No nesting here, I have to pull it together to get a shower. The house is a disaster zone, there are folded or half folded clothes everywhere trying to keep the laundry done.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 05:14 AM   84
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Ah you sound like how I felt before I went on insulin as I wasn't having any carbs at all and urine was full of ketones. At that point i'd only put about 6lb on which would have been all placenta etc. You only have such a short period of time to go now though so you can do it! (I was facing 18 weeks with no carbs at that point!). Don't worry about nesting and don't feel guilty about the IPad etc, they'll just enjoy being close to you and having this treat. Hopefully you'll go a little early and it'll all be over soon and you can eat anything you want. You could try upping your fat for more energy? Cheese, cream nuts, eggs, avacado - I live on all of these and my energy has finally returned (although I'm sure I'll be exhausted again when at your stage).



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 09:30 AM   85
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Ah you sound like how I felt before I went on insulin as I wasn't having any carbs at all and urine was full of ketones. At that point i'd only put about 6lb on which would have been all placenta etc. You only have such a short period of time to go now though so you can do it! (I was facing 18 weeks with no carbs at that point!). Don't worry about nesting and don't feel guilty about the IPad etc, they'll just enjoy being close to you and having this treat. Hopefully you'll go a little early and it'll all be over soon and you can eat anything you want. You could try upping your fat for more energy? Cheese, cream nuts, eggs, avacado - I live on all of these and my energy has finally returned (although I'm sure I'll be exhausted again when at your stage).
No, they don't enjoy it. Every day they beg to do things I can't do, or to go to their grandma's house, which is really pissing me off. Makes me feel like I'm not a good mother right now. My son is really acting out today. DD is fine. But DS has been a terror since he got up. All he is begging to do is play outside or go to grandma's house (he went yesterday while I was at the doctor, all afternoon).

I'm eating plenty of carbs, at least, I'm eating what I'm allowed with no issue. I haven't been logging because MFP keeps malfunctioning. I have been trying to enter my breakfast for nearly 45 minutes and I can't get it to work.

I've decided today I'm going to eat up to, but not go over my carb limits at each meal and snack. I routinely eat like 15g carb snacks when I could have up to 30, you know? So I'm going to have my 45g at breakfast, 30g at snack, 60g at lunch, 30g at snack, 60g at dinner, 30g at snack - no 15g snacks or 45g lunch, etc. Just get the max I can out without going over. Well just see.

And "so close" doesn't help me, the house is covered in half folded clean laundry that I didn't finish yesterday, the cloth diapers need washing, the dishes are piled up, the kids need to eat breakfast RIGHT NOW, soon they will need lunch, we don't have groceries for dinner....I can't just say "oh well, I've got a couple weeks left, I'll just rest and let everything go", that isn't how life works.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 10:40 AM   86
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Well coffee has helped a great deal this morning, so that is good. I did go over on my breakfast carbs by 7 carbs, oops....I thought I was counting right.

I have no idea what's up with MFP, I have to go on my phone to add foods, but I can't see the carb counts on the app so I then have to go online to see the carb counts.

I also realized I hadn't taken my magnesium in a few days, which helps with my mood. Probably not helping my poor mood.



 
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