PREGNANCY: Day in the Life of Gestational Diabetes

…I am beyond determined to manage my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise just as I did with my first pregnancy. I will do all I can to ensure insulin intervention is not needed, this is my word! This is how I entered into my appointments with my Gestational Diabetes Team after being diagnosed last month. As hard as it was to swallow the fact that I was again going to be struggling with this diagnosis, I was determined to ensure baby and me were going to be just fine. I did it before, I can do it again right? Well sorta’, if only pregnancy were the same, if […]

PREGNANCY UPDATE: Week 33 (49 days to go)

5 weeks has passed us and I think a Pregnancy Update is in order, wouldn’t you agree? We’ve had lots of changes in those 4 weeks including a 6lb weight loss, thankfully I am on a close watch with the Dietitians and Gestational Diabetes Doctors and they’ve reassured me baby is still growing at a normal pace and this was just because of the diet change. I am down to seeing them only once a week which is nice, makes it way easier when I am dragging poor Sofia along to the appointments, that and the fact that they’re at the Hospital. I always worry that Sofia will […]

PREGNANCY: New Balance Love + GIVEAWAY

So… remember when I said that Gestational Diabetes was a good thing? I made a list of the things I found that could be looked at as the silver lining to being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes? And remember when I said one of those things could be a new pair of running shoes? Yeeeeeah I wasn’t blowing smoke people, this kid right here, she got a new pair of sneaks… guess what?! She also wants to be like Oprah and GIVE YOU A PAIR TOO! Good right? You see what I did there? Who wants a new pair of sneakers in perfect time for the active Summer months ahead? You know what […]

PREGNACY: Making The Most Of Gestational Diabetes

Finding the best in the worst is something I am working on, so why not now? Getting Gestational Diabetes was not the best of news, actually it was quite the opposite, the shits actually if I can be frank, but I must remember that things could be worst. The pitty-party invites have been recycled, no need for postage stamps, last week I sat down and came up with all the good that comes with being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (yes that’s right the good things!) and I’m dishing them out for you all today.  So to those who have Gestational Diabetes or have been recently diagnosed with it, […]

PREGNANCY: Getting The Bad News

You have Gestational Diabetes, a condition in which women who currently don’t living with Diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during their pregnancy. It’s caused by improper insulin responses which the body then has high blood sugar levels and registers as being Diabetic.  It hurts. I mean saw it coming, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still be extremely disappointed that I’m sitting here once again at this cross-road. To be honest I’m hurt, but also sorta’ doing my best to be over it. I mean I’ve only got 84 days to go, give or take, it’s not going to kill me to follow a strict diet and be a little […]