I am currently 18 weeks and 3 days along in this pregnancy. It is just flying right on by. There’s this website I subscribe to and they email me fun tidbits about baby and my changing body. They tell me that this little guy is about the size of a large bell pepper. Weird to have my baby compared to food, but okay. :)
On the second I have an ultrasound appointment with the diabetes specialist. There they will measure baby to make sure he is growing properly, because apparently us diabetic mommies have big babies, they will also make sure that my due date is still accurate. The most important part, to me at least, is that I will get to see his cute little face on the monitor. I’ll get to see/hear his heart beat and watch him kick around. It’s my absolute favorite thing ever.
I will say that the most annoying thing so far is the indigestion that is sneaking up out of no where. Sleeping has also become incredibly uncomfortable which is why naps are a must during the day. A few other pregnant mommies have suggested special pillows geared towards expecting moms. I may be investing in something like this very soon.
The cravings are still a thing. The nice thing is that my husband will go to the ends of the earth to get me whatever I want. Special shout out to him for that. :) Maternity clothes are a must now. I am getting very round in the belly and nothing seems to fit like it used to. It’s terrible. Thankfully Target/Kohls have very stylish and affordable clothes. Whew.
Something I recently discovered..
These little signs are placed randomly, at random stores, just for me. :) Well, for expectant mommies. I know walking is good for me but when it is scorching hot out I will gladly park here. Located in front of most entrances. It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen. Don’t judge. Even the hospital I go to for my diabetes specialist has a few of these out front.
I’m enjoying the perks of being pregnant. :)
Other than that. There’s not much going on. I have been emailing my numbers to the specialist who hasn’t changed anything with my basal settings. She doesn’t seem too concerned with the lows either. She just suggests I eat more snacks in between meals. Never thought that’d be an option. I was waiting for insulin resistance to kick in, which I am sure it will eventually, but so far nothing. The other day I actually ate a whole meal with out needing to bolus.
In fact I ended up dropping and had to snack some more. You’d think this would be “living the life” but it can be a bit frustrating. I suppose if that’s all there is to complain about though I shouldn’t complain at all.
My body has slowly gotten used to functioning at these lower numbers. My main concern is that hypo unawareness. I rarely get symptoms anymore unless I am in the 40’s. Before it used to be around the 60’s. I rely on Dexcom more than ever to alert me of the lows so that I can treat them early. It’s such a balancing act.
I’m just keeping my eye on the prize though.
Only 22 more weeks to go!