Everyone seems to really despise Monday. I suppose it’s because that’s normally when everyone heads back to work after their relaxing weekend. I, on the other hand, rather enjoy Monday. I work all weekend, about eight plus hours a day, sometimes less, so when Monday finally rolls around I look at it as MY weekend. I don’t have to put my uniform on or see that big red target symbol until Friday evening and I am totally okay with that. Ha. It’s just a funny backwards thing that I realized.
How was your weekend by the way?
I worked Friday, was off Saturday, and then was back at it Sunday. Saturday was my baby shower thrown by my sisters in law. It was amazing and so much fun. The theme was whales and waves and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was delicious, the decorations were adorable, the games had me laughing so much, and the company was awesome. Little man is so blessed to have so many people in his life who already love and adore him. He received quite a few gifts so we really only need a few items and we’ll be all set for his arrival.
Baby update: I am 30 weeks 2 days along and feeling great. I’m exhausted, still swollen, and that heartburn is a beast. Other than that the blood sugar levels have been amazingly on point and I am smooth sailing from here on out. According to my high risk doctor. He complimented me for being well managed and under control. Which means so much to me because this disease can have a mind of it’s own. Sometimes I want to throw in the towel and say forget you too diabetes but I know that I can’t. Not while little guy is still growing. I’ll be starting two visits a week with my High risk OB and diabetic specialist next week. Which tells me that we are in the home stretch. I am so close to the finish line I could taste it. I will be filling paperwork out for maternity leave here soon. The car seat is on it’s way. The house is fairly organized now. We’re basically just waiting. The worst game ever.
I am thankful that everything continues to go well.
It’s not without a lot of hard work and stressing over every little detail. I hate for it to sound like it’s such a breeze because it’s definitely not. So when I hear that I am doing a great job I really take it to heart. I have high blood sugars here and there. Sometimes I eat junk food. The point is that I never give up and I stay on top of everything. I speak with other diabetic women trying to conceive and I encourage them to start families if that’s what they really want. Because it’s not impossible. Every pregnancy is different, just like every diabetic is different. I think these are important facts to keep in mind when talking with one another. I was recently on a diabetic/pregnancy forum where everyone was bashing one another. There were sides and clicks being started. Women who were having “smooth” pregnancies and others who might be struggling some. They were being very discouraging towards each other and it broke my heart.
I say, encourage, support, and be there. No matter what. That’s how we get through obstacles no matter the size.
Enough about that though. Let’s get to the fun stuff…pictures!