Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Alright, I am now officially the worst procrastinator EVER!!!! I know I should be keeping up with my blog, but in my defense, I have been super busy, and SUPER tired......so, if I recall the last time we chatted, I had the goals of drinking more water, and getting more sleep.....well, the drinking more water has some real downsides when your 11 weeks pregnant....I was up going to the bathroom every 2 hours last night :( But, I only have 2 more weeks in the first trimester, and hopefully the baby will move up off my bladder and I won't be up so much at night :) I found this great app, it is called....Drinking Water....it is an android app, but it is great, you select how much water you want to drink each day, and it reminds you throughout the day to drink water :) And when you drink your last one for the day, it cheers for you ;) I looked on Josh's phone (he has an iphone and it looks like one that would be similar is called...Drink-O-Matic....they are both free apps, all I did was type drinking water in the app search, so you can find one that works best for you :) So, I have drinking more water goal at least started :) Now, about the sleeping....I will say, due to preganancy hormones, I have been getting to bed before midnight, and some days before 11!!!! I think that is a pretty big accomplishment :) I know it has been a little while since I posted anything, so I don't remember if I was on insulin injections last time I posted, but that is what is going on....my blood sugar has not been as low as they would like it, so on top of following the diabetic diet, I am now on insulin, I am not far enough along to be able to take oral meds to control my "sweetness", so I am poking myself 3 times a day right now :( When I first had to start insulin when preg with Caroline I was so devastated, but I am able to look at the big picture and realize that this is one of the many things I must be willing to do for my kids :) So,I have been eating pretty healthy, but I have been dealing with nausea, too....so, sometimes what is best for me doesn't sound good, or sit right on my tummy, so I have been making a few concessions :) First of all, I don't know if any of you have tried the Nestle Crunch Wafers that are Girl Scout Cookie flavors, but they are UNBELIEVABLE!!! There are 2 bars in the package, and each one comes to around 80-90 calories, and only 12g of carbs :) They are a great little snack, and the Thin Mint flavor sits very well on my sometimes iffy stomach :) I will warn you, it does take some will power to only eat ONE of the bars, but I found them at Walmart in a box, and they were individually wrapped :) So, I am not going to make any promises, but I really am going to try to get back in the habit of blogging :) Also, we have had one Dr visit, they did an ultrasound, and they said everything measured exactly on for the due date of Feb 7, and the heart rate was 180 bpm, which is a great speed :) Kyndall's was in the 120's for her first reading, and by the time she was born it had dropped to the low 100's, so faster is definitely better :) I have another appointment a week from tomorrow (I will be 12 weeks, exactly) so, I will keep all of you posted on our bundle (even though that is not what this blog is suppose to be about) Have a great day everyone!!!