Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thoughts on the Eve of the Glucose Test

Tomorrow I have my glucose test. I am not fearful of the test - though I did fail the 1 hr test last time with E and had to go back for the 3 hr test only to find out I did not have gestational diabetes. So I am more annoyed with the test more than anything.

So what had I done differently with Baby #2? I have been asking myself this in the hopes that my efforts of being a more responsible and educated preggo-eater will help me avoid the dreaded 3 hr test. Well, to date I still had gained about half the weight I did with E. I attribute this to chasing E around, being a consistent walker and being more vigilant about my cravings/excuses to eat junk food.

I'll expound on latter. First, it was pointed out to me that I have definitely made less frequent/ hardly any stops at McD's. With E I would treat myself to a tea or chocolate shake a couple times a week. This has changed because E takes naps in the afternoon when I used to go after lunch on my way back to work / why spend the extra money - it adds up! Second, I have a horrible sweet tooth especially when it comes to chocolate. Now, I don't keep chocolate in the house and Lee has helped with not bringing it into the house. When there is chocolate in the house it last for all of 2.5 days. I am addicted. This time to solve my chocolate fix Lee and I have turned to Fig Newtons. Definitely not chocolate - I know I know but it is just sweet enough to help the craving pass and they are not soooo great that I will sit there and eat the entire package - I have been known to burn up a pack of Oreos - not this time.

Not to make you think that I am completely depriving this baby of the sweet pleasures of life outside my tummy. Chick-fil-a should be renamed haven for pregnant women or just pregnant Joanne. I have only been there twice but everytime I go I am reminded that I wished I went more often. Fortunately, the RMT Chick-fil-a is generally inconvenient and it is even more expensive than McD's. This baby will likely love Chick-fil-a sauce. That stuff is amazing. And as a treat for Baby and me tomorrow morning we are going to hit up the Wil-town Chick-fil-a as a reward for not being able to eat or drink anything starting at midnight!

Also, this baby has had his/her fair share of chocolate. My mom and I made chocolate chip cookies one weekend and I had enough cookies and dough for the two of us. When we visit my parents I am forced to raid their pantry because there are ALWAYS Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies - I just have to hope that they are open so I can raid stealthfully under the radar. And of course, when we go over to my mother-in-law's house there is a little glass jar of chocolate. I think I polished off the Christmas M&Ms from last year in October so then she filled it with Kisses.

As long as the chocolate is not in our house I, fingers-crossed, should be okay. I'll definitely keep you posted on this one.

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