Last week I went to the dr. office to take my 1 hour blood glucose test. After a week without hearing from them, I thought I had passed. But 7 days later they called to say the levels were elevated and I had to do the 3 hour test. I went on Wednesday to take the 3 hour test and about 20 mins after drinking the 100 gram sugar syrup I felt sick. I started sweating, felling like I was going to pass out and throw up. I spoke up and asked for help afraid this may be a bad side effect. They gave me a place to lay down between blood draws. I received a call this morning from the Dr. office and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. For now that really means that I have to watch what I eat and cut out complex carbs, sweets, and keep up my protein and vegetables! Gestational Diabetes is not a lack of insulin production. It is due to a pregnancy hormone that inhibits the use of insulin to break down sugars normally. So it is significantly more common in pregnancies with multiples because there are more hormones. I was bummed out about it at first, but then realized that this was something I could handle and not worth being upset over. If I can control it with diet, no insulin injections will be needed so I will do my best!
I have had some great things happen in the past 2 weeks! I was thrown 2 ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL showers thanks to friends and family! The generosity is completely overwhelming! We went to Columbus and spent time with Ryan's family to celebrate the soon to be here twins. This shower was complete with an abundance of laughter, amazing gifts, and twin fruit babies! Thank you so much Mom Spell, Carly, and Kelsey for throwing us such a thoughtful shower! I can't wait to give some back to Kelsey this summer while celebrating her wedding, and this fall to Carly, while celebrating her bun in the oven!
|Twin Fruit Babies!|
|Mom came to Columbus to Celebrate With Us!|
|At the Shower with my incredible hosts, Heidi and Nicole!|
|Aubrey and I at the shower.|
|CED/NEO Ladies Celebrating!|
|I Love You Nicole!|
Check back Sunday for the babies names and genders! We can't wait to tell everyone!