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    less than 100 days to go. I'm soooooo excited. And I will have the additional ultrasound on Thursday
    I'm only a bit concerned about my second glucose test. I didn't hear anything till today but it took them a week to call me the last time too. I don't think I can wait that long this time so if I don't get a call till noon I will call them to get updates.
    At least I will see the baby on Thursday and hopefully everything looks okay. I try to eat healthy anyway because I normally put on weight just by looking at food and I lost 7 pounds during the first trimester, put on 15 during the second, so I'm only 8 pounds heavier than at the beginning of the pregnancy. For almost 26 weeks I personally think this is not too much weight gain. And the baby was perfectly on average the last time I had an ultrasound concerning weight as well as size so I try not to worry too much about that stupid glucose test but I can't help myself I even worry when I feel the baby move how weird is that.
    But this night I woke up for the first time because my baby was so active. I could feel kicks and boxes for almost half an hour till they finally stopped. As I have a really good and deep sleep this meant that the baby is getting stronger and stronger I liked lying awake and feel the little bean.
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    Yay for double digits!!!

    You are going to find out the gender, hopefully, on Thursday yes?

    I think worry is a natural thing. Your weight gain sounds perfect! Just keep taking care of yourself like you have been and I think all will be well.
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    I just got the call back from midwife confirming all my fears. I have gestational diabetes. She told me not to worry and that we will scedule an appointment with a specialist for Thursday right before or after the u/s. As a biologist I know that it's not my fault and that I could not have done anything to precent me and my baby..... but as a human being I just fall apart. I'm scared of type two diabetes that can follow and of having done something horible to my baby. I know that I was blessed so far with only heavy morning sickness in the first twelve weeks and no other problems so far. I should not complain when I see all the struggles some of you had to go through so far but my head seems not to be able to tell my heart all that.
    I'm just glad I have the u/s already sceduled on Thursday and hopefully my too low placenta will have shifted it's place and we will get to know the gender this time. I feel like I now need some good news (and I will for sure drink something with coffein in the morning, but maybe not with a lot of sugar to make my baby move a lot more than last time).
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    I'm sorry. You're right, you couldn't have done anything. But now you know and can do differently. I'm sure you will follow the recommendations of your midwife and specialist and your baby will be just fine and healthy.

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    Mariahpooh from the April room was diagnosed with it and was able to control the numbers just by eating right. Hope your case is the same! !!
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    I likely had GD with both boys, only diagnosed with DS2, but I recovered fine afterward and do not currently have Type 2. I am already predisposed because I have PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome.

    My GD was easily controlled with diet and resolved completely after delivery. I hope this is comforting to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissgirl View Post
    I just got the call back from midwife confirming all my fears. I have gestational diabetes. She told me not to worry and that we will scedule an appointment with a specialist for Thursday right before or after the u/s. As a biologist I know that it's not my fault and that I could not have done anything to precent me and my baby..... but as a human being I just fall apart. I'm scared of type two diabetes that can follow and of having done something horible to my baby. I know that I was blessed so far with only heavy morning sickness in the first twelve weeks and no other problems so far. I should not complain when I see all the struggles some of you had to go through so far but my head seems not to be able to tell my heart all that.
    I'm just glad I have the u/s already sceduled on Thursday and hopefully my too low placenta will have shifted it's place and we will get to know the gender this time. I feel like I now need some good news (and I will for sure drink something with coffein in the morning, but maybe not with a lot of sugar to make my baby move a lot more than last time).
    As long as they catch it now (which is why they test) no harm will come to your baby. I was diagnosed with GD and have been able to control it though diet alone. And they said I was a sever case... so... If you want any help or someone to talk to message me anytime. And don't let them scare you with talks of early induction, big babies or still birth. Still birth was concluded to not have ANY connection to GD at all. All tho doctors still use the old literature and many have not read the new studies. I am sure you will do great. For the most part you just keep away from sugars and treat ( it is okay to have an occasional treat, like 2X a week) but never in the morning. Snack on high protein things and keep your meals to under 45g carbs. In between meal snacks are necessary. But you must not go above 15g of sugars/ carbs. No sodas, sugary drinks or fruit juice at all. You will do great!

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    I was actually able to have a sweet treat every day, if I wanted to. Once you get the monitor you'll go through some trial and error figuring out what you can and cannot eat.
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    Thanks for all the advice. I'm monitoring my bloodsugar since four days and so far I just had some issues with one small potato and fruits. So I will stay away from potatoes and eat high sugary fruits only in small portions. Other than that I'm doing good just by spliting up my bigger meals in the morning and evening into two smaller portions. I didn't snack before so thats an easy change to make. I also struggled with my breakfast even though it contained mosly dairies anyway untill today when my DH suggested to try my medicine against lactose intolerance. I got some enzymes in Switzerland because I seemed to have a lactose intolerance even though the genetical screening showed no incidence for it. I didn't use them here because my symptoms (diarrhea, stomach cramps) vanished when I moved here. So I totally forgott about that. When he suggested to test them by eating the same breakfast yesterday without and today with those enzymes I was not convinced but it worked out. My bloodsugar was perfect today and way to high yesterday so I really seem to have at least a partional lactose intolerance that may have resulted in a later peak. So when I go to my nutrition counseling on Wednesday I have a lot of things to ask and tell but so far my values are all good.
    I didn't eat a lot of sweets anyway. My favorite treat is an apple with a small bar of Swiss choccolate and I will try that out today. But as even my granola bar yesterday was absolutely fine I think I can just go on as I did except of spliting up those three to five meals. I feel much so much better now that I know that I don't have to change much of my eating habits.
    And my mum will come to visit us on Friday. Just five more days. I'm soooo looking forward to it. She has to some flight issues right now because her first flight to Frankfurt got cancelled. Lufthansa pilots announced to be on strike from Wednesday through the weekend but she will look for another flight or has the possibility to go there by train. Hopefully it will all be resolved by tomorrow so that she can concentrate on the ongoing travel rather than the problems.
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    Glad you don't have to make big changes to get your blood sugar where it needs to be!!

    I think our dairy is a lot more processed that what you get in Switzerland, so that's why you might not have digestion issues but still have sugar issues from it.

    Hope your mom gets her travel issues taken care of so you guys can be together on Friday!
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    32 weeks today and I even realised it on time
    I'm doing much better again. Contractions went away after I slowed down everything. Right now I feel blessed that I'm not allowed to have a paid job so I can just concentrate on what the baby and I need. When I told my mother on skype yesterday she said she actually had a feeling that something is not perfectly okay. I skyped with her on Friday morning and told her my plan to clean windows that afternoon. So yesterday she said that in Switzerland cleaning windows while being pregnant is taken as a sign for the baby to be ready to be born. So I will not clean any windows again untill I'm fullterm
    Anyway other than that I'm doing fine. Bloodsuger levels are still in a good range just with diet. I gained another pound since my last ob check and all baby things that we had to order online and ship to maui should arrive this week so that we're ready soon.
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    Yay! Glad things are better again!! I'm proactively acting like I have GD (had GD with DS2) already and testing my blood sugars and trying to get everything in line. I've had a couple of high numbers so I'm still trying to hit the sweet spot where all is well controlled with diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadijavye View Post
    Yay! Glad things are better again!! I'm proactively acting like I have GD (had GD with DS2) already and testing my blood sugars and trying to get everything in line. I've had a couple of high numbers so I'm still trying to hit the sweet spot where all is well controlled with diet.
    Thank you. I'm sure you're doing fine. I know that it is hard in the beginning to figure out your diet and even after that not all days work the same. I sometimes have higher numbers with the same food than the day before and there is no reason for that at all.
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    My husband just called to tell me that his parents told him on skype that his brother and wife are 9 weeks pregnant too. Due date December, 10th and possibly twins. He sounded a little depressed. We will spend christmas and newyear in Switzerland and he said he wanted our little girl to be the midpoint of the attention.....
    My feelings are divided too. One part of me is happy for my SIL because I know that she wanted a child and they tried for a long time. On the other side I just never wanted the kids to be born so close together. My husbands family is heavily competitive. The first sentence of the future granddad was "So they are copying you as the boys always did. One of them was alwys the first and the other one had to do the same." And I felt so sad for my husband who tried for a long time to get out of that competitive way my in laws cope with each other but could never succeed properly. That's by the way also one of the reasons we moved halfway around the world. We just wanted to put some distance between us and the family and hopefully escape that situation of being measured against each other the whole time. Additional to that my cousin was only two weeks younger than I and we went to the same class from first to ninth grade so I know how it feels to be in a constant competition too and I never wanted that for my child.
    All of those feelings are confusing in the first place but additionally to that I also feel like I'm a horrible person that I'm not able to be just happy for my SIL Seems as if moodswings hit in the third trimester too....
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    Of course you're not horrible, it's perfectly natural! If it makes you feel better my mood swings are being mean to strangers like waiters or people I call at the bank--it's awful and I feel bad but the words just seems to fall out of my mouth.

    Just think though her baby will be a sleepy newborn at Christmas and yours will be an active, attentive, fun 5 month old!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissgirl View Post
    Thank you. I'm sure you're doing fine. I know that it is hard in the beginning to figure out your diet and even after that not all days work the same. I sometimes have higher numbers with the same food than the day before and there is no reason for that at all.
    That is reassuring, though you'd think I'd have a handle on it as I've been through this before. Do you do 1 hour or 2 hour post meal checks? And if you do 2 hour, do you count from when you start the meal or stop? Also, what's the threshold you were given for your fasting levels?
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    Natalie has a VERY good point. ;)
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    You can always not go for holidays there and spend them with your family. But at the same time - you are the only people that matter in your daughter's life. If you don't compete yourselves she won't be affected. And of pepper start comparing it is a good thing if you stop them right away :-) anyway, a lot can happen between now and then plus you don't know when they babies will be born and having cousins close in age is actually more fun than you think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadijavye View Post
    That is reassuring, though you'd think I'd have a handle on it as I've been through this before. Do you do 1 hour or 2 hour post meal checks? And if you do 2 hour, do you count from when you start the meal or stop? Also, what's the threshold you were given for your fasting levels?
    I'm definitively not sure if there is a good measurement system out there anyway. I did some research on those blood sugar values (as a biologist I think I need to know the whole story behind every biological problem ) and found out that the measurement devices are allowed to have a ten percent tolerance to be in. This means for a 130 mg/ml done by a blood draw the finger tip done by the measurement divice can be everything in between 117 and 143. And this is only the tolerance of the measurement divice. Then stress, what you ate before, how much you drink and even which finger you're measuring with can affect the results. So that whole measurement thing is awfully inaccurat. But I do it never the less and hope that the "high" values just come from the tolerance....
    I have to measure 1 hour after taking my first bite. So I think if you have to do the 2 hours values you should also take the start of the meal as a reference. My fasting level has to be lower than 90 mg/ml but I only have to measure in the morning. Some diabetes specialists also want some tests done in between but as I eat 5 to 6 small meals during the days I feel like the only time I can measure a fasting level is early in the morning.
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    Thanks for all the reassuring comments. Today I feel much better about that whole cousin topic. Elina will be for sure the most important part of my and my husbands live and as I don't like my in laws super heavy I just don't care. If they stress me I will just tell them and make sure I can disapear with my baby as soon as possible. Maybe they even change now that there will be grandchildren around. I just talked to one of my friends and he offered their guest room to sleep in whenever things get too complicated with our families. So I know now that we have a "save" place to be, just in case we need it
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    Just came back from my ob-check. My first one after ending in ER and everything looks fine. Elina even decided to show her amazing sports talent right while measuring the heartbeat. So my midwife knows now how activ she can be
    I still haven't found a mouvment-pattern but a slight slow done in movements and more kicks in the direction of my rips. So everything seems to be normal.
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    Yay for everything looking fine and a very active baby! That's always a good thing. Enjoy all those kicks, even when they hurt. It's the most amazing part of pregnancy!



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    Glad all is fine and she is active!
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    34 weeks only 6 more to go.
    I had some rough days this week feeling tired and unhappy. It was worst on Monday (my birthday) when I even started crying in the restaurant my hubby went with me just because I was tired and didn't know what to eat because of gd and I couldn't decide on a birthday present before, so everything was just too much. Luckily my hubby was very supportive and just a little angry that I have not mentioned my bad mood earlier. He shared a piece of cake with me at the end of the meal (of course my blood sugar was too high afterwards) but it made me feel better.
    I've put on 2 pounds from Monday to Tuesday and they're still here. So either that cake was made of pure fat or Elina had a growth spurt. This could also be a reason for my fatigue as I feel a little better since yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Natalie for your depression tread! Got me through those days to know that I'm not the only one.
    Other than that the little bean seems to do good and I'm looking forward to hiiting week 35. In Switzerland this is the time when they wouldn't try to stop labor anymore and deliver the baby. Is it the same here in the US? Of course I would rather want to go fullterm but it just makes me feel more comfortable to know that my baby would be fine if she was born too early.
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    34 weeks! Yay! Tell your husband not to expect to be told about mood swings - he should always live in expectation of such event lol happy belated birthday!
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    Elina started to drop over the weekend. I only felt it because I can breathe again. It's so great and makes me feel much better. Today my landlady stept by because she wants to renew the roof of the main building. She only took one look at me and meant that she will rescedule for an earlier appt as I look like giving birth every other day I don't think birth will be that early but it was nice to get reassurance for my feelings.
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    Sounds great! Time to think about packing your bags.
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    I would still pack my bag (I am just waiting to wash the baby clothes and I am ready!)!
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    Time to pack! You are so close! My sister is due July 4th and mentioned packing today and it made me freak out.lol

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    35 weeks, I can't belive it. Time flies by right now.
    Thanks for the tip to pack my bag. I started to do so, when I came home from ER four weeks ago, but I still need to pack the last items. So today I make sure to wash the last baby clothes, nursing bras and so on. My hubby told me yesterday that he is not allowed to get family leave before July first, as he has to work for the company for at least one year. That made me freak out. He has saved his vacation time so far but it would be nice to know that he is able to stay home with me just in case I need him. So I hope our little bun goes on backing for another two weeks at least that would be perfect then (and it would also mean that we go fullterm which I would prefer). Even though I'm looking forward to a normal diet agein I hope to know more after my appt tomorrow.
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