Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Good News

Yay! Mary just called and gave me great news. I don’t have Gestational Diabetes! I was so worried I would. As it is, I had already adjusted my diet for the past month. I had cut back on sugar and carbs. I felt like I was on the Atkins Diet. More on that in a moment. I was so excited about my new blog, I started my second entry last night so I’ll pick up where I left off -

Most of you know now we have moved from Northern CA to Orange County. That in itself was quite challenging and stressful, especially when you’re pregnant and on bed rest. (Devi and I were trying to figure out who had it worse – us versus her moving to London from SF with a 5 month old baby) Poor Mike had to do everything, including picking out the house. Granted, I found the house online, but I gave him a long list of other homes to check out. I trust his judgment; he has excellent taste (after all he helped me pick out my wedding dress!). He’s been amazing doing everything. Our friend, Monica, told me that he has never complained no matter how tired he was. Apart from a few more boxes that have to be unpacked, most of its done. Now, if only our house will sell…

We moved me at the end of October and I stayed with my parents for several weeks while Mike got the house ready. Since I was in between Perinatologists (basically an OB specialist for high risk pregnancies), I found one in the San Fernando Valley that could see me (even if it was for only two visits). I just wanted to make sure my cervix was staying closed. Every twinge or pain worries me that something is wrong so I have it checked out. It doesn’t help either that I started having contractions at 20 weeks, so sometimes my fears are justified. *Sigh* I’ll never be able to enjoy my pregnancy without any concerns. But on the bright side, the interim doctor I saw had a 3D ultrasound machine. Check out the cool pics of the babies at 23 weeks or you can go here to check out the nifty page Mike made http://www.lifeplayedloud.com/eggi/.

Of course, nothing goes smoothly when it comes to our pregnancy. During the ultrasound, the sonographer noticed Twin B’s (girl) fluid level was high. It was in the normal range, but on the higher end. Our next visit showed her fluid level to be twice that of her brother’s. With our last pregnancy, the concern was Matthew not having any fluid and now girl twin had too much! The doctor suggested at this point that I cut back on my carbs and sugar.

I guess since then the fluid level has normalized and now I’ve passed the Glucose Screening test. So, I can resume my normal diet. I’m definitely all about the starches and my sweets. Some stuff I’ve been dreaming about – Winchell’s Strawberry or Maple Cruellers, In-N-Out cheeseburgers (with grilled onions), fries & chocolate shake, See’s Candies (my choice of chocolates), Indian food with lots of naan bread, Rite Aid/Thrifty’s Pistachio ice cream, Baskin Robbins banana split, Cold Stone Creamery Mud Pie Mojo, pasta, pasta, pasta, red velvet cake, mash potatoes, baked potato, curly fries, hash brown, pancake, freshly baked baguette (with brie), garlic bread, sesame toasted bagel with cream cheese, buttered biscuits with honey, Starbucks maple scones, oh maybe it’s time for Starbucks cranberry bliss bars!, Nestles freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and I should stop right now before I get too carried away :-). There’s still the concern about girl twin’s fluid level, but for now I can eat without restrictions and fatten them up! I kinda feel like the wicked witch in Hansel & Gretel.

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