Thanks J I'm going to start them tonight. Tomorrow will be a better day!
Aw FTM I'm so glad your morph scan went well
Well I missed posting a bump picture before, so here's my most recent one from tonight ('scuse the undies! *chuckle*).
26w4d and I feel HUGE but this is nothing on how big I was with DS (as I was overweight as well back then) so I shouldn't complain:
Amusingly after looking at that I don't look as big as I feel, must be those body image issues getting in the way again. It's hard to believe that I only have 11 weeks to go!
J - Quick question. I went in for my GTT yesterday and the path used ketostix to check my ketones (apparently standard before a GTT, news to me!) and I had a moderate to large result before starting the test. I only knew what I was seeing because I've used ketostix in the past whilst low carbing and whilst it didn't come up with the darkest result it was probably somewhere between the moderate and large colour.
I wasn't dehydrated, and have been eating normal amounts of carbohydrates every day, generally around 120g+. I only eat sugary foods very rarely, once every couple of weeks if I'm lucky. It was also supposed to be second morning urine that she tested but it was actually third or fourth because I'd had a huge cup of water before I left home. I fasted according to their instructions as well.
I seem to be thirsty quite often and downed 3.5L of water today even though it wasn't that hot. I usually drink about 2L.
I've also had strong smelling (kind of like the sweet-ish, musty smell that you can get with a UTI) and darker coloured urine than is usual given that my usual 2L per day has me running clear and smell-free by midmorning even up until last week. After 3.5L this afternoon it still had colour which is extremely abnormal for me.
Ok so not so quick, but I was wondering how quickly can GD come on? I would have thought it would be relatively slow so I'm hoping that the chances that that's what my problem is are slim. I had an appointment with a doctor about 4 weeks ago where blood was taken and shortly after she said that I had no sign of diabetes so surely I would have had some indication at that stage?
The doc did say that bub was growing quite well, she seemed suprised that he was as big as he was already.
I guess I'm clutching at straws. Obviously I'll wait for the results to come through before stressing myself, but I'm more curious than anything.
Beautiful bump you have there Eko!
Sounds like you're convinced, though, especially with that urine output! Your OBGYN will contact you immediately, but the answer to your question is yes...the onset of Gestational Diabetes is quite fast.
Last edited by J37; 05-01-2013 at 22:14.
Great bump Eko!
FelH - hope you are ok from your accident!
Eko - you look great 😃
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