No....only fingers for GD testing. Arm and palm are for testing different thing. I am not sure if the diet is really helping me. OB had a look at my values on Fri and he was only concerned about those >10 at 1hr mark. He was quite puzzled about for some of the values because food like croissant, avocado, cheese and tomato don't contain much sugar and yet I got >10 value. He just wanted me to keep going on the diet for another week. Let the diabetes educator to decide if it is working. He saw me on fri to check if I need to go on insulin straight away.
Haha...he said that this kind of diet should be for life not just for pregnancy. I laughed and said that i don't have any problem before pregnant and I seriously don't enjoy this kind of diet! Kinda boring. I am going to lose weight for sure. I just don't feel satisfying after each meal and constantly hungry. Portion control is torture. I did that to lose few kgs before the IVF. It was not that i was obese but thought it would be healthy to lose some fat.
I have asked so many people on BH and everyone was told to do 2hrs post-meal. I really feel like the 1hr limit is way too strict. The suggested level for me is equal to 2hrs post-meal limit for some of the ladies. Sure, i can see why 2hrs can be a problem for me in the morning because breakfast portion is so tiny that i can't wait 2hrs to have a snack. I had a small dinner last night and woke up 3am starving so I snacked something. Baby got woken up by my super loud stomach noise. LOL. Then, after breakfast, the level was high but wasn't super high like the last few days. I guess it is the first meal that causes the sharp spike. Anyway, the values are all over the place. Insulin is actually good for me and the baby so i might be better off to be on it and enjoy my food a bit more.
As for the expo, i got some good product info. I didn't check out all of them, though. Some have very good discount and some don't. I am good at controlling myself in term of buying so only bought few items. I got a small what to expect guide (1--5 yrs) from one of the booths. DH read it and found it useful. My friend bought quite a bit since they had a lot of suitable stuff for toddler. Will i spend $20 entrance fee? No. Two people would be $40. The expo gave away a lot of free tickets and i got one.
Ya, we have kids market as well. I went to one in May. The next one at the same location is at the end of this month. I am not sure if it is similar in melbourne. It is good except it can be difficult to find specific items. There are plenty of baby clothes for sure. $1 each! I think I'll go to the baby second hand shop next time first to look for specific items.
Hmm...i won't worry too much about one off reading. Perhaps you were in a rush coming to the appt. When is your next appt? Bub still has time to turn. I read that they only run out of space until ~32w.
As for the name, DH is just too lazy to help me think. He just doesn't feel the urgent need. Men.......I am looking online at the moment.