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    Default IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2

    @Muchulu1 wow only 7 shift left of work. How exciting!! I'm reducing my hours this week, cutting out the physical side of my job and just doing the admin side. It still doesn't really feel real for me yet, I can't believe in about 9 weeks we will finally have our bubba with us. Bet the hospital tour was exciting. Sounds nice. I hope bubs does that flip soon for you. Do you know how long they'll give you before you have to have a c section? I thought babies could flip right up until you went into labour....
    All is going well with us, I'm getting a bit sick of people telling me I don't even look pregnant. I know that I'm not showing that much but for someone that's wanted to be pregnant for so long I'm dying to have that big bump and look pregnant. Hoping I get one soon. I think people think they're being nice but I wish they'd just not comment.
    Does anyone's partner have a bit of a party lifestyle? DH does (I used to too but not these days), he will change once bubs comes along and also as I get further along but I'm wondering when I should tell him he needs to be in a driveable state? I'm thinking from 34 weeks just incase I go into labour early? What does everyone think? By party lifestyle I just mean socialising with mates and having a few drinks on the weekend nothing too extreme, sometimes they get a bit carried away and get home at 3am, but this isn't a regular thing.
    We've planned our "baby moon" too. Anyone else going away before bubs comes? I can't wait.

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    @lotsathoughts new numbers looks fantastic! Excellent doubling rate! There was 72 hours between my 1st and 2nd blood tests and it was just short of doubling, which made me really nervous at the time but everything turned out fine! Your doubling rate is much better than mine so my fingers are crossed that your amazing little miracle is doing all the right things and growing well. My fingers are crossed for your scan next week!
    @Muchulu1 So I havent heard from my OB about my GTT results but my sister-in-law is a GP and was able to call and get them from S&N pathology. So results were a bit borderline and I think technically I would be classed as having GD as my 1 hour result was 0.1 above the reference range. All other results were within range. I'm guessing the very borderline result is why my OB is in no rush to call. I have appointment with midwife tomorrow and I wonder if she will have the results instead. I'm looking forward to changing my diet up and making healthier choices. Think it will be a good learning experience as I have definitely been a little more lax with diet choices since Christmas!

    Does anyone with GD have any lunch suggestions for taking to work? We have a sandwich press and microwave at work so I can work with them but just need some ideas.
    @hopefull29 A babymoon sounds awesome! Where are you headed! I have just spent the last 4 days in Melbourne for a long weekend which was lovely. It will probably be my last trip away before bub arrives so was trying to make the most of it! Went down with family and we saw Book of Mormon and Cirque's Kooza show which were great. Also got to take advantage of the shopping and got some gorgeous baby clothes on sale! Oh and some maternity bras and singlets which aren't as exciting but definitely needed! Lol! Did find a few good nursing tops too that will be good during winter. Mostly I just enjoyed being out of the humid QLD heat though! The cooler weather was so nice, even it was only for a few days!

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    @Positivity sounds like you might get the diagnosis but the diabetes educator I saw said they don't really pay that much attention to your 1 hour results mostly the fasting and 2 hour results as they're the most important. Regardless eating healthier is always going to benefit you. When I asked my OB about my results she said it doesn't matter if it's boarderline or high as you've either got it or you don't. Fingers crossed you don't get the diagnosis over .1 above for 1 reading only.
    For lunch I normally have left overs from the night before or a salad.
    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Melbourne! It's always exciting buying baby clothes. Where did you get your nursing tops? I need to look into some.

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    @hopefull29 I think I will get the diagnosis too! Obviously not too worried about it as it really wasn't that much over but I would still like to overhaul my diet as that is going to be good for both me and bub! Hopefully OB will also refer to dietician or diabetes educator as I'm finding it overwhelming getting my head around all the things you have to remember when planning meals. I saw some example diet plans online and it just seems like a lot of food! I'm just OT used to eating so much throughout the day! I barely feel hungry in the mornings and then often at night also! Probably doesn't help blood sugars I'm guessing to miss meals but I just find it difficult to eat when I'm not all hungry! I think that will be the hardest part. I'm hoping being in the third trimester now that I might start being hungrier anyway but then I also feel full so much more quickly now that the baby is bigger!

    I went to Ripe Maternity store in the Emporium centre in Melbourne CBD. The two nursing tops were lovely. Bit expensive and not on sale being new winter stock I presume. Still is nice to know that I'll have some nice warm nursing tops to wear once bub is born. Unfortunately here in Brisbane, we have bugger all maternity shops. Have got a few things online but it is so nice to be able to try things on and see how they fit before buying! I'm also hoping to pick up a few nursing basics from maybe Target or Kmart when they get start stocking winter stuff. Just seems to be all tshirts and singlets at the moment!

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    @hopefull29 I think I will get the diagnosis too! Obviously not too worried about it as it really wasn't that much over but I would still like to overhaul my diet as that is going to be good for both me and bub! Hopefully OB will also refer to dietician or diabetes educator as I'm finding it overwhelming getting my head around all the things you have to remember when planning meals. I saw some example diet plans online and it just seems like a lot of food! I'm just OT used to eating so much throughout the day! I barely feel hungry in the mornings and then often at night also! Probably doesn't help blood sugars I'm guessing to miss meals but I just find it difficult to eat when I'm not all hungry! I think that will be the hardest part. I'm hoping being in the third trimester now that I might start being hungrier anyway but then I also feel full so much more quickly now that the baby is bigger!

    I went to Ripe Maternity store in the Emporium centre in Melbourne CBD. The two nursing tops were lovely. Bit expensive and not on sale being new winter stock I presume. Still is nice to know that I'll have some nice warm nursing tops to wear once bub is born. Unfortunately here in Brisbane, we have bugger all maternity shops. Have got a few things online but it is so nice to be able to try things on and see how they fit before buying! I'm also hoping to pick up a few nursing basics from maybe Target or Kmart when they get start stocking winter stuff. Just seems to be all tshirts and singlets at the moment!

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    Sorry double post! Silly app!

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    Thanks @Positivity
    Will let you know how it goes xx

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    So met with Midwife today who works with my OB. OB actually called about my GTT results about 1 hour before my appointment and said that midwife would go through all the information with me. Wasn't sure she would call so at least it wasnt left till my next appointment with her in two weeks! She wasnt really that concerned about the numbers but said it is always better to be safe so would treat it just like anyone else with GD. Ran through some information with the Midwife today but have made an additional appointment with her next week for more detailed diabetes education session. Will get the glucose monitor this week and she'll show me how to use it and what targets to aim for and i guess how to change diet.

    Also found out my iron has got even lower and i have anaemia. This really surprised me as I have been taking iron supplements since 12-13 weeks. So now have to take some more iron supplements! Bit worried about this causing constipation though. Apparently if it gets much lower though i will have to go to hospital for an iron transfusion so definitely hoping to avoid that if i can.

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    @Positivity sucks about the diagnosis but so good they're being diligent and getting onto it. My understanding is that it can get worse as you get further along so this way you'll know. If you don't monitor you wouldn't know. It's actually quite easy to manage to be honest. I'm not eating anymore really, I never used to snack but now I have to so I just have smaller main meals.
    I hope your iron levels pick up, I don't think the iron transfusions are as scary as they sound.
    I'll have to check out ripe maternity for feeding tops, I've bought a few maternity tops and jeans from there but haven't looked at the feeding friendly tops yet.

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    Oh and to give you an idea of what they recommended my levels are after fasting 5 or below and 2 hours after a meal 6.5 or below.
    Most of my fasting levels are low 4's and 2 hours after a meal range from high 4's to high 5's.


 

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