Appointment today

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Appointment today

Had a normal check up today for 24/25 weeks. Measuring a little big for this point in the game Sad I've only officially gained 2 pounds but I guess little girl may be a bit big. I've been diagnosed with GD since 8 weeks or something and have been pretty strict (either by choice or not) with my eating habits. I have not been checking my sugars or taking my glyburide like I am supposed to. I didn't think I needed to for some dumb reason. Now I'm worried that I screwed something up just because I was pretty much being lazy.

Growth scan is scheduled for 9/16. Hoping for positive news!

I definitely am doing my regiment better starting tomorrow.

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Sorry to hear baby is measuring big... but y'know they say babies all grow at different rates especially this far in the game. Hope that your next scan brings better news Smile Don't be too hard on yourself. We all make mistakes and with you only gaining 2 lbs that's not bad at all and I totally believe you've been eating pretty healthy so just breathe and relax. Smile But it's great that you have a goal for doing better moving forward. That's the only thing you can do. :goodluck:

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Hey 2 lbs at 24/25 weeks is not bad at all. I wish thats all my weight gain was this pregnancy lol. Babies grow at different rates. I woulnt worry about how the baby is growing too much. As long as they are healthy.

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I think we all have a tendency to be hard on ourselves about different things. I had an appt yesterday too and my fundal height or uterus is measuring ahead. Technically I guess I was 23w 4 days, but measuring around 25w. I guess those measurements aren't exact though +/- 2cm in either direction. The baby was also measuring about a week ahead at our last ultrasound. Try not to be hard on yourself and just do the best you can. Smile

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True that all babies grow at different rates and that is NORMAL!!! I would, however with your GD, definitely be checking sugars regularly. If those are good then I would not worry about Glyburide or the babies size. If your sugars are running high despite appropriate diet then your baby could be growing bigger due to higher maternal blood sugar which instigate increased insulin production in the baby. You may already know all of this, but will put it out there just in case. Insulin is a growth hormone in a fetus which can cause large for gestational age, which can then cause them to have low blood sugars after delivery if this pattern continues. Newborns can take a few days to regulate to their own blood sugars after delivery which means their pancreas will continue to produce increased insulin based on what mom's sugars were despite no longer being exposed to mom's high blood sugars. This then causes babies to potentially drop their blood sugars to dangerously low levels that feedings cannot correct and can at times require IV dextrose to increase. There are other risk factors that go along with poorly controlled GD...the babies heart can be enlarged and "pump" ineffectively, delayed lung maturity, difficult delivery (due to large baby), also neurological effects. I am totally not trying to scare you, but am a NICU nurse(working towards my masters)and have taken care of many GD babies. I find that many mommas don't fully understand what can happen as result of poor compliance or non compliance. I am very big into education. I certainly don't think meds are needed if you are able to control with diet. It is all about what your sugar trends are doing. It is definitely good to add glyburide if your sugars are a lil wonky despite good diet. I know the diet is not an easy one, and not going to say that I wouldn't cheat at times....esp since youve been at it since 8 weeks UGH! You still have time to verifiy that your sugars are good, and if not time to get them good since most don't even do the GTT until around 28ish weeks. Best wishes!

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How did you do today, Steph? Do you feel you stuck to your regiment today? Are you feeling better about the overall situation?

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Slightly better. I'm definitely paying attention much more. Plus I am trying to be more active! Thanks for asking.

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