So, for the past two weeks, I've been trying to follow the gestational diabetes diet really closely to avoid being put on medication or insulin. I had my dr.'s appointment and they said my blood sugar numbers look great so I get to avoid both of those-yay! And as a bonus, I've lost 4 pounds over the course of the last two weeks, which is great because I'm already up 30 pounds-yikes! Next week is my ultrasound and I'm officially on a weekly dr. appt. schedule from now on. Can't wait to find out how big she is getting!
Sadly, I'm still feeling really exhausted all the time so my dr. ordered a cbc and chem7 I think to check for iron deficiency and thyroid issues. I'm hoping nothing is wrong, but really want to feel better. I don't want to be too exhausted to enjoy holiday activities with my kids. Right now I can't imagine having the energy I need to get all of the shopping, wrapping, making crafts and baking that I want to do plus finish getting all of the baby stuff ready. So, how is everyone else planning on getting through the holidays?
On another note, Friday my husband is going in for a vasectomy-yay! The lady at the office said they normally don't do the procedure if the wife is pregnant, but when I explained to her that this is child #11, she got an okay from the dr. Haha! Then on Monday my 18 year old is getting his wisdom teeth removed. So, I will be in full caretaker/nurse mode for a few days. Hopefully I'll have enough energy left to cook Thanksgiving dinner.