Friday, September 9, 2011

Babies born 11Aug2011

Baby A was born at 1:06 and was 5 lbs 7oz
Baby B was born at 1:10 and was 5 lbs 9oz
both excellent weights for being 36 weeks and 2 days.
I had 11 lbs of baby in there. My total weight gain had been 33 lbs. 33-11=22 left over after the babies were out. They are almost a month old now and my weight has evened off. I'm still up 10 lbs.
I guess 10 lbs isn't bad. Many women gain and have to loose much more than that. I'm going to start counting my points with Weight Watchers here any day. I just need to get myself to start.
With my 10 lbs pregnancy weight, plus the 20 lbs I gained before getting pregnant, and then the 10 lbs I still had to go to reach my goal when I "took a break" =40 lbs to loose to get to my ideal weight.
Wish me luck.

By the way being in the hospital really stunk when it came to post pregnancy food. And by the time I was out of the hospital my desire to eat.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Belgium Waffles and other foods on my list

Belgium Waffles- I crave Belgium Waffles. I want to eat them. I have for months. But I can't find a dietetic friendly way to eat them so I haven't. It is going to be one of the first things I eat after these babies are born.
I've been making a list of things I can't wait to eat. Most of them are things that I wouldn't normally eat but knowing that I shouldn't/can't I actually want to.

  • Belgium Waffles
  • Cold Stone ice cream with brownies and caramel
  • donuts, glaze and cream filled
  • Oreo cookies
  • watermelon
  • Dairy Queen Blizzards
  • brownie batter
  • a huge bowl of pasta
  • apple cobbler
When all you think about is food and sweet foods its hard to keep to a diet of low carbs and no sugars. So the only consolation I have is knowing I'm not a diabetic for life, and I can look forward to eating them as soon as these babies are no longer inside of me.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Feeling Good

I am 34 weeks today. I'm feeling really good about how things have been going. These babies are doing good. At the ultra sound a week ago they both measured 4lbs 5oz. Growing beautifully for twins. I've been watching my Gestational Diabetes. 
Typical day:
Low Sugar or Regular/Plain Oatmeal
8oz or less glass of milk
scrambled eggs
cheese stick
pb&j (always made with high fiber whole wheat bread, 1/2, with sugar free jam)
scrambled eggs (if not eaten at breakfast)
Bean Burrito made on Low Carb tortilla
or a chili hot dog (dog cut in half filled with chili cooked with cheese sprinkled on top)
Any of the items on the lunch I didn't eat earlier
1/2 serving of Whole Wheat pasta with sauce and side of veggies
bunless hamburger or black bean burger
Late night-
2 sugar free cookies
or 1 scoop No Sugar Added icecream
or pb&j
In the past two weeks I have gained nothing yet my babies have gained a pound and half each. I know its for no lack of eating enough. I eat though out the day and take my sugar regularly.

Eating out suggestions for diabetics:
Denny's -just about every bread option has a whole wheat option replacement
Taco Bell- stick to hard tacos or beans, or tortillas
Sonic (or any hot dog place)- order just the dog no bun with your toppings, I love chili coneys.
Carls Jr- offers the Low-Carb bunless burger, and a Taco salad

sister caught me off guard and took this, 31 weeks
thanks for dropping by.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (GD)-
So I'm Gestational Diabetes or at least we think I am. I did the one hour glucose test and failed. I refused to take the 3 hour test. Instead my doctor has me get a glucose meter and test myself every morning for a fast reading and then at least one other time that day and hour after eating. When I eat something that isn't on a GD diet my numbers would be just out of range at the end of an hour. I was already eating a GD diet before I took my 1 hour glucose test. It stinks that I am now eating that way because I have to.
Daily diet- (too boring but you do what you have to do)
breakfast: 2-3 eggs, normally scrambled, sometimes with a slice of whole wheat bread toasted. Optional breakfast cracked wheat berries cooked overnight in the crock pot.
Lunch: open faced pb&j using sugar-free jelly, or bean burrito on a low carb tortilla, or a hot dog cut open with chili inside covered in cheese.
Dinner: the hot dog with chili and cheese, or a bun-less black bean burger with cheese, or a bun-less beef burger with cheese, or a less than full  serving size of whole wheat pasta with a heavy meat sauce (chicken or beef). Every mean is served with a side of veggies.
Sweet tooth fixes: open face pb&j, sugar free jello, sugar free pudding, 1 scoop of sugar free ice cream.
snacks: low carb yogurt, cheese stick, open face pb&j, almonds (carry them in my purse or diaper bag EVERYWHERE I go).
Working towards drinking 1 gallon of water a day. I've learned that I need to be better about taking water bottles with me everywhere I go. I'm in and out of my house and if I'm out I end up either not drinking anywhere enough water, or I break down and spend outrageous prices on a bottle of water.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hunger under Control

I finally feel like I have my hunger under control. I'm not constantly feeling like I need to eat. I can go more than two hours without needing to stuff my face.
I also started this last week trying to eat as though I was already diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (GD). I did mostly okay. 4 out of 7 days I ate eggs with cheese for breakfast, no breads or cereals. I tried to have high protein lunches and dinners also. Snacked on carrots and cheese sticks.  I feel I could have been more restrictive and better about my diet. I'll do better this week.
On my weight gain I'm officially at 32 pounds. It makes me sick to say it. I gained 13 lbs with my son, I have officially gained more than twice what I did last pregnancy. But on the upside, even 32 lbs heavier I am still a couple lbs away from my delivery weight with my son. I didn't gain any more this week eating as though I was GD, so that is also good news. Hopefully from here on out I can make healthier choices and only gain exactly what is needed from here on out. After all I can't stop gaining, each baby in there still needs to get at minimum 5 more pounds on them before they can come out and go home. Wish me luck.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I am so hungry all the time. I want to eat all the time.
This past week I have been in Phoenix visiting my family. They are sugar-chocolate-aholics and there is surgary sweetness everywhere in this house. I have no self control. I think I must have gained 5 pounds in the few days I've been up here. There goes eating healthy. 
I'm 24 weeks now and will need to start eating the diet of the gestational diabetic (GD) any day here. When it comes down to it I need to go home so that I can stop tempting myself with calories we don't need.

By the way at our 3D ultrasound this last week we verified that there are two girls in there. Twin Girls. Oh my what am I going to do.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I am so Hungry

I was NOT this hungry with my son, my first pregnancy. I'm as so hungry. I can eat a whole meal every 2 hours. I have now gained 20 lbs, give or take. I know that isn't necessary. I am only 22 weeks. I have tried constantly snacking- does nothing for my hunger. Now I have been on vacation for the last couple weeks, and when you don't have the ability to make your own food, not that I have the energy to make my own meals, you don't eat as healthy as you should. Starting this week I'm going on my low carb extra low sugar diet. Diet is a bad word, but what else do we call a food regiment. I'm hoping that this will help put off any gestational diabetes (GD) I may be developing. My sister had GD with her first child, and I was super paranoid that I was going to be with my first child also. I was not, but I am now at a great risk this time with twins. Women carrying multiple births are at a higher risk for a lot of things, GD being one of them. So I am going on a diet that for the most part is the diet for GD patients. My midwife believes that all women should eat like they are GD even if they didn't test for it. 1- Tests can be wrong and sometimes damages has already began by the time you're tested for it. 2-She says that it helps you and your baby to gain the "right" type of weight. There may be something to say for this. With my first doing her recommended diet I only gained exactly what I needed to. All of my friends who choose to eat like they were GD also only gained what they needed to from that point on. There is nothing unhealthy about this diet. You eat mostly proteins and veggies, with a few carbs/bread and veggies.
Example of a day:
3 scrambled eggs for breakfast on a slice of toast
Cheese sticks, cottage cheese (low-fat)
Open faced pb&j or deli meat sandwich (one side of bread only)
celery, carrots, green beans
chicken with mixed  veggies for dinner
open faced pb&j for desert made with sugar free jelly
And at least 1 gallon of water daily
The midwife said my goal was to eat as few sugars and carb grams as possible and try to get as close as possible to 90 grams of proteins a day.
It was hard last time, but the best part about making the choice to eat this way instead of being ordered by the doctor is, in that rare instance you want to brake it and eat something really bad for you, you can. Just make sure its not a regular thing. And since you're not on doctor's orders because it could mean serious health issues you don't have to feel as guilty about it. But even when I splurge I try to eat a sugar free dessert.
I am hoping that switching my diet will help me stay on a better weigh gain track than I currently am.
By the way I am huge. I feel like nine months and I'm only 22 weeks. I am already officially larger with these babies than I was with my son. I have no idea how I am going to handle getting bigger than this.