Saturday, March 13, 2010

Only 12 weeks to go.... (or 10)

Wow.... 28 weeks preg. Only 12 weeks to go. 10 weeks if the consultant gets her way.

I really don't think this is going to be a big baby (sorry, yes, I'm back on this old chestnut again). I hopped on the scales yesterday and I have only gained 11 lb. My literature says:

Your total weight gain by this point is likely between 19 and 25 lbs (8.55 and 11.25kg).


I have my GTT on Tuesday which has me thinking about it all again. I swear I am not diabetic. I feel so well! I get tired in the afternoons but, you know... *wave hands madly* PREGNANT, and mother to a TODDLER, and we have loads of DIY to do... I think a nap for an hour or so in the afternoon is acceptable and not a sign of illness.

I appreciate that as I am a mother-to-be with a high BMI (polite way of saying obese at 14st 7lb and only 5 foot 4) they want to keep an eye on me, but I am over weight because I like large portions and don't really like exercise. Not because I have diabetes.

If anything, while I have been expecting this baby my arms and legs and face have become slimmer. It's only my bump and bum that have got bigger. And I'm not really eating any more than normal (in fact for the last few weeks I have been eating less as there's not much room in my belly for food these days). I think Squiggle is happily using up the "reserves" I have been building up since I stopped breastfeeding Jack.

My real gripe is that I'm not relishing the idea of having to starve myself from Monday night in order to take this test. I can only have water, or tea/coffee without milk (urgh!). Luckliy my apt is at 9am, but it can take over 2 hours and I can't eat until it's all over. And, as much as I think our local hossi is great, they do get behind and I can see it being lunch time before I get to eat anything. I'm going to feel so sick, and be so grouchy by then. I think I'll be calling into KFC on the way home.

And I am SO certain it's all going to be for NOTHING!
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