Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Long Weekending

....the one that ended with some bummer news.
Despite having a really great weekend overall, my day off yesterday started with bad news. On Sunday morning I got an email saying my results from my glucose test were online so I opened it and read the notes that said "Your test results were within normal limits. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment"--sweet, right? Until the call Monday morning telling me that not only did I NOT pass, but I failed so hard core that I automatically have gestational diabetes. To say I was shocked (and subsequently pretty effing upset) would be an understatement. So, no 3 hour test for me to re-do everything, I automatically am going to the hospital tomorrow for a 2.5 hours class on how to manage this. 
I would say I'd be more surprised if I ate like crap regularly, but I don't. I've been eating well, and exercising regularly. So, yesterday was just a huge emotional bummer, wrapping my head around something being "wrong"...and digesting the fact that I'm back to more needles and other things that I felt so far away from the start of this whole journey. I'm thankful that it's manageable and it's nothing life threatening, but it's still super disappointing and discouraging.

Anyway, moving on....let's talk about the happy stuff that happened this weekend:

~Friday night I met up after work with 3 girl friends (and fellow SLP's) for dinner--Mexican of course! It was so great to catch up with everyone, laugh, share work stories and just enjoy each other (and I was even healthy and split the whole enchilada meal with my friend! #screwyouGestationalDiabetes)
~Saturday morning we took Coop to get groomed at his regular groomer who did an amazing job, unlike the other one who charged $80 and did nothing but give him a jacked up haircut. He even got a cute Valentine's themed bandana
~Made a run to Costco to stock up on all things bulk-item. Saturday mornings in your 30's, guys what can I say? lol
~Went for an afternoon walk because the weather was in the lower 70s and absolutely gorgeous!
~That night we met up with friends for dinner--I had salmon--the tiniest portion you've ever seen of salmon--and finished up with dessert of a root beer float which was heavenly (I'll be living vicariously through this picture for the next few months)
Our other friends with a 4 month old met up with us too since they were in town, and we got some fun baby time in, which is always a win!

~I wore a new top I'd just gotten earlier this week, and showed off the baby bump (thank you Motherhood Maternity!)
~Sunday morning we ran errands and then my mom came by. We had lunch at Yard House and ate outside because it was awesome weather out, especially for mid February!
~We attempted to watch The Girl on the Train but it was a little too raunchy and all over the place, so we stopped about an hour in and I told my mom and MG what happens at the end #timesaver

~My mom headed home around 4 and MG and I went for another walk because days like this there's no excuse to be inside

~We made dinner at home, relaxed for the night, and I got a lot of time with The Nightingale
~Monday morning MG went to golf with his friends and I spent the morning engrossed in The Nightingale until I got the call from my doctor's office which derailed the rest of my morning and early afternoon.

Once MG got home, we talked about the GD situation (he gave LOTS of comforting to my upset self haha), he did some research (because my SIL told me not to look stuff up and get overwhelmed) and then we went for another walk around the lake by our house.

So, despite the kind of crappy ending to the long weekend, it was still a lot of fun, and filled with good stuff. I know this GD is just a bump in the road....something "extra" to deal with, but I'm thankful for the support system I have, and that I'll have more information come tomorrow morning and a better plan in place. If you had GD, feel free to reach out and let me know--I'd love to pick your brain if I need to, or get overwhelmed, etc!

Hoping your weekend was fun-filled, and without bad news from a doctor's office haha.

26 comments:

  1. I'm sorry. Don't stress that you eat well and exercise. The dietitian hopefully will see that. I'm sorry though; hope the class goes well.

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  2. I'm so sorry that you got that news Jenn and admittedly I'm not 100% sure what that means for the rest of your pregnancy, I'm confident that your doctor will get you through it. On a completely different note, that top you got looks amazing on you!! Thinking of you girl!

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  3. I'm so shocked that you have GD! But on the flip side, luckily that's all it is and it's completely manageable! I have a friend who was diagnosed with it and once she got the hang of eating the way her doctor wanted her to eat, she actually lost weight and looked better pregnant than she did before (she was overweight to begin with). Praying for you because having to begin a new eating lifestyle during this time in your life is not desirable, but anything for baby girl!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your glucose test! I think it just depends on the pregnancy and not what you eat or don't eat, honestly. Do you follow April at Smidge of This or Classic Annie? They both had GD and wrote a lot about t it on their blogs so I'm sure you could find some helpful info. I know this is totally not what you were hoping but it will pass quickly and baby girl will be here before you know it!

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  5. Your baby bump is so adorable! I'm so sorry you have to deal with gestational diabetes, but don't feel guilty. XOXO It truly does happen to so many people for no reason whatsoever! Wishing you luck through the rest of your pregnancy!

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  6. ah i'm so sorry girly. just another bump in the road indeed - and nothing you can't handle at this point - although i imagine how frustrated you must be! so stupid you got good news then bad too. what a whirlwind. on the upside i'm glad you had great weather to go for nice walks in! sending all the happy good vibes your way!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. Bummer about having GD! That's crazy that online it showed you were within the normal limits.

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  8. Just remember what we chatted about - TOTALLY doable and won't last forever! I will be available if you need me! That new top is the cutest thing ever on you - you look fab thus far girl! Cheers to a short week for ya! xo

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  9. This is crazy so since you got a message that everything was ok then a call that it wasn't is there a possibility they got it mixed up with someone else?? You have the cutest bump!!

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  10. First Cooper looks ADORABLE. And second... Ugh-- hope the GD class goes well today. Remember... it's not your fault. It is temporary-this too shall pass. It will all be worth it. And you can still eat Mexican food. You're on my mind-- call/text if you need to chat! XOXO, R

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  11. So sorry about the GD. I have had friends that have had it and I know it was just fine, albeit annoying. Stinks that you have that on top of the road that got you here but you can handle it. Glad you had a good weekend despite that!

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  12. Oh girl I'm so sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes, and am sending all the *hugs*. Going for those beautiful walks are a big help in keeping your sugars in check, and yes to al fresco dining! Hang in there, these last weeks are going to fly by <3

    Green Fashionista

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  13. Blah on the extra to deal with. Hurrah for great weather even though it's not right in February. LOL

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  14. Don't beat yourself up over the gestational diabetes. It has a lot to do with your genetics too, not just your diet and exercise. You will get through it and you didn't cause it! Otherwise, sounds like a really good weekend. Glad you got to see your mom and get some errands done.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your results, especially after they told you everything was ok. SO frustrating! Hope you feel prepared after your appointment today!

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  16. Ugh, so sorry to hear about your bad news. Good luck at your appointment. Hopefully it won't be too tough to manage. *Says the girl who can't go a day without eating sweets*

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  17. That is a bummer to end the long weekend on but at least it is totally manageable! One of my friends who is one of the most healthy/fittest people I know had it 2 out 3 of her pregnancies so don't fret, you got this!

    The rest of your weekend sounds like a great time! I need some nicer weather and the snow to be gone here! haha

    Happy Tuesday!

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  18. Oh no, so sorry to hear about your results! At least you had lots of good moments to offset that a bit. Love your maternity shirt!

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  19. You look great, and I'm so sorry for the crappy news. At least they have a course available to help you through it!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  20. I'm sorry about your news!! try not to stress too much. I got gestational hypertension and had really high blood pressure, terrible swelling, and pre-eclempsia when I was pregnant and sobbed when I got the diagnosis because I felt like I did something wrong. My Dr. assured me that this shit just happens, they don't know why it happens to some women and not others, and that it's out of our control. :-) Sounds like you've got a great support system with your Dr. and hubby though, so you'll rock this! Needles and diet-watching be damned! :-) I'm praying for a smooth remainder of your pregnancy for you! xoxoxo

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  21. AH I'm so sorry friend! But I'm so glad to know that its manageable! You look so cute with your little belly! I am so excited for you and MG. Y'all are gonna be the best parents! :) xoxo

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  22. Oh my goodness..I'm so sorry you're having to deal with that! Like you said thankfully this is something that can be managed. Here's to healthy eating and not as much weight to lose after baby. :)

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  23. I am so sorry you got that bad of news. And to not even do the 3 hour test. Boo. I am truly sorry. But otherwise it sounds like a good weekend! Love that motherhood maternity shirt. So cute!

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  24. Ugh such a bummer about the GD, but I know you will rock it!! Your bump is looking so dang cute! All that yummy food :)! And Cooper is just the cutest!!

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  25. Sorry about the GD - I had it with my first pregnancy. It honestly wasn't so bad. I failed the 1 hour by 1 point and everyone, including my doctor and high risk specialist, said that I would definitely pass the 3 hour. Nope, bombed it! It was a lot of grilled chicken and veggies, but there's also lots of tricks out there like sugar-free candies and such for a chocolate fix! I celebrated my baby's birth with a gigantic Dairy Queen blizzard!

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  26. Oh no what bummer and shocking news! Sorry to hear you're going to have to go through another process of needles etc. It's mind-boggling how it can happen to someone intentionally being healthy. You look fabulous in your maternity outfit and your baby bump is adorable!

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