The things I miss because of Gestational Diabetes

August 28th, 2008

A lot of people have asked me what I’ve had to omit from my life to comply with my special diet for the G.D. that makes it so difficult at times.   These things have been hard to give up, not only because they are some of my normal favorites, but mostly because pregnancy has made me want some of them even more.  One can only thank God that they haven’t taken away Barbecue; but honestly, barbecue WITHOUT sweet tea is almost not barbecue at all.

Here’s a brief sampling of foods and drinks I miss and can’t wait to have again after Josh is born.  (p.s. anyone who wants to bring treats from this list to the hospital is automatically on the list to become Josh’s favorite Aunt or Uncle.)

xoxo,  Crisi

Icy cold fountain Coca Cola
Chocolate Milk
Potato Salad from Sticky Fingers
Rice – white rice or sticky rice
Sweet Tea
Breadsticks from Olive Garden
Hot off the rollers Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
“My UPs”  – Breakfast of eggs and hashbrowns with ketchUP and pancakes with syrUP
Cold Stone Creamery
Gnocchi from Maggiano’s
Sweet Tea
Chocolate Custard with sprinkles (aka jimmies) from Rita’s
Loaded mashed potatoes
Oreo Shake from The Loop
Corn on the Cob
Macaroni and Cheese
7-Layer Bar from Starbucks
Fruit Salad
Apple Juice
Cheese Danish
Did I mention Sweet Tea?
Fettucine Alfredo
Heath bar Blizzard from Dairy Queen
M & M’s
Godiva Champagne Truffles
Banana Spring Rolls from PF Changs
Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies
Handtossed Pizza Hut Pizza
Devil’s Food Cake with fudge icing

Eight Weeks To Go!!!

July 24th, 2008

Today is Thursday, July 24 – Week 32.   In the last couple of weeks Cris’ belly has been getting bigger and she’s looking great.  Everything has been going well with one exception.  We found out that Cris had Gestational Diabetes.  Basically, her body is processing sugars slower than normal due to the extra high level of hormones flowing through her body.  She is on a special diet now and that has brought her sugar levels back to normal.

After the baby is born, the gestational diabetes goes away immediately.  And fortunately, it shouldn’t affect the baby now that her sugar levels are back to normal.

I’ve included some recent pictures.  The first two are from Mike & Elizabeth Dwyer’s wedding.  The rest are from Crisi’s Baby Shower.  We hope you are all doing well!