This week has been so much better on the pregnancy front than the past two stressful weeks.
I’m actually feeling joyful right now.
Not only did I hit the 28 week mark (take that fetal fibronectin test!), but I had my gestational diabetes testing done and, wait for it:
I DON”T have gestational diabetes this time. WHOO-HOO!
I am so very happy about this. Both Duncan and I will be spared a lot of whining through the rest of this pregnancy (I completely admit that I was a major whiner last time).
I know it wouldn’t have been the end of the world (and in worrying about preterm labor, it didn’t even seem like a big deal if I had gestational diabetes again), but I have to say that being a vegetarian with gestational diabetes sucked. When carbohydrate combinations (like pasta & cheese, rice & beans, ect.) were some of my chief sources of protein (and joy!) it was pretty hard to dramatically overhaul my diet- especially at a time when I was hungrier and moodier than ever.
I know it would have been easier this time. My diet is very different than it was then. Greek yogurt and almonds are my daily protein friends, so some of my previous protein combinations aren’t as important (though I do get crabby if I can’t have a big bowl of pasta once a week).
I am mostly feeling surprised, fortunate, and very happy. Adding to my joy is the fact that this new little one has been moving around more than ever (both Duncan and Elizabeth have now been able to feel her kicking).
So, the seventh month is off to a promising start. Every day closer to my due date makes me more giddy. I may even start nesting again (after giving it up because I worried that being too ready would jinx things- yes, I can be that superstitious).
I also wanted to say thank you for all the well wishes I received after my Complications post. The comments, texts, e-mails, and calls, were very sweet and I am feeling very lucky.