My Braxton hicks contractions have gotten a little more frequent. I have been on my feet a lot so I'm sure that has something to do with it. I am trying to make sure that I get enough water intake. I don't think it's anything to be worried about but if they get worse I think I will mention it to my doctor at my next appointment.
Yesterday was the first day since I was "diagnosed" with gestational diabetes that I didn't check my blood sugar. It was my sisters wedding day and I really didn't have time to check it each time I was suppose to. Today I decided to do a little bit of research on gestational diabetes and what I found on it made me want to get a second opinion. Often times gestational diabetes is over-diagnosed. I have not have any numbers higher than 140 and that is normal for someone without gestational diabetes and without being pregnant, so why is it any different when someone is pregnant? It doesn't really make any sense to me. I also read that often times when a woman is pregnant her absorption of glucose slows down in order to be sure that the baby is getting the nutrients. From what it sounds like, it isn't a good idea to cut out carbs while pregnant. However, I do feel a little sick if I eat too many. I think I am just going to eat in moderation and not worry about my blood sugar. I am not worried that Isabelle will be too big. Bryelle was only 6 pounds 4 ounces when she was born. I am hoping that the doctor I see on the 18th will be able to explain things better to me about why the normal numbers for a non pregnant woman or person for that matter would be any different for a pregnant woman. From what I have read most women with gestational diabetes have numbers well into the 200s, and mine have never even been close to that. I'm not going to dwell on this. It will all be fine and so will Isabelle.