Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pregnancy Observations.

Why do most maternity pants not have functional pockets? I've never felt so let down by a garment of clothing. Do designers believe that pregnant women have no further need to carry small items around with them? Do they expect us to just shove everything in the stretchy tummy fabric and look as though we're growing a robot of some sort in our bellies? My insulin pump most comfortably resides in my pants pocket, sirs. Please fix this.

Is being pregnant like being cured? I'm beginning to think so, because the amount of carbs I'm eating might make even Adam Richman raise an eyebrow. Hungry Hungry Hippos don't even snack this often.

I miss (caffeinated) coffee. I miss coffee like Champ misses Ron. I've been crashing around 9:30 pm most nights (!) and taking naps left and right. I miss your musk, Ron.



Never has an embellished CGM beep been so annoying. "You're under 55! Wake up!" (I do; I test; 75 mg/dL.) "You... are a jerk. And wrong. Please stop, and let me sleep." And so on. Every night, nearly. It's hard to maintain a fasting bg of between 65 and 95 when your CGM threshold is 60 and it seems prone to overreacting.

Have I mentioned that I miss coffee?

It's one item on a long list of "things to avoid that I rather enjoy": smoked or cured meats (meaning: bacon, some ham, breakfast sausage, the salmon in some cooked sushi... pretty much all of the good stuff), cold cut sandwiches, anything with raw-ish eggs (most Caesar dressings, hollandaise sauce), and the obvious: alcohol. Pretty sure that once August comes and goes, I will be washing a bacon Eggs Benedict down with some wine.

It's all worth it, mind you, but it's an adjustment I haven't been looking forward to making. And now it's here, and now I need a nap.


11 comments:

  1. Kim, I'm right there with you on the smoked/cured meats. I had no idea I couldn't have them so when my doc told me that, I was so sad! Everything else, I knew, but not BACON!!!!! August is going to be a fun month! My EDD is August 3. August 4 I'm having a bacon and feta cheese sandwich with a big glass of cider!

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    1. FANTASTIC! I will raise my cup of decaf coffee to you. :)

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  2. Hold the phone. I knew caffeine and wine had to go. But no one ever told me I'd have to give up bacon to have a baby. This makes me rethink parenthood on a whole new level. (I'm kidding, of course.) (Except, not really.)

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  3. Congrats on the pregnancy! I missed cold cuts to when I was preggers - they are so easy for a quick meal.

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  4. I thought the same thing about pregnancy being a proper cure for diabetes – I'm pretty sure I drank the entire stock of OJ on the West Coast in my first trimester trying to keep up with my blood sugars! Good luck with everything.

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  5. I think you can still have cold cuts, but you have to stick them in the microwave first to get rid of the bacteria. But then it's not a refreshing turkey sandwich anymore.

    Another PWD said she really missed Mac n Cheese. That's my fav. I'm not looking forward to giving that up for nine months.

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    1. Yeah, not the same. :(

      I was literally eating mac and cheese as I read your comment... good to know!

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  6. You can totally DIY your own maternity pants. I didn't know when I was preggo last year, but just made some for my girlfriend. If you can work a sewing machine, you can do it!

    And let's be honest - if you can insert and work an insulin pump, a sewing machine is nothing! haha!

    Best of luck to you :)

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  7. Wow--Pregnancy sounds like being a contestant on Survivor. What CAN you eat if you can't have bacon or sandwiches or coffee or alcohol or anything??!?! LOL--I'm sure I'll be there someday.

    Also, I know you can't "give medical advice" and we should all follow our own doctors' advice and all that jazz, but are doctors now saying that 65-95 is a good range? Because me personally, I start feeling edgy at anything under 80--like I should eat something before this low gets out of control or that I could go low at any minute (like thinking I should take the elevator instead of the stairs--you don't want to be low!) I've also at times tried to let myself ride to my next meal if I see my CGM is hanging in the low 70s or even upper 60s (as long as my meter agrees) and it just makes me feel weird. Just curious if others are hanging out in this low of a range?

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  8. If you garner any tips on how to tame post prandials etc let us know.. love your blog

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  9. Haha, I was just posting tonight about the lack of pockets on maternity pants! And if there ARE pockets, you need to run the tubing allll the way up to your boobs over the waistband, and then allll the way back down to the pocket. There has to be a better way!!!!

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