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Counting carbs

So, what could quite possibly be the worst thing this bread, pasta and sweets lover could hear? Gestational diabetes. Yes, my friends, I failed the dreaded 1 AND 3 hour glucose test resulting in a diagnosis of gestational diabetes. This means bottomless pasta bowls and 6 cookie snacks need to be a thing of the past.

Gestational diabetes can arise near the third trimester and typically disappears after child birth. Until then, I have to poke myself with a needle and check my bood sugar in the morning and then two hours after each meal. As if buying a home, taking care of a toddler, having a baby and working are not stressful enough, now I have to worry about my protein/ veggie to carb consumption. I am on week 2 and I just don’t get it yet. I generally eat pretty well, but that doesn’t seem to matter all the time. And then I can eat a delicious meal of something I think will put me over the limit ( like my biscuits and gravy yesterday) and my blood sugar is okay! Then, I’m mad I didn’t eat more.

Anyone who has any tips in terms of managing diabetes, gestational or other, any advice is greatly appreciated! Otherwise, its going to be a long 12 weeks.

~Jess

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Announcing Baby #2 with cupcakes

Right when I was getting back into this blogging thing, I found out we were going to have baby #2! So, all the energy and time I was getting back suddenly disappeared. You can’t get much done when your toddler goes to bed at 8 and you yourself are about to pass out by 8:30. We are super excited and feel super blessed that we are fortunate enough to be having baby #2 as planned. Well, maybe a month or two earlier than imagined. So, our house hunt has been in full swing and we will hopefully be moved into our own place by May!

I know that many people begin to show early the second time around, but I really started to show. I unpacked those maternity clothes almost immediatley. I am not sure how I was able to keep it a secret until our 12th week, but I did it! I respected Drew’s wishes and kept it a secret from my friends this time and we even waited until about the 7th week to tell our parents. When 12 weeks rolled around, I was ready to tell the world. Mostly because it was becoming exhausting each morning picking out clothes that would hide my bump!
I wanted to come up with a cute idea to tell my co- workers, so I searched pinterest for ideas. I saw that someone had used a picture of a cupcake to announce, since baby is about the width of a cupcake at 13 weeks. Perfect! I love to bake so I decided to actually bake some cupcakes for the announcement.

I baked my favorite cookies and cream cupcakes

~Jess

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