[she is 30 weeks pregnant]

How far along: 30 weeks
Size: Cabbage
Symptoms: I'll be honest, this last week was tough. I really haven't felt well. The fatigue was intense, dizziness, weakness; It just hit a peak. I had failed my 1-hour glucose so at the end of last week I took the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. AND failed. Which I could tell I was failing as I took it because I felt TERRIBLE. We followed up with the doc and she explained (because as an RN you kind of forget how to be a patient) what was going on and that's why I haven't been feeling so hot. Being tired in pregnancy is expected but feeling like this was not. So it was nice to have an explanation for how down I had been feeling the last month. Basically we will watch her growth more carefully as she's more susceptible to being chubbier thanks to my inability to metabolize glucose efficiently now. I'm also not truly anemic as previously called. Just on the low side of normal so she said we will keep watch on my labs. Not the best week of doctor's reports but there are definitely worse things that can happen so I'm grateful for that. We also had a good laugh about how everything was smooth sailing and my doctor goes on vacation and everything went into chaos.
Prepping for baby: We finally ordered her crib! I have a soft spot in my heart for European baby companies. Their design and function is right up our alley. Her crib actually starts as a bassinet and you add and take away pieces until it becomes a junior size bed. It even converts to sleek chairs after that. Well worth the investment in our opinion.

(Hers will be in white)
Stretch marks: I'm pretty amazed by the fact that there isn't one.
Sleep: Slept like a rock the past couple of nights. Can't complain about that. :)
Movement: She is still more active at night and she still has more active days than others. And it is still the best thing in the world.
Cravings: No more sweets but it is all I want. I try to nip the cravings in the bud with some fruit but really I want cake/cookies/etc. I'm also craving avocados. The diabetic educator is supposed to get in touch soon so that I can get a real game plan going. We are trying to manage with diet before we go to medicine and I'm anxious to get this ball rolling.
Changes from last week: Aside from an answer to why I have been feeling so down, I'm definitely bigger.
Best moment of the week: We took our newborn/breastfeeding marathon class. Yes, spending an entire Saturday in class is not ideal but we enjoyed the information and it got us really excited about this new chapter. And it was Father's Day. Another holiday that I would typically have all kinds of negative emotions towards. However, this year I have a precious little girl growing in me and an incredible husband that loves us with all his life. Father's Day now has such an important place in my heart; I know that my little girl will have the most doting and loving father a girl could want. And to me, that means more than I could ever write.
Looking forward to: Baby shower this weekend! My best friend planned on getting my dream cake but due to the gestational diabetes, we are opting for something different. We fully plan on having cake once the little one is here safe though!
Scripture for the week: For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 and You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. - Jeremiah 29:13 -- Nothing rocks my faith boat like feeling sick or abnormal medical results. Because my mother died so young, I get scared, I go to a place of fear and doubt. Ultimately, my faith in His plan gets tested. In my bible study this week, a girl compared God's great plan to a beautiful tapestry. On one side, the tapestry is a hot mess of threads that make no sense and look awful but on the other side is a beautiful and great masterpiece. What a perfect depiction of life; so often all we see are the tangled threads that make no sense but really God is working a masterpiece that is beyond our comprehension of beauty and magnificence. When I continually seek Him and keep my faith-focus on Him alone, the hot mess fades and the beauty comes to focus. It was not easy to wrap my otherwise pretty healthy life around the word "gestational diabetes" but when I know that He has purpose for all things, including diabetes, my fear fades and my hope is restored.

Sabre is on a nap break this week

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