Tuesday, December 3, 2013

You Can't Out Run GD, and other life lessons...

Since I shared with the world about my struggle with Gestational Diabetes, I've been kind of off the radar. It's not because I'm still struggling, it's simply because my life has been VERY busy!

Although it wasn't ideal to be diagnosed with GD right before my Baby Shower, Thanksgiving, My Birthday, My Husbands Graduation from Graduate School,  Noche Buena, Christmas, New Years and of course the family gatherings in between - but I'm doing okay!

It's been a couple weeks since I begin this journey, and here are the lessons I've learned.

1) To be Thankful.
Not too long ago I would be in tears during my long runs because it was during those times i'd pour my soul out to God asking why? Why wasn't it my turn to be pregnant? Why wasn't a baby part of my journey through life? - Why. ... 

The Lord taught me a lot during those times, and through it all I am reminded that our little baby girl is a gift and I for that precious gift, I am so thankful! 

2) You just CAN'T out run Gestational Diabetes.
It's true.  Gestational Diabetes is not always an indicator of your diet - it just happens. Some women's bodies struggle with processing sugars. 

Yes. A poor diet and lack of exercise CAN land you a reservation in the lab for a 3-hour glucose test. However, it's not the only way to get GD.  - Interesting stuff to read, or talk to your doctor about. 

3) Structure.
Another reason I've been MIA lately is because of the structure i've had to place on my life. Since I have to eat 3 meals and 4 snacks per day PLUS test my sugars 4 times a day, I've had a difficult time keeping my life in order. 

Just because I'm pregnant, and now testing my sugars, and emailing my GD counselor twice a week, I am still working my full time job, exercising regularly, picking my husband up from his internship twice a week, trying to maintain a house and get food on the table. 

You see, my little blog got lost in the mix of things that needed to be done. The truth is, i'd rather be blogging than some of the other above mentioned. 

Structure - It's just another lesson re-learned from my good friend GD. Without Structure, I start to get very stressed, and trust me. No one wants a stressed preggo on their hands! So, thank you GD for reminding me that structure is a key component for a healthy me! 

So that's where I'm at this week.  My Birthday is on Friday, and I get to see Baby Jimenez on the same day, SO - you'll have to wait until Monday for another bumpdate. If you're aching to see my belly, you can sneak over to my instagram - i'm always posting my belly on that site.

What lessons have you learned through an unexpected phase in life?
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