Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Contractions and GD

So last week I was having contractions while on the toco monitor.  Quite a few of them, 5 an hour to be exact.  Nothing earth-shatteringly scary, but definitely enough to keep me in bed for a couple of days.

I think we figured out why, though - I was laying propped with pillows on my back.  The nurses said that sometimes if blood flow to the uterus is hampered at all, the uterus will respond by becoming irritable.  Whew!!!!  I've since been monitoring on my side and so far only 1-2 contractions picked up.  I'm very thankful, we are NOT wanting to meet Little Man this soon!

Yesterday I got diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes.  Not happy about that, but I guess the bright side is that I'm being forced into a healthy diet.  I like healthy foods, so that won't be a problem.  I just really like sweet and unhealthy foods, too.  He will be worth it.  All worth it!!!

1 comment:

  1. Totally worth it! I'm so glad you got the contractions thing figured out. PHEW!