Today I ventured to Wal-Mart to get the "not heavy" portion of groceries. Then when my husband got home from work, he went and picked up the list of "heavy groceries." Just before I started checking out I started feeling not so good. I felt extremely weak and shaky and kind of sweaty. I got through the checkout fast and drank some juice on the way home. I'm nervous about gestational diabetes. I know it's probably still early for that (maybe?) but I'm about 100% sure I'm going to end up with it at some point. Diabetes runs on my father's side of the family. My brother was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 6, my grandfather had it, my uncle has it and my cousin has it. It's pretty much not if Ill get diabetes during this pregnancy, but when. I'm becoming increasingly worried about how my body is going to handle carrying these twin miracles. I was a little overweight before starting IVF...then gained probably ten pounds during IVF and now well, I'm pregnant and most likely will not be losing weight. And I'm only 5'0 tall! I just hope my body doesn't completely give out on me. When we see our OB (in probably two weeks) I think I'm gonna ask right away if she can test for diabetes or anything like that. I was scared today by how I felt at the store. And I really had only been out and about for an hour or so and I did eat breakfast. I'm sure if I do end up with gestational diabetes it will by "bye bye capri suns" :)
I haven't been sleeping well. I'm considering buying some type of pregnancy body pillow. I've noticed even since after transfer I'm more comfortable sleeping sideways with a pillow between my legs. Or sleeping on my back. But I've noticed in the last few weeks my sleep in so interrupted. I toss and turn a lot to get comfy and then I'm up twice a night to pee.
But let me clarify, I am NOT complaining about any of this :) Just concerned. I am super blessed to be where I'm at right now.
7 weeks tomorrow!