Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What I've Been Reading: October 2012

Can you believe that Halloween is here already? This is the first year in a looonnnggg time that I haven't dressed up and gone out to a bar Halloween party and I have to say it feels pretty strange. I can't wait to dress up our little pumpkin though next year! Oh Halloween is going to be so much fun but on a totally different level. Anyway, it's the end of the month and that means that it's time for my Monthly Must-Read collaboration-- and as far as I'm concerned as soon as Halloween is over, it's holiday time!

Question of the month: What did you eat today?
The question of the month is somewhat ironic and I guess it's the perfect time to let all of you ladies know that I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I talked about how I failed the 1-hour glucose test here and when I went back for the 3-hour test I passed the first 2, failed the 3rd by 4 points, and failed the 4th by 6 points. Needless to say I've been a wreck ever since but after talking it over with Ella and meeting with my nutritionist the other day, I'm feeling a whole lot better. At first I felt so defeated because I have been eating relatively healthy (but I've had my share of sweets too) throughout my pregnancy.

Everyone wants a flawless, perfect, smooth pregnancy, delivery, and baby and for someone who is a perfectionist like myself and a worried mom-to-be, you can imagine how hard it hit. I panicked thinking that my baby was at risk or in harms way but I found out that I can control my situation. I'm taking this very seriously and I'm following my dietary guidelines to a "T." Due to the fact that I'm just slightly over the borderline, my nutritionist feels that I will have no problem taking control and conquering. Best of all, everything. will. be. okay. 

Alright, so back to the original question... I'm still adjusting to my new diet. What I eat hasn't changed much but how often I eat has. I'm snacking a whole lot more and eating smaller portions.

Breakfast: Quaker Oatmeal, two of my favorites are Apple Cinnamon, and Maple Brown Sugar
Snack: half of a grapefruit
Lunch: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (I've been craving these throughout my pregnancy so thankfully I can still work them into my new plan) and a Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
Snack: Apple, sliced with Peanut Butter
Dinner: Pan-Seared Chicken w/ Shallots, Baked Sweet Potato, and Broccoli
Snack: Strawberry Cream Yogurt & some Crackers



  1. Good luck and keep it healthy!

  2. My friend had gestational diabetes during pregnancy...and had a wonderful and smooth pregnancy and no worries, you'll be fine!!

  3. When you have kids snacking is my normal, so maybe she's just helping you get prepared! If you worry this much with her now, you're going to be a great mommy!

  4. Sorry to hear about the G-Diabetes girl! I'm just like you...perfectionist and worry wart! I'm glad to hear you've got it under control and are feeling better about it! Just a little bump on the way to your perfect baby! :)

  5. I have no doubt that you will overcome this and you'll have a beautiful and healthy baby! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. Sorry to hear about that, I know it must have been hard news to take at first. The good thing is it seems like you've got things under control and I know the rest of your pregnancy will go smoothly. Much love!

    xo, alison*elle

  7. I'm glad to hear you are eating well and having a positive outlook on everything. I'm sure everything will be ok. Before you know it, you will have your little bundle of joy and forget all the stress and worrying, I'm sure!

    Happy Halloween hun!
    <3 Denise

  8. I didn't dress up and go partying this year either ;) Oh well, always next year! I'm sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes. I know it's fairly common though, isn't it? It sounds like you are taking great care of your health though, so please don't worry too much! Everything will be fine!

  9. Love your diet - looks very balanced and healthy - you're doing so well!!!

    Your dinner sounds so yummy - I'd love to see a pic and recipe some time - mmm!

  10. New follower to your blog! :) Love, love, love it!


  11. Take care of yourself :) My friend has gestational and she loves food so it was tough. Just remember - there's an end and a beautiful baby to come!

    Thanks for sharing the blogs - will have to check them out.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  12. I hope you read my comment on how the headboard was made! So easy! I have been meaning to ask do you have a name picked out? If you want to keep a secret I understand, just curious.


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