This week I'm linking up with Kate at Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursdays because boy do I have something to be thankful for!
On Tuesday I went back to the Doctor to get my results from the glucose screen test and they were really, really good! I do not have Gestational Diabetes! My fasting level was 4.4, and then after the two hour test when you have to drink 75g of sugar (yuck!) my level was only 5.5. A huge change from the 9.7 it was with the first test. So I am really, really happy!
I think though that I am really going to try to make this a wake-up call. I don't have diabetes, but I do have to be careful so that I never get it. I had kind of let myself go a fair bit during this pregnancy and I want to be healthy and I don't want a big baby, so from now on I'm planning on following a pretty strict diet anyway. But it is so nice not to have to test my BGL's or take medicine. So I am very very happy.
I am also very grateful for this stuff:
And no, this is not an advertisement, (although if they want to send me some free samples that would be fine with me!). All three of us have a cold at the moment. Shane is getting better, and Georgie doesn't seem too sick, but I feel like death warmed up. But I am glad that even though I am pregnant I can still take paracetamol.... it helps! I am also just so glad that we live in a country where access to simple medications that can help so much is so easy. It is a thing that we take for granted, but I really am glad for all of the medical help that we have here in this country, with Doctors and Hospitals, and with medication. I know the system's not perfect, but it could be so much worse, and I think that's something worth remembering.