Damn you, blood sugars!

It’s official.  I have gestational diabetes (GD)…and I am PISSED.  Granted, I started out about 30 lbs heavier than with Ezra and I have not been stellar about food choices this pregnancy, but STILL!

I have to take some class next week and I do not have high hopes about the information they will present.  I have a feeling it’ll be all about low-fat foods, and “healthy” grains, and maybe counting calories (which I disagree with).  I guess I’ll find out when I go next week.

In the meantime I’ve been set up with a glucose tester and I’m supposed to test four times a day and keep track of my numbers and also what I’ve been eating.  This sounds like it can quickly get expensive.  Yesterday was my first full day of tracking and I didn’t change my eating habits one bit in order to have some kind of baseline.  Today I’m going a bit more low carb and we’ll see how much that affects it.

I made a crustless quiche today and while tasty wasn’t the same as our regular quiche (you know, the one with the flaky, buttery crust).

crustless quiche

crustless quiche

I made mushroom soup a few days ago and it was great!  It could have used a soft pretzel or something to go with it, but it was gooood.

mushroom soup

mushroom soup

We also made that island lime shrimp recipe I mentioned a couple days ago.  It was flavorful but not nearly close enough to the original recipe.  It was too much orange flavoring, needed to be more lime/cilantro.  Back to the drawing board on that one.

island lime shrimp

island lime shrimp

We bought the dogs a bed at Costco because they’ve been using our chair and looking fairly uncomfortable about it the larger they get.  We’ve tried out mats/beds before but they always destroy them quickly.

new dog bed

new dog bed

With this bed, they did chew some holes in it already and chewed off some binding, but it’s held up for the most part.  I think what helps is that there is a pillow inside instead of stuffing, so not quite as much fun for them since there isn’t anything to pull out.  They can both fit on this one, but depending on how much they like it (or how little they both demolish it) we may pick up another one so they each have one.  Then again, they’d probably just end up curling up together anyway, so who knows.

And here is your weekly dose of cuteness:

ezra

ezra

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