P and I went to our first childbirth class last night. The topic was Comfort Measures. (If you’re pregnant and you live in the Twin Cities area, the Childbirth Collective is a great resource.) One thing they recommended in class was planning what you are going to eat after giving birth, as you often go a long time without really getting to eat before then. I seriously might want these cookies to be part of that meal for me.
While on the topic of sweets, I’ll mention that I definitely have gestational diabetes. I’m feeling a lot better about it than I was when I wrote that initial post. My first response upon hearing the probable diagnosis was to embrace the fact that this was something that I have some degree of control over. While I am lucky that this is a complication that I can take action to improve, I think I embraced this thought to the point of blaming myself. And that’s not fair! Or nice. Now I’m monitoring my blood sugar levels four times a day and taking a urine test every morning. A big change for me is having to eat consistently throughout the day – lots of small snacks and small meals. It’s a lot of work, preparing all those diabetic-appropriate meals and doing all the monitoring. If I can keep my blood sugar levels down, though, everything should be fine with peppadew and me. And that’s good.