Monday, November 27, 2017

Homestretch


And just when the finish line is almost within viewing distance, I've hit another snag in my pregnancy. The dreaded bedrest (kaboom!).


I've been getting some cramping a few days before my 36th week and during my 36th week checkup, my OB declared after examining me that the baby was already lying low and that my cervix "admits tip" which meant that it was starting to dilate. Considering that I'm supposed to reach 39 weeks because of my gestational diabetes, going into labor at 36 weeks was too much of a risk to take.


Thus, the bedrest, which is more of a house arrest really since I can move around the house and go on short walks. But my usual commute with walking to and from work is definitely no longer allowed.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Dealing with Gestational Diabetes

I'll be 35 weeks pregnant by tomorrow and I'd like to believe that I'm handling my gestational diabetes tremendously well, which basically means I haven't caved in and scarfed down a whole pizza pie or chocolate cake (although I really, really want to!!!).


The great news is I have been able to keep my blood glucose numbers in check with dietary changes so my endocrinologist will no longer prescribe meds or insulin. However, I still have to continue monitoring my blood sugar level an hour after meals. When I first consulted my endocrinologist, she required me to take blood readings before and after meals, but my pre-meal readings were consistently normal so I have graduated to taking readings only after meals. Yay me!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Getting Ready to Retire

First things first, I am no way ready to retire, nor do I want to, but that doesn't mean that I don't think about retirement and am not preparing for it.


The details are still quite fuzzy when it comes to my ideal retirement, but I do know that when I am retired, I will no longer have to wake up to an alarm clock (except if I have to catch an early morning flight) and will not have to endure reckless drivers and mind-numbing traffic just to get to work.


Retirement planning may seem daunting but you'd be surprised that some of the things you are doing now, or should be doing, are actually paving the way for a picture perfect retirement. Here are the three things that I'm currently doing so that future me can be a happy retiree: