Officially in the second trimester! There's a debate whether it starts at 12 weeks or 13 weeks, but either way, I'm there. Baby is as big as a peach, bones are forming, intestines are moving into the abdomen from the umbilical cord, and baby's pancreas is starting to produce insulin.
Blood sugars are much improved. Still running a little above goal after breakfast. They want me under 120 two hours post meal and I'm running in the 120's-150's. Others are good except I'm still having a few nightime lows, but they are not as severe as before. I had the dreaded CDE appointment on Wed. I went in there knowing exactly what they were going to say. 30-45g of carbs for breakfast and lunch, 45-60 for dinner and 3 snacks of 15-30g each. Umm, YEAH RIGHT. There is no way! She kept stressing how I NEED carbs right now, my baby NEEDS CARBS. Last time I checked, baby needs GLUCOSE which he will get either way. Carbs or no, my body will produce glucose, and I get all the nutrients I need from meat and vegetables. I have also increased my carb intake to 100g a day to stay out of ketosis and to keep from losing weight. I think that should be plenty. I decided if I go with their minimum requirements and only eat a bedtime snack (carb snack that is, I do snack lol) that will put me right over 100 so maybe I can do what I want and still be "compliant". She asked if I was testing for ketones with all the lows. I said "I thought you were supposed to check ketones when HIGH" she says "no I'm pretty sure it's when you're low" she gets a book and looks it up and is like "oh yeah I guess you're right". She then proceeded to say that we need to make sure that I am not burning fat for fuel because ketosis is not a healthy state for anyone, pregnant or not. UGGGH. Do some research lady! She also bemoaned the dangers of saturated fat. Sigh. An hour of my life wasted. Ok, stepping off my soap box.