Pregnancy Journal: 26 Weeks

 #26weekspregnant 

#26weekspregnant 

#26weeks, feeling great and baby boy is the size of a head of lettuce!  Received my Bao Bai Maternity Belly Sport Band in the mail this week and I am in LOVE!  I am now doing my morning walks with the band and NOT my V2 because the band relieves enough pressure in my belly to decrease swelling in my labia.  Love that!  I still wear my V2 and compression hose during the day to help with blood flow, but when working out and walking, I just wear the belly sport band and feel good.

 Ask for alternatives!  

Ask for alternatives!  

Well, this week I had my Glucose Test.  Did you know you have a choice on how you want to intake your sugar (50-100 grams depending on your doctor) for the Glucose Test?  You don't have to drink the orange, Glucola drink.  You have choices and there are alternatives for your body (and growing baby).  Which I think is awesome!  I try not to ingest too much sugar in my daily food intake (less than 40 grams daily), so to have options where I don't have to drink a sugary drink (because I avoid sugary drinks anyways) for the test, completely rocked my world.  If I am going to splurge on sugar, I would rather do it as a meal or dessert, than a drink full of ingredients I don't want in my body.  So...I called my doctor's office and asked if it was alright to take an alternative approach.  They said yes and gave me their acceptable substitute for the Glucola drink.  It consisted of unsweetened Cherrios, regular milk, orange juice, white toast and a little sugar.  Much better tasting than the "orange drink" and I didn't feel awful after eating it (like I have in my past pregnancies).  So...ladies...be an advocate for yourself and ask your doctor/ midwife what your options for the test are.  I think you'll be happy you did.