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shabbatheGreek Tue 23-Jul-13 10:10:45

This special thread was started in 2008. Its a special place - one which nobody would ever willingly come to. I hope we pay tribute to our lost children by helping each other. xxxx

deemented Mon 29-Jul-13 16:33:53

Not been here in the longest time. Sending mych love to you all, and remembering my baby boy, my Ciaran. 09/09/04.

whiteandyellowiris Wed 31-Jul-13 07:53:55

Hi everyone, thanks for starting that thread.myfive xx bit dissapointing not many people have read it or replied
Hopefully.more people.have read it but just not.commented helps.someone innour well.worth it x

I'm on holiday atm. I'm 27 weeks now , just got a call yesterday to.say I'm diabetic failed the glucise tolerence test I'm.In a bit of a panic tbh
Don't get home till.fri.

chipmonkey Wed 31-Jul-13 10:24:18

sad to diabetes white! But it is very common in pregnancy and much better that it's been diagnosed. I know a few people who have had it and the babies are all fine.

MiaAlexandrasmummy Wed 31-Jul-13 12:05:09

sad to GDD as well for you, white. But it seems quite common, and I know that quite a few other rainbow pregnant ladies have it as well, and it just will mean some diet adjustments and more monitoring - and that part isn't a bad thing... x

chipmonkey Wed 31-Jul-13 12:50:47

Yes, lots of scans!

whiteandyellowiris Wed 31-Jul-13 22:13:55

Hi just wanted to update you with what was appending with me, this is what I posted on the pg board

I know two people that had gd, they oth had lost their children to stillbirth caused by gd
Which probably, we'll does add to my worried a lot

"we'll I spoke to the midwife and diabetic nurse today

Been booked in to collect a blood glucose monitor on mon

Then we'd I'm having a scan

Then thur I have to attend a 3 hour appointment with the diabetic team will see a dietician and an obstetrician

So I feel a bit more like I know what's happening
It's stressing me a bit that I won't see anyone till mon and I won't really be taught anything as such until thu next week

Guess I will use the mean time to try and educate myself a bit
About it all
Thanks for your help and support when I'm stuck here and panicking
Typical finding out when I'm on holiday.!

But I suppose only positive thing I can tell myself is that it's really good that it's been picked up
It must be better to be picked up and monitored than just my blood sugar being really high and me not knowing

Today I had
Water at breakfast and one small tea
One slice of whole meal toast and a haddock, was supposed to have a poached egg with it but I asked for it to be well done
But it came runny so I didn't eat the egg
So instead I had one sausage one mushroom half a tomato

Lunch I had a chicken sandwich on brown bread
And a few crisps

Chicken bacon and avocado salad

Was going to have lasagne ,with no garlic bread and salad but was a bit worried,so had a salad instead

Had two cans of sugar free 7 up and just water

Does this sound ok? Or could I improve ? And if so where?

Trying to plan tomorrows day out
Will be having breakfast athe hotel again

Would oats be a sensible choice?

Do you think once i start testing and I'm more aware of what I can and I
Can't tolerate
I will feel less stressed about it all


Anyway just wanted to say thanks for the help and to update you really "

whiteandyellowiris Wed 31-Jul-13 22:14:52

The weather is Ment to be nice tomorrow

O I'm going to try my hardest to relax

Must admit didn't sleep well last night

chipmonkey Wed 31-Jul-13 23:48:58

white, my mother has diabetes. What she has been told is to eat foods with a low glycaemic index.
She is not supposed to eat too much white bread, potatoes, obviously sugars.

She should be eating lots of protein and veg and a little fat is OK.

Just bear in mind, you won't be able to mess up too much in a few days, so just do your best. You really need to see a dietician.

Actually, if you post about GD in the Pregnancy board, I'm sure you won't be the only one. It is scary when you know people who have lost babies due to GD, but I'm sure with the correct management mini-white and you will do just fine.

chipmonkey Wed 31-Jul-13 23:52:29

Found this on an Irish medical site

"A diet that includes carbohydrates from fruit, vegetables, whole grain, legumes and low fat milk"
is encouraged for good health (B)24

So you need carbs but the right sort of carbs.

whiteandyellowiris Thu 01-Aug-13 08:43:20

Thanks chip, I will be seeing a dietitian, but not till next Thu
I know what I' though, I obsess over things and this will certainly give me something to fret over !
I will try not too
Thanks for your help

MiaAlexandrasmummy Sun 04-Aug-13 08:35:10

white it will be totally manageable, don't worry. As chip says, there is plenty of sensible advice on NHS sites to get you through the next week.

I did have the job interview last week, and at the end, I was asked if there was anything I wanted to share that I hadn't had the opportunity to do so. So I told them about Mia, and that this was the reason why this the first interview I had done in a long time. I was glad I told them, as you said, it was the right thing to be open about her. I came home thinking that while I didn't think I had the job, the actual responsibilities were different than stated, so it was a relief. But weirdly, as I drove home, I suddenly felt incredibly sick and headachy, to the point that I ended up sleeping it off most of the afternoon.

chip the new gate is all installed at Mia's Wood now. It has big padlicks! We have to find someone who can make us a beautiful sign now. But no, no-one has been caught.

Today we are hosting a picnic for our local bereaved parents' group. MrMia and I have both spent all day yesterday tidying up the garden in preparation. I have some lovely memories of Mia playing in the sunshine in the garden, eating daisies, wearing a big hat, playing under the table, and listening to her blackbird so intently - so in a way, it will be nice to share it with others who know how we feel.

MiaAlexandrasmummy Sun 04-Aug-13 08:35:55

Padlocks!! Oops.

frasersmummy Sun 04-Aug-13 20:12:37

hey everyone .. I haven't been around for a while .. a lot of stuff going on in my life which have no place on this thread so being staying away dealing with all the other rubbish

Through it all Fraser is never far from my head .. I cant believe its 9 years since he was stillborn..

5 years since little Eris brought us all together .. god bless all our little ones

MiaAlexandrasmummy Tue 06-Aug-13 23:30:56

Hello there fm. Hello anybody else out there, or are people on holiday?

shabbatheGreek Wed 07-Aug-13 22:10:29

Just back from Greece....sad fed up, tired out and want to get on a plane and go right back xxx

shabbatheGreek Thu 08-Aug-13 09:29:07

Morning girls xx

lavandes Thu 08-Aug-13 10:22:09

Morning ladies xx

Welcome back Shabs hope you all had a great holiday xx

Happy Birthday to our beloved Richard today, missing you so much xx

MiaAlexandrasmummy Thu 08-Aug-13 11:27:35

Birthday wishes to your Richard, lavandes. Hope he is somewhere up there cooking up something delicious for all the boys. Xx

shabbatheGreek Thu 08-Aug-13 18:45:26

Happy Birthday Richard - thinking of you and all your family today Lavandes. I thought about your boy when we were on holiday....the family who own the hotel cooked for us every night....kleftako, stifado....all delicious meals made from scratch - not the way I cook smile xxx

lavandes Thu 08-Aug-13 20:48:31

Thanks for your kind thoughts its been a sad day, but had a long chat with eldest son in OZ, we go in a few weeks so looking forward to family time. Taking grandsons to Longleat next week, they love it so that will be good xx

shabbatheGreek Fri 09-Aug-13 08:11:35

Morning girls xx

shabbatheGreek Sat 10-Aug-13 09:57:27

Morning - hope everybody is OK xx

frasersmummy Sat 10-Aug-13 10:02:05

morning doing ok today I think

shabbatheGreek Sat 10-Aug-13 10:09:25

Hiya love - good to see you xxx

MiaAlexandrasmummy Sat 10-Aug-13 22:59:48

Hi all. Just spent the day at Mia's Wood, clearing grass and removing weeds around the little trees. The hot weather has killed off quite a few. Exhausted. But a good day's work.

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