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Type 1 diabetic mums & mums to be damn that dawn phenomenon!

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SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 10:51:10

New thread ladies smile

BonaDea Wed 13-Mar-13 11:09:31

Thanks spotty! I tried to do the new thread but a link would have been beyond me on my phone!

dieciocho Wed 13-Mar-13 12:33:18

Argh bona, oh my god! Sorry, excitement-panic on your behalf. grin
Fingers crossed you can go home today for those few more precious days.

Well done spotty.


Hopingforno2 Wed 13-Mar-13 12:42:08

Thank goodness someone knows how to do the link spotty lol

Thats great bona hope ur dh is going to spoil u all weekend then smile cant wait to hear about baby!!

BonaDea Wed 13-Mar-13 13:28:59

Docs confirmed I can get out if my bg stays below 10 all afternoon. Had to pass on the ridiculously carb loaded lunch options - pasta bake or sandwiches and have sent DH out for a salad.

We'd actually planned a lovely lunch out on Saturday so defo going to do that still. And sleep. Just one night in hosp has made me realise how impossible it is to sleep when being poked, prodded and then listening to others going though the same!

I will admit tho there is probably a tiny wee part of me disappointed not to get to meet my baby just yet!! Keep you posted ladies and thanks for all the happy thoughts!

RueDeWakening Wed 13-Mar-13 14:02:36

Am marking place for now, will be back later smile

Bona hope the BG behaves for you and they let you out! Maybe buy some ear plugs for hospital bag?!

BonaDea Wed 13-Mar-13 14:58:02

Yep, ear plugs and also eye mask essential!

Also, mr DH brought me a thermos filled with ice cubes. Absolutely genius as they have lasted 12 hours so far and means I can always have cold water and cool down! Definitely doing that again next week!!

Also, am bringing a bigger bag next week - had tried to squeeze everything into a hand luggage sized trolley but then have a little rucksack as well as baby's bag and can't fit things back in now they are out. Don't think I get any prizes for a small bag!!

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 15:00:59

I think we need more than other people because you know you'll be in longer than someone who's had a straightforward pregnancy and delivery. Always makes me laugh when you see people on OBEM going up to labour ward with the car seat grin

Hopingforno2 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:32:17

I have a large weekend bag mostly packed but will likely need to get bits n bobs brought in, what kind of hypo cures are u taking in with u? bona the thermos thing amazing lol

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 15:36:19

I took cartons of pure juice and dextrose tablets plus digestives smile

BonaDea Wed 13-Mar-13 15:54:25

I have glucose tabs, two bottles of lucozade as my main labour treatments. For after labour when I am eating again properly I have cereal bars, crackers, chocolate.

I have eaten most of my 'waiting around snacks' so will have to replace them - some baby corn and carrots, apples, crisps and mini pork pies

We went to hospital restaurant for lunch. Although it seems nice and modern the food choices were horrific! We arrived just before 2 so quite late but salad bar was empty and there wasn't any green veg in their hot selection - just beans (sugary) and turnip (carby) and mountains of chips and potatoes. Ended up going for cauli cheese as my main with some beans as a side. Now reading is 12.8!!!! Am frantically correcting and drinking water to try and reduce levels before they come back to me. They are meant to be deciding whether to discharge me based on me being below 10!!

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 16:03:54

Oh Bona, hospital food and canteens are just a massive carb fest sad hope it comes down are you going to tell them about the reading of 12? wink

Hopingforno2 Wed 13-Mar-13 17:14:31

Aww bona hope its down by the time they check u. Im a bad diabetic i love carbs wink esp right now

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 18:03:23

I just had half a plate of mustard mash mmmm

RueDeWakening Wed 13-Mar-13 18:21:41

I basically lived off soup from the hospital canteen when I was in with DS when he was in NICU - least bad option, normally. Fortunately I got a parent room eventually and that had a little fridge in for storing snacks and stuff smile

Hopingforno2 Wed 13-Mar-13 19:16:36

The food 1st time round was awful! Hope its improved

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 19:18:14

Hospital food is vile. They give you so much and it's just sloppy carbs or manky sandwiches

Hopingforno2 Wed 13-Mar-13 19:29:36

lol i think my sis actually got a baked potatoe so i suppose if thats done well itd b alright

RueDeWakening Wed 13-Mar-13 20:15:08

I carb counted my whole day's meals when I was in after having DD, I got something like 75g carbs for the whole day and the staff wondered why I was permanently hypo... hmm Typical food was: small bowl rice krispies and oj for breakfast, sometimes slice of toast too. Cauli cheese and roasties for lunch (only veggie option, ate that 5 days running!). "Dinner" was a small cup of soup and an egg or cheese sandwich, with an apple if they had any left.

After I had DS, DH used to bring me a portion of whatever mum had cooked for dinner with him for evening visiting <memories of shepherd's pie, peas and gravy coming with jealous stares from the first timers on the ward> grin

SpottyTeacakes Wed 13-Mar-13 20:26:32

Our hospital gives toast only for breakfast with an option of jam of jam hmm and oj

Lunch and dinner both have hot and cold selections and hot and cold puddings. The yoghurts are ok for us too and yummy. Also get digestives and crackers and cheese with each meal and a piece of fruit. Hmm suppose it's not too bad...

Hopingforno2 Thu 14-Mar-13 07:32:39

bona hope u got home smile

Well i was battling my bg for being high last night! Though ive got a blooming head cold sad just hope it goes away as quickly as it came and best be away for my elcs

SpottyTeacakes Thu 14-Mar-13 07:34:06

Hmm no word from Bona maybe baby will be on its way...!

Hopingforno2 Thu 14-Mar-13 11:55:46

Hi well babys trace was great and overall they said my bg were fine and mayabe down to this damm cold so back on monday for the doppler scan and clinic.

How are u bona? Are u home?

BonaDea Thu 14-Mar-13 15:26:45

Hi ladies! Got home at 10.45 last night. Have never been so glad to get into my own bed. Bp back to normal, bg levels not too badly affected by steroids. Back to assessment unit tomorrow for monitoring and possible sweep if they can get 'access'.

Off for emergency pedicure this afternoon. grin

Hoping - sounds like everything is tracking nicely!! We are getting there!!

SpottyTeacakes Thu 14-Mar-13 16:11:13

grin At pedicure. When I went in to have ds, because I wasn't expecting it? I hadn't shaved my legs or anything wink for weeks so made dp bring in a razor. Luckily I had my own room with en suite. Glad bp is back down

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