At my last appointment last week my doctor handed me the paperwork on the TdaP and glucose screening test. I knew this day would come but I am not ready to make a decision yet.
I feel there is so much information out there that it’s hard to determine what is the right thing to do. Maybe I am overthinking the whole glucose test?!? Or maybe not.
I have seen several blogging friends do the glucose test with no problems. But I have also seen other friends not do the test. I know it’s a personal decision. Everyone will pick different things. One reason why I am not a fan of the glucose test is that you drink all this sugar in one sitting. And I never would have that much sugar, due to hormones and skin issues, so it’s hard for me to be okay with it. So, I am not sure what to do about this test. I am starting to research more about another test to do instead – A1C diabetes blood test. Anyone else know about this? Is it good?
And in terms of the TdaP vaccination I am not a fan at all. I do plan on turning this down. I never get vaccinations or flu shots, so why would I do it now? There is more and more research coming out how vaccinations aren’t always safe. I know this is a hot topic but those are my personal opinions.
Some sources I have been reading –
Should I give my baby a flu shot or not
Gary was able to get a lot done to the bathroom floors since the last update. From pulling up old flooring and getting the floors prepped and ready for the new tile. And the new vanity gets delivered today so super excited to see it!
Jax watching Gary. He’s so confused on what is starting to happen.
pregnancy week 23 update:
Current food cravings?
Nothing too crazy. Eggs, pickles and coconut butter are some of my favorites lately. Still avoiding sauerkraut and most veggies besides my fermented veggies.
Dangerous that I can quickly whip up a batch of homemade coconut butter 😉
What I ate yesterday –>
Coconut oil gelatin honey frosting mush with vitamin D and fermented cod liver oil mixed in. Along with my other supplements.
After mush, it was the main part of breakfast – rice (cooked in turmeric that’s why it’s yellow) with 2 coconut flour egg pancakes.
Post-workout/lunch was handful of sautéed dandelion greens, sweet potatoes, plantains and s bison burger. Topped with coconut oil.
Dinner was potatoes, canned sardines and anchovies, coconut oil, nutritional yeast and fermented veggies. Not the prettiest meal I know but Michelle and I are trying to eat more sardined and anchovies for their health benefits.
Dessert was a slice of almond butter samoa bar. Best way to end the day!
Not really. Overall feeling pretty good. Some days I have an itchy belly.
None that I have noticed. Love my gelatin for helping.
Not really besides what I have already mentioned before.
Baby bump is growing!
How is your skin?
My skin is doing so much better! Most of my blemishes from prior weeks are going away. YAY! All my other skin issues like some back acne and KP on arms are doing alright. I’ve been exfoliating but still having some issues.
How is digestion?
Digestion is good. Some days I did have some acid reflux. Other than that I am feeling good in this department. Bowel movements are good! So that’s a plus.
Total weight gain/loss?
I had an doctors appointment last week and they just did basic check-up things. And I have only gained about 4lbs so not that much. The doctor was a little worried at first but my belly is the size it should be and all my other test (iron, blood pressure) all look great. So she was not too worried. I feel like since then I have gained some. I am feeling good so I am going by that. I feel my body will gain the weight it needs too.
How’s the baby?
Baby M is doing great. I feel a few kicks mostly at night.
She is the size of a papaya or grapefruit, depending on what site I read. She’s listening in on what’s going on in the outside world more and more each day. Her face is fully formed now (crazy to think about).
Now for my pregnancy workouts from last week:
Practiced my pull-ups (using a resistance band) most days. Chin ups are still the easiest while pull-ups still a challenge.
Each morning I do my 10 minutes or so of rebounding and some light stretching. I was able to get a good walk in most days and did my 5 minute warm-up routine before each day I exercise.
(me from about 2 weeks ago, showing that being pregnant and fit is a beautiful thing, that being pregnant does not slow me down – only makes me stronger)
Monday – did a club workout a 12 minute plank core workout plus 45 minute walk.
Tuesday- filmed a new 15 minute full body weight workout for clients plus pull-ups and 45 minute walk. I really enjoyed this weight workout. It was filled with some exercises that I have not done in a long time. I felt great!
Wednesday – did 4 minute plank with 100 kettlebell swings and 45 minute walk. A great active rest day. Loving my KB swings.
Friday- filmed the new purely training #65 workout (coming next Monday) a 20 minute HIIT style plus pull-ups and 30 minute walk. I felt really good in this workout, so I took advantage and enjoyed it.
Saturday- did some light yoga after my 5 minutes of rebounding. Took the rest of the day off. It was nice to take a whole day off and just rest.
Sunday- did a club jump rope cardio workout purely inspire #16. Also did 100 KB swings and pull-ups. Felt good this day besides getting a little bit of acid reflux so I modified some moves in the workout.
Overall week 23 has been good to be so far. Each week I feel my belly getting bigger 🙂
I am super excited to see my family this week and enjoy this time with them. I have also sent out my baby shower invites so that is exciting. Plus my baby registry is done. Now I can continue to plan the nursery and how life is going to change in a few months.
Like I mentioned above I am just considering my options for the glucose test. I will continue to do some research. I am not sure what I will decide yet.
What are your thoughts and/or experience with glucose test? Did you take it? Or did you turn down the test and do something different?
What you are thoughts on vaccinations?
As you can tell Michelle and I are not fans of them.