Saturday, 21 April 2012

The one with the rumbling tum...

I think I may have to nickname this baby the Hunger Monster. The main effect it seems to have had on me all pregnancy is giving me terrible hunger pangs if I don't eat every 2-3 hours. Most of the time I am able to satisfy its cravings and have been desperately trying to snack on fruit to try to introduce it to healthy flavours even before it enters the world. But my glucose test yesterday was an ordeal and a half.

I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything after 8pm in the evening, not even a cup of tea. They don't make you do this for most operations - you can eat later than that! By the time I had arrived at the hospital at 8.30am yesterday morning I was ravenous, but had at least another two hours to wait before I could eat anything.

The wait in the day room, while interminably boring, wasn't too bad. The baby was going insane kicking me, probably in protest, but finally the second set of bloods were taken and I got up to leave. By the time I had reached the lift though, I was shaking, in a cold sweat, heat was rising up the back of my neck and my head was spinning. I was nearly in tears by the time I reached the cafe, and even more so when I saw the queue! I always get grumpy when I don't eat, but apparently being pregnant magnifies my symptoms tenfold. I now have even more respect for my poor diabetic husband when he suffers hypos - his blood sugar levels drop way lower than mine!

I think it's safe to say that with that reaction to a lack of food, the chances of me having gestational diabetes are slim to none. 

But because of this, I spent the rest of the day feeling very tired and grumpy and wasted most of my time fretting about anything and everything that had already or might possibly go wrong. Note to self: never, ever go without food again if you can possibly help it.

Today is a new day however, and so far I have managed to finish a layout and now I'm onto blogging this one.

I made this layout a couple of weeks ago, it is a picture of me and my little sister at my engagment party in 2009. The papers are still from the May 2011 Cocoa Daisy kit, some of the backs of the pages were more pastel than vintage. While I really like this photo, I'm not overly happy with this layout. I think it's missing something - maybe some stitching? Or stamping? If you have any ideas, please feel free to comment.

I've got one single and one double layout left to share, though I may scrap a little more this afternoon so there could be at least three blog posts next week, though don't be surprised if you don't see another one till next weekend as all-consuming work takes over again. But I think I've definitely caught the blogging bug again, so I won't leave it too long, and I am of course going to be taking part in Shimelle's new class, Cover to Cover (or at least attempting to!) so expect to see me trying to get to grips with my albums which are currently, to use the technical term, a right old mess.

To the two people who wanted flowers - I have emailed you!


  1. I once got told that if I felt something was missing from a layout to look at it in a mirror. I think it gives you a different perspective on does work tho! Xxx

    1. Yes, I do that sometimes too! There is definitely something missing from this one, but I'm just not sure what or where the extra needs to go. Think I will leave it in my album for a bit and come back to it.

  2. I used to have to eat every couple of hours through my pregnancy otherwise the nausea would come back :( hope you haven't got gestational diabetes. I hope you don't mind me commenting, I've always been a fan of your scrapbook LO's!

    1. Of course I don't mind, and thanks! I literally could eat every 2 hours at the moment, I'm always so hungry. Trying to eat good stuff but it's not always easy...

  3. I wouldn't worry about eating healthy stuff, I went completely off fruit for a long time! I think as long as you're eating something so that baby grows and develops thats the main thing! I ate a lot of chocolate, crisps and pancakes!