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Sound Sleep and Sugar!

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For a couple months now other mamas have been urging me to get a body pillow. I did. And y'all—I had the best night of sleep in ages last night. Between the body pillow and my tempurpedic mattress, I was in heaven. That is a combo you may have to pry from my cold dead hands later.  The 2:30 wake-up this morning was not appreciated.

If you haven't gotten one of these pillows yet and are finding that you hips and knees are aching at night or in the morning, get one ASAP! I was amazed at how much it helped and how much better I felt this morning. The pillow was also a barrier between Rico-pup and my tummy. He is so precious and wants to lay with his head on my tummy at night, but it gets heavy and starts to hurt after a while. So, the pillow was a good way to compromise with that snuggle bunny of a dog.

On to sugar, blech. The glucose screening test is on my calendar for today. This is such a helpful test, though, as it helps determine who is at risk for gestational diabetes. The test is generally administered at the end of your second trimester or early in the 3rd. Only 2-5% of expectant moms develop gestational diabetes, and with barely recognizable symptoms for many, this test is a great diagnostic tool. It's meant to peg as many women as possible who may have a glucose problem and need further testing. If you test positive—which about 1/3 of expectant moms do—you'll have to take the longer test to determine if you actually have gestational diabetes.

So here's to a good night's sleep and the gross sugary solution down the hatch later today!

Sarah

For a couple months now other mamas have been urging me to get a body pillow. I did. And y'all—I had the best night of sleep in ages last night. Between the body pillow and my tempurpedic mattress, I was in heaven. That is a combo you may have to pry from my cold dead hands later.  The 2:30 wake-up this morning was not appreciated.

If you haven't gotten one of these pillows yet and are finding that you hips and knees are aching at night or in the morning, get one ASAP! I was amazed at how much it helped and how much better I felt this morning. The pillow was also a barrier between Rico-pup and my tummy. He is so precious and wants to lay with his head on my tummy at night, but it gets heavy and starts to hurt after a while. So, the pillow was a good way to compromise with that snuggle bunny of a dog.

On to sugar, blech. The glucose screening test is on my calendar for today. This is such a helpful test, though, as it helps determine who is at risk for gestational diabetes. The test is generally administered at the end of your second trimester or early in the 3rd. Only 2-5% of expectant moms develop gestational diabetes, and with barely recognizable symptoms for many, this test is a great diagnostic tool. It's meant to peg as many women as possible who may have a glucose problem and need further testing. If you test positive—which about 1/3 of expectant moms do—you'll have to take the longer test to determine if you actually have gestational diabetes.

So here's to a good night's sleep and the gross sugary solution down the hatch later today!

Sarah

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