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Type 1 Diabetes Pregnancy Update Weeks 21-27

Holy cannoli! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by. I am officially in my third trimester (27 weeks) and thought I’d share with you what’s been going on, pregnancy wise, over the past several weeks.

If you missed my other pregnancy updates check them out:

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 21-27

Baby’s Size (and my size)

Week 21

Baby is the size of a papaya & I didn’t weigh myself this week

 

Week 23

pregnancy update week 23

Baby is the size of a bunch of grapes & I’m up 12 lbs (167lbs)

 

Week 24

pregnancy update week 24

Baby is the size of an eggplant & I’m up 14lbs (169)

 

Week 25

pregnancy update week 25

Baby is the size of a napa cabbage & I’m up 16lbs (171)

 

Week 26

pregnancy update week 26

Baby is the size of a butternut squash & I’m up 16.5lbs (171.5)

 

Week 27

Baby is the size of a bunch of bananas & I’m up 18lbs (173)

 

Insulin Needs

Week 21-23
Remember last update (17-20 weeks) when I said my I:C in the AM was becoming really aggressive… well, turns out, it wasn’t because of pregnancy resistance, it was just bad site rotation. For some reason insulin doesn’t absorb well in my legs and guess where I had my pump during weeks 17-20… on my leg.

Once I moved my pump to my arms my sugars dropped drastically and I had to cut back on my insulin and revert back to the settings I had at week 16. Good thing I keep track of all my changes.

Week 24
Noticing some resistance in the AM through the afternoon. Increased basal slightly which has me up to about 15 units of basal daily (pre pregnancy was about 10).

Week 25 – 27
New settings are working great! No change from last week

 

Symptoms

Week 21 & 22
Starting to notice fatigue setting in. I have a hard time waking up in the mornings and by 8pm I am DONE for the night. Starting to notice tailbone pain too, but only when I’m sitting for long periods of time (like at work).

Week 23
Took my first nap this week. The fatigue really kicks in after a long walk. Tailbone pain is still noticeable, but I’ve been switching up my work chair with a yoga ball and donut for half the day which seems to help. I also make sure to get up and move around every 2 hours or so – probably the most helpful.

Week 25
Experiencing lots of bloat this week. Even after a small meal it feels like I just gorged myself.

Week 26
Really hungry this week!

Week 27
Total loss of appetite this week. Also, I notice that my stomach gets really tight after exercise and walking.

 

Food Cravings

21-26
Give me all the fruit! Been drooling over blueberry smoothies. I can’t get enough!

27
Still fruit, but specifically watermelon & raspberries

pregnancy craving watermelon

 

Sleep

Week 21-24
I’ve been waking up about 3x a night between bathroom breaks and blood sugar corrections. With all the insulin adjustments these past weeks my overnight numbers have been bumping me just a few points out of range so Dex has been alerting me… all…night…long…

Week 25
Waking up to toss & turn about 3x per night and once to pee.

Week 27
Constantly tossing and turning… I think I need a pregnancy pillow!

 

Swelling and Belly Button

Week 27
No swelling in hands or feet, wedding ring still fits. And belly button is almost flat!

 

 

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  1. Rick Phillips April 19, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I may have been stuck in week 27 food cravings for about 50 years.

    • T1D Living April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

      hahahah! I made an entire batch of pancakes last night at 9pm…. and ate them all 🙂

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