It's Steph Wells from "Mike & Steph in the Morning" on B104! We've been hanging out together weekday mornings since July 2010. I have a 5 year old son, Nick. Recently I announced that I'm expecting. By the time this little one is born, there will be close to a 6 year age difference. EEK! Join me here on the B104 Baby Blog as I navigate my way through the ups and downs of being pregnant. For a number of reasons, I feel like this is going to be a totally different experience from when I was pregnant with Nick.
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I hate having such a strict diet for the last few weeks of the pregnancy. Of course now I'm having cravings for things like Mexican, anything chocolate and more...
I meet with the dietician tomorrow to see how good or bad I'm doing.
One thing is fore sure, I'm having Mexican food and chocolate and beer (if I'm allowed) delivered to the hospital after this kid is born!!!
Maybe these ideas will help - click here!!!
Even though I am in my 8th month and should be excited for baby's arrival, I can't help but be frustrated with the issues I'm having with gestational diabetes. I am trying so hard to keep within the diet program and testing my blood 7 TIMES A DAY!! I feel like after this next follow-up appointment with the diabetic specialist, I will be going on insulin.
I'm just trying to take things day by day.
Here is a list of some essentials for mommy and baby. If you have other suggestions, feel free to add to the list.
The video sequence opens gradually—frame after frame captures a tiny baby from the first day he entered the world at Harrogate General Hospital in Yorkshire, England. Then it races forward and literally becomes a life flashing before our eyes through pictures that Ian McCleod took of his son, Cory, essentially every day of his 21 years. He compiled the more than 7,500 images into a six-minute time-lapse sequence he posted on YouTube in late September. Cory's life, from birth to becoming a young man, has now been witnessed by more than 800,000 people around the world, and received 300,000 hits on one day alone in Japan.
McLeod tells the Yorkshire Post the project started as a "daft" idea conceived over a couple of drinks. "I was thinking I could do it for one or two years at most…But then you get to the point where you wonder if you'll regret it if you stop." He says it became like brushing his teeth.
Cory McLeod admits he didn't always love it when his dad tracked him down for their daily snap. "My dad has had to drive to a friend's house before. I got a bit of a stick [teased] for that," he told the Post. Eventually he came to see the project's significance. "I used to find it awkward, I didn't realize the value of it. It was only when I got to 16 or 17 that I started to appreciate it and realized what it could be." Even though he's now away from home studying at Leeds Metropolitan University, he says he plans on continuing to collaborate with his dad. "When do you stop? I don't think I can. We've come this far, we may as well carry on."
Although a few days are missing here and there (Ian McLeod slots in a sketch instead of inserting a photo from the wrong day to maintain the integrity of the concept) and a month was lost when the camera wouldn't wind, the chronicle is remarkably complete. McLeod started scanning the images a year ago—his son was born before the days of digital cameras—and he says it took him three months to digitize them all. "It's never been straightforward," he says. "We weren't organized. It's always been chaotic." For those of us whose photo albums contain gaps of more than a year, "21 Years" seems magnificently pulled together.
Tuesday is the big day! I meet with the diabetes specialist to find out how I need to change my diet. I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes almost a week ago. I've been keeping a food diary ever since.
I don't know about you; but, I'm going to need them to tell me what exactly to eat on what day and at what time. I'd like to say that I could figure it ll out pretty easily, I just don't think I have the time or the patience to figure it out.
A big thank you to my girl, Dawn, at American Diabetes Association for supplying me with some very helpful information.