I went to see my doc today. Since last week's diagnosis, I assumed that the reason I got GDM was because I had gained so much weight. And I had felt really guilty and more than a little ashamed about it -- along with all of the other feelings of being generally overwhelmed. So I say to my doc, "this is because I gained so much weight, right?" Her answer: "No, actually just the opposite. You have gained so much weight because your body's metabolism isn't working properly and you're just storing it all."
me: blink blink. "Are you serious? Are you sure? It wasn't because I was eating cookies and brownies?"
her: I'm positive.
I am extremely relieved. What a load off. I've always known I've had a um, difficult metabolism, but little did I know, this was the culprit in this case. Wow.
Other news from doc visit: no news. Baby girl is about 3.5 lbs (not Frankenbaby, phew!) and right on target for arrival in 8 weeks. I heard her heartbeat and told the doc that frankly, the kick count wasn't necessary, as she was a total spaz in there ALL THE TIME. She said that's great -- good to have an active baby.