The doctors appointment confirmed that I am pregnant, due around September 4. Ultrasound is scheduled for this coming Thursday to see the heartbeat.
I am meeting with a diabetic counselor, and she is Fantastic!!! So good at explaining what I need to do, wrote out what I need to get out of each meal and snacks. She started me on insulin right away, and I'm very happy to say it isn't all that bad! I have to give myself a shot 2 times a day, right before breakfast and before dinner. I check my sugar 4 times a day. This will give her an idea of how well I am doing with the amount of insulin I need to take, if it will need adjusted.
Emily is so excited! She's been telling everyone that she sees that she will be a big sister. Poor little thing, she thought that when we went to the doctors on Wednesday, we would be getting the baby that day! Wish it could be that easy!
I received my newest issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking. It is a really great magazine! What I like best is that it includes the nutritional breakdown of each recipe, so I can see just what I can have and how much. I made a soup recipe that very night that the magazine came.
1 lb. ground beef, lean
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each)reduced sodium beef broth
2 cans (14.5 oz. each)diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 cup corn
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 c. uncooked spiral pasta ( I found some that was recommended for diabetics)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesean cheese
In a large saucepan, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until
meat is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes
or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition facts: 1-1/3 cup equals 280 calories, 7 gr. fat, 41 mg. cholesterol, 572 mg. sodium, 35 gr. carb.
4 gr. fiber, 20 gr. protein.