When I was pregnant with the Princess and then with the Baby Ball, I was deprived of consuming what I consider a “reasonable” portion of dessert. Aside from the guideline that pregnant women should still watch their weight, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in both pregnancies (boo.). So, when I was finally cleared of diabetes after giving birth, I did what any chocoholic would do: I celebrated with twelve months of chocolate cake!
Gestational diabetes is defined by the American Diabetes Association as diabetes in pregnant women who typically have no prior history of diabetes, but who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy. More about that here. Aside from occasional meds, I needed to take and record my blood sugar readings throughout the day (sometimes more than once a day), and keep a diary of everything I ate. My endocrinologist would see me regularly and review my diary, so..wala akong takas. I had to stay away from desserts to lower the risk of complications for me and my baby.
After giving birth to the Princess, the top item on my wishlist was that I have a chocolate cake waiting for me in the room after delivery. When I got pregnant the second time around, I had a better idea. After giving birth to the Baby Ball, I decided to celebrate each monthly birthday until he was 1 year old with a different chocolate cake! Wahooo!! Bumawi ako!!
And so, it is with great pride that I present my next post:
Baby Ball’s Monthly Birthdays, a.k.a. 12 Months of Chocolate Cake!
And that’s it, twelve different chocolate cakes! Really, I’ll always consider it one of my accomplishments that I was able to find and try them all.
So are you craving yet? Which one tops your list?