Re: need suggestions on 'small meals'
I've been diagnosed with GD, so I have no choice on eating the small meals. I have to eat at least 6 times a day. It's been better for me though!
Anyway, my breakfast has been a half an apple with peanut butter, or half a peanut butter sandwich (on wheat) and a piece of string cheese, half a South Beach snack bar and string cheese, half a sandwich of lunch meat, or a basted egg (or any style you like) on wheat toast. My snacks (3 times a day) all combine a carb and protein, so I have as a carb dried apricots, milk, whole grain crackers (sometimes with hummus), oatmeal, popcorn (3 cups is one carb), or nonfat/light yogurt. My protein consists of either string cheese, lunch meat, jerkey (don't do this unless your blood pressure is good due to the sodium), almonds or peanuts, or peanut butter. If you like hard boiled eggs that is good too. For lunch or dinner it's the norm, just a smaller portion. (ie. half a burger, a small sandwich (if you make one from home, even eating 1/2 at say 10:30 in the am, and the other half at lunch will make a difference to your belly). I'm also allowed as a freebie sugar free jello, or veggies.
In the beginning (I'm now 28 weeks) I too couldn't eat my usual bigger meals. I got used to snacking through the day. I felt better too for it. Just keep your snacks to healthy things that will keep you satisfied (look for things with 4 or more fiber grams) and not looking for that big meal and you'll do fine.