Monday, July 23, 2012

Glucose Testing...ew...gross!

It was almost two weeks ago I went in for my glucose screening to test for Gestational Diabetes. Our hospital is literally two minutes from our house so when I woke up I headed to the lab (since it was a fasting test, I had to do it before I ate breakfast). I went in and drank the WAY SUGARY drink. It tasted like those little juices I used to drink as a kid. They looked like little barrels. Anyone remember these? Anyway, I waited one hour at the hospital (read Fifty Shades of Grey while I waited :) and then they took my blood. The whole rest of the day I felt like poo. I was really lethargic and grumpy. I never have that much sugar so I think it was a major shock to the system.

My doctor's office called me a few days later and asked if I would go in and do the three hour test since my sugar levels were a little high. CRAP! I did not want to do that test again. The whole rest of the day I was grumpy (and then got stung by two bees, it was not a good day). So off I went the next morning to do my test. Again, I had to fast so I went to the lab as soon as I got up. They took my blood first and then I drank some more sugary goodness (yeah right!), although this time it was double the concentrate. Then I had to come back to the lab every hour for the next 3 hours. This time I just went home and laid on the couch and relaxed until I had to go back to the lab. It was really hard not to eat anything this whole time condsidering Baby Girl and I were hungry. In all I had my blood drawn 4 times that day. It wasn't as bad as I thought. As soon as I was done at 11:45 I wanted to eat. Tal took me to The Covered Bridge Cafe in town and I scarfed down a huge breakfast of bacon, eggs, and french toast. It was so delightful!!

Move forward a couple of more days and my doctor called to give us the results. NO DIABETES! Thank God!!!

In other baby related news we had another ultrasound two weeks ago because I was measuring big at 26 cm and I was only 23 weeks pregnant. Turns out everything is fine and my due date is correct and Baby Girl looks healthy. It was fun to sneak a peek at our girl again. She was a little snoozer this time. Did not want her picture taken. She had her hands in front of her face the whole time. It was pretty cute.

Tal and I finished up our baby registry at Babies R Us today. It took us a while but I was prepared with my checklist and highlighter. If you know me, you know I am a bit OCD. I had to make sure everything on my list was highlighted and double-checked before we left. It feels great to have that step done. Not to mention it was a blast thinking Baby Girl would get to use all of this fun stuff in the near future.

We are painting and wallpapering the nursery this weekend when my mom comes to visit. (P.S. Baby Girl is kicking away right now, she is very active.) I cannot wait to reveal it to everyone soon.

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