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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Passed my glucose tolerance test!!!

I just got word -- I passed my glucose tolerance test (aka the 3 hour gestational diabetes test)!!! So I do NOT have gestational diabetes.

I was a bit worried. I didn't react well to the test at all. I had read the test makes some women nauseous. I didn't realize that could mean nauseous all day. I was nauseous all day yesterday and even woke up last night thinking I was going to be sick and was up from 3:30-6:30 battling nausea. It has not been a fun 24 hours. But in the end, good news! No diabetes! I'll have to get myself a king cake today to celebrate :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Failed" my gestational diabetes screening test

I took my gestational diabetes screening test last week. I scored 137. I have mixed feelings about this because some clinics use 140 as the cut off (i.e., scores under 140 considered normal) whereas other, more conservative clinics use 130. So, maybe this is delusional, but I'm feeling pretty optimistic that I don't have GD. And therefore annoyed to have to do the 3 hour GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test). I've had so many freaking tests and doctor appointments over the past two years that I think this GTT test is the straw breaking this camel's back. I'm annoyed I have to drink that crappy sugar syrup again. Annoyed I have to fast while pregnant. Annoyed I have to take off an entire morning of work to have the dumb test done. Annoyed I'll have to wait for the results bc I hate not knowing what's going on etc.

I know I know poor me right? So then I get annoyed that I'm annoyed and do some cognitive restructuring. I do have some risk factors (over 35, family history of type II diabetes, was slightly (barely) overweight when I got preggers due to weight gain from IVF) so I know it's better safe than sorry to test to make sure the baby is healthy. So I'll do it. For the baby. The test is first thing Monday morning and I hope to get the results back by Wednesday (why it takes a couple days to get the test results back when diabetics all over the world can instantly get their results when they do finger pricks is another item to add to the Annoyed column). Wish me luck!!!

In much happier news, the baby is really moving these days. So much so DH and I can see her move.
We spent some time Friday night watching her kick my belly. It was very cool!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!! (27w4d)

Happy New Year! I took the opportunity to attend some costume parties, giving me an excuse to paint my beautiful bump:

DH and I realized we've been bad about documenting the growth of the bump. So we took a proper bump picture tonight. Here's the bump at 27 weeks 4 days: