Yes, I know. I skipped 27 weeks. For that I'm sorry. Life has been a slippery slope lately. Too much going on and I never seem to get my footing. Last week was my doctor's appointment/ glucose test (just the one-blood-sample test an hour after drinking the drink). The doctor's appointment went fine, everything looked normal. The drink didn't make me sick and they took my blood and I thought I was fine. Then, I got a call on Monday from the Nurse informing me that I'm slightly anemic and needed to start taking iron supplements alongside my prenatals. She also told me that my glucose levels from the test came in high and I needed to come in for another test. This test is the same except they have to take your blood every hour for three hours after you drink the drink and you have to stay in the lobby the whole time. So, not looking forward to the waiting, I showed up this morning. They pricked my finger to check my sugars before starting the test and they were already high. The lab called my doctor to see if he still wanted me to take the test- I guess it can really make you sick if your sugars are high before drinking the glucose drink. He said not to start the test and wanted me upstairs in his office. I went upstairs and the nurse gave me a pamphlet on Gestational Diabetes and a number to a Diabetes Educator so I could call and make an appointment.
Well friends, that's my predicament. It frightens me slightly because of the risks- none of which I feel like listing right now. Also, I'm going to have to basically change my whole diet. I've never been one to count carbs or calories and, admittedly, haven't been very good at regular exercise in the last few years. OF COURSE I will do everything I'm supposed to so I can keep myself and my baby healthy...but it still sucks. I'm sort of glad that I HAVE to exercise now because I've been wanting to...it's just hard to find the time and the motivation. Anyway, I have an appointment on Friday with the Diabetes Educator...we'll see what they have to say. Has anyone out there had experience with Gestational Diabetes? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Ok...so two days later I am finally posting the promised picture taken today (April 11th). It's blurry again so either I need a new camera, or Love needs to learn how to work ours. (Sorry Love)