Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I Passed!

This morning I had my 28 week appointment, which included the glucose test for gestational diabetes.  I was supposed to fast for 12 hours prior to the test, so I had to quit eating last night and not snack.  I was starving when I got up this morning, but at least my appointment was early.

Luckily my OB's practice sends the drink home with you so you can drink it 45 minutes before your appointment and not have to sit in their office for an hour.  I let Andrew play a little after breakfast and before I took him to daycare so I could drink it before taking him.  I threw it in the freezer for 10 minutes so it was nice and cold and easy to chug.  Some people are completely over dramatic about the drink - really it's just like extra sugary kool-aid, not a big deal.

Anyway, I downed the drink and then dropped him off. On the way to my appointment I started feeling slightly shaky, but not bad.  I had the standard appointment stuff (pee in a cup, get weighed, check BP) and waited for the finger stick.

The nurse did the stick and took the two little blood samples then ran off to test them for my sugar and iron levels.  I was slightly worried about the iron since I tend to have low iron when not pregnant.  After a few minutes she came back with the good news - my sugar was 122 (they want it under 135) and iron was 12.5 (they want it over 11).  So yay - I passed!  I knew I passed with Andrew, but was never told my numbers so I wasn't sure how close I was.

Afterward I waited for Dr. Evans for my check.  2.0's heartbeat was nice and strong, I'm measuring right at 28 weeks and everything else looked great.  We chatted for a bit and then I was out the door with my orders for my next appointment in two weeks (two weeks!).

I'm very happy that everything is going so well with this pregnancy.  I know that I feel a lot rougher this time around.  I'm more tired and I feel like I'm gaining weight faster and I'm groaning a bit more, but we have a healthy baby boy who is growing right on track.  I know it's easy to get caught up in the negatives (like god awful constipation) and not realize just how fortunate I am, but right now I am thinking about how lucky I really am.


  1. Congrats on passing and on the healthy little one! :)

  2. Oh good! I know that can be one of those mildly annoying tests, and I'm glad it went well, and of course VERY glad your little guy #2 is doing so great!

  3. They didn't do a finger prick for me, it was a full blood draw and I had to wait for my test results later the next day. I was good too. I am amazed they just do it a little differently everywhere. And yay for passing!