Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Par for the Course.

I had my glucose test today and surprise, surprise, I failed! By two lousy points. So now I have to make yet another trip to the Doctors office, this time for the 3 hour screening. I completely expected not to pass this test, the way this pregnancy has gone it wouldn't have seemed right to have passed. The whole not eating thing really messes me up, I was sick and in the bathroom at the Doctors office this morning before I even drank that "syrupy goodness."

When I was pregnant with the Munchkin, I got sick, passed out, woke up in the floor of the nurses station vomiting into a trash can. I of course had to repeat that 1 hour test because there was nothing left in my system, then I failed and had to go back to take the 3 hour, and passed.

Me + glucose test = Not good!

Side bar: The real reason they are concerned about gestational diabetes is because in a full term pregnancy the baby will be huge.... If I'm not going to be full term, in fact they will most likely be about 10 weeks PRE-mature, isn't a bigger baby better? Just a thought.


*Yankee Belle* said...

Yuck. Yuck. Triple yuck.

Keri said...

a life-long (almost) hypoglycemic, I have the same history with the pregnancy glucose tests. I always failed the 1 hour by just a FEW points, but then passed the 3 hour torture one.

While pregnant with Lucky (#2 and LAST one), I "prepared" for the test by abstaining from orange juice and sweets for a few weeks (and STILL failed the 1 hr test!) The Mighty Hunter accused me of cheating. He has no idea how close he came to dying for making that accusation.

Good luck with the test and the babies!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I failed the glucose test too. I'm just not good at tests, apparently.

The three-hour test sucks. I looked like I was beaten up by thugs afterwards, since I bruise the second a needle approaches me.

Unknown said...

Oh, that orange stuff is like liquid disgust. Good luck. I had to check my blood at every meal when I was pg. It's sucky sucky.

Valerie said...

that stuff is so nasty! I had gestational diabetes w/ both girls (I'm a hypoglycemic, too). Daughter #1 was 9 lbs. 10 oz., Daughter #2 was 10 lbs. 2 oz. (two weeks early). Bigger isn't always better. Daughter #2 spent 3 days in NICU w/ breathing problems, jaundice, you name it. It was really weird. She was GIGANTIC and looked like a 6-month old compared to the really, really preemie babies. I'm crying my eyes out and those parents were looking at me like, "What the hell is wrong w/ your big fat baby???"