Monday, April 21, 2008


I was SO happy Friday. Went to the OB did my one hour glucose test and it went pretty well. I wasn't as sick the rest of the day as I was when I did it with Lindsay. I got to book all my appointments out til the end of the pregnancy (which was VERY exciting) AND we picked our C-section date. Somehow all of that made me feel like I had accomplished something and I was feeling like I could make it through the home stretch.

Last night I was feeling awful, sinus headache, drainage more of the same I've been dealing with for WEEKS now. I woke up this morning puking again and decided to stay home from work. I'm SO over being sick and was already feeling the downward mood swing when my nurse called and said I FAILED my one hour glucose test. SERIOUSLY???? I never even worried about passing it. Now I have to go back and do the THREE hour test. This entails fasting for 8-12 hours before going into the office. They do a blood draw and then you get to drink a BIGGER nasty drink than the one hour. They then draw your blood every hour for the next three hours for the results. You can't eat until after that and I was STARVING after the one hour test. Not to mention if you get sick (puke) you have to do it all over again. There is NO WAY I can get through that with all this congestion. I know I won't keep it down. She offered to let me put it off until early next week but I have to do it soon because it's supposed to be completed by your 28th week which I am 28 weeks on Sunday.

I know that this really probably doesn't SOUND like the end of the world but in my current state of mind I completely broke down and cried when I hung up the phone. I feel like I just can't catch a break. I know that a lot of people fail the one hour and pass the three hour no problem. BUT....I don't want to assume that since I completely never thought I'd fail the one hour. Oh, and the numbers were close. 130 and under is normal and my number was 159. Just another shot in the jaw thank you. I do worry that because I am not exercising like I was with Lindsay and I started this pregnancy a bit heavier that maybe I will end up diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I know that the point of all of this is to catch it early and take the action
needed to maintain a healthy pregnancy but I just feel pissed off more than anything right now.

I'm trying to look forward to the fact that BON JOVI is a week from this Wednesday. My baby shower is that Saturday after the concert and my blog sister KIM is coming into town for that! I have some good stuff coming up...thankfully.
Anyway, I guess that's the good thing about mood goes both ways. I could sure use an upswing about now.


Tara said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

Just remember, even gestational diabetes is better than having it all of the time. The gestational usually goes away right after the baby is born.

MBKimmy said...

Oh I am so sorry you are not feeling well ... I wanted to be excited that I am not the only one that cries at a phone call ... but serriously I feel bad for you! I am praying for you and I really hope that you feel better soon!


Anonymous said...

So what is the date? Did I miss it in the post? Anyway, hope you feel better soon and I will be praying that the test will be a piece of cake!

Anonymous said...

Same ? as Ang, you are leaving us hanging. When is this baby going to make her arrival?? I am sorry to hear about your test. I will be praying for you to feel better and be able to handle the extended test with ease!

The Smith Family said...

I'm so sorry you failed your 1 hr test. I did the long test this past Saturday and it wasn't that bad at all. I brought a good book along with me and the time flew by. I have a few bruises on my arms that make me look like a druggie with track marks but other than that it wasn't bad. I felt better at the end of the time then I did after the 1 hr. Your levels are usually the highest after 1 hour and tend to drop after 3-4 hrs. I get my results this Thursday when I go in for my u/s and regular check up.

I'll be thinking about you! Good luck!

Kimmie Kay said...

Hang in there Chris! I will be praying that you pass the second test with no trouble!

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry about all you've had to endure! This too shall pass and it will all be worth it once you get to hold your beautiful baby girl. I'll be praying for your 3 hour test...