Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Glucose test...attack of the kool aid drink...and 1st Dr. visit this week

After eating a candy bar, I went off to my monthly doctor's visit.
I have been lucky to not crave sweets, and have been doing really well not partaking in desserts. I do eat lots of fruit, but have even cut down my juice intake because of the sugar in it. I had no idea they were going to do my glucose test! Well, my levels came back a little bit high (and no, it was not a result of the candy bar). I got the results this morning, and they want me to do the 3 hour glucose test on Thursday morning. The nurse said it was not that high, but they wanted to make sure it was okay. I of course, am worried. Before I got pregnant, I was on diabetic medicine because my hormones impacted the way my body processed sugar, and it was supposed to help the fertility issues.
The baby was measuring at over 3.5 pounds! Most charts say he is supposed to be a little over 2 pounds. He is a little pig. ;) His size makes me worry (not the dr. or nurses) because, diabetic babies are often larger, but their lungs and sort are not developed. He is still head up, and kicking my bladder. I told James, he better turn before he runs out of room.
On a lighter note...I only gained 2 pounds. Ha..lighter note. :)
I go to the specialist on Thursday after my glucose testing.
Everyone has said how terrible the glucose drink is. I was able to get it down, but it was not too terrible. It reminded me of red kool aid that had about 10 times too much sugar in it.
Please pray that all the testing goes well on Thursday. I am a little bit worried, but feel very peaceful about it.