Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sugar Rush

I was tested for gestational diabetes today, not for any particular reason other than that that is what they do when you hit the 28 week mark. The midwife told me to schedule the test for first thing in the morning and not eat any carbs for breakfast because it could skew the test. I chose to ignore this advise for a couple reasons, the first being that the lab place where I scheduled this work didn't give me any instructions at all so I figured it couldn't be that important. The second is that I don't really see the point in having the test in the first place considering I show no symptoms of diabetes. And the final reason is probably too much information...but it's because my digestion tract needs some high fiber cereal first thing in the morning to wake up and I just wasn't willing to sacrifice a poo.

I scheduled the test for 7:10 a.m. this morning thinking I'd make it to work by 7:30 (all the appointments were in 10 minute intervals so this seemed a speedy process) and not have to take any time off. I showed up early (6:50) hoping to be taken in early. Not so. They took me in at exactly 7:10, gave me a bottle of sugary orange stuff to drink in a 5 minute time frame, then told me to wait in the lobby for an hour....What???? Yeah. Apparently there is no eating or drinking for 1 hour after chugging the sugar rush stuff, at which point, they draw your blood. A heads up that I'd be spending my morning in a waiting room would have been nice, but oh well. Fortunately I had my newest issue of Mothering magazine to keep me entertained. I read a good article on attachment parenting and another on hosting your own family friendly caberet (which sounds uber fun!).

Oh yeah, and 28 weeks by most books is considered the third trimester....HELLO final months!! Time to start the count down!!! 85 days to go (assuming that she is on time and that my counting is correct--both of which are silly things to assume). I should see if there's a count down gadget....

4 comments:

  1. And the results . . . . .????

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  2. To add a count down gadget - go to Customize, Add a Gadget, Tools, Countdown - then put in the title (what you're counting down to) and the date. Voila!

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  3. Okay! I'll try to do that when I get home from the gym! Assuming my internet is still working then....fingers crossed!

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  4. Oh, and no known results yet. I suppose I'll find out on Thursday. The lab sends the stuff to the midwife, not me.

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