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Failed my 1-hr test August 29, 2007

Filed under: Baby — April @ 9:47 pm

I failed my 1-hour gestational diabetes test.  For those of you out of the loop on those things, it’s a standard test they have pregnant women do to check them for gestational diabetes.  I had to drink some stuff that tasted like flat orange pop, or a melted orange popsicle and then get my blood drawn an hour later.

They told me I should eat as normal, and I had just run out of oatmeal, so I had some Frosted Mini Wheats before I went for the test and sure enough, my sugar level was a little too high.  So, they are making me come back in on Friday morning for this 3 hour test.  I’ll have my blood drawn, drink more flat orange pop, and then have my blood drawn after 1, 2, and 3 hours.  I don’t know which will be worse, hunger or the draws.

In other health-related baby news, I’m also on the low side of “normal” for iron.  The doc would like me to start taking some iron supplement to help me stay ironic 😉  HA!  Anyway, they said that the baby is just using a lot of my iron, so I need to take something to help keep my level up and it will hopefully help me to not be so tired.  A miracle pill, perhaps?  🙂

Baby is good- he kicks a lot.  I think he has me trained like Pavlov’s dog…he kicks, I get hungry.  Go figure.

We’ll keep ya posted.

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One Response to “Failed my 1-hr test”

  1. Brooke Says:

    I CANNOT believe this is the first I’m hearing about this!!! Not only that you didn’t pass but that the retest has come and gone. Woman! It’s been a week!


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