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.