So I didn't "pass" my gestational diabetes test that I mentioned in last week's post.
That means yesterday I had to do the second more detailed test and I wasn't feeling well all day, so I didn't post an update. I'm sorry about that, I do know that I have a few readers who like me to update every day. :)
(I'm specifically talking about my sister.)
The second test for gestational diabetes is similar to the first test, but has a lot more blood drawn, more fasting and more specific instructions for what to eat beforehand. I won't get into details because I am sure there are many resources on the internet that can explain it a lot better than I can. Besides that, every office and doctor has their own methods I'm sure.
Regardless, for me, this test went about as well as it did last week. Since I knew ahead of time that I might get um, let's call it "cranky" after fasting, I was well prepared to keep my mood light on Monday morning. :) I think I succeeded. I also prepared the night before a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to eat immediately after the test. I mentally prepared myself and hoped for the best. I basically had the exact same reaction about 30 minutes after drinking the glucose stuff. I just felt very sick and whatever was in me, I wanted it OUT.
(I have been told I will feel the same way about the baby in a few months. :))
Luckily, as the test went on (3 hours!) I did start to feel better. The only bad part was for the rest of the day I felt nauseous and hungry at the same time. It was very similar to how I felt in my first trimester.
But seriously...I still say the meanest thing you can do to a pregnant woman is tell her she can't eat. Then make her drink a disgustingly sweet sugar drink and then draw blood out of her. And in this second case, FOUR vials. So I have fasted, feel gross and now you want to draw blood. How exactly is this good for me or for the baby?
Okay, okay so I know that these tests are necessary for our health and blah blah blah. I still want to whine about it. It has been the worst experience of my pregnancy so far. Which means I have been very lucky. I really have had a very pleasant experience. (so far)
I will try to update with a belly picture soon, because the past 2-3 weeks I have actually sprouted what looks like a pregnant belly. Tomorrow's post will be about a topic that was inspired by another blog.
Oh, and it's January, which means I promised my friend Marybeth that I would write a book. Four days into January, I haven't written anything yet. It's still pretty much in my head. I guess I better get started. :)