Saturday, May 29, 2010

Glucose Tolerance test = FAIL!

I thought it would be perfectly fine.  I figured I would pass this test with no problem at all.  Alas, it wasn't to be.  The upper blood sugar limit for this test is 140, and my blood sugar was 158.  So, now I have to go back and do the 3 hour test.  I am really not looking forward to this test because of the blood draws.  For a person with difficult veins, having my blood drawn 4 times in 3 hours is not something I look forward to at all.  Hopefully the excellent phlebotomist from last week is working Tuesday morning.  That would make this just a little bit better anyway.  From what I've read, only about 1/3 of women who take this longer test end up actually having gestational diabetes, so chances are good that I don't have it.  We'll find out soon though.  I really don't like the thought of having to do insulin injections, especially since I'm already doing my daily blood thinner injection.  I guess I'm already used to it though, so maybe it wouldn't be a big deal.  I'd still like to avoid it though.  Cross your fingers for me!

In other news, we apparently have a very large baby.  When I saw the doctor at 23 weeks I was measuring at 25cm, which is a bit large, but still within the "normal" range for that far along.  Well, at this appointment I was measuring at 30cm, which is definitely out of the "normal" range for a woman at 27 weeks pregnant.  The doctor did a double take when she did the measurement.  It was pretty funny actually.  Then she asked Darren how big he was a birth.  Big babies run in our families.  Darren was almost 11 pounds at birth and I was 7 pounds 14 ounces, which isn't large, but I was the smallest of my mom's 4 children.  My brothers were both around 10 pounds.  The doctor set up an appointment for us to have a sonogram in 2 weeks to check the baby's size.  She mentioned we will probably have to be induced early due to her large size, which is fine since we were planning an early delivery anyway due to the blood thinners I'm on.  The question now is just how early we will go.  I'm sure it will still be August, but at this point it may be as early as the first week.  I guess we'll see how it goes.  Everything is up in the air at this point.  I wonder how big she really is.  Our sonogram appointment is for June 11th.  I will be just about 30 weeks then.  The average baby is around 3 pounds at 30 weeks, but I wouldn't be surprised if ours is closer to 4 pounds by then.  The next few weeks are definitely going to be interesting. :)

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