26 WeeksThis week I am 26 weeks along and feeling great still. This past week has brought some major pregnancy changes (gestational diabetes....), but physically, I'm feeling great! Embry is quite active these days, especially when I lay down to go to bed each night!
I only have two more weeks left in my second trimester, which I've heard called the honeymoon trimester. I have had a glimpse of a few days of lower back pain (mainly days I'm up doing a ton of walking, etc.) I hope the exhaustion from the first trimester doesn't come back! Time sure is flying!
|26 w 2 d|
Gestational DiabetesWell things did not go as well as I hoped during my 24 week appointment. A few days after my appointment I got a phone call that I failed the blood glucose test by a mere few points. After stressing about it I found out that multiple people I know had failed the one hour glucose test, but passed the three hour test (my mom included). So I didn't think I had to worry, especially since I failed by just a few points.
The following Monday I had to go in for the painful three hour blood test. It was pretty bad and I was very dehydrated. Long story short, you aren't even allowed a drop of water to drink, but they had such a hard time finding veins in me that they forced me to hydrate so they could even find a vein. It was bad.
Thursday July 5 I got the dreaded phone call that I again, barely failed the test and needed to go see a diabetic specialist. I begged to get in ASAP and was able to get in late Friday afternoon.
I really liked the doctor I worked with and he gave me news that I wish he hadn't...he told me that I barely failed two of the four blood draws. I passed the fasting blood test and one hour blood test with "flying colors". So I asked him, so if these were my results for the initial one hour test at my 24 week appointment, I would have passed and never gotten a call back? Yup! Great...Regardless, I now borderline, but none-the-less, have gestational diabetes.
I now have a lovely blood glucose meter to tote around and get to prick my finger four times a day.
I also am on a "food plan". When I sat down with the gestational diabetes coordinator and went through all of my meals and snacks I told him that this is more than I am used to eating. He told me that it was a food plan not a food diet, it definitely keeps me eating around the clock. It's very odd forcing myself to eat substantial snacks when I am not hungry, but the key is to keep food in the body. I have only been doing this a few days, but it seems like it's going to be fine, just take a lot of planning! On my flight this Sunday for work, I had planned my meals, snacks and blood draws perfectly, but when my flight was 90 minutes delayed, I had to test my blood on the flight. Kinda odd!
Here are a few pictures of what I get to do four times a day...
I go back this Friday to check in on how my first week has gone. I'm hoping they tell me I've done so great and gotten such great results that I can stop all this pricking stuff! Hah! We shall see. Things could be worse, that's for sure!