GD test and appointment update!! :)
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|Mon, 07-25-2011 - 10:10pm|
It of course started off with me getting up WAY too early. Like what should be illegally early. 3:40 am.
I did NOT want to leave my nice warm bed and silky smooth pillow. Rob was oddly unsympathetic *cough*.
I hopped into a shower and had the bejeezus scared out of me because our shower is super loud and I did not hear Rob open the door and come into the bathroom behind me.
And why do you ask did he have to scare me out of my skin? To tell me to only take a 10 minute shower.
First off my longest shower is 15 minutes. I do not like dawdling in the shower. I wash my hair, wash myself, shave (under arms if you must know) and get out. Rob takes 30 minutes in a fast shower and he even has less hair (well on his head anyway) to wash then I do, and he doesn't shave. He just dawdles.
We got Jensen up and got on the road. I was not feeling well at all and threw up before we left. I hadn't eaten since 6 pm the night before. I drop Rob off and get home around 5:30ish to get us back into bed. I set my alarm for 8:30 because I did not remember what time my appointment was lol!
3 hours passed by way too fast, but I called and they told me my appointment wasn't until 2:30 so I went back to bed until Jensen woke up.
Around 11:30 Rob calls me on his lunch break like he always does and I once more started throwing up because I of course was unable to eat anything.
I get me and Jensen out the door at 12:20 which is great because it takes 30 minutes to get there and the GD test takes an hour.
For those wondering why I am taking it so early it's because I am having twins. Your chances of gestational diabetes triple with twins, and go up even more if you have anything in the PCO neighborhood, which I do.
So I get to have TWO GD tests this pregnancy. Woo. Hoo.
I get there around 12:50 despite the rain being so bad I couldn't see more then 10 ft in front of me half the entire drive there.
I get the paper work done and head back to the lab. I get checked in and they started the initial blood draw.
I have pretty difficult veins, what they called in Oregon "vanishing veins". But here in Louisiana they have had no trouble and most get me on one stick. This one didn't even hurt. Then she informs me she is sorry but I have to have the orange flavor.
When I was pregnant with Jensen I failed the test I took with the orange one. It made me REALLY sick, but part of the problem was I was told I could have bread so I had a bagel and well bread turns into sugar in your stomach and this drink is almost pure sugar lol. So yeah. I failed that test by like 5 points.
But this time when I took it I didn't get sick at all, which considering that I had thrown up just before I got there was pretty miraculous. I felt just fine after I drank it and did not feel like I was going to throw it back up.
I hope that means I passed!! I should find out tomorrow!
Anyway they got my second draw done and I got out around 2:20, just in time to go up stairs to my OB appointment. Well it was PACKED so I knew I was in for a wait.
There is only ONE OB there and she has many, many, MANY patients. So I wait about 40 minutes and then get to go back and give my urine sample, take my blood pressure and my weight.
I was actually eagerly looking forward to my weight. I had been 7 lbs down last month if you remember, and I had tried so hard to gain since I was told to at LEAST gain 25 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight by 24 weeks, which is 8 weeks away. Which means I had at LEAST 32 lbs I need to gain.
So I step on the scale hoping to see at least that I'd gained back those 7 lbs.
Are you ready for this?
In a month and after a weekend spent eating pizza and a steakhouse burger I gained...
ONE FREAKING POUND.
I am still 6 lbs down, 31 to gain in 2 months.
At this rate I will still be under my pre pregnancy weight by the time I give birth.
Then I had to go out and wait in the waiting room for the doctor to be ready. 20 minutes into my wait I hear that the doctor has been called out on an emergency delivery and will try to be back as soon as she can. if we'd all please wait.
At this point I am sure you moms of toddlers are going "Oh my God, I can't even imagine" and actually Jensen did AMAZING.
NO fits, NO whining. We had a few issues with him wanting to spit on his hands and play with it (ew, and sigh, boys). But he did not scream or fuss despite having to sit in his stroller all but 40 minutes the entire day (and if you are paying attention the other portions were spent mostly in his car seat).
We FINALLY get called back and they lead me to the ultrasound room so I am getting excited but sad Rob is not here. I am informed because it's twins she will want to do an ultrasound every appointment! Score!
So she comes in and takes a look but she just checks heart beats and watches them wiggle around a bit and then turns it off. She said because I had another ultrasound in a week that my husband will get to go to they can confirm gender then,
She said not to stress about my weight because as long as the babies look good, and they do, that it's ok that I am not gaining because I am trying hard to gain but in a healthy way, not in a mcdonalds 24/7 way. So they are getting what they need and they won't stress about my weight unless they start lagging behind, and then they will be force feeding me lol.
So we finally got to go and Jensen got a little nap in the car while we picked up Rob and finally got some food. We got BK so it was blah, not very good. I'm just having a hard time NOT really wanting to eat anything, and fast food really isn't on the menu for me right now. I want good food that makes me feel good. And fast food makes me feel even more tired and slow. And sometimes really sick lol.
I did not get any pictures from today but it was a relief to see the babies were doing well. Blake is still where he's been the entire time but B is the mover and he/she has now moved with his/her feet to my back and is facing down. Which explains why I feel movement but not kicks lately, so that was relieving.
Once you've had a loss you don't ever stop the worry. I am glad they won't bother with the guessing game of dopplers and just do u/s at regular OB appointments. It's a lot more relieving to SEE two heart beats then to wonder if you're hearing both or just one.
My next OB appointment isn't until August 22nd, but I have two ultrasounds in between with the MFM. One of course being next Monday, and the next being 3 weeks from that date.