Nov 1, 201208:14 AMNine Months... and Counting
Tales from a Mom-to-be
My pregnancy has been fantastic thus far—no morning sickness, only gaining weight in my tummy area and only gaining the amount of weight I should.
I haven’t had too many ridiculous mood swings and the baby has been growing on schedule.
And then came the glucose screening test.
Most of you moms or moms-to-be know what the glucose screening test is. You go to the lab, drink this gross flat orange soda and they test your blood to monitor how your body processes sugar. There is a one-hour, two-hour and three-hour test.
You start with the one-hour test and if you “fail,” they make you take the three-hour test. Of course, I had to take the three-hour test—and I “failed.” Barely, but just enough for them to diagnose me with Gestational Diabetes. Yuck!
It was definitely not what I wanted to hear and while not the end of the world and certainly manageable, it still isn’t something I really want to have to deal with.
Now, I’m going through the routine of watching what I eat and checking my sugar four times a day. (The only plus side is I get to have extra ultrasounds to monitor the baby’s size).
I had an extra ultrasound just last week and little man was just as cute as ever!
But I got a call from the doctor telling me that my placenta is measuring thick. At this point, I’m wondering what in the heck that means! I asked the doctor a series of questions, but in the end, I am being referred to a perinatologist in Harrisburg.
I don’t know if I should be worried or not. My great, fantastic, fabulous pregnancy is now giving me a handful of headaches and I’m scared to ask what might come next! Have any other moms had this happen and if so what did it mean? It does get better, right? The joy of holding my baby at the end of all of this will make it worth it; at least that is what I keep telling myself. Does anyone have encouraging words of wisdom when dealing with these two topics? I would love to hear from you!