How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 17lbs. So I’m currently 127lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yes, most of the time.
Stretch marks: None to report so far.
Sleep: Good most of the time. I still find my body craving naps when I get home from work but I try to resist them because it messes up my sleep schedule. It will be 2am and I’m still wide awake, so I rather not nap and sleep through the night.
Best moment this week: Finishing the painting process and buying the crib for the nursery! I also received the baby shower invitations in the mail, which was very exciting. 🙂
Miss anything? No
Movement: All the time, although she is starting to have a consistent pattern/sleeping schedule.
Food cravings: Peaches and fresh Mozzarella cheese.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not really.
Gender: Girl
Labour signs: No
Belly button in or out? In, but almost out.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but tired!
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery together, now that we finished painting it.

As I had mentioned in my last post, I had my 1hour glucose tolerance test. Sadly, I failed by 4 points (cut off is 140 and I was 144).  Given that my levels were not high enough to meet the criteria for gestational diabetes, and many women get false positives in the first test, my doctor ordered me to get the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. This second test is much more involved: you need to be fasting; they test your fasting glucose when you arrive, then give you 100g glucose drink (first test is 50g), and test you every hour up to 3 hours. Essentially, your blood sugar is tested 4 times.

3 hours at labcorp was rather painful and my body did not like the insane amount of sugar, which made me feel pretty sick. Within 20 min of drinking the sugary concoction, I started to feel sweaty, nauseous and dry heaving, and at one point I thought I was really going to faint. Thankfully my husband was with me and called for help. The staff was incredibly helpful and tried to do everything for me not to vomit, otherwise the test would’ve been canceled, and I would have to come back for a repeat. I laid down, took some sips of water and kept cooling paper towels on my neck. After one hour I started to feel better and decided to take some walks around the office to help my body utilize the glucose.
Good news is that my results came back negative and all 4 samples tested within normal range, so I do not have gestational diabetes, which is such a big relief!!

My recommendation to any pregnant women going for the 1 hour glucose test is, DO NOT EAT! They tell you you’re allowed to eat but I honestly think had I not had lunch right before my test, I wouldn’t have gone over 4 points. Please avoid the 3 hour test if you can, it’s not fun.

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