Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gestational Diabetes Test

I had my Gestational Diabetes test on Tuesday morning. I always thought that people made a big deal over the orange "pop" they give you for nothing. I thought, "It's like orange pop, how bad can it be?" Yea, it's bad. I thought I was going to throw up while I was trying to drink it all quickly, and then when I finished I felt nauseous for probably another half hour. Then I got all jittery like I was on a sugar high (which, I guess I was) and then I started to crash and felt really tired.

Plus, I hate having blood taken. The worst part of this was that I had to sit there for an hour thinking about how I was going to have to have 3 vials of blood taken. I think what bothers me is that the needle has to stay in for so long, because I'm fine with getting injections of stuff. Plus, the nice lady who is always really nice to me wasn't working there that day, so I got some man who I had never seen before and I think that maybe he was new or something. He was nice, though. He got 2 vials off the first time and then the vein colapsed and he had to do my other arm for the 3rd vial. Before I left I asked when my doctor would get the results and I was told 24 hours.

I called them on Thursday morning and asked if I could have the test results but, as I suspected, they told me they'd contact me if there was an issue. I haven't heard anything from the doctor's office yet, but then, my doctor only works Thursday mornings (she's on maternity leave...she just had a beautiful baby girl) so I can't really think no news is good news yet.

I'm just crossing my fingers that I don't have to do the 3 hour test. I really don't want to have to drink that stuff again. Blech!

P.S. I'll be 30 weeks tomorrow. This is starting to get real. (And I only have 9 more weeks until I go on mat. awesome does that sound!?)


  1. Nice! I hope you get the results back and all is well!

  2. I think you will have passed with flying colors. The receptionist would have called you to come in for an appt if you failed.

    I can't believe you're 30 weeks already. That's when it hit me hard that it was almost time. I'm so excited!