Monday, January 24, 2011

Week 28 Glucose Screening

I have been dreading this glucose screening ever since I got pregnant. The shit they give you to drink is so completely foul, and with my last pregnancy, I failed, so I had to go in for a three-hour test. That means I had to drink three of those nasty, foul drinks. I should know in a week if I have to go through that ordeal again.

I took E with me to the appointment. I told her we were going to listen to L's heartbeat. When I went in to give my urine sample, I told E that I had to leave it so they could make sure that L was OK. So then, whenever the nurse and midwife did anything (temperature, BP, pulse, doppler, etc.), E asked "Is Baby L-L OK?" It was so precious.

When Paul came home from work, I had E announce the good news. "Daddy! Baby L-L OK!" She was very proud to be able to relay that little bit of information.

I was very proud to relay this little bit of information: I've gained only 10 pounds so far in my pregnancy. That's good news, since I was already 30 pounds overweight, and 10 pounds heavier than I was when I got pregnant with E. Hopefully when I lose the baby weight, I'll keep it off this time.


  1. Ohhh, I LOVED that glucose-screening drink! It tasted like orange juice, only with lots more sugar!

    So glad the test went well. I haven't put on any weight since Anne was born, but I've lost every last bit of muscle I had from running. It will be a long journey back to my fine-looking self, if I ever get up the motivation to take it. :-)