Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Failed

You heard right. The same person who never failed a course or exam (well maybe an exam once or twice) failed her glucose screening test...by 1 point. *sigh* They want to see a glucose reading under 140 mg/dL and mine was 141. Now even 140 isn't good, but 141 means I have to go for the 3 hour glucose tolerance test on Monday. It's going to be hell. I have to fast starting at midnight the night before and I can't eat until the test is over--which probably won't be until at least 1pm. I'm going to starve!! :-(

My hemoglobin is also low, but it's better than last time! At the beginning of December my hemoglobin was 9.8 g/dl and yesterday it was 10.8! Still below normal (which is 12), but at least it's going in the right direction. At the rate I'm going, it should be just about 12 when I deliver. Sweet.

Now for the really good news. I had another ultrasound today and my cervix is back up to 1.8cm! They want me to come in next week for yet another check, but the doctor says to keep doing whatever it is I'm doing. :-) I do have two great pictures that I want to post, but I'm having major trouble getting my scanner to connect to my computer, so I'll get those up when I can.

Last, but not least, my husband and mother share the same brain (oddly enough). This morning I awoke to find a box of Totally Light 2 Go sugar free lemonade powder waiting for me in the kitchen. And then the mail came. And there's a package from my mother with 3 packages of Totally Light 2 Go (different flavors) and hot cocoa mix. They bought the exact same brand (it's sweetened with Splenda, so it's the only sugar substitute I'm supposed to have) and it came on the same day. Go figure! It is delicious, and it's working. I've already had about 2 1/2 tall glasses of lemonade (and gone to the bathroom about 10 times) in the last 2 1/2 hours. I HIGHLY recommend this to all pregnant women who are having a hard time getting enough water. mmmmmm

5 comments:

ssbean said...

Yay for the cervix update!! Yay for the lemonade, I need to get me some of those. And nay for failing the 1hr test. I just had my 3hr test today, and I thought I would be really sick on my stomach by 1pm when it was done, but I wasn't. But, I was weak and dizzy feeling before I even started the test. Good luck on the 3hr.

Celia said...

I have had the 3 hour test twice, and then a two hour test. Blech. I suggest you bring a snack with you to eat before the drive home. I was way loopy after no food and then chugging all that sugar.

That stuff is repulsive. However, I will say it was actually relaxing to have three hours with nothing to do but read.

Monica Fayth said...

I'm glad your cervix is looking better. Sorry about the glucose test though. Hopefully you'll do better on the 3 hour test

WiseGuy said...

Thinking positive thoughts for you....

margelina said...

I was a 140 with my first baby, and barely got to skip the 3 hour...those tests are horrible! I hope it goes OK!