Last week Thursday, I had my 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test (since I failed the 1 hour 2 weeks prior). I went to my OB’s office that morning, and after being there for 25 minutes and the lab not able to successfully draw my fasting level intravenously, I opted to head over to our family doctor’s office and complete the test there as they were setup to draw via finger pokes whereas my OB’s office was not.
I survived the test, barely…..I do not do well with fasting and it’s even worse when I am pregnant. After 3 hours, at my family doctor’s office, scooped me up and we made our way home so I could finally eat. I was STARVING!
The next morning, I had an appointment with my OB for an ultrasound to check on Baby Joey’s brain once again and a regular checkup as well. Joey was extremely active during his ultrasound and was very uncooperative and didn’t let the technician see both ventricles of his brain and the left side was a little larger than normal once again.
After the ultrasound, we sat down with my OB and discovered that I failed (barely) the 3 hour GTT and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. On top of that, it was also decided that we will be seeing Dr. S in Maternal Fetal Medicine for a ultrasound again to get a better look at the little dude and make sure all is well on the inside.
Yesterday I met with the diabetes counselor at my family doctor’s office and got my meter, and was educated about gestational diabetes and nutrition. Thankfully my numbers were really bad and my gestational diabetes can be diet controlled. The sad part is that I have to watch my carb intake, which for me, is NOT an easy task. I LOVE my carbs! But, it is what it is and I am doing what I can to make sure the little guy and I are both safe and healthy.
On the 1st, we will be seeing Dr. S for an ultrasound and hopefully Baby Joey decides to cooperate at that time.
Until then, here is a look at the dude growing inside of me.
And just in case you are having a hard time seeing him, here is a guide to spotting him!
I will be sure to update again next week after our appointment with Dr. S. In the meantime, prayers are appreciated!