I found a great link-up through Running With Spoons today and decided to link up to her “Thinking out Loud” on Thursday’s posts!
I remember as a high school student going to youth group every Wednesday night, eating a hearty dinner, singing some songs together, and then sharing our “highs and lows.”
This week has been an exceptionally high and exceptionally low. On Monday, Josh and I were happily informed that my placenta previa had resolved and that I wouldn’t need to schedule a C-Section. I was then told that I entered back into a low risk pregnancy. What a relief!
That same day I took my one hour Glucose screen for Gestational Diabetes. I didn’t think much of it… I mean who would when they’re given a photo like this to gush over??
I am still wondering how he got such big lips… and his nose is so cute!!
Yesterday I received a call from one of the OB nurses and was told that I failed my 1 hour test by 3 points! Passing is a 129, and I missed by 3. I was extremely upset. I kept asking the nurse what the scale is and she kept telling me that 129 and below is a pass. I continued to pry and ask her if people score 1,000 on these tests, or 200 and was getting absolutely nowhere with her. I had to resort to online forums to gain some perspective on my unimpressive fail.
Have you read the online forums online? If you Google something like “failed 1 hour diabetes test” and something ridiculous comes up like “I was admitted to the hospital for 4 days after drinking the sugary drink for the 3 hour screen.”
When I resort to online forums, I am fully aware that by the time I am done reading, I either definitely have whatever I am reading about, or I am going to die.
Finally, after reading more logical posts about this 1 hour test, I found out that it’s not as accurate as the three hour (which I have scheduled Monday.) Hopefully I will pass, so I can be more of a normal pregnant person again. I find with this pregnancy, more than my pregnancy with Lilly, I really feel as if everything is out of my control. While I realize that it is all out of my control, it would be nice to be cued in as to what may happen next.
I guess in reality, it’s not that big of a deal. However, going through it at this time feels pretty monumental. I have also realized that my “highs and lows” have certainly changed quite a bit over the years. The things that used to matter in high school have got nothing on the highs and lows in life today. Have you or someone you know had Gestational Diabetes or did you fail the first test and pass the second?