The dreaded test!

Last Thursday I had my 24 week checkup!  And the dreaded GTT (glucose tolerance test)  But while waiting for those results, we got to have another peek of our little girl =)  She's growing and doing well!!  Although, she refused to get into a position where we could get a really good glimpse of her.  After the ultrasound was done, I headed back downstairs at the doctors office to get my gtt results.  And guess what?  I failed =(  So that meant, that I needed to do the even more dreaded 4 hour GTT test.  That was scheduled for yesterday. 

I got to the hospital at 7am, had my first blood draw.  Waited about 30 minutes, and then I was given this wonderful breakfast cocktail. 

 

I really don't think I will ever be able to drink another Sunkist soda again in my life.  Ugghh. 
 
After that for the next 3 hours I had my blood drawn again.  Finally at 11:00 I was able to leave and head home. 

Around 4:30 yesterday, my doctors nurse called and told me I failed this one as well =(  Super sad face now.  So now I am scheduled with an appointment at the diabetes clinic at the hospital on Tuesday.  She gave me a brief description of things I can eat and things I can't eat.  But I will definately find out more on Tuesday.  Emma and I went to the grocery store last night, and I was just about in tears there.  So confusing about what I can and can't eat.  Once i'm into this "new" routine of eating it will be much much better!  I know that I will get used to it.  But I know that I am going to miss my sweets.  I have a huge chocolate tooth!  haha
 
So if any of you have been or are diagnosed with Gestational diabetes...any information you have or recipes or advice would be awesome!!! =)
 

6 comments

  1. I am totally bummed *for* you! I did fail my first one with Raya and I was so nervous I would fail the long one, but thankfully I squeaked by.

    On the plus side, maybe you'll get so used to cutting out sweets that you'll start to not miss them and then you'll continue to be a huge health food nut even after the baby is born! (*I* wouldn't, I'd be all over the icecream and sweets the second that baby popped out lol, but hey---trying to look on the bright side ;-)

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  2. I'm so sorry!!! I will eat extra sweets for you! ;)

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  3. Yuck! I'm sorry! That's no fun! I have a huge sweet tooth too so I can't imagine going without for almost 20 weeks.

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  4. I'm sorry. :( That's hard! I know I would have a difficult time with it too, because I love sweets as well. You are right though, once you get in a routine, you will get used to it. That's how I feel with having to give up dairy right now, because *so* much has dairy in it... so many sweets included. :(

    I hope after Tuesday's appointment you have a better idea of how to plan out your new meal routine.

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  5. That really sucks!! I had a friend with GD, and she was lost at first, too. But after you go and visit with the people and they tell you what to do, it's apparently not that bad. It was my understanding that they just tell you to stay within a certain carb count per day. And my friend only gained like 10 pounds her entire pregnancy because of the GD "diet". Good luck!!

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  6. What a bummer! :(
    A friend of mine had GD and said she had to really watch her carbs, and that was about it. Hopefully that's all that you have to do, too!

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