Thursday, July 30, 2009

Glucose Test...

Yesterday, I had my glucose test. I needed to score a 140. I scored a 143. I failed the glucose test. For some reason, I had a feeling that I would. I drank a cranberry limeade up until almost midnight the evening before. Granted, my appointment wasn't until 1pm the next day, but maybe that didn't help. No clue. I will say, they gave me a fruit punch flavor drink and it was quite tasty. Wasn't thick and really sweet like most people have described theirs to be.

I go back in two weeks and take the 2nd test. The nurse told me that the girls who fail it by a few points, always pass the 2nd test...she would be surprised if I didn't. They also gave me a list of carbs/sugars that I HAVE TO EAT, leading up to the appointment, so this test is obviously different than the last. I'm not that worried about it, just not looking forward to going back and being there for 2-3 hours. Any of you have to take the 2nd test? Was it terrible?

I also want to tell you about this AWESOME giveaway!! I never win anything, but I'm praying to win this one. HA! Natalie is giving away a massive amount of her favorite baby items and I love every one of them!! I already see things that I'm going to order if I don't win. :) Check it out!!

Love,

9 comments:

Andrea said...

I had to go back to take the second test. The drink at that one was the super thick, syrupy, disgusting kind. At my first test they gave me orange soda, not bad at all. For the second test I was at the lab for about 3 and a half hours and the lab technician drew my blood 4 times. I didn't bring anything to snack on and didn't have anyone to drive me home, but I was prepared to call my husband to come get me in case I still felt sick. But I only felt sick the first hour after drinking the syrup and it wasn't too bad. You might want to take off work the rest of the day if you have a job, I felt so tired, weak, and drained afterward. And don't be afraid to ask for a pillow or something to make you more comfortable while in the waiting room since you'll be there for awhile!

Andrea said...

Oh yeah, good luck!!

Mom of 3! said...

I had to do the second test. Like I said on FB... bring a book or something. You have to drink a lot more of the drink and they take blood a lot more times but it isn't that bad. I wasn't given a list of what I had to eat before coming to that test, but it has been a few years :) I'm sure it will be fine. Just a pain and a less than fun way to spend half of your day :)

LY!

becca said...

I had to take the 2nd test. I don't remember much about it, except having to be at the doc's office for 4 hours... this was with Noah. I had had coffee (with sugar and milk) that morning b/c she didn't tell me what to do. I guess she assumed I would remember b/c it had only been a bit over a year since doing it with Abigail... she thought wrong. Other than all the time I had to be there, it was no big deal... and I did pass the 2nd one. Come to think of it, I think I had a snickers too. lol
I had the same drink this time around as you... and it was much better than what I've had in the past. I had the orange soda and hated it. But I'm not a fan of carbonated anything except coke.
They've done studies that show a handful of jelly beans can give the same effect as those drinks. That'd be so much more fun!

annalee said...

i'm so sorry you have to do it again! i had the exact same situation happen to me and passed the second time. hang in there! i was so glad evan came to the whole second test with me. you can definitely do it (it's not the worst thing in the world) but i did feel very queasy and sick the majority of the 4 hours. i always feel that way when my stomach is empty so i figured i would need him to drive me home and let me lie on his shoulder inbetween rounds. ask for your fabulous fruit punch flavor again!

amy said...

I failed the 1st test too! BUT my drink was orange flavored and NASTY. :) The good news is- I passed the 2nd test! It wasn't too bad- just had the drink again and got my blood taken 3 or 4 times over about 3 hours. I didn't feel bad- just hungry! I went straight home and ATE (I had Richey drive me). No worries! Sounds like you'll pass with flying colors!

Heather said...

I bet you will totally pass the second test! Glad you liked the drink....it made me sick both times...but worse with AK!
I am excited (and kinda in disbelief!) that you are already at the glucose test! Your pregnancy is flying by and soon you will be holding that sweet baby girl!

Shannon said...

Bummer about the test!! I'll have to check out that giveaway. Sounds fun!

Joy said...

3-hour glucose test... some women only feel sick during part of the test. For me, it was midway to the end and the lab people let me go to a private room in the back and lay down. Definitely bring a book or even some headphones. They told me I could fall asleep and they'd wake me for the blood draws (you'll get your blood drawn 4 times).