The bedrest chronicles: day 21
With my doctor away for the weekend, my interim doc came in on Sunday with the news that I had failed the first gestational diabetes test with a score of 140. WHAT! For the first time, I seriously thought "Common' -- give me a freaking break here!" How many things can be thrown in my path of becoming a mom? But, I got over it and prepped to take the test the next morning which of course led to the grand debate between the nurses of whether or not I could drink water or not during the fasting period (yes, you can). I can deal without food, but not having water makes me exceedingly grumpy.
All food intake stopped at 8 pm, followed with some late night reading until 2 am and a lab tech coming in at 6:05 am to draw my baseline blood level. By 6:35, the nurses still hadn't brought the yummy delicious orange drink to me, so I buzzed them. It turned out that they couldn't find any 100 glucose bottles and instead had to give me two 50 glucose bottles. Essentially they are the same except that instead of downing 10 oz of the icky sweet semi flat Sunkist tasting drink, I got to down 20 oz. My mother told me to "just think of your college beer days" and my hubby wrote, "chug it like a sorority sister!" Ha ha. Oh how life changes. :)
The fun continued between the third and fourth blood draws as I was squeezed in for E's biophysical profile. Normally this would be fine except I started getting really woozy and felt like I was going to hurl about ten minutes into it! I had to grab the nurse's hand and ask her to grab me some water. Of course, this was the day with the training tech who then spent another fifteen minutes practicing her skills. Normally I wouldn't care, but I felt so gross by this point that I just wanted back in bed!
Finally we finished up both tests, and I was able to eat something. :) The best news of all--I passed! Whoohoo! For the rest of the day however, I laid in bed feeling off. As long as I can still eat my milky way fun size bars, I can deal with one day of being sick. :) Crisis averted!