Well, after all the hysterics of the glucose tests I of course have normal sugar levels so I can still keep eating the sweet stuff. Though given that I currently get heart burn when I eat chocolate and cookies my nibbling on treats has somewhat been curtailed. The blood work did highlight that I am anemic – not a huge surprise as I am sure that the Cylons are strip mining me for nutrients. So I am now on slow release iron tablets, and anyone who has had iron supplements knows that they have a tendency to slow your digestive track down so it is back on the warrior fruit (prunes).
24 Jul 2011 2 Comments
15 Jul 2011 1 Comment
Well, today was slightly more exiting than I would have liked but it is not everyday you manage to clear a waiting room…
I had my regular monthly check-up with my OBGYN, and it was time to do the glucose test (this is where you fast overnight then get to drink a super sugary drink in 5 mins and then have your blood taken prior and then every hour for two hours to check for gestational diabetes). The regular check-up went fine. Weight gain – fine. Blood pressure – fine. Belly curvature – fine. Heartbeats of the Cylons – fine.
I’ve been having some Braxton-Hicks so I need to keep an eye on them, and make sure that I don’t have too many during the day but my OBGYN checked my cervix and it’s still holding up (go cervix!). Since I am entering the final phase my doctor wants me to take it super easy. No traveling out of the (tri-)state, no exercising and no hiking through the hills (not quite sure if I project the image of a hiker like I project the image of a vegetarian but there you go). My mission statement for the next few months: “Sit tight, stay hydrated and let’s get to 32 weeks without any excitement.”. Right, excitement.