Monday, August 20, 2007

Pregnancy Update

Last Friday I went to a doctor's appointment/lab. The lab was a test for Gestational Diabetes. This meant I had to drink the really sweet orange-flavored carbonated beverage. I found out shortly after my blood was taken that I failed the test. My blood sugar was a little high ( is supposed to be under 130), however, the doctor said that a lot of woman fail the first test. It could be what I ate for breakfast or the fact that I do have trouble with hypoglycemia already. I'm going in this week to to the "3 Hour Gestational Diabetes Test" this week. I have to fast for twelve hours for this test. I then will go into the lab where I will drink another orange beverage and they will test me every hour. Hopefully this test rules out Gestational Diabetes for me. Most of the time, it does. more grapes for me! :(
As far as Jackson goes...he is one active little fella. He moves all the time! He likes to move when I am trying to sleep. I don't know if I like this pattern!
I am a day away from being 29 weeks pregnant! I only have 11 weeks to go! That is going to go sooo fast! Kirsty helped me put up the crib on Friday. Other than movement and the growing girth of my belly, the crib is a sure sign that Jackson is coming soon!
I am handling the hot weather okay. I do get "cankles" quite often, though. (Cankles- when your ankles are swollen and you can't tell where the calf ends and the ankle begins.) I swell other places as well (hands). The doctor said there wasn't much I could do about that, especially when the weather is this hot. Oh well! I'll be looking forward to getting rid of the water weight!
A couple of weeks ago, Troy and I registered at Target! One more sure sign that Jackson will soon be here! Troy and I can hardly wait, but in those 11 weeks, we have a lot of work to do!

1 comment:

Emily Elvenfairchild said...

Hey guys! I'm so exited for you two - I mean three! All this pregnancy stuff really does end and you do get on to the REALLY fun stuff. :-) Jackson can't wait to be in your arms too, I'm sure.
I hope the tests go well for you!
I'll be praying for you.
-Emily Hall