*Taken with Instagram
It’s 82 days to go before my big day according to the due date calculator. Eighty two days – does that sound soon to you or still a long way to go? As the one carrying the baby, it feels like a distant time for me. Anyway, I’m 28 weeks pregnant this week so since the last time I took and posted belly pictures was at 24 weeks, it’s that time again.
I was through a Glucose Screening Test for gestational diabetes last Sunday. It’s a routine test in government hospitals here (or so it seems) between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy. I don’t know the result yet and I hope the fact that I didn’t get a call from the clinic meant I did ok.
From the Mayo Clinic website:
The glucose challenge test measures your body’s response to sugar (glucose). The glucose challenge test is done during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes — a type of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy.
The glucose challenge test is done in two steps. First you drink a sugary solution. It was like Mirinda/Fanta Orange but maybe a hundred times sweeter! One hour later, your blood sugar level is measured. The results of the glucose challenge test indicate whether you might have gestational diabetes.
If I passed it, well and good. If not, I have to go through another round of glucose test that will last longer – about 3 hours.
The baby is moving a lot and I could feel the bones already. You know, those elbows and knees (I think) and shoulder blades rubbing against my skin. Also, this baby hiccups a lot.
The ultrasound indicates normal baby weight but I am carrying as if I’ll have twins, at least according to people except my husband (he knows I look just fine since I’ve never been really ‘tiny’). I am big and they ask me whether there are two babies or if I’ll give birth next week.
I am sometimes tempted to answer back: “Oh you didn’t know? I am actually carrying 8!” or scream at their face while holding into their necks, “Call an ambulance, I’m in labor now!!”
Anyway – I have an appointment on Monday and then every two weeks after that until the 36th(?) week. Surely this will psychologically speed up the waiting time for me.
Wow, even though that test doesn’t sound too painful, it DOES sound pretty intense for the mind, especially while carrying a baby. Although, pretty much any medical related anything is not on my top 10 list O.o
I really hope that everything comes back a.o.k!
As far as the baby goes, it sounds like you guys are plugging along-I’m sure the pregnancy will be over before you know it and you’ll look back and wish it was halfway through. LOL
I tested positive with gestational diabetes while pregnant with Matthew. I did three testing for confirmation and all are positive. After which I saw three specialist for the remaining of my pregnancy – the OB, doctor for internal medicine to monitor my diabetes and a nutritionist to regulate my food intake. That was the only time in my entire life I was on a diet, and I was so pregnant with a big apetite but so miserably hungry all the time. It was so stressful cause no matter how I didn’t eat much I could get my glucose level down, not to mention I have to prick my fingers 5 times a day.
I hope all goes well for the remaining of your pregnancy. You are looking great. I am so excited for you, Grace. Good luck!
82 days sounds like quite awhile when you say it that way, but when you say less than 3 months it doesn’t seem long at all! 😉 You’re getting close and I’m so excited for you!
You look beautiful!
Souds like everything is going fabulously. I am so happy for you all and glad that you are feeling well.
You look beautiful and I love the photo-finish that instagram makes. Can’t wait to see more photos of you. =)
“Call an ambulance, I?m in labor now!!? lol!
No one is sensitive enough this days..
you look great darling!
🙂 you made me laugh so much with the ambulance… time will pass fast anyway! glad everything is normal, you’re looking great!
a good sense of humor is important when it’s time to… push!!!
Good luck for the next 80 days and for the coming years! Unfortunately people ask questions w/o thinking. Once I was asked when am I due, the problem was that it was after the bitrh!!!