Yesterday, prior to my regular OB appointment, I made a friendly visit to the hospital lab to get started on a routine 1-hour glucose test.
You have to drink 10 oz. of the sweetest soda-like substance in the world, within five minutes, and then exactly 1 hour later they draw your blood and run some kind of test on it.
The lab tech gal was very nice and got me some crushed ice in a cup.
It was pretty painless.
However, they called today and said my test came back abnormal.
The doctor was just remarking 24 hours ago how perfectly normal and "textbook" my pregnancy has been and is expected to be. And how he thought my risk of having a c-section was less than 9% when for most first time moms it's around 15%.
I'm trying not to worry much, because about half of all women who get abnormal results on the 1 hour test pass the 3 hour glucose test just fine and don't develop gestational diabetes. And only 1-5% of all pregnancies end up with the mother developing gestational diabetes.
I'm taking my 3 hour glucose test Monday.
More fasting. And more blood drawing. Something like 3-5 times during that three hour period.
Luckily, my work has continually been very understanding of my appointments.
I'm trying not to be a drama mama, but it's my first time, and I'm a little anxious.
Send some positive chi my way, eh?
P.S. Holla over to my pal, Betty, on turning a quarter of a century yesterday!
Whew, I think that makes you "vintage" which is totally in right now.