Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Yep. That's right. I flunked my glucose test. MAJOR sad face goin' on right now! My glucose was elevated so now I have to go back for the super-fantastic 3 hour tolerance test next Wednesday. Here's what will go down: I stick to this diet they gave me for at least 3 days before the test...I'll probably just start it tomorrow and get in the swing of it, drink lots of water (which I do anyway), including 6, 8-ounce glasses of water for two days before the test, nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before, except for 2, 8-ounce glasses of water the morning of the test. When I go in for the test, they'll draw my blood first thing. Then, I'll drink the "Sunkist on steroids" and they'll draw my blood 3 more times, after an hour, after 2 hours, then after 3 hours. I can already tell you're jealous that I get to do this...I know, I know...exciting stuff!

The good news is that many women who fail the first test go on to pass the second one. The first test is performed on all pregnant women (unless they already have diabetes) as a "screening" and it helps catch those women who could possibly have GD. So far, I have had no sugar in my blood or urine, so if they didn't do this screening test they wouldn't know my sugar was elevated. I'm hoping and praying that I am one of those women whose sugar is just slightly abnormal and the first test caught that, but that this second test will show that I do not have GD. All I can do is stick to this diet (which is a very sensible one for anyone, FYI) and hope and pray for the best. If it turns out that I have to swap lettuce and celery for a burger and fries for the next 3 months, so be it! (I'm being dramatic of course!) Anything for Hudson!!

I guess it's a good thing that I picked up a couple new books while we were at Target last night! HA! They'll certainly help pass the time next week. ;) We also got a lot of healthy snacks to keep at the office...yogurt, whole grain crackers, cheese, nuts, fruit. I think the big man was telling me something!! I'm going to try not to let this get me down, and just do my best to take care of little Hudson and myself and pray for the best next week! That's really all I can do.

And for at least the next week....I'll be getting my cheeseburger fix from this...

Happy Hump Day!!


  1. Hi Lauren - found your blog through Top Mommy blogs!
    Congrats on your pregnancy and that you are having a little boy :)))
    The glucose test is never fun! I hope the next test comes back with a pass :))
    OMG how yummy does this burger look!!

  2. Hey there Leesa! It's great to connect with you. Thanks for following my blog! We are very excited about our little boy. :-) I'm definitely not looking forward to the 3 hour test...I never was a good test-taker. HAHA! I'm really hoping I pass so I can chow down on a burger like this. ;) I look forward to reading your blog too!


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