Today was the big glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes. I scheduled it for first thing in the morning so I could resist eating a breakfast like donuts or a coffee roll.
Since I’m 27 weeks tomorrow, we rolled this appointment into my monthly appointment with my favorite doctor, Dr. L (who delivered Jackson), and it went well. I’m up a whopping 26 pounds this pregnancy. I’m not surprised because it’s the exact same amount I gained at this point with Jackson. The difference is this time, I feel like an ugly Miss Piggy. Maybe the old wive’s tale of little girls stealing your beauty during pregnancy is true, it certainly feels like it to me.
I told Dr. L I felt miserable with all this extra weight and she reassured me that she wasn’t concerned and my body was just holding on to every calorie during pregnancy. I let her know how disappointed I was that I couldn’t be one of those adorable pregnant ladies with just a big round belly- no, I have to get cellulite on my freaking knees. How does that happen?!
We also talked about how when I moved two weeks ago I got really bad contractions whenever I walked or did any sort of anything. She said second pregnancies often get Braxton Hicks sooner than the first time and it was normal, but to take it very easy. I told her my plans to go to San Diego in two weeks for BlogHer and how I was worried about getting contractions any time I walk the littlest distance. We both agreed that it would be best for me to pass on BlogHer this year because my body during pregnancy doesn’t like to do much besides take it easy. I’m so bummed because I LOVE San Diego, but I also have been to many conventions there and know I will be on my feet a lot which = mega contractions with this little girl. I just don’t want to risk it, especially on the other side of the country at 30 weeks pregnant.
The saddest part for me is missing out on seeing my good friend and roommate, Veronica from CrunchyVTMommy.com and other blogger friends like Katie from Pickles & Paisleys. There were so many other amazing ladies that I haven’t met yet but I’m hoping I will be able to go next year!
Back to the glucose tolerance. I was a little worried because we went to dinner last night to celebrate our good friend’s (and Godfather of Baby Girl) end of radiation and I indulged in banana berry pie for dessert. I JUST passed the test with a one hour result of 128, 130 is failing! I am a lucky girl. I did make a note to myself to try to eat a little better for the rest of the pregnancy though.
I also had to explain to Dr. L what BlogHer is and that I have a blog, so if you’re reading this Dr. L, Hi & thanks for stopping by!! 🙂