Clear!

15 Mar

Just got the call from my OB’s office that the results of our glucose tolerance test were normal!

This is such a relief. I had a feeling everything would be okay, just because we overall had a positive day of checkups yesterday, but I’ll admit my heart rate accelerated a bit when I saw my OB’s office calling just now. While I know gestational diabetes isn’t the end of the world, it’s definitely an added stressor that I know I don’t need for the next 13 weeks.So, one step down, many more to go.

Next up we have another ultrasound with Dr. Kind (high-risk OB) in two weeks, and then just after 30 weeks (a week and a half later), we’ll go back to Children’s for another ultrasound there, another meeting with the surgeon assigned to our case, a tour of the NICU and perhaps a consultation with one of their lactation specialists. We’ll also have another ultrasound with Dr. Kind that same day and a regular 4-week check up with Dr. Caring (delivery OB) that same day. Then that night, we tour the delivery wing of Beth Israel. So needless to say, it will be a FULL DAY of meetings, appointments, tours and ultrasounds. Quite the kick off to the home stretch of this pregnancy!

I’m so incredibly lucky to have a job that understands what we’re going through with this pregnancy and is so flexible and easy going when I tell them that I have yet another appointment to go to. DH’s job has also been pretty understanding and he’s been able to come with me to nearly every appointment, including yesterday’s test. I probably wouldn’t have downed the whole glucose drink in time without his encouragement (“C’mon, just drink it!”). I later learned that the lab once had a husband who insisted on drinking the drink along with his wife, just to get the “full experience.” I told DH he was lucky I didn’t know that ahead of time or else I would have made him drink it too!

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7 Responses to “Clear!”

  1. Courtney March 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    What a relief! I was so happy when I passed it too! I was nervous about it, for some reason. I don’t think that drink is THAT bad, actually. I wouldn’t choose to drink it, but it’s not terrible.

    You are going to be WAY busy! I think it’s great that you all have such a handle on the situation. There certainly seems to be a great plan in place!

    13 weeks left… That’s not long!

  2. Gina March 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Yes, what a relief! While gestational diabetes isn’t the end of the world, you already have enough on your plate. Having to deal with pricking fingers and seriously watching what you eat is a drag. Food is important!

    “C’mon, just drink it!” Such a guy thing to say! LOL! Next time you know he can have a drink too!

  3. JustMe March 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Congrats on passing the test! I’ve heard it’s awful. Glad you’re on the other side. Also, how nice about your work being flexible and understanding. It’s such a hard thing to juggle…I’m not sure how mine will turn out.

  4. sams March 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Congrats on no gestational diabetes! I had my test on Friday too and received the same news. My drink was orange flavored and I downed it in about 2 minutes. It wasn’t terrible tasting but wasn’t great either – I was just really thirsty from having walked 20 minutes to get to my appt.

    • Shelley March 18, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      Woo hoo – congratulations!

  5. Aplatanada March 19, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    Yay! I passed the 1 hr test but they are going to make me do a 3 hr one in the next two weeks because my fluids are still borderline high. (Fun times!)

    And wow, your marathon appointments put mine in perspective.

    • Shelley March 19, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      I don’t understand why some OBs make you do the one hour, then the three hour. Mine just went straight to the three hour. But I’ve heard of others like you who do the one hour only to have to do the three hour too! Crazy.

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