Last week I hit my 29th week of pregnancy and went in to have the normal glucose test you get at that time and thought, "I hope I pass, I hope I pass!" The first test was the hour test, I did it and went home and surprisingly got a call two days later. When the nurse mentioned why she was calling I began to sweat a little, I knew if I didn't pass I would be disappointed and of course she began to say "Your sugar level was VERY high" which alarmed me a little but I said ok, so she then told me I failed and I would have to do the 3 hour test, which sucked cause I wanna eat in the morning, I don't want to fast! I want my coffee, I want my food and I don't want to sit for long periods of time! So I said Ok, I'll go re-do my test. I waited 2 days and went in. I drank my nasty sugar drink, got the first poke and then waited an hour. Repeated again for the next 3 hours. I sat and read, played with my phone, paced for a bit and then sat some more. I finally finished the test and basically ran out there and headed for the closest Starbucks!
The next day i though for shits and giggles I would call and see if they by chance had my results. I sat on hold for a bit and the lady that came back was different than the lady that had answered my call, not a good sign. She was a nurse and said "I'm sorry but you did not pass your test, you failed 2 out of the 4 tests". So what does this mean?! What's gonna happen?! She said I have to take some diabetes classes and watch my diet but what I didn't know is that I would have to test my blood four times a day. 4 times people!!!!! I'm so not ok with this! I'm actually a little freaked out! I can deal with changing my diet, keep off the sugars (in moderation) and stay away from a lot of carbs, fine, fine but the blood thing scares me. What if I can't do it? What if I freeze up? Will someone have to do it for me every day because I'm such a chicken shit?!
I have my first class tomorrow, I'll get my meter (yikes) and a ton of information for a nurse that I will apparently be seeing regularly for the next 2 months. So that's my story, I plan to stick to this and make sure me and Gabriel are healthy...wish me luck!