Just as I feared I failed the 1 hour glucose test on Wednesday, and was told I would need to take the 3 hour test. They wanted to see a glucose level of no more than 130, and mine was 181! So here I am very early on a Saturday morning spending 3 hours at the Beverly Hospital Laboratory. The reason, for those of you who don’t know, I have to take these tests is to make sure I am not developing gestational diabetes while I am pregnant. Since diabetes runs in my family, it is probably for the best that I am taking the more comprehensive test.
I got here right at 7:00 am, they took a blood sample, and I then I had 5 minutes to drink the very orange glucose drink. They then took my blood again at 8:00 am, and I have to give another blood sample at 9:00 am, and 10:00 am before they will release me. Greg very kindly dropped me off, and will be coming back to pick me up at 10. I have not been able to eat anything since last night, so the nurse told me when I was scheduling the 3 hour test that I should eat something before I drive because I would be light headed. So far I am doing alright, but I do have a slight headache. I took the nurse seriously since when I don’t eat regularly I get very cranky and lethargic, and I would not want to be driving in that condition. Greg has promised to bring me a sausage, egg, and cheese on a bagel when he comes back to get me! Ummmmm sausage, egg , and cheese! I am one of 7 other pregnant ladies hanging out in the lab this morning. One of which really should invest in some maternity clothes that actually fit her, so I don’t have to see her outie belly button staring at me every time I look up from this laptop (yuck).
We finally picked out the carpet tiles for the nursery, and I ordered them earlier this week. I was shocked when the shipping was going to cost $82! So off to the Google I went and after some searching I found a coupon code that was supposed to have expired, but I tried it anyway, and guess what – FREE Shipping! They shipped fast, arriving yesterday! We hope to continue to work on the nursery this weekend, get some light blocking shades for the windows, and some hardware so the valances can go up. If we can move the guest bed to my parents house as well then we can start putting the carpet tiles down. Then we will be ready for the crib!