Sunday, January 11, 2009

28 Week Appointment

We had our 28 week appointment last week. I've gained another 10 lbs for a total of 26 lbs and my belly measured right at 28 weeks. I guess Owen and I ate really well over the holidays! Ha! Owen's heart rate was in the 130-140 range...we love getting to hear our little guys heartbeat at each appointment. I also had my glucose screening test for gestational diabetes test during this appointment. This consisted of not eating before the appointment, drinking a sugary drink, and then having my blood taken 1 hour later. My blood had to be sent off, so I didn't get the results for a few days. According to the nurse, I'm not anemic but my blood glucose levels were elevated. This doesn't mean that I have gestational diabetes...a lot of people fail their 1st glucose screening test. It does mean that I have to take the 3 hour test, which will consist of me not eating after midnight the night before, drinking the sugary drink once an hour for three hours, and having my blood taken an hour after each drink. If my blood glucose level is high for 2 out of the 3 blood samples then that would mean that I have gestational diabetes and I would have to change my diet. But we are going to be optimistic and hope that I pass. They have scheduled this test for Tuesday, January 13 from 7am to 11. They also scheduled our follow-up ultrasound for Monday, January 19.