Tuesday, January 20, 2009

30 Week Appointment

We started our 2 week appointments today. I can't believe we're already down to appointments every two weeks. Owen is going to be here before we know it! I only gained 1 lb (thank goodness...after my last weigh in) for a total of 27 lbs. Owen's heart rate was approximately 130-135 bpm and my belly measured around 29 weeks. So we are right on track with our due date of April 3rd.

I had my three hour glucose tolerance test last Tuesday. Josh and I arrived at 7am and did not get out until noon....so the 3 hour test actually took 5 hours. The test itself wasn't that bad, it was just really long and I was starving. But thanks to my loving husband, I didn't have to go through it alone. After four blood draws they determined that I do not have gestational diabetes. Yea! I actually had low and critically low levels for the last two blood draws. So according to the doctor, I need to add more protein to my diet and have snacks between meal to keep my blood glucose levels normal. If you ask me, my levels would have been just fine if they hadn't made me fast for the test. The good news is...Owen and I are healthy and I don't have to regulate my sugar intake...so I can still have my Dr. Pepper and chocolate!!