I am now 28 weeks along in my pregnancy, which means I have about 12 weeks to go. I went to the lab yesterday for my 1 hour glucose tolerance test, and I tested very high. I had an appointment with my OB today, and she ordered a 3 hour glucose test for later on this week. She thinks that I have gestational diabetes because of the high test result and my massive weight gain during the last month. I will not be at all surprised if the test show that I do have GD. I’ve felt that something wasn’t right with my body, and that I was gaining too much weight despite trying to eat healthy and walking more. After the test yesterday I felt like I’d been run over by a truck, and couldn’t get out of bed the rest of the day. I am so not looking forward to the longer test on Friday. My doctor told me to go ahead and start eating like I do have it, until we can get the test results and know for sure. She instructed me to cut out carbs and concentrate on lean protein, fresh vegetables, and fruit. Hopefully I can regulate my diet and exercise more and get this thing under control.
I hate having complications with this pregnancy. Worry can consume me so easily. I’ve had a few other complications so far, as I’m Rh Negative and have a fast growing fibroid tumor on my left ovary. The good news is that my body hasn’t started producing antibodies towards a Rh positive baby. I was able to get the shot today to prevent any issues arising there. I’ll just have to get one more shot after the birth, no big deal.
On a more positive note, Jed took these pictures of me and Baby Bun at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. I don’t love them, but I don’t completely hate them either. Which effect do you like best? We had a lovely baby moon in Glen Rose that I’ll tell you about later. I hope that I’ll have good news to tell you next week about the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Please pray with me that the test will come back negative for gestational diabetes, and that I can be diligent about controlling my diet and exercise.