Saturday, July 22, 2006

GD

That's what I've got. Stinks.

I'm 29w4d today. Had my 28 week checkup last week and along with that was my GTT test. For those of you who have not taken it, it is drinking this icky sweet stuff, then waiting one hour to get stuck. I failed. Normal is up to 140, mine was 181. My OB said that I could either take the 3 hour or be treated as GD. In his experience, if you fail the 1 hour that badly, you tend to fail the 3 hour.

Now with my job it is very difficult to take a 3 hour segment of time in the early morning to get stuck, drink sweet liquid, sit around for 3 hours and get stuck once each hour (without eating or drinking anything during that time). So I opted to be treated as GD.

Now I've only gained like 8 pounds this pregnancy so far. Which I feel weird about, but the OB has not been worried about. Much of that weigh gain came in the face of pastas, milkshakes, etc. None of which I can have :( Even with giving all that up, my fasting (morning) sugars have been higher than what they want to see. My 1 hour after eating numbers have been "close" but many have been a little over. So I think he was right :(

The scary part is it puts me a higher risk of developing diabetes in the future :(. Guess this is my impetus to lose weight after this baby is born.

On other fronts... Last week was hotter than a, well, hot. I live in Minnesota. Last weekend, temps were close to and in some parts, over 100 degrees. Talk about hot!

We did, however, go to the big baby store and register. We've also registered at Tar&et. Amazing what this baby needs, eh? It was fun though :)

6 comments:

Teendoc said...

So glad to see that you are enjoying your pregnancy and have left the horrible anxiety of the first trimester behind.

PortLairge said...

Hi Kellie:
Sorry I haven't been around. That sucks about the GD but it sounds like you are getting your numbers down.I got 133 on mine so passed by the skin ok my teeth. It's so hard when you don't know what to eat. Keep it up. I'll respond to your e-mail later on. Take care. We have less than 11 weeks to go. Gulp.

soralis said...

Sorry to hear that you have GD. Enjoy the rest of your PG!

Take care

Kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the GD. Jeez if it's not one thing then it's another. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is very uneventful until you have your baby. Thank you again for your email. It was very helpful. I guess we're not ready to do anything yet but sit and wait. Take Care!

erinberry said...

I'm sorry about the diagnosis. Hope it stays in check.

Lucy said...

Ugh, that sucks about the GD. But it's pretty common, so don't beat yourself up about it. Sorry you'll have to give up the milkshakes, though ... not sure what I'd do if I had to give up ice cream. That's the only reason I've gained weight, too!