Today, I had the dreaded glucose test, which, much to my surprise, wasn’t bad at all! I have heard all sorts of horror stories about the test and the horrible sugary fruit drink. I got to choose between the orange and fruit punch, and from what everyone was telling me, I chose orange. It tasted like over-sugared generic kool-aid. The lab tech gave me the small bottle which I had to drink in 5 minutes! I thought, oh that’s no problem, since I had just hiked a mile in the heat from my parking spot to the front door. I barely drink it all within 5 minutes. I guess it was just too sweet, so I had a hard time drinking a lot at one time.
I had to wait an hour to have my blood drawn after drinking it, so I went ahead and saw my doctor. She said I am measuring right on time, and Maddox weighs just over 2 lbs! As soon as she put the doppler on my belly, Maddox kicked so hard that I thought I was going to fall off the table! I think it scared my doctor because she quickly jerked the doppler away! I think she messed up his nap time! Ha! Wait…what am I thinking…what nap…he never sleeps! I feel him now probably 12 hours a day, and he is one hyper baby! Oh, did I mention I gained 6 lbs since my last appointment?! What? Are you kidding me? In my first 6 months, all I gained was 4, and now I have gained 6 in 4 weeks! I knew I have gained a little bit of weight because I am out of breath now just walking up and down our stairs and even bending down to pick something up. I have now gained a total of 13 lbs, but I don’t mind because I know Maddox is a healthy growing boy. I have my last monthly visit next month, and then I will start going every 2 weeks! Not that much longer until I get to hold my sweet baby!
After my doctor’s appointment, I went back to get my blood drawn, and I thought I was going to pass out! There is just something about blood that makes me light headed and woozy (is that a word?). My doctor called about 5:15 and said I passed with flying colors. PTL! I will be sure to upload a belly pic with my 27 week post this Friday!