27 April, 2010

27 Week Appointment


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!

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATS on passing the glucose test! I had the orange one too and it made me feel sick b/c it was sooo sweet! I think I may have tried to drink it too fast. I told my doctor that I think they should just hand out hot fudge sundaes instead..haha