Monday, June 23, 2008

Sweet Relief

It is most definitely sweet relief to know that I passed the three hour GTT.

Thank goodness.

I guess my numbers looked great, in fact, my fasting glucose level was so low that the nurse actually told me to make sure that I am including carbs in all of my meals and snacks so that I don't have problems with dizziness or fatigue.

The iron is still really low and so I will have a recheck next Monday. If the levels have not risen, it's iron infusion time for me. But the good news with low iron levels is that they are really common in pregnancy and the baby gets the iron that he needs from my body. I am the only one that will feel the affects of low iron, not him.

I did ask why I failed the 1-hour and she said it was likely because I hadn't fasted before (their directions). I think that they should just make people fast for the 1-hour, because really, the three hour isn't a lot of fun. If they could weed out even half of the people from unnecessarily taking the second test, I think that would be worth it.

19 comments:

Polka Dot said...

I know you're super relieved. And I agree - if it's important to fast before the 1 hour, then they should have patients fast for it. I'm sure it'd save a lot of time and stress for everyone.

Mel said...

Congrats on passing!!
One step ahead towards a healthy and happy baby boy. ;)
*hugs*

Maria said...

YAY, Congrats. I'm so happy you passed.

Happy 30th Week!!

Jen said...

Oh, good! Wonderful! It's annoying that you had to take the three hour test.

Joy said...

WOO HOO!!!

Fertilized said...

OH YAHH!!!! Super news

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Hooray! What a relief!

Tracy said...

Congrats on passing! I know that's a relief to you...

I hate to say I told you so, but...

Newt said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations!

Kim said...

I am so happy for you, I know how much of a relief this is for you!

Ally said...

Yay Katie! I'm so glad you passed the test (and survived the stupid test). Good for you, kiddo!

Jen said...

Congrats on passing the 3 hour! And the belly and nursery movie you posted earlier were great! You don't look like much of a pack rat at all. If you want to see pack rats, let me introduce you to my MIL.

Julie said...

Hurray!
What a relief to have passed!

You're looking great too, by the way.

Not much longer now! :)

BrownEyedGirl said...

Great news on no GD!!!

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your Iron. PS I loved your video! You're just too darn cute!

Mrs. Piggy said...

yay, knew youd pass it! you have the perfect pregnancy belly/look.
isnt it funny that even though you past 30 weeks, thats still not good enough, and now you will strive for 32 or whatever the next mark is...
trust me, once he is out, it will still not seem real...only when they cry at 3am does it seem real

Samantha said...

Yay! Super relief!

sara said...

Yay! Congrats on passing the three hour one - that's great!

Chris said...

What a relief! I'm so glad you passed the 3 hour test and don't have to worry about that now. Keep up the great work!

Kathy said...

Wahoo!!! Great news Katie! Interesting that your OB didn't have you fast before the 1hr. Mine does. I agree that it would save a lot of people a lot of trouble if yours did have their patients fast before the 1 hr. and then didn't have to bother w/ the 3 hr. Anyway, so happy that you don't have to deal w/ GD! :)