Nervously Waiting

I am supposed to hear tomorrow if I failed my glucose test. I was feeling pretty optimistic about it until I remembered that the prednisone I’m on for arthritis causes blood sugar levels to be higher than normal. I’m only taking 2 mg a day, but I still don’t know how that will affect the test. And, if I fail, how long do I need to be off it before the 3-hour test so my levels aren’t skewed? Sigh. I just really don’t want to have gestational diabetes.

The rest of my appointment on Friday went pretty well. I was having some pretty bad pain in my lower pelvis, so I had to have a cervix check to make sure everything was OK. It was closed, long and hard, which was great. The doctor also told me that at this point I should feel the baby moving every day and if I don’t I need to be checked to make sure she’s OK. I’m sure I’ll be analyzing everything now. 🙂

I also have now graduated to having an appointment every two weeks. I thought it was a little early for that, but I don’t mind going in more often to hear the baby and make sure she’s OK.

Joe got back last night from a 3-day trip to Dallas for work. As much as I missed him, I think the cats missed him more. After he left, Callie sat in the kitchen crying, and Dizzy spent the entire time sitting in a dark corner in our office. It was so sad. I think they thought that Joe wasn’t coming back. When Joe got home last night, Dizzy spent time running up and down the hallway. I hated having him gone, but it gave me a chance to go up to my parents’ on Friday to spend some time with my family, which was a lot of fun.

Now, it’s back to the grind. The plan is to have the nursery completely cleared out by next weekend so Joe can start painting. I can’t wait to get started decorating!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    I’m glad the appointment went well! Fingers crossed for no gestational diabetes!

  2. Kami says:

    I remember when they called to tell me I had flunked my 1 hour test I was making a PBJ sandwich…it’s funny how you remember those little details…I hope you passed!!

    After they determined I had it I also had to do “stress tests” every week to make sure the baby was not in any distress…GAH!

    The most important thing is a healthy baby…so whatever it takes 🙂

    Good luck, crossing my fingers for you!

  3. LadyGrace says:

    GOod luck with the test! Hope you get the nursery painted, Im sure it will be looking great when its finished. Cant wait for photos!

  4. corrin says:

    You’re going to have so much fun decorating the nursery! So cute.

  5. Lisanne says:

    Hmm … I can’t exactly remember when I started going to OB appointments every two weeks. Yeah, maybe a little early. I hope that you pass your test!

  6. Sara says:

    Good luck with the test! I flunked during my second pregnancy. 🙁 Not fun, but, not the end of the world either. There could be SO many more serious things going on right now.

    Every two weeks for appts. usually doesn’t happen until your 7th month, I think? I cannot remember. Did you ask why? Are you considered high risk?

  7. vein says:

    I hope the test comes out in normal levels! Fingers crossed for you.

  8. Erin says:

    im sure you pass with flying colors!!

    i cant believe you have appts every 2 weeks already! i dont start that until much, much later. itll be nice to hear her heartbeat so often!!

  9. Karen says:

    I hope the test came out okay. I hope you post before and after pics of the painting.

  10. I hope the test came out OK. You’re looking really well for being on Prednisone. I hate the stuff. I’m such a wreck when I’m on it. Glad you’re able to handle it.

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