March 13, 2019

Well, I failed the 3 hr. glucose test. FAILED. I HATE that word. It makes me feel so terrible, like I've done something horrible. Couldn't they eliminate that word? I already felt like shit for having Gestational Diabetes. Way to make it worse. 

I was so upset to get this news. What did this mean for my baby? What did this mean for me? 

I was told I had to show up to a class to learn all about foods to avoid/consume and I had to take a class on how to test my blood sugar 4 times a day. 4 TIMES A DAY I HAVE TO PRICK MY FINGERS TO GET BLOOD. GREEEEAAAATTTTTTTT.

I will do whatever it takes to keep my baby healthy. It isn't all about me. I had to get over the fact that I couldn't just eat whatever I wanted whenever anymore. 

I showed up and there were 8 other women there for the class. What surprised me is that they all looked either similar to my weight, or a lot smaller. I thought diabetes was only fo...

September 25, 2018

**I wrote this post in real-time in May, 2018. 

Today is the day I have to go in and have my blood drawn 4 times in 3 hours to see if I have Gestational Diabetes. I failed the 1 hour test. I thought I was nervous for that one. Try waiting for 3 hours WITH NO FOOD for 13 hours!!!!!!

The plan was to go in on Saturday morning, so I wouldn't have to call in for work. Well, I woke up Saturday feeling so sick, I HAD TO EAT! I was so upset, but I just had to eat. So, I decided to call off work on Monday and do it then. 

So, here I am. We left the house at 6:10am to get to the lab by 6:30am. I didn't get called back to start until 6:45am. She drew my blood right when I got in, which was different from the 1 hour. Then she shook the drink up and I had to drink that same orange drink within 5 minutes.  It was so easy for me to drink. I was SO THIRSTY it was so satisfying. Right when I finished the last drop, the lab t...

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