I guess everything was going too well, because now I apparently have some health issues. Nothing major, yet.
As you may recall, I failed my one-hour glucose test but passed my two-hour test. I thought I was in the clear, but my OB was still finding glucose in my urine. She took my blood again, and the glucose levels were fine. Then at last week’s visit, she did a hemoglobin test. I got a call back today that it came back a little high.
Now, she wants me to go to diabetic training at the hospital and do the finger prick test at home four times a day for a week. Hopefully after that, depending on the results, I won’t have to continue with it. She also set me up to have a non stress test (NST) once a week for the rest of my pregnancy. She’s just concerned about the glucose levels and the fact that my baby is big.
I’m glad she’s on top of it, but of course I’m sad and frustrated that suddenly my pregnancy isn’t going well. I can’t imagine if I had a job and was trying to juggle all these appointments, plus twice weekly physical therapy and prenatal water aerobics. I have an ultrasound and group B strep test/checkup the week after next, and I’ll be seeing the OB once a week after that for the rest of my pregnancy.
I’m worried I might need to be induced a little early now, but I’d also be excited to meet my baby sooner and know when I’m going in. No worrying about water breaking and such. But that seems like such a key part of the pregnancy experience, and I won’t get another chance. I’m very mixed, obviously, and I’ll just have to take it day by day and see what happens.
Today, we’ve been working on unpacking all the baby gifts and putting them away. I took a break on the rocking chair in the nursery, exhausted but oh so very happy. 🙂
This is happening. Soon. I’m going to be a mama and it will be awesome.