Some of you may recognize this drink - and shudder! For those of you who don't know, it is the glucose drink that you need in order to get tested for gestational diabetes. I pretty much had to chug it this morning (in 5 minutes). I have heard horror stories about how gross it is. However, I have to admit, it really wasn't that bad! It came in a glass bottle, was cold and carbonated, and tasted just like Sunkist pop. I can't say I enjoyed drinking it - eating or drinking anything while sitting in the "blood lab" is pretty unappetizing - but it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. After drinking it, I had to wait one hour, then they took my blood (which was the worst part). I found out my "score" within a few minutes. My glucose level was 81, phew....possible diabetes levels start at 140. What a relief -- not even close. I was a little worried, just because they say that around 8% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, and that there are no symptoms (so how would you know to expect it or not?). Let's just say that I would not be happy with having to prick myself with needles every day.
I got a second ultrasound exam done about two weeks ago. I will post some pictures soon -- they are so cute! You can really see her face and features much better than the old ones (like the "scary" one posted below). Yep, it's confirmed that I am still having a girl! Good thing -- I didn't want to have to repaint our nursery!
Other than that, I found out this morning that the tightening/cramping in my abdomen that's been happening at night are a little something called contractions! So I thought that wouldn't happen until January! Supposedly that can be normal, as long as they don't come too often or close together.
And, I know I've promised a "belly" shot. I just keep forgetting! Hopefully I'll get one taken this weekend.