Dear Gestational Diabetes: Oh, how I loathe you. Sincerely, Erin Mills.
Tuesday, I had my gestational diabetes test. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gestational Diabetes, it is defined here: DEFINITION. I didn't study much - as I didn't think it was a test to study for... turns out, I should've. BECAUSE I FAILED. I got the call today from the doctor's office saying my blood sugar numbers were out of the normal blood sugar levels significantly. This meant two things from here forward: A) I have to take another ridiculous glucose test to take on Monday. The first one took one hour, one 8 ounce drink, and one needle prick. The second one will take 4 hours, one 8 ounce drink, fasting for one day before, specific dieting for three days before, and FOUR NEEDLE PRICKS. I could die. and B) NO SWEETS, NO SIMPLE SUGARS THROUGH THE END OF PREGNANCY! I could die.
There is one pro to gestational diabetes, due to the side effects of gestational diabetes (usually newborns run on the bigger side of normal) my doctor schedules early inductions or c-sections (if necessary) because she is cautious about the size and safety of delivery for both Noah and myself.
This has caused me a lot of unnecessary annoyance today. However, My pregnancy has been a CAKE WALK thus far. So, if this is the worst thing that happens to me, he is so worth it.