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Holy moly! I passed!

Postby angieb » Sat Aug 25, 2012 09:24 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Sat Aug 25, 2012 09:24 am

I did my 1 hour glucose test on Thursday, thinking it was kinda pointless since I failed with Lucas and ended up having gestational diabetes and even being on meds for it. My MFM was not very optimistic that I would pass.

But I called and found out yesterday that I DID PASS! THE 1 HOUR! My level was only 121 and they just wanted it under 140. I am so excited! I was bracing myself to do either the 3 hour or go ahead and do the stupid diet and blood sugar level monitoring. (I know people, including myself, try to tell people that it's not really a big deal/THAT bad. But honestly, it is a PAIN to count carbs constantly, to be sure to eat regularly, to remember to test your blood sugar an hour after every meal and write all of the numbers down, etc. I mean, it's not super "difficult", but it's tedious and time consuming and I have a VERY BUSY 15 month old who literally spends his days trying to climb the walls as it is, I have no time for that diabetes junk, though of course I would have grudgingly found the time to do it if I had had to.)

28 weeks yesterday and this by far has been my easiest, most uneventful pregnant. Baby was measuring about a week ahead (so no growth restriction on the radar anytime soon), no gestational diabetes, as far as I know, my blood pressure and everything has been okay- I've not had any troublesome symptoms and it's been normal at my appointments so I haven't worried about checking it very often unless I get a headache or something. The only glitch we've had was when I tried to break up my dogs fighting, got a teeny tiny bite on my hand (seriously less than an inch and not very deep), by the next morning it was BADLY infected (though I had cleaned it and put neosporin on it right after it happened), I ended up in the hospital on IV antibiotics for almost a week. (My blood pressure was excellent then though.) Needless to say my OB and MFM were not very amused by that fiasco, but that was around 13 weeks and seems not to have affected the baby at all. So here's hoping that will be our only drama this time! My c-section is already scheduled for Oct.26th at 37 wks, hopefully we make it that far!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/
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Re: Holy moly! I passed!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:45 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:45 pm

Wow !!! yay!!! That is so great to hear! That is a big deal indeed!! Yay for you now go enjoy some pizza lol just kidding!!! :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: Holy moly! I passed!

Postby mychaelelaine » Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:54 pm

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Sat Aug 25, 2012 01:54 pm

Such good news, congrats!
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Re: Holy moly! I passed!

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Aug 25, 2012 09:45 pm

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Sat Aug 25, 2012 09:45 pm

Woooo Hooo!!! Rock on momma!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Holy moly! I passed!

Postby courageismyname » Sun Aug 26, 2012 02:17 pm

by courageismyname (23 Posts), Sun Aug 26, 2012 02:17 pm

So glad to hear! Congratulation; that is awesome!
Eclamptic seizure in labor 12/1/09, age 39. Son born very healthy at 42 weeks and 9 lbs 4 oz via C section. PE had been suspected (by me) but not diagnosed by homebirth midwife. Pregnant again with #2, due 3/9/13.
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