Thursday, May 15, 2008

Failed 3 hr GTT

As I suspected I might, I failed the 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test. So,I'm referred out for specialized gestational diabetes monitoring for the duration. It crosses my mind on occasion, like every time something could goes wrong or becomes more difficult with the pregnancy that it is the result of being greedy; of not being happy with just one child; going to extreme lengths to grow my family; of wanting a second pregnancy so much, when so many people are still struggling or have stopped trying without the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The sane rational side of me realizes that it doesn't work that way in reality. Still, it does cross my mind every now and again. Like today. The news didn't really surprise me in the least. It just makes me even more tired than my normal tired self. Actually, I feel a bit numb to it all. Truthfully, as long as I have two healthy, preferably full term, babies out of this, it will all be worth it. As long as I get that pot of gold at the end of the journey, throw at me what you like. The 9 months of a difficult pregnancy will be nothing compared to the rest of my life of being a mom. Much easier being the Kool Aid Mom the bigger the crew.

I'm 25w0d today. Each week from here on out increases the odds of bring home healthy babies.

The GTT results:
Fasting - 83
1 Hour - 198, should have been below 180
2 Hour - 209, should have been below 155
3 Hour - 140, should have been below 140

Failing 2 out of 3 = Gestational Diabetes

As I said, the silver lining is getting to be a mom. I started work early, early, early for a meeting. As a result, I stopped work early and let Noemi go home early. So, Max and I had a rare afternoon to hang out. We mostly swam and spent time in the back yard. Max, naked, of course. He calls the bricks around the pool and patio train tracks (big surprise, eh?) and drives his trains up and down them. The Max funny of the day was him saying "The train is coming. The train is coming. Get your clothes on. All ABOARD". Oh, he had me smiling all afternoon with that one. I didn't get tired of hearing that one no matter how many times he said it.


QuiltingChaos said...

Oh, man... then numbers look close to me... What will they make you do?
Sorry to hear about it.

Anonymous said...

Bummer about the GD but I am so excited you're at 25 weeks. It's all down hill from here. Good for you!!


Laura in L.A. said...

Debbie, I'm sorry to hear about the GD. The numbers look close to me, too. My sister had GD with her first, and she managed it pretty easily with diet and monitoring.

And Deb, you're not greedy for wanting what everybody else has-- as many kids as they want/can afford. (And MANY people do not even worry about the "can afford" part!) You're just more DESERVING than most! :)

I am relieved that you're past the 25-week mark! :):):)

Love, Laura