Chug, Chug, Chug it Baby!


This morning was my glucose test.  I’d heard nightmares about the orange drink that must be downed in 5 minutes.  After taking a sip this morning I realized it wasn’t as bad as I’d heard.  It’s not good granted, I wouldn’t go out shopping for a bottle but the taste was not horrible.  Kind of a mix between flat, very sugary orange soda and child’s cold medicine.  I decided to just chug the rest of the 10 ounces.  It was much easier to sip it, it was a bit funky to chug.  I was done drinking the magic juice in less than a minute!

Then the bad part started.  About 30-45 minutes later I was SO JITTERY.  They baby started kicking me like mad and I was dizzy and wanted to throw it all up.  It was awful.  The nurse made a comment that my blood pressure was high and then asked how I was reacting to the drink.  When I told her how jittery I felt she decided the blood pressure was probably due to that sugary crap.   The lady who drew my blood was not my favorite, by far.  I thought I was gonna be sick and pass out at the same time.  She picked my slowest vain, and it was painful.  She was almost as bad last time I had her for blood work.  I had to squeeze Jer’s hand like mad to keep focused on staying out of “the black zone” and passing out.

The doctor checked everything else and started to ask Jeremy and I how big we were at birth.  I’m thinking I must be measuring big.  He told Jeremy that he thinks he had to weigh more than 7 pounds because he’s so tall.  It was funny.  I however was a 10 pounder so ya, let’s hope that Uno keeps to his dad’s birth size and not mom’s.


6 Responses

  1. WOW! I hope you are feeling better now. I hate feeling like I am going to get sick or faint. I too hope that baby Uno is tiny…I was lucky. My boys were average. Even IF Ty was 3 and 1/2 weeks early! 🙂

  2. Okay…seriously…your kids can not play with Will and Kristin’s kids.

  3. Wow… well that made me excited for my 28 week appointment………NOT!

  4. Oh, I hated that test — I took food with me and ate it after we left the hospital. Bah. I ended up with mild gestational diabetes, diet controlled. Horrible. Kiddo was 3 weeks early and weighed 7 pounds — she’d’ve been huge if she’d gone full term, which par for the course in my family. My sisters both have had 9 and 10 pound babies. Kiddo’s sperm donor’s family has small babies — 6 pounds. I weighed 11 pounds 5 ounces. Hubby was normal sized, too — around 7 pounds, although he was born in the Islands and we’re not exactly sure exactly how big he was. If I ever get pregnant again, I’m hoping that our kids are small … or come somewhat early …

  5. That made me feel sick just reading that. But then, I just went to my diabetes couselor today, so, yeah. hee hee!

  6. I am allergic to citrus and caffine, so I got to drink root beer at my test! I enjoyed it, too, first time my food allergies came in handy! 🙂

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