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>28 week DA and Glucose Test

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So yesterday was my week 28 OB appointment and glucose test.

I arrived early and checked in. The RN told me to head to the lab to start the glucose test and come back to see the doctor. I did just that. DH was out getting breakfast (he works nights and woke up at 1pm; our appt was at 2) so I went to the lab and did the paperwork. They handed me a chilled bottle of orange drink and a small cup and was instructed to drink it as fast as I could. Now, I hear all the stories about how disgusting the drink is, so I was anticipating something syrupy or overly sweet. I have to admit, it tasted like Orange Crush and I had no problem drinking it!

Back at the OB’s office, I was weighed and was a little shocked to find that I’ve gained another 7lbs in 3 weeks! That puts me at a total weight gain of 22lbs, but the OB and RN were happy, so I’m not worried. When I called my mother afterward, she seemed surprised in a bad way, though. She told me “the weight isn’t just going to drop off after the baby is born”. Thank you, I know this, but I don’t care. I’m not gorging on food, this is just the weight I’m gaining! I am going to estimate around a total of 35lbs of weight gain by the end.

The OB gave me paperwork for another u/s! Talk about shocked! I asked him why, thinking there was something wrong, because I was told by my SIL that we would only have the two. He said they wanted to check the position and growth of the baby. I’m so excited to see our LO again! We’ll totally be getting pictures again.

To wrap up (sorry for being long) around the 45 min mark of the glucose test I started feeling dizzy and sick…I didn’t throw up, but it was not a good feeling. Now I just have to wait for the results and I go back for my next appt in 3 weeks. Time is flying!

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