Great visit with the midwife at House O Babies last week. Blood pressure was perfect. Baby’s growing. Baby’s heartbeat is perfect at 150BPM. While I was there I took the 3 hour glucose screen again and….
I failed it.
Damn, damn, double damn, triple damn, HELL!
The numbers looked like this:
- Fasting: 93 – PASS – anything under 95 is great
- After 1 hour: 189 – FAILED – needs to be less than 180
- After 2 hours: 185 – FAILED – needs to be less than 150
- After 3 hours: 117 – PASS – needs to be less than 140
Failing 2 of the 4 checks qualifies you as having gestational diabetes.
So I’m watching my carbs and I will go to class later this week to go over the diet and monitoring my glucose levels. Additionally, I’ll now be monitored more closely by the perinatologist.
Meanwhile, I have had the leg cramps from hell. I’ve tried eating bananas. I’ve tried adding more calcium to my diet. I’ve tried stretching before bed. I’ve tried taking a warm bath before bed. Still, I’m up every hour or so every night. I think I only had about 3 hours sleep last night.
I knew that sleep sucked during the last trimester, but I didn’t know it would suck because I would be in agony.