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Thursday, July 26, 2007


First, let me all thank you for your kind words and comments on that last post. I was very hurt and you helped me through that. Thank you. You guys are awesome!

Second, I'm sorry for the serious lack of blogging this week, but I've been crazy busy training a temp who's taking over my position until a full-time replacement is found. No time to check my own personal email with a stranger looking over my shoulder all day, much less time to blog.

I was going to go on and tell you all about my week, how busy I was with dinner parties, pre-natal water aerobics (Daddy's Night is this Tuesday, so Huz will get a wet work-out too!), and the lovely 3 hour gestational diabetes test I got called back to take on Friday. But, no. I'm simply going to tell you this: Damn it all, I've got gestational diabetes! :(

My midwife called me at home this morning to tell me the results of yesterday's blood-letting (four holes poked in my left arm over a 4 hour period - good times) and said I FAILED. Way to make me feel good on a Saturday morning. Sigh. So, now I have to go see an endocrinologist and see if we can get this controlled by diet alone (which is not bad to begin with, I swear!) and then we'll progress to drugs (oral and then insulin shots) if that doesn't correct the problem. This sucks. She said you'd never guess by looking at me that I'd have it, which is why they test for it - I'm not obese, I work-out, I haven't had it before, it's not in my family (at least I don't think so, I know my siblings have been tested, but I'm not clear on if anyone in my family actually HAS diabetes. Mo? Can you help me out on that one?). It's fairly common, I guess, with up to 5% of all pregnant women getting it, but I never expected to have it or ANY condition for that matter. On top of that, I also have a minor heart murmur that they need to watch. GREAT. I've had it since childhood with no symptoms or need for meds, but because I currently have one and half times the volume of blood pumping through my body, I have to get a cardiac work-up to see if my heart is managing it all okay. Also, I may have to take antibiotics during labor to protect from any heart infection. WTF!? All of a sudden I feel old and full of "conditions," even though I know this is all relatively minor and easily managed. Still. It bothers me.

I'll keep you all posted on what the endocrinologist says and what diet plan I get put on. I suppose it will be low-sugar, high protein and complex carbs, but I don't know. I've never dieted in my life, never counted calories or fat, sugar, or carb grams. Sigh.

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 4:47 PM

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