Friday, August 15, 2014

It is official

I received a phone call from my OB yesterday. I have gestational diabetes. I managed to fail 2 out of 3 draws. Here is the funny part about it. If you remember my first 3 hour test, my levels on the 3 hour draw dropped to 32. I talked to my doctor about it and he said if it happened this time to let them know and they would draw my blood early than the 3 hour mark. Well it happened again, but there was a LONG line of people trying to sign in for labs and a few were cussing and angry at the wait, so I took things into my own hands. I sat down and ate about a third of my protein bar. I was fully prepared to explain to my doctor why my levels were high on the 3  hour draw. To my surprise that was the only hour my levels were normal. I really have to sit here and giggle about this. I have to go over to the diabetes center on Tuesday for a class (hopefully). I guess the class is only once a week so it might be to short of time for me to get in that class. If not, they are putting in a rx for my blood sugar machine so I can get some good readings before the class. Since I am already on Metformin there is a pretty good chance I will have to go on a low dose of insulin. At first I was a little bummed about all of this, but it soon went away. This is so manageable and truly not that big of an issue, besides not eating the foods that I like for a few months. And lets face it, there are woman out there that have MUCH worse so I am going to count my lucky stars on how easily this pregnancy has been for the most part. 

I also emailed Dr. Kims office this morning to see if we could go ahead and resume my current infusion schedule ( once a week at 15grams). This infusion only takes two hours verses if we go to a 30gram infusion, it will take four+ hours and since I have them done at work, this is just too time consuming. Hopefully they will keep things the same for me. She also said yesterday that I will switch over to Heparin at 30 weeks and discontinue my baby aspirin. It seems everything is falling into place for the arrival of these girls. I have estimated 8 - 10 weeks before their arrival. I have a gut feeling they will be here before 35 weeks. Which is right around the corner! At least nursery is done. We have a big more items we need to purchase, such as bottles, breast feeding pillows, first aid kit and thermometer. I have about 20 boxes of diapers so that should be a good start. We are still buying diapers every payday.

Next big appointment: August 23rd we have another 3D/4D u/s to see the girls! August 29th is MFM appointment for growth scan. Since they have been measuring big, I hope to see that continue :)

August 27th is 28 WEEKS!


  1. I know it's probably tough to have to add in something else but you seem to be managing it as best as can be. :)

  2. Ugh, that sucks about the GD. I know you're doing whatever it takes to keep your girls happy and healthy though, so I guess this is just one more thing. They'll be here before you know it.

  3. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes, but I'm so happy that you are able to control it. Wow, so hard to believe the girls will be here so soon! I'm looking forward to seeing your 4D pics. :)

  4. Well shit. At least they caught it AND you are being so proactive. Who knows, maybe you'll feel better on the insulin. Either way, you're doing awesome. Keep up the amazing work you're doing for yourself and the girls.

    And I am holding out for 37 weeks. I know, I know, but I'm still hoping.

  5. Sorry about the GD. With twins it's much more common. I was able to do fine without insulin and just by diet. It might be an easier fix than you think. That drink has a lot more sugar in it than things we typically eat or drink.

    You are doing great!

  6. Buy some formula, just in case. You would need 2 caps for the girls because their temperature will decrease once they are out, so you need to cover their heads as well.if you are going to use wipes, get a device that makes them warm before you apply them o the girls. Babies don't like cold touch.

  7. I have about 13 (used) 8 oz. Dr. Brown's bottles with all the parts and 6 dishwasher baskets. Let me know if you want any/all of it! (free, of course) My mom has a lot too if you want more.

    1. I would love to try them out. Right now I have tommee tippee and medela bottles.