Okay I know, I’m due for some update. It’s been more than a month! I shouldn’t be surprised anymore what “a month” can do to a baby inside the tummy (and to my weight when I stand on the scale, let’s not go there!). This little person is moving like gosh…I don’t even know how to describe it. He or she is moving A LOT! Sometimes I have to run to the bathroom because my bladder was accidentally kicked ?!? If I laugh too hard these days, I may leak me some urine! (okay, I’ll spare you the detail on that one!). I showed Fiorina my moving belly and she was like “WOW” and asked me to quickly cover my tummy. Perhaps it’s a little scary for her to watch. All in all, of course baby is doing great and with all the acrobatic moves he or she has been performing inside, at least I know things are going well so far.
I’m a bit reluctant to talk about this part, but at the same time I feel like I want to. So, here it goes. It’s about my 28-week 1-hour glucose tolerance test. Every pregnant woman will be tested during this age of gestation for gestational diabetes. I never had to worry a thing about not passing my glucose test with my first pregnancy. What shocked me was, I failed my 1-hour glucose test this time around by 6 points (it’s almost like a death sentence to me!) so, the doctor wanted me to do a 3-hour glucose tolerance test. I, of course scheduled the test to be done the next day because I don’t think I can eat and sleep with the possibility that I might fail the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. I was at the clinic from 8 am to almost noon for that test. The 1 hour extra of me having to be in the clinic was because they had trouble drawing blood from my arms. So, guess what, I have more than 10+ jabs on both of my arms, one poke on the right hand, and one final finger prick. If you think drinking the intensely sweet drink for the test is bad, I think that’s the best part of the test (considering I have such sweet tooth right now!). So, I went home with two severely bruised and swollen arms. I said to myself “never mind all this, as long as I pass this 3-hour glucose test”. And I did. The nurse called me the next day to tell me that the test results were actually really good from the beginning to the end of the test and I didn’t have gestational diabetes. But, the day after that, another nurse called me and left me a message asking me to call her back. I thought I almost died when I heard that message and I couldn’t help but to think “what if the results were wrong and they are sorry for informing me the wrong results?” I called her back immediately and the nurse pretty much repeated the same message from yesterday that I passed the 3-hour glucose test !!! I couldn’t tell you how relief I was to hear that for the second time (it’s like I need lots of reassurance right?). I almost tell the nurse “please don’t call me again unless it’s a good news” lol! So, that was my glucose tolerance test story! ha! It teaches me not to take things for granted. I have to admit that I had been. Thinking that I’m a dietitian and what could possibly wrong with me. Failing a glucose test wasn’t something that could happen to a dietitian (sure!).
Anyway, 30 weeks have gone just like that. Seems like a long time to have someone inside me, but we still have another 9 weeks or so to go. I’m kinda starting to feel somehow anxious and lots of things I need to get done (but don’t know what and where to start!) kinda feeling. I don’t know why I’m a bit worry about Fiorina too. I don’t know how she will be coping with a big change that’s gonna happen in every single one of our lives in this house soon. I’m not sure how a life with a soon-to-be 3-year old and a newborn will be. BUSY is what people have been telling me. Sometimes, you won’t really understand how that “busy” is like until you are in that position. Okay, sounds like I’m a bit pessimistic here, but really I’m very excited for the arrival of our second baby. And the best part is, we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. And even better is, whether it’s a boy or girl, it’s still a good surprise !!! I’m glad that we decided not to find out the gender of the baby 🙂
Here are some tummy shots to conclude the post. And, have I mentioned before that baby has been having lots of “hiccups” ? 😉 It’s amusing !