3 hour glucose, here I come…

Happy New Year! We are having a quiet New Year’s Eve with our company, which is just fine by us. I’ll be lucky if I am still awake come midnight. We had a fun late Christmas opening gifts this past Sunday….eight people means lots of presents under the tree! We got some fun baby stuff and Jeff got some oh-so-cute clothes for our boy plus a pair of the smallest, cutest Converse shoes you have ever seen. I also got a body pillow, which has been very useful in helping my back not be as achy during the night.

In non-holiday-related excitement, I got the call that my 1 hour glucose test came back “a little high” so I have to do the 3 hour version (which sounds to me like it takes longer than 3 hours) on Friday. I am really really not looking forward to that. It involves fasting for 10 hours beforehand, then I get to drink an even more concentrated version of the glucose solution (which makes some people throw up, then you have to drink it again) and then sit there all morning while they draw my blood once an hour. Keep in mind I am still not eating anything this whole time. Oh yes, and to top it off, I’m not making antibodies to the baby’s blood (that’s a good thing) which means while I’m there Friday they’ll give me the Rh shot I need (not so fun). A morning of needles, on an empty stomach….not my idea of a good time. I am really hoping that I will pass this round and not have to deal with gestational diabetes!

I’m now 29 weeks pregnant and the baby weighs about 2 1/2 pounds, or about the heft of a butternut squash. Here is today’s photo. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2009!

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