Friday, November 13, 2009

Let the girl have a cookie!

I went in on Wednesday for my glucose tolerance test at the OB's office. Drank that miserable little barrel of orange drink that tasted like super-sweet syrupy and flat orange soda, had my appointment and then went to the blood lab. The appointment went fine overall. Even though I look small for how far along I am, I measured perfect. They think the baby is still head-up...and I am sure she is (stop kicking my bladder!!!), but she's got weeks to make a change (and I've got several yogic inversions daily in mind to help her forget which side is up!). My BP was a little high (137/65) but I was nervous, honestly, about the GD test and how my endocrinologist told me that I'm likely to get GD no matter how thin I stay in pregnancy...but I had no protein in my urine, so I am okay. I rechecked my BP yesterday at the local drug store and it went back to a highish normal at 123/64 so I think I'm fine in that department (given all the stress I've been under).

The OB's office called this morning and told me that my glucose test and my thyroid tests came back normal but that I have an elevated white blood cell count. Ugh, um...yay. I was happy at first and then was like, what does that mean? They want me in a week from today for more blood work. She said that normal is under 12 and mine was 15...which is higher than it should be but not scary-high. It can be because I am getting a cold, had an allergic reaction to something, have an infection somewhere or even, can be a reaction to high stress. It makes me nervous because any talk of infection during pregnancy makes me worry about pre-term birth. I am just barely making it to the third trimester...she needs to stay in there longer! Personally, I wonder if it is that I am just getting over a cold and am still a little phlem-y in the mornings or if my slight egg allergy kicked up when I got the H1N1 shot last week...I have no idea. I just hope it is lower next week.

In any event, I am happy to be able to eat a cookie here and there without freaking out about my blood sugar. Ever since my endo told me that I was likely to get GD because of family history, I still ate the halloween candy but then I felt guilty about it, lol. So, not that I'll go crazy now but it'll be nice to enjoy something sweet here and there without freaking out.

I met my therapist this week and I love her. She was very understanding and thorough and we did seem to click. This is a really good thing. Since our fight last week, my mom has been trying to pretend that nothing happened...and I usually let her do this because I hate holding on to anger...but I also have learned that it lets her walk all over me. So, I am trying to keep a little distance for now and set up some boundaries. I feel guilty as all hell about it...so I'm glad that I decided to try to talk to someone about it finally. Hopefully, she can help me figure some things out.

Besides that, my shower is next weekend and I have great friends coming to visit. I am so looking forward to seeing them! However, since we already did all the work on the nursery, there is no room in what used to be our "guest room" so I have to feverishly start cleaning out the office to fit our full size blow up mattress in. Then this weekend is some serious house cleaning and touch up since during the shower, Brett is having a bunch of guys over for football and snacks...should be a fun weekend next week! But, until then....

Oh!! and this will be my last post of the second trimester!!! yay! how exciting is that? double digits to birth!!!!

6 comments:

Barefoot said...

Congrats on passing the GD test! I hope the WBC stuff turns out to be nothing...I feel like with the change in seasons and everything floating around in the air that we're all probably fighting something...

Jill M. said...

So happy that you passed the GD test! I don't look forward to drinking the syrup. I was wondering if your WBC is up due to the N1N1 vaccine? I mean isn't the vaccine made to interact with your immune system to make antibodies?

I'm so glad you like your therapist and I really hope she has some great advice on how to handle your mom.

3rd Tri already? Go have another cookie! =)

Caroline said...

It's good to hear from you. I'm glad that you passed the GD test - I did mine last week and I assume that it was Ok (as they never called me!).
It sounds as though you have a busy time ahead with your shower planned and guests coming. Enjoy!

PJ said...

Mmm... cookies (in cookie monster voice!).

So, why did your endo think you are so likely to get GD?

The third trimester! Can you believe it? Congrats!

DAVs said...

Wow I can't believe you're getting so close to the third trimester! Hooray for no GD!

Not Your Aunt B said...

We had a gluten-free baby shower for a friend this weekend & I made cake balls! I used the gluten free cake mix with gluten-free icing and dipped them in baker's chocolate. She loved them! We also had cream cheese with 2 sauces (pickapeppa & raspberry chipotle) and gluten free crackers- delish! I really liked the crackers. Just thought of you & your upcoming shower. Wouldn't want you not to eat!