GCT results

I just got a call from my nurse about an hour ago – I failed the test. Is anyone surprised, really? If you are, you don’t know me very well! I’ve been saying from the beginning that I would end up with GD, considering I was already on Met for being glucose intolerant. My sugars should have been below 140, and instead they were 170. Because I wasn’t even close to being borderline, the doc is going to have me do the 3-hour test. Yay me. I don’t know when it is yet because they haven’t called me to schedule, but probably soon because he wants to get on top of this RIGHT NOW. And I swear, if one more person tells me “the test isn’t that bad” I might scream. This will be the 4th time I have taken these tests – I know exactly how bad they are. The 1-hour is not as bad as the 5-hour, and while I haven’t taken a 3-hour yet, the 3rd hour of my 5 hour test was the WORST. I thought I was doing to die I felt so bad – which is no wonder, considering that my sugars were 33 (I was hypoglycemic at that point).

I have my Rh shot on Thursday – anything I should know? Side effects to worry about?

At my appt yesterday I was measuring 29 weeks, although I’m only 28w1d (yesterday). After failing the test, I think we know why. I guess I should probably start looking into inductions and C-sections. I remember Wilma having hers, but I really don’t know much about them. Ugh. Can’t say I didn’t see it coming, but I find myself continuously trying (and failing) to put my head in the sand. Yes, I know, women fail the 1-hour and pass the 3-hour all the time. I don’t think I’ll be one of them…

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  1. I failed the one hour with my son, but just barely. I passed the three hour test, but it was so awful, almost passing out at the lab, I was terrified about having to do one again.

    My son and now my daughter always measured a week or two ahead, but my son was almost exactly 8 lb at birth- not big at all. Do not give up hope!

  2. Jess

     /  January 5, 2011

    I agree with spock, don't give up hope. Ethan measured a week or more ahead and he was born at 6lb 13.6oz, definitely not large. He was tall, though. If they're measuring bones it says more about stature than it does weight imo….then they seem to guess averages from that or SOMETHING because they thought he was biggish and under 7lb is not big.

    As for the GD, suck suck. 😦

  3. Thanks for your comment on my Creme blog post. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.


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