Yeah. So maybe I won't be eating every last bite of the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Hu-Mousse after all. Why? Because I failed my 1-hour glucose test. By two measly points. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I'm still feeling quite anxious about it.
Of course, as I heard the news over the phone, I was eating a cup of chocolate pudding. Classic. My mind suddenly wandered to all the sugar I ate this weekend in celebration of the test being done. Behind me.
Anyway, I've been pouring over experiences of those who also failed the test. Blogs, forums, anything I can find on Google, really. And I find something in common with a lot of the stories. Many of the women had a feeling they might fail because many had their tests later in the day and ate beforehand -- leaving them feeling somewhat uneasy about how their food intake might impact results.
What did I eat the morning of my test? Nothing. At all.
I dragged my tired self to the lab at 7:30 AM and hadn't eaten in over 12 hours. For dinner the night before, I kept it lighter than my usual fare, scarfing a modest tomato-mozzarella salad with avocado slices. I didn't sip any soda. I didn't chase it down with even one morsel of chocolate. I did have a very small bowl of Honey-Nut Cheerio's before bed, but the nurse assures me that shouldn't have had any impact.
I can't think of anything -- except my body/hormones -- that could otherwise be held responsible.
It's too early to freak out about these results. Tons of women fail the 1-hour and go on to pass the 3-hour with flying colors. I've heard it a trillion times. I may be one of them, I may not be. I'm just finding it difficult to think of anything I may have done that would produce false-positive results. Well, except that I might actually have gestational diabetes, which could have so very little to do with my diet/exercise habits, so no one is really to blame. I'll have to wait until Friday to take the test. That should be fun. And Monday for the results.
The good news is that my iron levels are great. My midwife had predicted the opposite results (pass glucose, low iron). Pregnancy continues to surprise me even in my near-29th week. I wonder what else is in store!
Stay tuned . . .
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