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    Blergh. I had to take my glucose test today. I drank the stuff about half an hour ago, and now I feel like crap. I think that's a bad sign, but I pretty much knew I was going to have GD again anyway. I just have to wait the full hour and then I can drink some water and eat something solid. I'm hoping that will settle my stomach.

    In the meantime, had a good appointment. I have gained 5 lbs since my last appt (oops! Lol) but my doc is happy with that since this is the first weight I gained. My belly is measuring at 27 weeks, so it seems we're possibly looking at another big boy (I always measured ahead with T too.) Other than that, just a normal uneventful visit. Just waiting for the blood draw....
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    Hope your sub settled your tummy!!

    You know, I've been thinking about all these posts about how big the baby is - that aside from my dating ultrasound around 8 weeks, no one has EVER said anything to me about the size of the little baby in there. No weight, no size...no nothing.
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    I hope you passed it and it was just an upset stomach!! KUP!
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    Thanks ladies! They said they should have the results back by Friday, so I guess I'll know by then. Realllllly hoping that I passed it, but not holding my breath since I had it last time. I am wondering if I fail it, if they will make me do the 3 hr test again. I'm kind of thinking that would be pointless since the odds are not good that I won't have it this time anyway. Still, keep your fingers crossed for me!
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    I wouldn't think they'd make you do the three hour test again. (How is that different, by the way? Do you still drink yucky stuff?), but if they say something about it - maybe ask your OB if you can just act like you have it in lieu of the test.
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    I didn't remember how it was different (except that I had to do it at the actual blood lab and that it was longer - 3 hours) so I read up about it again. That is the one that you can't eat or drink anything other than water for 12 hours before. You go in, and they test your blood at "fasting" levels. Then, you drink a thing that has even more sugar in it, and they test you every hour for the next three hours. If I remember correctly, they put something in my arm last time so they didn't have to keep pricking me, they just drew more blood out of it every hour. That one SUCKS wayyyy worse than the 1 hour test because a) you're doing it on a really empty stomach b) the sugar drink is even more sugary which gave me a massive headache last time and c) you're there forever. Haha, they didn't want me to take up a room for that whole three hours, because they were busy, so they made a special little area for me behind the receptionist's desk last time with a cot and everything. LOL
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    Hoping you pass and that if you don't, they won't make you do the 3 hour test again, that sounds awful.
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    We skipped the 1hr and did the 3 hr test. It was aweful! The only good thing was that I was able to do the draws at work, so no waiting around at the lab.

    Maybe you will pass this time. I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!

    Last week, I was measuring ahead with my belly this time too, but the u/s showed the little dude right on track and my fluid levels were not high. They estimated him to be at 1lb 10oz (at 24 weeks).

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    I don't think the drink making you sick is a bad sign, I'd say a good 60-70% of the patients we did the one hours on got sick, and here they make you fast before hand. I threw up after the first swallow of the orange flavor last time, took the fruit punch (ha that does not taste at all like fruit punch) and was still queasy but fine.

    And if it does come back positive for GD, you can opt to skip the three hour and just assume you have it (then atleast you can get out of the test).

    Also, I used to work at a lab that we had to watch them drink it and then we had to make sure they sat in the waiting room, because I guess they had a bunch of patients leaving to go smoke (which supposedly messes with the results) and go eat then come back to have the labs drawn.





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    I hope you don't have to do the 3 hour! I'm glad that we are all talking about this....I had no idea what went on during this test. So should I be focused on less sugar intake right now? Or will that not help? So Alissa, last time you had GD...what did you do? Did you take pills or insulin? Or did they just monitor you more closely? My midwife did say that if a patient develops GD that requires insulin then they have to switch the patient to an OB.
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