I am too sweet

Great visit with the midwife at House O Babies last week. Blood pressure was perfect. Baby's growing. Baby's heartbeat is perfect at 150BPM. While I was there I took the 3 hour glucose screen again and....

I failed it.

Damn, damn, double damn, triple damn, HELL!

The numbers looked like this:
  • Fasting: 93 - PASS - anything under 95 is great
  • After 1 hour: 189 - FAILED - needs to be less than 180
  • After 2 hours: 185 - FAILED - needs to be less than 150
  • After 3 hours: 117 - PASS - needs to be less than 140
Failing 2 of the 4 checks qualifies you as having gestational diabetes.

So I'm watching my carbs and I will go to class later this week to go over the diet and monitoring my glucose levels. Additionally, I'll now be monitored more closely by the perinatologist.

Meanwhile, I have had the leg cramps from hell. I've tried eating bananas. I've tried adding more calcium to my diet. I've tried stretching before bed. I've tried taking a warm bath before bed. Still, I'm up every hour or so every night. I think I only had about 3 hours sleep last night.

I knew that sleep sucked during the last trimester, but I didn't know it would suck because I would be in agony.


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