So I don't know how many of you mothers have done the long pregnancy diabetics test, but I just did it. For those of you who don't know, it sucks!! I had to fast for 12 hours, which made me not feel good. At the end of the 12 hours I had my blood drawn to see if my blood sugar was low enough to start the test. I don't like getting my blood drawn and/or I.V.s. So good for me they were low, but not so good because that meant it was time for the nasty, ultra sugary drink. I almost horked the drink before I was done with it. Then after feeling sicker then I have felt this whole pregnancy I had to wait at the hospital for an hour so that they could draw my blood again. Nice for me Hazen and the girls stayed at the hospital with me for that hour. So I got my blood taken again, Hazen and the girls left so the girls could take a nap, and I had to stay another hour with no food, and I couldn't even think about drinking anything. After the first hour alone went by there was another draw, it was a little harder for me because of the lack of moral support. So this next and final hour I wasn't completely bored, I talked to my friend Sara and read some magazines, but the hours with out food were really getting to me, and the sick feeling from the drink was taking its time wearing off. I didn't mind them taking my blood as much this time because the girl took it in a spot that I am more okay with. I was also starting to feel a little better by the end of this last hour. So if any of you got lost, that's four blood draws, which I hate, and three hours of sick from the drink on top of 12 of sick from not eating. So when Hazen came to get me he had a nice Wendy's lunch for me. Yeah!! and really cool water! It took me like 2 hours to eat and drink it because it had been so long since I had eaten, but I was grateful for every bit of it. All in all it wasn't fun, I never want to do it again especially when it turns out there is nothing wrong with me or my pregnancy, and it felt like I did it all for naught. I hope all of you that have not had to do it will not have to.
Here's a side look of me pregnant.
This is my sister in law Carie (Kevin's wife) and I in December 2009. She is due March 9th, and still looks like this, me on the other hand am quite a bit bigger.