Today was my 24 week check-up and Glucose test. I was really worried going in to the test. All the pressure of having to chug a drink that is supposedly the worst thing ever. I must say, the anxiety was for nothing.
From the two flavor choices of Orange and Fruit Punch, I chose orange. It tasted exactly like Kool-aid, except doubled in sugar. I chugged it and continued on with my appointment. Finger prick for iron test (iron is at 11, which they said was great), check-up which involved uterus measurement (measuring right on time) and heartbeat check (measuring in the mid 140’s (perfect)), and then an hour after the chugging I had a blood draw for the glucose test and a second HIV test. I had already been tested for HIV before IVF, but apparently the state requires two tests during pregnancy. Who knew?
So today was a good day, despite the extreme exhaustion caused by this increased insomnia. Woke up at 5:00am and could not go back to sleep at all. I had to get up at 7:30 to get ready for the doctors appointment, so there was no trying to fall back asleep. I don’t really care for zombies, but I was totally a zombie today. I also had to pay $215 for my anatomy scan. This is the part that insurance doesn’t cover. I have to say, I was pretty surprised that insurance doesn’t cover the majority of that. It’s a mandatory need… soooo… yea. I was caught off guard a bit. Oh well, she’s worth it.
Next appointment is in four weeks. Should be a standard, no frills, check-up. Let’s hope I can get some sleep before then. 😉
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I was also nervous before my glucose test mainly because it sounded terrible. I didn’t even mind the orange and its not even a huge amount to drink. I honestly don’t know why so many women complained about it!
Me either! People had me freaked out about the whole experience. Afterwards I was like.. “okay, so I had to drink kool-aid and get blood taken? That’s it?” 🙂