Glucose Test

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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3 thoughts on “Glucose Test

  1. 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!

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