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. 😉


The Insomnia Has Arrived

Wow, guys.  I don’t even know what to say about this new sleeping problem.  The constant leg pain is one thing, but this inability to sleep for hours at a time during the night is kind of insane.  I was awake for over two hours in the middle of the night.  Wide awake.  Like, I was thinking about making muffins since I was so awake.  The little one was also throwing a rave at the same time.  Not sure if she was annoyed because I was awake, or if it was just a happy coincidence that we were both up and unable to sleep at the same time.  Either way, it was nice to have company.