Why is it that you have the best and deepest sleep for the shortest time before you have to wake up early? I've been fasting since 8pm last night & went to bed early hoping to wake up at 7am to give us plenty of time to get ready and arrive at the hospital. Like an angel baby A fell asleep on time last night and slept the whole night through. I had a rough start to the night, but fell asleep around 1am. When the alarm went off this morning, I asked my husbands to snooze it 4 times, the sleep was just too good to lose. We ended up waking up at 8 and rushing to get to the hospital for just after 9am.
The waiting area is unusually full, I think their on number 15 & we're 20 so if I get seen by 10.30am, I won't get to eat anything until after 1pm! There's a 2 hour wait between the two blood tests they do to check the glucose level in your blood. Thankfully I have the hubby with me and so far baby A is being delightful. Of course this could change at any moment!
Have just been seen and given 5 vials of blood (I think it's usually only 2 but I had to give bloods for other tests as well) and I'm feeling a little light headed. Again, I'm not allowed to eat anything, but can drink water. Thankfully my husband and baby have gone for a little walk, which will hopefully result in baby A falling asleep. Unfortunately my handbag and book are at the bottom of the pushchair :-(!
I was seen again exactly 2 hours later and they took another vial of blood. This time the nurse had difficulty finding a vain and ended up taking it from the same area as the first so it was a little painful. You'd think you'd get used to people prodding, poking and stabbing your body when pregnant but the opposite is true for me. I find it increasingly uncomfortable.
We left the hospital about 1pm and as my husband hadn't eaten anything all morning either we rewarded ourselves with a huge brunch, which was ultimately disappointing (isn't that always the way when your really looking forward to food!). Oddly, after eating I started to feel faint on the walk back to the car, and by the time I got home around 2.30pm I was a wreck.
The GTT test isn't offered to everyone, but as I'm of South Asian decent I fall into the risk group. I have my next midwife appointment on Monday, but I think if they find signs of diabetes the hospital gets in touch beforehand. I really hoping I don't have diabetes, neither of my parents had it and I didn't develop gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy, but it's still a risk. I'm going to be 28 weeks tomorrow so I'm excited and nervous. The final trimester with Baby A was the hardest & although I haven't put on as much weight as I did last time, most of the growing happens from this point! Its crazy how active baby A is at the moment as well, I need to do an update on her development, maybe that will be the next post?? But for now I'm off for a well earned snooze!