This week is another week of baby appointments. Tomorrow we meet with the high risk doctor and have another ultrasound and an evaluation of how the baby is growing. Wednesday I start my two week appointments with my regular OBGYN and this appointment includes my glucose test.
The glucose test consists of drinking a potion that I hear tastes awful, then waiting an hour, and then having your blood drawn (or peeing in a cup?). Your sugar levels are tested to see if you are at risk for gestational diabetes. The doctor told me I did not have to fast for the test (good thing, it's not until 1:50 in the afternoon), but that I should be careful not to eat a lot of sugar that day. (My sister said she had to fast for her glucose tests.)
Confession: Sugar probably makes up about 80% of my diet. Ugh! I hate myself for that. (Okay, 80% might be an exaggeration, but I do eat A LOT of sugar.)
I am so screwed.
So, I decided today to try to cut out the sugar until after the test on Wednesday to make sure my system was rid mostly of sugar. This takes a lot of work on my part to make sure I don't eat sugar. I've had to rework everything. For example, I usually eat toast for breakfast with cinnamon and sugar. If I eat cereal, I usually put sugar on it. I had toast with honey on it this morning. At least it's a natural sugar, right? The day of the test, I'm going to make some eggs. I love a good evening snack of a hot chocolate or a piece of pie, but I'll have to wait until after the test Wednesday.
But you better believe, I'm having a candy bar as soon as this test is over!