Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gluctose and Blood Pressure

Yesterday was my gluctose screening test day. I got the orange flavored drink! It reminded me of HI-C Orange drink you can get at McDonald's! It was actually good to me! I didn't know you had to drink it within 5 minutes so that was fun! It does burn a bit going down but for the most part it was fine! After finishing the drink we had to wait an hour until they would take my blood. But to pass the time we met with the dr and also got another ultrasound! We didn't expect that! It definitely kept my mind off the fact that I had to give blood soon! When we were looking at her head, it looked like she was be-boppin to some music! The doctor said she had her head resting on the umblical cord so her head was moving to my pulse! So funny! She was moving a ton (most likely from the boost of sugar she had from that drink) so we got some fun shots of her. Of course they never look at good once she prints them out. But we could see how much her legs and everything had grown in 4 wks! Steve asked the dr to try and see her face. Of course right then she turned so we couldn't see it too well. But the dr thinks she has my nose. Which Steve was really happy about!
One bit of bad news is that my blood pressure was high. She said at this stage of pregnancy I should have the lowest blood pressure so she wanted to start me on medication. I take it twice a day and she wants me back in 2 wks to see if it's working. I've never had high blood pressure before so I was a bit bummed. Hopefully the medication does the trick and it's fine in 2 wks.
Next we went to the lab to draw my blood. When we got their Steve and I realized it was a totally different place than before. It was in the same building as our dr's office but definitely not the same place. There was a different lady in there too. I asked, "Where's Rosie?" The lady said, "OH there are like 3 different labs here, she probably works in another one!" I shot Steve a nervous look considering Rosie was fantastic and I didn't feel a thing! This new lady said "Cool beans" after almost everything I said. She even threw a "Oh tay" in there occasionally! I think once I even said, "Did you just say ohtay?"! She responded with a high pitched "OHHTAY!" I guess in her language that was a "yes"! She was super nice but I just really wanted Rosie back! As she started to stick me it immediately hurt and I looked at Steve with deer in headlight stare and dug my nails into his hands! Poor guy! She then proceded to tell us how she "had just seen a vein and now she didn't know what happened too it"! My only thought was, OMG stop talking and just get it done! I really wanted to say that but instead I focused on Steve's face! Finally it was over and now I have a nice bruise to show for it! Now I just prayyy that I pass this 1 hour so I do not have to be tortured with the 3 hour test! We are suppose to find out before the weekend is up!

1 comment:

kelly and ryan said...

lol.....i love the "cool beans" lady!