June 4, 2010

Nasty Drinks, Weight Gain, and Sweet Chubby Cheeks!!

Yesterday was quite the day!

I worked until a little past lunch and then headed to my doctor's office for a date with this:

For those of you not familiar with this lovely, sugary, nasty, orange drink, it is used for the Glucose Tolerance Test that pregnant women have done.  Let's just say we are not BFF.  I hope I never have to drink ones of these again.  It is sugary and yuck and you have to drink it in 5 minutes, then wait an hour, and have your blood taken.  I am just praying that I passed so that I don't have to have date #2 for the three hour test. 

I felt so sick after downing it but I managed to not puke.  The only reason I kept it down was because I knew if I threw up I would have to drink it again.  No thank you.  Once is enough for me.  I should know my results within a week.

After my blood draw I headed upstairs to my doctor's office and man was it crowded.  Alex arrived right as I was getting called back - it was really perfect timing!

I did my usual: drop off a urine sample, have my blood pressure taken (110/70 - a tad higher than my norm of 100/60 but still good), and step on the scale.  I was shocked when my nurse told me that I have gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks (total gain is 16.5 pounds at 27 weeks).  Um, insert Lindsey freaking out here.

I realize that I gained weight VERY slow in the beginning and my body is just doing what it needs to do now so that Kate has all of the nutrients she needs to pack on the fat and get ready for life on the outside.  However, I just wasn't mentally prepared to hear that I put on so much weight.  My nurse did a dance and was so excited that I am finally gaining substantial amounts of weight so at least I know that this gain is good, and much needed.

I quickly got over the shock of the scale when my ultrasound started and I got to see baby girl rocking the chubby cheeks again.  Look at this cuteness:

I guess I can tolerate gaining weight as long as Kate keeps packing it in her cheeks!  She is going to rival Kim's cuties in the cheek department!!

Overall it was a great appointment.  I got the all clear to start taking Tylenol PM a few nights a week to help with my lack of sleeping and I also will be starting an acid reflux medication to help with my heart burn!  I go back in 2 weeks for a growth scan and check-up!

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Megan and David said...

Tylenol PM saved me during my first pregnancy. It gets so hard to sleep the last few months and it really can help.

She is precious!!! And I so hope you pass : )

Momma Wilson said...

I hope you pass, that drink gave me the worst heartburn ever! There was a group of about 5 of us taking the test at my doctors office. We were all miserably chewing tums as fast as we could:)

Don't worry about the weight gain, one appointment I gained 10 pounds in two weeks - so it could be worse!

All the weight and sleepless nights will be more than worth it when you get to kiss on those sweet, fat cheeks! Too cute:)

Beanie said...

That gave me goosebumps!!

Jennifer said...

I guess I'm the rare freak, I actually thought the drink was good.

Those chubby cheeks are adorable!

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