Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh, the joys of pregnancy!

The old saying goes "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, I was starting to wonder what happens when life gives you too many lemons and you don't have enough sugar to make lemonade? Yes, I'm one of those women who does not enjoy pregnancy and I'm baffled by women who do. I've now reached 28 weeks which means it's time for the dreaded gestational diabetes test. I had diabetes with my last pregnancy and when I failed the 1 hour glucose test, I thought "here we go again!" I then had to do the three hour test which leaves you starving and looking like an intravenous drug user. As I walked into my doctor's office yesterday, I was mentally saying goodbye to cookies, candy, cake, ice cream, chocolate, etc. for the next 2 1/2 months. Not to mention watching every thing you eat and testing your blood sugar four times a day. When my doctor finally came into the room (it seemed like I waited for a really long time!) she announced nonchalantly "You results came back fine." I was shocked and made her repeat what she said. Then I exclaimed, "I'm so excited!" to which she laughed. And I practically skipped out of the office to my car. Just when I thought I couldn't handle any more lemons, life gave me sugar to make lemonade. Thank goodness!