Wednesday, October 04, 2006

thanks from the 2 and 2/3 of us

Thank you so much for your well-wishes. It has been a long and exhausting couple of days, and today I am back at work, moving gingerly and sitting carefully. Everything hurts, and oddly, my hips feel loose and slightly out of whack. Baby doesn't seem to mind, though, and has been utilizing its breach position to its full advantage. The ribs on my right hand side are apparently highly entertaining, and feet or fingers are in there all the time.

Yesterday was spent on the couch, trying to rest and feeling antsy at the same time. I felt fine unless I actually moved any muscles, so I alternated between deciding to get up and do something and then changing my mind once I made any attempts to move. I reviewed our registry several times, and got a bit freaked when I discovered that people have bought some of the gifts! The gifts that I haven't finalized yet and weren't ready to be purchased! Now I know what I'll be doing this weekend, I suppose.

The other frustrating news, is that while I was at the hospital, the doctor suggested that I go ahead and do the glucose test since I was having rounds of bloodwork anyway. I would normally have been excited about this, except that right before my fall, we'd attended a "break fast" party for Yom Kippur, and my dinner consisted of soda, cake, decaf coffee with tons of sugar, cake, kugel (noodles, cream cheese, pineapple and raisins), and cake, so I suspected that my glucose levels were rather high to begin with. The cutoff is 140, and my result was 141. Sigh.

Now I have to fast from midnight tonight until 1pm tomorrow, murder for a pregnant woman, as you might expect, and do the 3 hour glucose test at the hospital. My doctor assures me that she wouldn't even do the repeat at all, except that if she doesn't, the number will stay in my record and eventually someone will raise a fuss that I never technically passed the test. Better safe than sorry, I guess, although I would rather have held off on the initial test until I had eaten a regular meal.

So to tell you the truth, besides feeling immensely grateful that baby seems fine, things are rather grumpy in the pregnancy world. Grumpy, punctuated with adoration for the rolls and kicks. I figure that I'll give myself a day or so to feel grumpy, and then kick myself out of it.

12 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

Crap, I didn't check your blog yesterday so I missed all the excitement. I am SO glad you are both alright. It is so scary to fall when you are pregnant. Hope the soreness eases up soon.

And good luck with the annoying glucose test.

jo(e) said...

I was out of town, so I missed the post about your fall. I am so glad you are okay.

Isn't it cool how well cushioned the baby is and how carefully protected by all that amniotic fluid and flesh?

I took a bad fall when I was pregnant with one of my kids (I was stupidly wearing socks on slippery wooden steps and fell down the entire staircase), and I don't think the unborn baby even woke up from his nap.

Let's hope for a little less excitement in the days coming up!

Ninotchka said...

Grumpiness is allowed! I like your spin on it. Feel it. Get it out of your system. Let it go. Muy bien!

Ninotchka said...

Grumpiness is allowed! I like your spin on it. Feel it. Get it out of your system. Let it go. Muy bien!

liz said...

God, the three-hour sugar test. I'd forgotten all about that. When in doubt, choose the orange-flavored stuff.

Afterwards, go for something supremely indulgent.

Mrs. S said...

If it's any consolation, I'm into about 87% grumpy-about-pregnancy-mode at this point - you are doing GREAT! And, you've got all the bumps and bruises to add to your grumpiness, so go easy on yourself (mentally and physically).

And I promise, the 3 hour test (despite the fasting) is not as horrendous as it sounds. They even let me nap during mine :D

ccw said...

So sorry that you have to do the 3-hr test. Just remember, do.not.vomit. If you do, they will make you start over.

mamatulip said...

Sorry to have missed your last post -- man, I'm so sorry you had such a scare! I can only imagine how shaken up you both must have been. Take good care -- I'll bet you're still sore from the fall.

And I hope the glucose test went well. They are awful; you have my utmost sympathy. Hang in there...

amygeekgrl said...

have you ever been to a chiropractor? that might be just what you need to feel a bit better again after your fall.
sorry to hear you have to do the 3-hr fasting test. it sounds just miserable and ridiculous to make a pregnant woman fast for that long. i'm sure you will pass with flying colors though.
hugs.

KLee said...

Hope the 3 hour test (ugh!)goes well and isn't too much of a strain. Things should be fine.

As for the grumps -- I remember those days. And some days are just like that. You have to allow yourself time to deal with all of it because it's a major change your body is going through.

Let us know if there's anything we can do for you!

mbbored said...

I'm so glad that you and the baby are doing fine. Good luck with the glucose test...tell us how it went!

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