Monday, May 18, 2009

I think I'm losing my mind ...

I apologize ... this post is very "stream of consciousness"...

...so today I was FINALLY going to do something I have been putting off for a LONG time. No really, I should have had this done 5-7 weeks ago. Drum roll please .... it's my favorite pregnancy test ... the dreaded glucose tolerance test. When I was pregnant with Audrey, I almost blacked out at the midwives office during this test (the problem with drinking that incredibly sugary disgusting drink is the blood sugar DROP shortly afterward) so I have some lingering issues with it all, I suppose. :) Anyhow, finding the time to do this has been tough. I sure didn't want to bring my beloved but wiggly 2 year old along for the 1 hour wait! And I feel like I have asked too many people to watch my kids lately (and I'm saving my favors for AFTER the baby, haha!), so I don't know, maybe I was hoping I could just skip it? Pretty please? I have to admit I am a little lax about everything this time around. Anyhoo, at the last appointment, the doctor says - "Can you go take this test... Please? Like, this week?" Okay, that was 3 weeks ago now, but this week Chad is actually taking vacation so I can go. I have no excuses. So I figured I'd go while Carter naps, Audrey "rests" and then Chad could finish painting our bedroom with few interruptions. So I leave the house around 2 or so ... then vaguely recall - doesn't the lab close around 3pm? Would I have time to do it? Maybe if I hurried .... so as I am walking from the car to the hospital, I remember ... I don't have my paperwork from the doctor's office with me. (Although I DID remember the orange syrup stuff that has been in my fridge for about 3 months now!) I decided to try to plead my case since we live literally down the street from the hospital and I could run home and be back in 5 minutes flat, but the nurse in the lab was having none of that. I guess she actually wanted to go home on time ... how dare she! :P So ...I went to the car and promptly burst into tears. I am so .... pregnant! What about this situation makes me want to cry?? It makes me laugh thinking about that now. I think I'm losing my mind ...

More information about my day than you ever wanted to know!! :)

4 comments:

Red said...

Don't worry , you really don't need that test. I never took it with Gwen. You just have tp put up with them begging you to have it done every time you go into the office. It was easy to put it of as there was no way I was going to wait for an hour with three small children in tow. I weven put off my appointments in the end as it was so hard to get to the Dr. and we had just moved and we knew no one! How is that painting coming? I can't wait to see the finished project.

Mama Amy said...

Well I finally did the test. Only 5 weeks late :) Chad finished the painting but we have rearranging to do and of course this is snowballing into me wanting new bedspread, window treatments, etc... I would also like to paint some of the furniture but I don't know that that will happen right now. I like the color though so that's a plus!! :)

The Raudenbush Family said...

Oh man. I tried to skip that test when I was pregnant with Drew. Why did I need that test? I passed it with the other ones just fine. Well, they eventually found me out when they found sugar in my urine at my check up. Ooops. Turns out I had gestational diabetes. I think God was smiling at my foolish pride.

Nichole said...

Hope all of your tests come back negative so you don't have to worry (I dreaded all those testing days)... I even had to do a 24 hr. urine sample test, how gross carrying around your urine in a bottle! Anyway, and praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy for ya!

And Yep! Been there "recently"... can you say; DISGUSTING? Though, it kinda tasted a bit like Orange soda?? maybe? Thankfully, the boys were in school so, it was just me and so, I laughed it up with another mom to be in the waiting room. So, distractions during the glucose testing helped a bit!
Enjoy reading your posts Amy :)