Glucose Tolerance Test: 3 Hour AGAIN

Yes, my doctor said I needed to re-take the 3 Hour Blood Glucose Tolerance Test due to her concern that Gestational Diabetes might have contributed to my episodes last week … I got through an hour before breaking out in a cold sweat and nearly fainting.  The nurses let me lay in an exam room, […]

Why So Unhealthy ?

Today was my 32 Week Prenatal Visit and due to my ER visit last week (migraine), one of my doctors recommends that I take the 3 Hour Blood Glucose Tolerance Test … AGAIN. I’m sure she wouldn’t have recommended it if it wasn’t necessary, but I dread taking it again!  Apparently one of the levels […]

Migraine = Emergency Room

While sitting at my desk at work, out of nowhere, I got the worst migraine I’ve had in years.  My vision started to have an aura to it and my eyes quickly became sensitive to the fluorescent lighting, my hands went numb, then the pain exploded through my head so quickly that the back of […]

Third Trimester Update

Pregnancy Status: Week 32 Current Mood: ugh. Ace is pushing his entire body into my left side which is really painful and also adds to the lower back pain Cravings: none this week Looking forward to: my little boy being born Right now fearing: the discomfort for the remainder of my third trimester Partner’s Status: […]

My Baby Shower

My “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” themed Baby Shower was yesterday, and I must say it was perfect! Decorating Onsies was a hit!  We all had a lot of fun with this, and Ace will have the cutest, and silliest, one-of-a-kind onesies! I was instructed ahead of time to have typical Baby Shower Games too, so […]

What I Wasn’t Prepared For …

With this being my first pregnancy I feel that, during the course of the pregnancy, my doctors should have informed me if some very common and not-so-fun “side effects”. What they don’t prepare you for during pregnancy: *  nosebleeds *  round ligament pain *  urgency (with a little leaking) *  general itchiness *  slightly blurred […]

Pregnancy Cravings

Although I haven’t had cravings for food in strange combinations, or food that I disliked pre-pregnancy, I am having random cravings daily! Pregnancy Status: Week 31 Current Mood: cranky and exhausted from lack of sleep (discomfort, baby kicks, and achy everything) Cravings: everyday is different! Looking forward to: my baby shower this weekend Right now […]

What’s this? Pressure? Contractions?

I had thought it was strange that in just this past week [29] Ace was moving around in a different pattern and putting a lot of pressure really low towards my uterus … then I started reading about Braxton Hicks contractions.  Apparently that’s the drastically uncomfortable feeling I’ve been experiencing and I can expect it […]