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Nov '13 - Appointments

  1. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Ash: good luck today!!!

    @lilteacherbee: I totally understand your frustrations, but I think you've got great perspective.

    I'm still unknown for my glucose restuls so I've been balancing enjoying myself this weekend, and trying to brace myself for the news. I hope to hear back tomorrow.

  2. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @sweetooth: Thanks! I'm done. Planning on calling the office tomorrow to hound them for my results!
    I'd think if you haven't heard anything, you're fine!

  3. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Ash: Glad to hear that you're done! Hope you're enjoying something tasty now.

    I know that "no news is good news" is one way to look a it. But with all of the medical hoops I've encountered during this baby journey, I'm more inclined to think that "no news means someone forgot to call me so it's my job to follow up".

  4. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @Ash: fingers crossed for you!

    @sweetooth: I haven't heard back on mine either!

  5. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @lilteacherbee: I am way behind on threads but I am so sorry to hear you didn't pass the three hour. I hope your meeting with the nutritionist goes well. Just try to stay positive and do the best that you can for you and baby. Everything else is out of your hands!

  6. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @sweetooth: @Cara M. 17: Thanks Hope y'all find out your results soon!! Fingers crossed for good news!

  7. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @Cara M. 17: Thanks! I'm calling in the morning - I can't take the wait!

  8. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @sweetooth: @Cara M. 17: My office never calls for normal labs and just tells you at your next appointment. I'm sure if you haven't heard anything within a couple of days of being tested your probably in the clear

    @Ash: Glad your done! Hope you get quick results so you don't have to wonder too long!

    @lilteacherbee: You've got this! It's the initial getting started on these types of things that is a PITA, but it quickly becomes second nature.

  9. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Cara M. 17: @lilteacherbee: @anbanan15: I got my results! I passed! Candy corn here I come!

    @Ash: Any news yet? You're in the midwest, right? So maybe it's still a little early...

  10. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @sweetooth: woohoo that's awesome news!!!

    ETA: I'm going to keep eating sweets until I get my results

  11. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @sweetooth: Oh no, sorry to hear that!

  12. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @sweetooth: Great news!! Yep, I'm in the midwest.. it's 0800 here so I'll give them until 0900 and then I'M CALLING!!
    Oh, and I did enjoy some yummy food afterwards. Since I missed out on breakfast, I gobbled an omelet!

    @anbanan15: Thanks! There was a chance the last draw was hemolyzed and I told dh I'd take the dx of GD before going through that AGAIN!!

  13. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Cara M. 17: thanks! good plan you have there

    @MrsTiz: I'm confused, are you joking with me? Passing is good news!

    @Ash: Thanks! Hoping for the best for you!

  14. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @sweetooth: Aw crap, I meant to reply to lilteacherbee lol!
    Congrats to you!

  15. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @MrsTiz: no worries it happens! Thank you!

  16. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @Ash: Oh that would be horrible! I would take the CD dx as well if my options were that or repeat the test. Hopefully you get some results soon.

  17. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @anbanan15: I'm getting nervous to call... Think 10am is too early? lol!

  18. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @Ash: I would give it 24 hours, but really what will the do, but say it hasn't come back yet so no harm either way

  19. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @anbanan15: I called and they said the results aren't in yet which is kind of crazy but she said they'll call me regardless. Hoping they come in later today. I can't take the wait!

  20. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @Ash: My lab almost always takes 48 hours unless something is ordered stat. I do get my thyroid panel results the same evening, but my guess is my endo has them ordered as stat since I'm pregnant because their office used to call within a week of them being taken, not hours.

  21. FarmWifeGina

    pear / 1571 posts

    @Ash: And my doctor called me with the results the very same day. Of course, they have a lab right on the grounds with the office- she said they'd have the results 15 minutes after the last blood draw.

  22. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @anbanan15: the receptionist seemed to think they'll be in this afternoon. Fingers crossed she's right!

  23. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @FarmWifeGina: that's what I figured but I'm thinking the holiday could have messed things up a bit. I got my 1hr right away cuz it was a finger stick right in the office. I have no patience for these things. Lol!
    Eta: I know I passed the fasting cuz I saw the results written down!

  24. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @sweetooth: Yay, Congrats!!!!!!! That's great news!

    @Ash: The waiting is the worst!! They called me 3 hours after I was finished with the results, which is good because I did not want to wait all weekend! I spent the past few days sulking and now I'm good

  25. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @lilteacherbee: I tried to get them to tell me yesterday before I left the lab... hahaha!! I'm keeping my phone at my hip today!

  26. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @Ash: Haha they should know this is important stuff!! They told me at the one hour that they would only call if I failed. I told them last time that they had to call regardless!

    The only thing that is still annoying me is that people are assuming I caused this myself...like I ate so horribly that I gave myself GD (ahem, crazy women at work...)

    Anyway, so I had an appointment set up for Thursday, but I have to go to all the stuff for GD as well (learning the diet/pricking myself/etc) even though I basically know all this stuff because of growing up around my grandmother who has diabetes and because I'm a crazy researcher. I got them to put the appointments together, so now I go Friday instead. First for the GD stuff and then an ultrasound afterwards.

  27. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    Well, I failed the 1 hour so add me to the list of us going for the 3 hour. Ugh!

  28. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    Results are in: I PASSED! THANK GOD!

    @Cara M. 17: Ugh! Booooooo! Our due date must throw our blood sugars off! The only bad thing about the 3hr was the 1st hr of feeling like crap just like the 1hr did.

  29. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    @lilteacherbee: Aww, you didn't cause this. It's caused by the placenta, there's nothing you could've done to avoid it.

    @Ash: Yay for passing

    I had my 28 week appointment and ultrasound today. Baby boy is looking good, though he LOVES to be facedown and butt out, so not a lot of great pics. He was measuring in the 60th percentile, which I was happy with :).

  30. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @Ash: So glad you passed your 3 hour!!! It's so frustrating bc I've been eating SO well 95% of the time. I honestly wonder if its bc I never drink soda or eat refined sugars. Oh well...hopefully I pass the three hour. My midwife told me they'll give me the script at my 30 week appt and there's no rush to get it done.

  31. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @MrsCB: Yay for a good appointment!!! Love the pic

  32. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @Cara M. 17: Thank you! That's what I thought too... I don't eat a lot of sugars or carbs so I'm wondering if the drink was a shock to my body. But just know it's nothing you've done wrong. Just like MrsCB said, it's the placenta that is to blame. Fingers crossed you pass the 3hr!

    @MrsCB: Thank you!! So glad your little man is healthy as can be in there!!

  33. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @MrsCB: beautiful baby!!!

    @Ash: SO happy for you!!!!!

    @Cara M. 17: Aww no well fingers crossed that you'll pass it with flying colors!!

  34. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @lilteacherbee: Thanks! Glad to hear you're doing well today!

    @Ash: CONGRATS! Woohoo!!!

    @Cara M. 17: Boo I hope that you pass the 3-hr with flying colors!

    @MrsCB: Hey there little baby boy! Glad to hear the ultrasound went well and he's measuring good too!

  35. FarmWifeGina

    pear / 1571 posts

    @Ash: WHOOT!

    So today I had that ultrasound to measure my fluid levels and let me just say that I love getting u/s techs that actually talk to you as they're scanning!!!! This guy was a former military u/s tech who trained other military u/s techs- oh, and he guessed that Cricket is a girl, but he didn't look very long and wasn't sure enough to mark it down one way or another in the final report. LOL! I think I'm just going to go with the girl answer for now. Doesn't change anything since I'm not painting a nursery and most of my newborn clothes are gender neutral anyways. But the real reason for the scan was my fluid levels and he said they were in a normal range- WHOOT! Not that I was really worried if levels were high, but I'm glad it's something my doctor doesn't have to be concerned about now. Oh, and Cricket is measuring above the 50th percentile, which I totally know could change. But wouldn't it be funny if, after two perfectly average 7 lb. babies, I popped out a 9 pounder? Lol.

  36. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @Cara M. 17: Good luck on the 3 hour!

    @Ash: Yay!!

    @MrsCB: Great appointment!

    @FarmWifeGina: I knew it! I thought Cricket sounded like a girl nn and you would totally be carrying a girl BTW, love getting u/s done at MFM for the same reason...the regular techs aren't aloud to talk at all during any u/s (same way for my thyroid ones not just pregnancy related).

  37. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @FarmWifeGina: So glad to hear that your fluids are in the normal range! Woohoo!

  38. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    Holy balls I'm behind on this thread...fail.

    @Cara M. 17: That blows that you failed the 1 hour--hopefully you'll pass the 3 hour with no problem!!

    @Ash: SO happy you passed your 3 hour!!!

    @MrsCB: Yay, that's so awesome you got another ultrasound to see him!!!

    @FarmWifeGina: Glad to hear fluid levels are normal, that's awesome!

    Not much new here--I go in on Monday for a boring appointment. I found out at my last appointment (at the very end as we were wrapping up) that my doctor is leaving the practice... She goes, "Oh, did I mention that next week is my last week here?" I'm like, "Ahh...no..." Hahahah, so yeah, it's not a huge deal I guess, I just set up my appointment with one of the other doctors there (whom I've never met or seen) and figure she'll know what to do.

  39. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @ms.janedoe: ummm, that would have been nice to know that your doctor was leaving a little sooner then the final week! But I'm sure the other doctor will be great. I've actually seen all of the doctor's in my practice and now I feel confident that whoever is down there, delivering my baby, I will be happy to see.

  40. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    So for those of you that remember my endocrinologist drama (she was rude and insulting), I have an update. I saw my new doctor last night and she was really really nice. She went over my numbers with me and asked if I had questions and just had such a much better demeanor than the previous doctor.

    She still wasn't a fan of continuing on Metformin (like the other doctor), and kind of persuaded me that insulin at this point, may be a better option. In the last week or so my fasting numbers have continued to be bad, whereas before they were always perfect. So I'm going to try to see if a night time snack makes things improve, and if not I'll have to do a once nightly insulin injection, which isn't so bad. I was originally told by the nurse that if you were on insulin you'd have to calculate how many carbs you're eating and dose yourself with the appropriate amount of insulin, which seemed way too overwhelming for me, especially if the oral meds were working.

    But as she said, there's a short time frame for this and now is the time when I can really make a difference in the size of the baby - which is vital for the health of both of us. I'm almost 29 weeks and I think at 37 they'll start evaluating me for an induction. That's only 2 months!!

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