It's not an STD or anything though it sounds like it. For those who haven't heard that term its Gestational Diabetes. And being tested for it SUCKS. In my case it sucked even more because of a lame nurse.
What's supposed to happen is you don't eat anything at all for 2 hrs- than drink a nasty sugary drink that tastes kinda like flat fanta but way more sugary, and then go get blood drawn exactly 1 hr later.
Except MY nurse told me that I couldn't eat for TWELVE HOURS. So I had dinner last night, a large baked potato and green beens- then I sent Drew to the store to get jelly because I've been having a ridiculous craving for PBJ's and of course had eaten all the jelly. I was planning on having that for my '2nd dinner' (yes I usually eat with Jasper at 6 and then eat again around 9) but Drew was on a business meeting phone call till like 10:30 so by that time it was too late for me to eat anything before my 9 AM appt...or so I thought.
So, I hadn't eaten since my since my 6 PM dinner- then had a glass of water in the morning. By the time I feeling slightly shaky, I NEVER go 14 hrs with out eating- Especially not while pregnant, so I guess my body is just not used to it.
I chugged my ice cold drink (made it slightly more bearable I think) then headed in 40 min. later to wait to get blood drawn. After blood was drawn I felt fine- but after getting my rhogam shot I started feeling super shaky and dizzy. When I stood up I started seeing spots and then black and got like a second from fainting.
Luckily I had brought a handy dandy PB&J with me so I sat there and ate it, laid down for a few minutes (because I'd seen black again when I stood up) and then was slightly better.
I had promised to take Jasper to the Children's Museum if he did good at my appt and he did great so I had to take him even though I felt horrible.
So off we went to the museum for the next 3 hrs. Luckily I could sit down a lot while he played otherwise I wouldnt have made it!
At least I got it over with- now fingers crossed that I passed it and I don't have to go to through the 3 hr test!
I got a lot of compliments about my dress today and I'm happy to post it's NOT maternity. I bought it in Sweden in June and luckily it still fits! The leggings aren't maternity either- super old Gap ones.