Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sweeeet Emotion

Back in what feels like another lifetime, I failed my one hour glucose tolerance test. I took the three hour and had good numbers at the one and three hour marks. Unfortunately, the two hour number was a bit elevated and that is the one my OB said would put me at most risk for GD. So, he had me checking a fasting blood sugar and one two hour post prandial (two hours past meal) blood sugar a day.

With the exception of a few that could easily be tied to days I had extra terbutaline in my system, my numbers have been fine.

Until yesterday.

Yesterday and today, my numbers are terrible. It could be stress. It could be tied to the fact I've been contracting for weeks, but honestly it feels like the wheels are coming off the cart. I'm waiting for a call back from my nurse even though I'm supposed to see them tomorrow. My OB is on duty tomorrow, and to be totally honest there's a part of me hoping he's going to say "that's it, you're done, come in and I'll break your water."

At this point that's probably all that would need to be done to take this labor from prodromal to active. I contract all the time, as of my last check I was 4cm and 80% effaced, my body has done a lot of the work already.

I don't really want to be induced. I'd love for things to go naturally...such as my water breaking. Right. now. It's just that I've reached the point where enough is enough. None of this has been so bad, so awful that I can't take more of the same but I'm actually getting less sleep than I did with a newborn in the house. I'm tired. I'm worn down. I'm worried about a baby stewing in a sugar water solution.

I should hear back from the nurse shortly about whether they want to see me today or wait until tomorrow (I was surprised she mentioned seeing them today as a possible suggestion so we'll see).


Julia said...

I distinctly remember hitting that mark - where I realized that I'd prefer having a newborn to being THAT pregnant.

You're almost there.

Carrie said...

Good luck!!! Sending you good labor vibes... just in case.