Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The honeymoon's over

I should have known it was too good to be true...I got a call from the doctor's office today and not only did I fail my glucose test, I failed it badly enough this time that I officially have gestational diabetes. I could kick myself for just not sticking to the diet through this whole pregnancy so far, but I guess I'll have to make up for it by sticking to it faithfully now! I should have an appointment within the next week or so to learn the ins and outs of finger pricks and blood sugar levels. I guess at least it is controllable and so far everything else is looking good.

It has been a fun day on the animal front (or not) as I had to clean the cat up after some intestinal problems and Elmer pooped in his kennel while I was out to lunch today.

I am hoping for things to get a little calmer around here as the evening progresses...I have had more fun than I can handle for one day!

BTW, Cletus is a temporary name - I don't plan on making this kid's life any more difficult than it will already be trying to fit into all of our craziness!


Jennifer said...

Bummer! I can't imagine having to go through that - but I'm a big baby! You be sure to take care of yourself! Praying you don't have to do the bedrest thing!

Debi said...

Sorry Kara! That does suck. But honestly, of all the pregnancy problems I had, gestational diabetes was BY FAR the easiest to deal with! As long as you don't mind sore fingers, you'll be just fine. The diet's a pain, but you'll get used to it.

Debi said...

By the way, change up your list as much as you'd like. What new books did you get for Christmas?

kreed said...


I got Love in the Time of Cholera, Treasure Island, Acts of Faith, Snow Falling on Cedars, Fried Green Tomatoes, Isaac's Storm and a few others whose names I can't come up with at the moment. Can't wait to get reading!

Debi said...

Oooh, you got a pile of good ones, didn't you? Good for you! And isn't it amazing how many books actually fit into one of those categories!