Friday, April 22, 2011

Our 26 Week Check Up

Today we had our 26 week check up with Dr. Finazzo and we also did our one hour glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. The test went well and was not as bad as I thought it would be, aside from just being very hungry since you're not supposed to eat anything ahead of time. I drank the orange flavored glucose syrup and it really just tasted like flat pop. Our visit was good with the Doctor. We talked about how I keep getting infections which is normal for someone who has a cerclage in place, and I showed him my hives which he diagnosed as PUPP. PUPP stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, which is essentially an extremely itchy rash that won't be going away until the baby is born. For more information about this fun new pregnancy symptom, click here. I don't mean to sound sarcastic but I was really caught off guard by the whole thing. I had never heard of PUPP before and I am seriously considering creating a brochure for teenage girls "So you think you want to be pregnant?".

At any rate, we won't find out our results for the glucose test until mid next week due to the holiday and the lab being closed. So keep your fingers crossed for us. We go back in two weeks, right before Jack's birthday. And then the following Tuesday (Jack's angelversary) we have both our first Non-Stress Test and our first Parenting Class. I plan to be a hot mess at both. I might even get a shirt made for the day to people understand why I am spontaneously bursting out into tears. Unfortunately, we don't have any other option for either appointment because the class has a set schedule and that was the only slot left for the NST. It will be interesting, that's for sure.

So that's all for now, I will update everyone once we find out our glucose results. Thanks for reading, as always.


Caroline said...

Keeping you in my prayers

Emily Hughes said...

Thank you Caroline! We appreciate it.

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