Glucose Tolerance Test is what it means.
For those of whom who knows me, will know how terrified i am of Needles! Yup i am a scaredy cat! This test will conclude your sugar levels and see if you’ve got what the call Gestational Diabetes if your sugar levels soar high!
Well that happened. So you will fast for 10 hours the night before and came in for the test first thing in the morning. They will get a testube of your blood sample before getting you to drink 75ml of pure glucose liquid (erghhhh it was too sweet but not as bad as i thought it will be!), an hour later they will get another testube of blood sample and wait another hour for another testube. Altogether it takes 2.5hours and 3 needles poking your veins for the overall test! I was quite proud of myself for going through it!
Two days later got a call from the Gynae office and was told that my Sugar levels was high and hence they had to refer me to an Endocrinologist. I was bummed out! But most people say its more of diet plans and pricking fingers to monitor glucose levels 4 times a day! 😩
Indeed, my nightmare came true when she told me just that! Spend 3 hours going through diet changes, pricking fingers and explanations after explanations. So i switched my daily jasmine rice meals to Basmati rice! Bought heaps of banana and apples! Also low gi bread for my daily toast breakfast and no sugar added yogurt for snacks.
Oh wells, on a brighter note i am on to my 27th week! Super exciting and at the same time nerve wrecking! The photo below was taken last week! Mummy will try her hardest to provide the best for you baby! Can’t wait to have you in my arms 😘
How amazing to see this little one growing week by week. God is indeed the all knowing and greatest. Alhamdullilah!
This is our Jellybean at 20 weeks! Thats exactly 5 weeks ago! He is definitely much bigger now and heavier too! Even a couple of people at work mentioned that i’ve popped out the past couple of weeks 😝
It never crossed my mind that i am ever going to go through a pregnancy journey of my own. I am always terrified of Labour. Oh gosh i know! There’s no way out now, haha! Been speaking heaps about my fear to my Gynae and fellow Preggo ladies. They have been such a pillar of support and such positive women. Indeed, like what Maryam went through;
23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said: “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight!”
24. Then [the baby Isa (Jesus) or Jibril (Gabriel)] cried unto her from below her, saying: “Grieve not: your Lord has provided a water stream under you.
25. And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you; it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you.
26. So eat and drink and be glad. And if you see any human being, say: ‘Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Gracious (Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day’”
Quran (Surah Maryam, Verses 22-26)
Such a powerful Surah it still is to all women, a friend of mine and i will always remind each other to recite the Surah daily. I have been blessed with a supportive circle of friends who are not judgemental for any choices that I made or going to make. Who has always been exchanging tips and making sure that I am ok. ☺️
Yes so finally, at 22 weeks we decided to announce that we are expecting to the world. I discovered something while we are keeping things under the wraps, we decided to tell bits and pieces to some people due to each circumstance. A couple in our circle of friends getting hitched next year and she wanted me to be part of the wedding, I said yes and had to turn down and deliver this news as we were not even sure if we will be able to fly out for their Wedding next year. There’s a handful of people we met while I was in Singapore and decided we share the news with them, why? because we won’t be seeing them for a while at least for a year till we head back to Singapore again. There’s a few who figured out from what I have been craving and how I look. but despite the point, I will never deny if anyone were to ask.
The worst of it all was when we didn’t tell some of them “friends”, it may be our fault. but wait a minute! You don’t share your milestones with me but you are angry and disappointed that I didn’t share mine with you. If you were to ask me, I would gladly tell you. Then again, such annoying bullsh*t does happens and its just humans. And what I came to realise is that through all this, I don’t even have to explain myself becauseI WILL tell who, when and what I want to tell especially if its about my LIFE! Careless about what people think as they were never there when we needed them in the first place. Apart from that “drama”, I think we did well as a team!
As much as I am excited, I am also terrified how I’ll be able to cope with my labour. As friends who knew me well, that I don’t deal with pain very well. We shall see about what’s about to unfold, prayers and blessings are definitely most welcome. The husband and I are very thrilled to welcome a baby boy in 4 months! And we have been working hand in hand getting things done and prepped for our tiny challenger. Please keep us in your prayers! For all the love that have been outpoured, the constant prayers and the utmost positive energy that has been instilled since the announcement, we are such blessed parents-to-be to have such wonderful friends! 🙂