Tomorrow morning I go to the OB to do my glucose tolerance screen thingy. The doc himself admitted it is a flawed and somewhat useless test, but since he and I and Kneelingwoman are all in curious pursuit of why my babies were SO large, I am ok with this.
I have to drink the crap at 8:45 exactly and they will draw my blood at 9:45 exactly. At 9:46 I plan to shove some kind of delicious thingy into my mouth that I will bring in my purse. I asked them how long I had to fast for and they said "no food after midnight"---I then asked what is the exact hour length and they said 8 hours---so I am most likely going to eat some pure protein at 12:45 am since unfortunately I will still be awake getting home from work. I am thinking a chunk of cheese and some almonds or something.
I think it is a regular prenatal visit, too, but these aren't very exciting. My prenatals with Kneelingwoman are, and those are helpful, informational, wonderful growing experiences for me and my husband and invaluable. At the OB, they don't even feel your belly. They take hearttones but the baby dear moves all the time so I know she is alive, sorry to be so blunt. (Plus I have a doppler and gel in my kitchen right now) they take my blood pressure which is always nice and low, but so does kneelingwoman. they weigh me which is lame, and they don't even test my pee(?!) They also don't measure my fundal height which Kneelingwoman does. She also talks to my baby a bit which is adorable and wondrous but I am glad Dr-Guy doesn't do that, haha it would be weird I think.
I will never forget my very first phone consultation, if you want to call it that, with Kneelingwoman 5 years ago. She told me her focus was Emotions and Nutrition. I just remember being so struck with that, Emotions and Nutrition. The very two things they never ever dealt with at the Ob, certainly not in the experiences of my first 2 pregnancies. Emotions and Nutrition?!, why that sounds positively intelligent and loving and whole and logical and sound. And I was sold on midwifery from that moment on.
So, wish me luck as I don't want to puke up my Orange syrup tomorrow, I think I will be fine. I feel that this test is bad for the baby, but she will be ok. Does anyone know if they are going to also not let me eat until after the results, or can I actually cram in my egg biscuit at 9:46?
and I SWEAR i will take and post some pics in a day or so...need to clear off my camera...