We are a family who enjoys livin' on the edge!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Glucose Testing

This is the price I paid for enjoying a brownie the morning of my glucose testing a month ago.
When the nurse called to tell me that my Glucose Test results came back 144 and the average is 130, I told her, "Well, I have always been an overachiever." She didn't find me very funny. She told me I would have to come back and take another Glucose Test that meant not eating for 12 hours ahead of time, then drink the 'orange' and then wait to have my blood drawn 4 times.
This is my problem with the above mentioned: I am pregnant therefore I like to eat and so does the child inside me. The orange drink is BAD! The nurse told me that it had more sugar in it than 24oz. Mountain Dew. I have very tiny veins that roll and therefore when I have a nurse that doesn't listen to me about my veins, I get poked 10 times and in between each time the Nazi nurse says sorry, gives me a little smirk, and tries again. I do not like needles, I don't like blood.
Between the first and second hour, I saw the doctor. Love him! But when I sat up, my stomach felt anything but love at the drink I had to guzzle down 20 minutes earlier. He saw it on my face and told me, if I threw up, I would have to start all of again on a different day.... My love for him dwindled a bit.
The wait between hour two and three was excruciating and I am not being dramatic. I kept my eyes closed and practiced my breathing techniques. I had goldfish in my purse. I thought about the goldfish the whole hour... How could I sneak the contraband from my purse to take to the bathroom? Would anyone notice? Where there cameras {I looked and didn't see any but you never know these days}? Would it ruin my results? I can't do this again, so I waited. I felt as if I was on the Price is Right when my name was called to get the last vial of blood drawn.
Hopefully I win the Showcase Showdown prize of regular sugar levels when the nurse calls me this week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Princesses on Ice

Princess Merritt and her Prince Charming walking into the Cedar Park Center. When we got out of the car, she looked up at the arena and asked us if this was the castle where the Princesses lived. We told her that this was the ice castle where the Princesses were going to ice skate! Merritt couldn't take her eyes off the Princesses on Ice. It was too funny because our friends next to us had popcorn that they offered to Merritt to munch on - but she didn't want to miss any ice skating so her hand would blindly be reaching out for the popcorn box. Here is Merritt and her friend Kate dressed liked their favorite princesses! Cinderella was the last Princess to skate and she came out in a beautiful carriage. Merritt stood on her chair to make sure she saw every glide, jump, and lift that she did! There was a little firework show at the end and we all cheered all the skaters!