It's official. I have gestational diabetes. BOO!
Bright side is I now have to eat well (though I wasn't eating too terribly before...). I had already made an appt with the endocrinologist in anticipation of the news, so I'll see her on Tuesday. I think they'll send me to a class to learn how to manage this over the next 2+ months. This really means that I need to plan my meals much better. I do far too much eating on the run which most often leads to eating poorly (I am a fan of the drive-thru window). Luckily I'll be done with work in a couple weeks so I won't be as tempted to eat badly since I eat less in the summer (cause I'm not up at the crack of dawn!) and I'm home more and I don't keep bad food in the house. It'll be good, but I was really was hoping to have dodged this bullet.
So here's the weird thing. On Monday, my test results from last week come back (they had done a throat culture to see if I had strep or not because I was so sick all week). Turns out that it was positive, but I'm positive for Group B Strep. If you google that, you'll see that all of the information about it is written in terms of how group B strep impacts delivery and the infant. If the baby contracts it during delivery, there can be dire consequences. It says that many (most?) women are given a screening around 3 weeks to check. The screening is via vaginal swab since that's one of the main ways it's carried.
So I get all that and understand that if one is a carrier of group B strep, they give you antibiotics during delivery and it significantly cuts down risks for baby. What confuses me is that I had it in my throat and there's nothing that says "when found in the throat, it can cause the following symptoms..." I'm not questioning whether or not they actually found it, but I do question whether or not it's what made me sick. Regardless, I'm on antibiotics and life is good because I'm feeling a zillion times better.
Lastly, they have me starting kick counts. I knew this was going to be a major source of anxiety for me and so far it has been on and and off. Yesterday for instance, she was so active all day that I didn't worry at all. The day before, however, I was nervous because although she definitely kicked enough, I felt the quality of her kicks weren't up to par. Really? Now I'm evaluating her kick quality???? I AM CRAZY. I feel like her weak kicks are signs that she's, well....weak. I need to stop over analyzing it all. I know. Just one more thing to worry about...