On 6th April I had the glucose test to check for gestational diabetes.
I have a sweet tooth, have always had a sweet tooth. I am one of those who enjoys a little dessert post a meal. But since earlier in my pregnancy, I did not feel like indulging in a dessert. It wasn’t until my 5th month that I started having mango sago dessert from Honeymoon dessert chain once a week after Japanese classes and in my 6th month when VJ went to India for cousin’s wedding and brought back ladoos and kajayams, that i had had sweets in over 5-6 months.
The week before the glucose test, i had indulged in quite a few mangoes as afternoon after lunch dessert, this being summer season and banganapalli mangoes readily available.
So i reached the hospital and they drew a test tube full of blood sample. I was given a orangish drink to be drank in 10-15 mins. It was a bit too sweet to my liking and to have it empty stomach seemed an ordeal but then because i was hungry, it went it relatively easily.
Then they drew another two test tubes of blood samples in 1 hour intervals.
So at 9.40, 10.40 and 11.40, I had 3 samples drawn with the drink taken after the 9.40 am. I was advised against drinking water till 11.40.
Met with Dr.SLL for a regular scan and got back home.
The next day I got a text from the doctor saying test results were normal. I felt a weight lift off my shoulder.
On the 7th April, I visited the baby market at Expo on my own and bought a couple of mittens and booties, waterproof sheets, calendula aloe cream and a sailor dress for my newly born nephew.
The next day, I took VJ and we reached at 10 am and started back home at around 2 pm. It took so long since I took plenty of breaks in between to pee, to have a drink and to have lunch. We picked up mattresses, a couple of nursing bras, merries newborn diapers, wet wipes (one for baby’s bum and the other for hand and mouth), mustela baby toiletries + diaper rash cream, pureen laundry detergent, mattress protector, teats for bottles, nipple shells, bottle drying rack, bottle cleaning liquid, swaddles and a maternity dress.