Well, I'm just over 28 weeks. What that means for a pregnant woman is, typically, it's time for a glucose tolerance test. Thankfully, my midwife does not subject me to that test. She does, however, provide a glucometer and have me test my fasting blood sugar level, and then again 2 hrs after a meal. My 2 hr number was borderline. As a result, I will now be test 4 times a day for the next two weeks as well as keeping a food journal. This is so frustrating for me! And, it's new. I've never had poor results from a gd test. Even when I was drinking the nasty glucose drink at the clinic my readings were great. There's never been a need to take the second test to recheck numbers. I don't really like this new...
I am thankful that overall this has been a good - yet unique! - pregnancy. So many weird things I've never dealt with before. Being borderline for gestational diabetes is certainly the most annoying (and also a bit scary!). I guess there's a first time for everything!
One other thing with this pregnancy is how huge I got all of a sudden. It's crazy. I'm already looking full term, with a good 12 weeks left to go. But, since the surgeon who removed my gall bladder also fixed my herniated belly button, it no longer sticks out, so for that I'm thankful. ;) Starting about 2 weeks ago I already started getting the "you must not have much longer" comments... sigh.
As for the possibility of gestational diabetes, I welcome advice from those who have been there. Please refrain from sharing horror stories about 13 pound babies and ongoing health problems. I just really need positive encouragement at this time. Also, prayers are appreciated!
For the most part, I am healthy and feeling good physically. Baby (a boy!) is growing nicely, and loves to move. Everyone is excited for him to arrive. The kids know it's too early for him to come, but Levi in particular will occasionally (and wistfully) say, "I wish it was time for the baby to come out!"
(For comparison sake, here's a pic of my belly at approximately 36 weeks when pregnant with Jericho.)