Last Thursday I had my 6 month Dr. appt with my preferred Dr. I also had to the drink the Glucose drink, for the Gestational diabetes test, wait an hour and get my blood drawn. While waiting for the hour to expire I went to the Dr's appointment. The heartbeat was high 150's, which I was happy about because higher numbers tend to be a girl, but it could have just been high on the sugar I just drank! I was NOT lacking in the weight gain department this month but Doc said that I was average compared to all the other pregnant girls she weighed that same day! Guess we all ate well over the Holidays,,, mine must have been that Fudge from Aunt Christi!!!! (yeah, it was good!)
Anyway, after sharing with the Dr. that my heart is still "freaking out" skipping beats and thumping loudly even when I feel totally calm, she decided to do some extra blood work. I was actually grateful she didn't freak out and want to run $5000 worth of tests! Guess it was a good call on her part because I found out the next day I was pretty low on Potassium. I was already taking one Potassium a day, but have upped it and feel a little better now!
And more good news, I passed the Gestational diabetes test so no need for more torture. Well, at least not torture in the area of 'consuming sugary drinks that give you a headache and the shakes.'