Tackle It Tuesday

by Janice

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

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So I failed my initial glucose screening…

So this Tuesday, instead of tackling all the tons of things I need to do, I will be sitting in a lab “tackling” my 3 hour gestational diabetes fasting glucose test. It is bad enough that I may have gestational diabetes – but I have to sit in a lab for THREE hours too!

We are in the beginning process of converting our office space into Jackson’s bedroom so that the new baby can have Jackson’s room – and I have a ton of sorting and organizing to do. As well, I have my usual ton of emails and work to do. So, sitting in the lab for three hours is a tad frustrating.

Most of all though – I just really hope I don’t have gestational diabetes! I really, really, really like sugar! I try to not eat too much of it of course – but I can’t imagine living without orange juice and fresh fruit!

I was totally shocked that I failed the screening. I didn’t have any problems with Jackson and I am not in any of the risk categories (except that I am over 25.)

What about you moms out there – did any of you have gestational diabetes? Tell me the truth – how horrible is the diet? Can I really not drink orange juice?!? What about fruit? I NEED fresh fruit…

I sure hope I pass this test – I promise if I do, I won’t complain at all that I had to sit in a lab for three hours!

I hope your tackles are going well – link up and let us know.

UPDATE: Thanks so much for all your supportive, informative comments!!! I made it through the test – but only because they had a little room with a wonderful, soft reclining chair. I was so nauseated and dizzy that sitting up was getting really hard by the end of the first hour. I hadn’t realized that the chair reclined, so when I mentioned I wasn’t feeling well, the lab tech told me the chair reclined. Wow – was I relieved! I even dozed a bit. I was feeling really rough. I hope that isn’t a sign that I may have GD… I will write a post letting you all know my results when I get them. Thanks again for all your encouragement!!!


Tackle It TuesdayRemember if your next tackle is a tough one… You can Ask Our Organizer Jessica for advice.

She’s a professional organizer and we’re fortunate to have her write a monthly “Ask The Organizer” column here on “5 Minutes for Mom”.


Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done. (It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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