Wednesday, July 29, 2009

27 & 28 Weeks

We spent weeks 27 and 28 in San Diego and Las Vegas for Dominic's basketball Tournament. We had lots of fun and the team placed 2nd in both tournaments! Shauna did fine with the flights and the weather. These were the last trips she will take before the baby is born (apparantly its not recommended to fly after 32 weeks for some reason).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Appointment #5 - 27 Weeks

Shauna is now 7 months! Most healthcare practitioners routinely recommend a glucose screening test (also called a glucose challenge test or GCT) between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy to check for gestational diabetes, a high blood sugar condition that some women get during pregnancy.

Before we arrived at our appointment, Iwe had to go to the lab so Shauna could take the glucose screening test. This process included drinking a orange-flavored (flat) soda-like drink. There was a one-hour waiting period - and we had to be back in exactly one hour for the results to be read or do it over. While we waited, we headed over to our scheduled appointment. Shauna's gaining weight on track and everything else checked out fine. With minutes to spare, we made it back for the screening reading, which consisted of a blood test.

At 27 weeks the baby...
- Weighs almost 2 pounds
- Is about 14.5 inches long
- Is sleeping and waking at regular intervals
- Can open and close his eyes
- Is possibly sucking his fingers

Saturday, July 4, 2009

25 Weeks

Save the Date: Baby Shower BBQ - 9/5/09

Please save the date for our co-ed Baby Shower BBQ, to be held Saturday, September 5th at Temescal Park, Oakland, CA from 1-5pm.

Invitation to follow.