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

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