Monday, August 30, 2010

My Pregnancy: Week 28

Personal Update:
Last week, I took the glucose screening test. I went to the doctor this week to find out the results. I failed. :0/ If you score under 140, you don't have diabetes. If its over, you might. My score was 145. So now I get to take another test where they draw my blood 4 times in 3 hours after having fasted for 10-12 hours. Oh joy. This test will determine if I have gestational diabetes and at what level. I could just have to stop having any sugar or I might have to meet with a nutritionist and be put on a very strict diabetic diet. Worse yet, I could have to start monitoring my blood sugar everyday and taking insulin shots= TONS of needles!! :0( Either way, I'm already cut off from any sugar. Turns out you don't miss what you've got til its gone. I'm having hardcore withdrawals! NOT happy. This is not the disease to get when you're a chocoholic. Anyway, the test is Friday and I'll update you all when I know anything. Here's what has to say this week:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Pregnancy: Week 27

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Friday, August 13, 2010

My Pregnancy: Week 26

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Pregnancy: Week 25

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.