Glucose for Comfort

August 03, 2005
Well – I had the dreaded glucose test today – to see whether or not I had gestational diabetes.



I can’t believe that I passed. I mean, you know how I’m at “high risk” or whatever.

Anyway – sorry this will be short but I’m neck deep in presentation crap.

Just wanted to share the good news.

In other news, today I am . . .


Jude is steadily growing and it is likely that each day you are becoming more aware of his movements. You can expect to gain about a pound per week this month as both you and Jude grow! Jude still has a lot of growing to do. At 1.2 pounds and eight to nine inches, he should add at least another five pounds before birth for optimum health.
Other changes that are happening:
• Jude's skin is very wrinkled right now but will smooth out when more fat is deposited and muscles further develop.
• Jude's skin is very transparent at this time; if you could see Jude you could see the bones and organs through the skin.
• At this time, you may be able to have someone put an ear to your abdomen and hear Jude's heartbeat without the aid of a stethoscope.
• Jude's visual and auditory systems are watching for light and listening to your heart beating and your stomach growling.
• The inner ear, which controls balance, will become fully formed. This means that Jude may be able to tell when he is upside down or right side up while floating in the amniotic fluid.
• Jude will continue to explore his internal environment, flexing his fingers and touching his surroundings.

Jude’s Size (head to rump) this week: About 8.5 inches

Weight: Approximately 1.25 lbs

Jude is about the same size as the width of a standard size sheet of paper!

For an image of a baby at 24 weeks visit this link

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