Here I am at 28 weeks. I am currently 30 weeks. I have been WAITING to get to 30. It feels like 30 is so much closer to the end than 29! I will also be excited to get to January, which is the next milestone I will be counting down. I don't want this baby coming early for obvious reasons, but I especially want it to wait until 2015 to make it's appearance.
I know I had the big rant about my weight the last time I posted. Well, I had an appointment on Friday and I basically didn't gain any weight the last month. Don't panic. I wasn't dieting. I just stopped eating before bed. The main reason for this was my acid reflux. It got so bad that I actually had my doctor prescribe me some medication for it, because I was struggling so badly to control it. I have acid reflux when I am not pregnant and it shows itself mainly by giving me a very sore throat and scratch voice.
I will have an ultrasound at the start of January. This would be considered routine for my "high risk" pregnancy. I am actually kind of excited for this one. It has been a while since the last!
I am happy to report I plan to go back to teaching in January. When I was pregnant with Boone I was done at the end of December. I am feeling pretty good still - especially compared to how I was feeling 2 years ago. My Braxton Hicks have just started to get more painful, which is actually quite amazing! I am hopeful that I can have a relaxing vacation and head back in January geared up to finish the last 3 weeks of classes and then final exams. My doctor recommended taking Friday's off. I have taken a few in December and I really feel this has helped me maintain my health. I am actually getting to recover after my Thursday treatments.
Everyone still asks us what we are having. We love the surprise, so of course have not found out. That being said, I had a little Italian woman at CTC (where I get my treatments) make a prediction. She is an older woman and has a strong Italian accent. She is the exact stereotype you are picturing! Apparently, a pregnant woman had come in early and she made a correct prediction on what the woman was having (the pregnant woman had just had an ultrasound confirming the sex of the baby). The CTC manager, Sam, urged me to get the Italian woman to "do me". I thought it would be fun, so I obliged. The Italian woman stood beside and gave my belly a rub for about 5 - 10 seconds and promptly declared, "It's a boy!" We had a giggle and Sam asked if she was sure. The Italian woman leaned back, took a quick look at my backside and declared, "Definitely a boy!" She then told us that a "flat butt" was the sign of a boy. So much for being bootlicious while pregnant! The Italian woman told us she has only been wrong, "One or maybe 2 times". LOL