I had my 28 week appointment this morning and it went really well. I am very lucky that my husband works from home and makes his own hours so he can come to all the appointments with me.
The doctor says I am measuring right on schedule and we got to hear the heartbeat, which is always fun. When she felt my belly she said that baby is head down with his head near my left hip, his back on my left side, his bum under my left ribs and his feet underneath my right ribs. I knew I could feel those little feet in my ribs lately!
I also asked her about prenatal classes. She hadn't spoken to us about them before, so she gave me some information. We're going to do a weekend class and get it all done in two days. Should be fun, but I have to admit I'm a bit nervous.
We talked about circumcision, too. She said it's best to get it done in the office because the hospital charges twice as much if you have it done there. She doesn't perform circumcisions but that there are other doctors in the office that do, and she gave us their names. I asked about anesthesia and she said that she knows for sure that one of the doctors uses it and that, when I call to make the appointment, I should tell the receptionist that I want anesthesia used. I'm still making up my mind about it, and I want to talk to my husband about it again, before I make a decision.
The best part of the appointment, though, was learning that I haven't gained any weight!!! How awesome is that? The hospital where I'm delivering only takes low-risk patients, and because I was already quite overweight before I got pregnant, they don't want me to gain too much weight during my pregnancy. I had to have a consultation with an anesthesiologist to make sure it would be okay for me to deliver at this particular hospital and he gave me the go-ahead as long as I keep my BMI under 45. I am not going to post what my current BMI is, but let's just say that if things continue this way, I'm looking good! It also makes it a lot easier to eat healthier when I can say to myself, "Do I want this cheeseburger now, or do I want my own doctor to deliver my baby later?"