As you can see above this post, I updated my pregnancy ticker. Yesterday, we went for an ultrasound, and the doctor confirmed what I already suspected: that although I'm officially 24 weeks along, it actually seems more like 22 weeks - which ties in with my original suspicion that I became pregnant later than I was "expected" to.
He suggested to update the gestational age and due date, and conduct all follow-up accordingly. This will become very important close to the end of this pregnancy - I don't want to be pressured to induce at 40 weeks, thinking that I'm 42 weeks along!
And just while we're on the subject of follow-up for pregnant women, I must say how grossly inefficient the system around here is. Honestly, if I did all the tests and check-ups that were suggested to me, even if only just the ones I could have for free, I would pay a high price in travel costs, energy, time, and a disruption in my home life. Why would I need a monthly visit just to monitor my weight and blood pressure? This can be done so easily at home.
Also, unfortunately, there is virtually no alternative system (such as affordable private care by licensed midwives). We're just stuck with the only clinic within reasonable distance, and are trying to make the best of it.
PS: And... as to the big question... whether we are having a boy or a girl this time - I think I'll keep you all in suspense just a little bit longer. :o)