I had a wonderful appt with my midwife last week. I've been charting my cycles for months now, but due to a pesky cold and fever I had around the time of conception I wasn't 100% on my dates. However, I got a negative pregnancy test and then two days later got a positive one, so I thought that pretty much pinpointed the date, and that's why I've been placing myself solidly in the July DDC. Now its looking like I might have had a bad test that first time.
She pulled up my little baby on the ultrasound and we got to see him pedal his legs and roll around! She initially said he was measuring as 12 weeks! That is flatly impossible because even though I don't know for sure when I ovulated, I know it wasn't early enough for that. She did some more measurements and was only able to get it down to 11w4d. Looking back at my charts the earliest possible conception date should have only put me at 10w6d.
I'm really hoping this doesn't come back to bite me next summer by going overdue. I have no idea how this group of hospital-practice midwives handles such situations. She offered to schedule me for a dating ultrasound at the official clinic (we were using a roll-up machine in the exam room), but we declined. She also said that at this stage the measurements should be accurate to within 3 days. (Really?)
Now I'm a little confused and almost wishing we had scheduled the official ultrasound. I'm perfectly fine with knowing that my baby is due the last week or two of June, but I am starting to get worried about the hospital timeline. The random thought has also crossed my mind that I'm going to have the most enormous baby ever, and my 8lb5oz first-born was PLENTY big enough for me.
On the other hand, being a PAL mom I feel like I feel like I've been given a get out of jail free card by essentially skipping two weeks and getting almost all the way to the second trimester! I'll be introducing myself in June soon, but I'm sure I'll still hang around here a bunch too. Good luck to everyone!