I'm really not sure of my EDD but am wondering how much it really matters. Most of my cycles have been 24 days but over the last year there have been some wonky ones, one even going to 32 days. I wasn't charting really, I just noted when the first day of each cycle was. So based on my LMP of May 6th, my due date could be anywhere from Feb 6th to 10th (if a 28d cycle is assumed). Unfortunately I don't keep track of when we DTD, so that's not a help. (DH thought the conception date was May 13th. Somehow, I don't think that's realistic given my LMP! )
Now I know with DS because I wasn't sure of my dates I had an early ultrasound at which they declared I was "10w5d" (I was seriously like, what? no hours and minutes?! lol). But 1) that was with an OB (I'm going with a midwife this time) and 2) I'm hoping to avoid any unnecessary u/s, and even maybe the "routine" u/s this time if at all possible. Are there any other ways of figuring out an EDD?
I guess I'm just worried that it's going to be a battle with the birthing professionals not knowing an "specific" due date. I mean, the only time I see it becoming an issue is if I go waaay post-dates (or super early, I guess). But either way, I feel baby will be born when they choose to be born and it's really only a best-guess in any case. How sure is everyone else of their dates? Does it matter to you if your EDD is "off" one way or the other?
Maybe I'm worrying for nothing but my first appointment with the m/w is July 19th, so I doubt I'd get in for an u/s until wk 13 or 14 at the earliest And since u/s become less and less reliable for dating after the 12th week, if it's going to be an issue I need to push for an earlier appointment.