So I got my last ultrasound. And its official, we now have decided that no one can decide when this baby is "due." So I am opening it up to anyone else's guess, both as to my actual due date or the baby's arrival.
11/24/12, says the first doctor based on my ovulating time
11/30/12 says the latest ultrasound tech at 21 weeks
12/2/12 says the first ultrasound at 13 weeks
12/10/12 says my original math (which, while accurate in most cases, is way off about due dates usually)
12/12/12 says the latest ultrasound tech the first time, before she changed her mind, not really sure what she used for either estimate other than what was on my chart from everybody else trying to guess.
Other dates to consider:
2/12 first date of second-to-last period, very wierdly exactly one week long like all the others and on time, but...
2/28/12 first date of last period also exactly one week long like all the others
3/12/12 first date of normal next period that obviously did not show up on time
11/20, my grampa's birthday
12/20, my mom's birthday
In case anyone can't do the math, that's 18 days (not counting for the variability of ultrasound times, which have about a 1-2 week margin of error), or about a 2 1/2 week span. My MW will be looking at the latest ultrasound reports in a month, and then we'll decide which date to pick for official purposes.
In case you're wondering, I don't have my own guess. I WANT it to be the 24th of November. I am WORRIED it is the 12th of December and baby is going to just want to hang out there until the 23rd and I'll be facing Christmas with a newborn. And then I want it to be the 12th too, because then I have all kinds of time to not have to worry about being overdue (which is much mroe sticky for HBAC than being early, you can go five weeks early around here and its not a big deal in terms of HB).
Let the guessing games begin! (Unrealistic guess dates by stork are also welcome).
Edited by fayebond - 8/13/12 at 5:19pm