I'm debating whether to join July or August, as my baby is due the very beginning of August, but this one will be my 4th, and I've yet to hit my due date. I'll chime in here in any case. I'm Jenny. Due the beginning of August.
You know I tried the due month with my first and NO ONE was satisfied. They just kept pestering me until I gave them a date.
Since I (and all the women in my family) tend to go about 2 weeks early it's not an issue at the end. My first was 18 days early and my second was 10 days early. The latest a woman in my family (just counting my mother's side) has gone in the last 3 generations is 2 days past their due date. The ones that get close to their due dates are always later babies...never first.
I tried to ignore this and expect that my first would be late, and I'm a procrastinator at heart...so I wasn't prepared for her to come 18 days early.
You first time moms should consider talking to your moms about their experiences...especially their first...It's a much better guide than the society standard.
My mom came 4 weeks "late", Grandpa was in the military and so dates were pretty set. My mom had all 3 of us "late. My first 2 came at 41 weeks. My third was almost 42 weeks. So I'm planing on this one to be "late" as well. Since EDD is the 23rd I'll tell everyone the beginning of Sept.