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Due date confusion

I knew that I ovulated early, because we were NFP and actually avoiding that month and "babydanced" in what should have been a safe zone and the next day I was like "um... I just ovulated!!!" I got a BFP 4 or so days before my period was due.

For some prego-crazy reason today I went back and looked at the data, then found a due date calendar that goes by ovulation date. It gave me a whole week earlier! I have been having an inkling this babe could come early, my first came on her due date. I know due dates are a load of hooey but with my first being born on hers and having 28 day cycles forever, I can't help but take some stock in mine.

EDD based on LMP 8/26
EDD based on O-date 8/19 (so soon!)

I was freaking a bit about having "enough" time before this discovery, now am panicking a bit I could have a baby in a little over 2 weeks! Time to get my butt into gear? What would you do?

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I knew that I ovulated early, because we were NFP and actually avoiding that month and "babydanced" in what should have been a safe zone and the next day I was like "um... I just ovulated!!!" I got a BFP 4 or so days before my period was due.

For some prego-crazy reason today I went back and looked at the data, then found a due date calendar that goes by ovulation date. It gave me a whole week earlier! I have been having an inkling this babe could come early, my first came on her due date. I know due dates are a load of hooey but with my first being born on hers and having 28 day cycles forever, I can't help but take some stock in mine.

EDD based on LMP 8/26
EDD based on O-date 8/19 (so soon!)

I was freaking a bit about having "enough" time before this discovery, now am panicking a bit I could have a baby in a little over 2 weeks! Time to get my butt into gear? What would you do?

I'm in a similar boat. I know I ovulated early, putting my due date about a week ahead of my OB's guesstimate (based on LMP) and ultrasounds have marked baby at being a bit ahead consistently as well.

My doc recommended that I can count "my due date" but she didn't want to change the one in my chart in order to reduce the possibly of medical induction if I go overdue (buys me about 5 extra days). So I've just been counting myself a week ahead.

My son was born exactly a week early, but this baby seems firmly content to make it to the original due date set by the clinic.

Not much to do but wait. At 39+3 (or 38+2 by their count) I could have a baby any day now, or it could be another 3 weeks.
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EDD based on LMP 8/26
EDD based on O-date 8/19 (so soon!)

I was freaking a bit about having "enough" time before this discovery, now am panicking a bit I could have a baby in a little over 2 weeks! Time to get my butt into gear? What would you do?
Certainly time to get in gear if you haven't already but on the other hand step one in our house is usually to stop and take a birdy breath, or several. We have a 4 year old and a 6 year old so we use them a lot: breathe in and raise your wings. hold it.... no keep holding it... now slowly and controlled, breath out.

Step two. Decide on your absolute necessities that need to be ready the moment you go into labor.

This is where I am. Things like (we're going to the hospital for birth) the baby car seat: always just gets buckled into the car I typically drive when we get close. Same with hospital bag. having at least some baby clothes washed and folded ready to go, having diapers and wipes clean and ready to go. Having your birthplan, people who will/may attend, action plan scenarios all ready to go and posted wherever they need to be, etc.

After I nail down all the 100% necessities, I'm creating a step three to plug away at:

all the other nice things that I'd like to have ready for baby. In my case this includes things like cleaning our bedroom to prep it to move into a different room that's currently getting painted. finishing and painting (or getting someone to pain) our new room. Depending on where we are in the painting and moving process, I may insist on opening up and assembling our new changing table in our old room. if we get into our new room, then we'll do that and set up the crib (not necessarily for regular sleeping but for daytime naps, etc since it won't be me caring for baby during the day a lot)

and don't forget to include regular time each day to stop and think, even if baby came RIGHT NOW, i'd be ok. perhaps mentally think about where everything is or what items you'd want completed right away or pulled out as soon as you came home, etc. having an action plan makes everything feel a little more... purposeful...

best wishes! and don't forget the birdy breaths!

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I knew that I ovulated early, because we were NFP and actually avoiding that month and "babydanced" in what should have been a safe zone and the next day I was like "um... I just ovulated!!!" I got a BFP 4 or so days before my period was due.

For some prego-crazy reason today I went back and looked at the data, then found a due date calendar that goes by ovulation date. It gave me a whole week earlier! I have been having an inkling this babe could come early, my first came on her due date. I know due dates are a load of hooey but with my first being born on hers and having 28 day cycles forever, I can't help but take some stock in mine.

EDD based on LMP 8/26
EDD based on O-date 8/19 (so soon!)

I was freaking a bit about having "enough" time before this discovery, now am panicking a bit I could have a baby in a little over 2 weeks! Time to get my butt into gear? What would you do?
Don't stress out too much! I always end up with a lot of odds and ends I didn't think about that we take care of after the baby comes. Here is what I try to get done (and I think? I have done for this one):

- Car seat purchased and installed
- Post-partum self-care supplies; for me this includes overnight maxi pads, ibuprofen, heating pad
- Some baby clothes clean and ready to go. I mostly do onesies and sleepers for the small sizes; they grow out of them so quickly!
- Somewhere for baby to sleep if they don't sleep with you
- Nursing supplies. I use a lot of these, because I deal with an oversupply at the beginning. I get lots of nursing pads, nursing bras, milk storage bags (because I am returning to work after six weeks), pull the pump out of storage, nursing pillow, and get a lot of my bottom-shelf prefolds out for leakage. I know a lot of moms manage the nursing a lot more simply, but it's a bit of a messy and swollen production around here, and I know to prepare for it.
- Some receiving blankets/swaddlers clean and ready to go
- Diapering supplies clean/purchased and ready to go

If we're lucky, we try to make sure there are a decent amount of groceries in the house and bills are paid, but since you can't predict labor perfectly, this may or may not happen. I try to make sure the family has laundry done, but again, a lot of that is luck of the draw and no one is going to die if they run out of socks for a day or two.

Happy nesting! Really, try not to stress too much. If you can put some clothes on the baby and get him home, the rest can be made up later, especially if family will be around to help.

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I forgot all about those post partum and nursing supplies! duh! although I did pull out the nursing bras and nursing pads and the few washable menstrual pads to wash this morning. I think I usually use disposable pads at least for the first few days.

and the bottles too. I did find all mine but haven't washed them yet. I have to figure out where I'm going to store all that stuff before I wash it. that way it STAYs clean! so hard to do around harvest time here with trucks and dust flying around everywhere!

We'll all do fine. anybody up for a birdy breath or two? (i am!)

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doopamama!!! You and your BIRDY BREATH made me cry! In such a good way! I stopped briefly running about the house kind of scrambling to get things clean up from the day to check my email and saw your response, what perfect timing. PrimalJoy, your list helped too for sure!

I did, I took a big deep breath with my wings spread and you are right if baby came right now we'd be just fine. One thing at a time! I also just got my hubby to take an extra day off this week and next to help get ready. I am either 37 or 38 weeks right now depending upon which date I use (don't know which to pick!) I seriously need to prioritize I think.

How's this:

1. Get the remaining supplies. (I have most of what I need, just not a few things like pads and peroxide) Oh crap and the pool liner!
2. Get my birth space set up.
3. FOOD. Costco run and whatever cooking I can handle.
4. Finish organizing the places in the house I think need it.
5. Clean when the energy comes to me (assuming it will!)
6. Misc

With birdy breaths in between.

<3 <3 <3

PS. Doopamama: I'm a WA girl too, from Port Townsend. Too bad I live in North Idaho right now.

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