hi, i got my first positive test yesterday so i'm joining you. i think my due date is feb. 12 or so.
the 40 week thing: the doctors use it because most women do not really know when they ovulated, they know only when they started their last period, so it's easier. they just assume ovulation was two weeks after that and so the baby is, therefore, two weeks younger than the forty. of course, the ovulation and fertilization could have taken place almost anywhere in that month, i think, so they don't really know. for example, my son was, in theory, three and 1/2 weeks early but he was perfect weight and had a near perfect apgar score, so my guess is that he was not really that early but was instead conceived very early in my cycle. anyhoo. those are my thoughts.
symptoms: sore breasts (ow! i didn't have this with the first one) on one day, horrible nausea for one day and sort of a persistent low grade nausea for now (the bad stuff kicked in at 1 month last time, so i'm trying to prepare myself), back ache/cramps (does anybody else have this? is that what folks mean by cramps?), fatigue (!!!), and emotional.
we watched "big fish" last night. boo hoo hoo hoo.
by the way, dh is very, very, very emotional so i think that's HIS early symptom!