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Figuring out due date
This is my 6th pg and I have had a time trying to figure out my due date! All year my cycles have been off kilter..... which is so not my norm. Typically I track everything and can pin point conception day..but with this it has been hard. I could use some help!
My first period of the year started Jan 1. I was excited because it would be easy to track. It lasted the normal length. Everything seemed normal, but then within a week I started again and it lasted longer than normal. So basically I bled for most of Jan (minus a few days). I was starting to get concerned as this wasn't normal and I told myself I would go to the doctor if it didn't end within a week. A few days into February it stopped. Throughout February I spotted lightly on and off. Most of the time after intercourse, but sometimes whenever.
Not to be all tmi but we had intercourse 2nd,4th,8th,15th (possibly more but that is what I have logged). In March, I had no period, and started to have symptoms, but I attributed it to My new extreme diet. I started my diet the 6th and by the 9th food wasn't appealing to me and I felt nausea. By the 17th or 18th, I felt more tired than normal... but again attributed it to diet. And didn't think much of missing my period and these other symptoms since my cycles were out of whack and the diet. March 22nd my energy returned and I felt great again. Towards the end of March, I started to question if pg because still no period. I had acquired a severe uti due to dehydration. My bladder literally hurt. April 3rd while at the circus with my kids, I felt what I thought was 2 very distinct kicks to my bladder, but it was one of those things that didn't make sense... but I said I would for sure test. I tested the 10th and it was a very quick positive. The uti continued (still been fighting it off) and occasionally I would think I felt a kick to the bladder but figured it was a gas bubble. Sometime in May I could certainly feel faint movements.... but still (even now) not really able to be felt on outside of body.
So comparing this to my other 5 pg. I have typically started to feel sick within the first few days of conception, with that lasting about a week give or take. And tiredness accompanies that. I have always felt babies sooner than later but this just seems absurd! I do know babies start moving around 7 weeks but typically are not felt for a long time later. But I wonder if having an extra sensitive bladder made me be able to feel sooner? So with all of this.... my possible conception times would be Feb 15th give or take (felt sick 20th) or about March 6th give or take. I am leaning towards March, but feel I am farther along than that (pants are already too tight and wont zip!) I actually lost about 4 or so pounds.... which is not uncommon while on this diet.
Any help would be great! I do plan to do a u/s. I typically do them within last month of pg but am considering sooner to get better idea. Although they have always put me a week or more less farther along... so not really sure it would help much. I hate not knowing!