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#1 of 5 Old 10-24-2005, 11:28 AM - Thread Starter
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This is my third baby, so you think I would have a handle on some things. You know, be an old hand at, say, counting weeks. Well, somewhere along the way, I lost track. So I went to Parentsplace.com and used their pregnancy calendar to calculate how far along I was based on my due date (which I did know). Anyway, they said I was 35 weeks (going to be 36 weeks on Wednesday). I was pretty excited that I was that far along, didn't have much time left, started panicking about the house, etc.

Then I looked a little closer at the calendar, and it turns out, that their calculator is off by a week. : I'm actually 34 weeks, going to be 35 on Wednesday. I'm pissed. I feel like I've had an extra week added to my pregnancy!

Thanks for letting me vent a little!


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At this point, yeah that would be a little annoying!!

Well maybe your baby will feel like you, and be ready a little sooner than the calendar says.

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Well maybe your baby will feel like you, and be ready a little sooner than the calendar says.
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My husband really understands the idea of a "due period"- so much in fact that he has told most of his friends, co-workers, etc. that our baby is due between late October and late November. Unfortunately, people tend only to hear the first part- so EVERYONE thinks we're having an October baby, despite my "due date" not being until November 7th. Of course, I've been telling everyone mid-November to avoid the situation we're now in- where every time we are out people are surprised that I haven't had this baby yet!!!

I know my "weeks" really well, but I still feel like my pregnancy has been extended by the fact that so many people think that I should have had this baby already, or any day now.

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My "What to Expect" pregnancy calendar is off by a week too and it's annoying. I always have to subtract to correct for it...it's saying 38 weeks today but I'm really only 37.

Actually, funny thing is b/c of when I likely conceived I probably am closer to 38 weeks.

It's all arbitrary though, it's just that the medical community has really put alot of faith in it. :

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