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#1 of 14 Old 10-15-2007, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We're so excited!! We had an ultrasound this morning and our sweet baby had a heartbeat of 114bpm - great for this gestational age. :

According to my LMP I am 6w6d.
According to our doctor's measurements on the ultrasound I am 6w6d.
According to my temp chart and when I am pretty sure I ovulated, I am 6w3d.
That gives me a due date of 6/2 or 6/6. Which due date would you go by? The LMP and how the baby measured on u/s today? Or by when I believe I actually ovulated?
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I'd use the later one, just in case you need to later on. But really, +/- 3 days is the norm for anything (even charting, I think).

Yay for a good hb!

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Yay! Congrats!

I can't wait for my ultra sound..
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Awesome, congrats
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Oh how fun! Congrats!
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I always say go with the later day, just in case you need a few extra days in the end. No one questions an early baby, but late babies start to freak people out. My 4th baby was 12 days late. Had I had a 3-day earlier due date, she would have been 15 days late which subjects both mom and baby to testing and possible induction.
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hip hip hooray! I agree with the others - I take a later date when I can. Then you can be pleasantly surprised when they come early.
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Go with 6/6.

So if you go "early," you're thrilled, and if you go "over" it's not by as much. Just gives you more options, you know?

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Thanks everyone for the input on my due date. I agree. 6/6 makes more sense.
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That's so exciting!! A heartbeat.... It's a MIRACLE. Here we all are, having babies just like women all over the world, day in and day out, but it's a true miracle every time. I'm in awe these days.

It helps that I'm feeling pretty good, too. Every morning I wake up and open my eyes and think, do I feel sick? Is today the day that m/s might hit me? But not yet, and I pray it stays that way.

I'm 5 weeks and 2 days today. Still lots of time to experience ups and downs, I know, but I'm going to be optimistic about those downs!
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We're so excited!! We had an ultrasound this morning and our sweet baby had a heartbeat of 114bpm - great for this gestational age. :
Congrats!
I'm curious, why a u/s so early??

Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures! 

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Because my DH and I have lost one child to an ectopic pregnancy, another child in an early miscarriage and twins in a miscarriage at 9 weeks.
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Congrats!!!!
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