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I am having a GIRL!!!! I wanted another girl, not that I would have been sad if I had a boy.<br>
But they say I am probably further along then the EDD... I may have to go to the September DD club! AND that means ONLY 4 months left????? Oh my god I am so not ready how could I be ready in 4 months????
 

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Congrats!<br><br>
Yeah, my edd went up a WEEK when I got an u/s at 11w. I was like noooooo! I need more time!
 

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Congratulations!!!!
 

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FYI-<br>
a sonogram due date is not accurate unless done in the first 8 wks. There is a +/- margin of error of about 2 weeks if done after that. If you think you know when your baby was conceived, or you got an early sonogram date, go with that. Save yourselves unnecessary interventions from an incorrect due date. It is never a good idea to let a provider change your due date based on a 20 wk sonogram. Always go with the latest due date you've been given, and insist that your DR does also. It's important to remember that even though what we are told is 40 wks for a pregnancy, that the average is 41 and 1/2 weeks! Not to mention, that only 10% of babies are born on their due date! So what is "normal" according to the medical community just "ain't necessarily so." Unless of course, you want to believe that all those women who make up the aforementioned average have bodies that are incapable of carrying a fetus without going "past due." All those babies, just wasting away in their mom's uterus, we'd better induce before it's too late! SHEESH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><br><br>
boy that turned into a rant, didn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/rant.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rant">:
 

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Well well well.... so my range will continue to be somewhere from.... 16, 17 weeks to 20 weeks then. They also did a transvaginal sonogram, would that help?<br>
My mom is hopefully going to come to FL (she lives out of state) so she can be here for the birth and after, so it would be really messed up if she came around the EDD and then 2 weeks later I am still pregnant!!! She wants to be able to stay after the birth to help out. My sonogram w/ dd1 was pretty accurate, I think my edd was Dec 24 and dd came Dec 21. But more impressive, my midwife I had then on the first day I came to the office guessed that my DD would be Dec 27.<br><br>
I am pretty sure my midwife would let me go past 40 weeks. I will admit I would get EXTREMELY nervous past 41 weeks though b/c of some tragic stories that I have heard, I can't help but think if they had just not waited would the baby still be alive then???
 

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For your due date, go with what seems most reasonable to you. You were the one who was there! If you had an early transvaginal sonogram, it should be pretty accurate for your EDD, it's the later ones you have to be wary of.<br><br>
True incidences of "post-term" babies are very uncommon, I'm talking about the placentas starting to die, babies not getting enough nourishment, etc. Mecomium in the amniotic fluid is more common the longer you get past the 40 wk mark, BUT, it also has to with fetal stress. So it is possible that some of the cases where it occurs has more to do with birthing circumstances(ie, unnaturally strong pitocin contractions, induction) than with being in the uterus too long. Did you know that doctors still don't know exactly what causes labor to begin? The way I see it, why mess with something you don't understand?<br><br>
I feel you though with the MIL thing. Mine flew from St Louis to see the baby be born in Lake Mary(that's where we ACTUALLY live!). She stayed for a week, and nothing. But to be fair I did warn her that most babies are later than their due dates!
 

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Congrats!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Yay!
 

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another girl. I feel like we are very heavy on the girl side. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Congratulations!!!
 

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Yay! congratulations...I am partial to girls too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I have 2 more long weeks before my ultrasound....*sigh*
 

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Yea once it is scheduled it takes forever for that day, now it I feel like 4 or 5 months is so little time to be prepared! Even though I only want to have a few things they are mostly big ticket items - cloth dipes, clothes, this family bed sleeper mattress - you lay it ontop of your mattress it has like a big roll on one side to prevent roll offs but I think I can make one so that will save lots and the mei tai of course!
 

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Yay! Congrats!!<br><br>
I still have THREE weeks to go till my u/s. Sigh. I can't wait. I wanna shop!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Congrats!<br>
By the way, I checked out your myspace. your daughter is oh so cute! I didn't even think about posting my belly pictures there. I think I'm a bit afraid of taking them. With my first I took pictures with my shirt on. With my second I took picture of just my bare belly lieing down. I think it's so cool to see them get farther and farther up your belly when you lay down sucking in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">: Congratulation's!!!
 

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a sonogram due date is not accurate unless done in the first 8 wks. There is a +/- margin of error of about 2 weeks if done after that. If you think you know when your baby was conceived, or you got an early sonogram date, go with that. Save yourselves unnecessary interventions from an incorrect due date. It is never a good idea to let a provider change your due date based on a 20 wk sonogram. Always go with the latest due date you've been given, and insist that your DR does also. It's important to remember that even though what we are told is 40 wks for a pregnancy, that the average is 41 and 1/2 weeks! Not to mention, that only 10% of babies are born on their due date! So what is "normal" according to the medical community just "ain't necessarily so." Unless of course, you want to believe that all those women who make up the aforementioned average have bodies that are incapable of carrying a fetus without going "past due." All those babies, just wasting away in their mom's uterus, we'd better induce before it's too late! SHEESH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><br><br>
boy that turned into a rant, didn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/rant.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rant">:</div>
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I really appreciate this info. I had my first appointment with the midwife today since my big change in edd from late August (LMP) to early October (sono) and I was asking her how accurate they were and she's going firmly by my sono date.<br><br>
I don't know my exact date of conception unfortunatly. My main fear is getting risked out of a homebirth because of an 'early' baby. My m/w will not deliver before 37 weeks. I know that still gives me a healthy range but dd was born at week 39 and if the sono date is off 2 weeks there's not much room!<br><br>
eek<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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