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Pregnant 10 months

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2/17/06 5:35 P

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Here is the breakdown if you don't want to argue with people like my husband (who refuses to see it as 10 months).

Month 1 = Weeks 1-4
Month 2 = Weeks 5-8
Month 3 = Weeks 9-13
Month 4 = Weeks 14-17
Month 5 = Weeks 18-21
Month 6 = Weeks 22-26
Month 7 = Weeks 27-30
Month 8 = Weeks 31-35
Month 9 = Weeks 36-40

It ends up giving you 3 - 5 week months, but I find it easier to tell people that aren't are up on the weeks as we are.


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2/17/06 4:27 P

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Thanks girls! I'm just going to say from now on "Coming in July sometime..." Lol! Have a good one!


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2/17/06 1:06 P

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KIMNJOHN...week 20 completes your 5th month, so let me break it down so it is not confusing.

4 weeks: 1 month
8 weeks: 2 months
12 weeks: 3 months
16 weeks: 4 months
20 weeks: 5 months
24 weeks: 6 months
28 weeks: 7 months
32 weeks: 8 months
36 weeks: 9 months
40 weeks: 10 months

But like everything else everyone is going to count differently so this is just how I have learned to count it and it makes perfect sense. But we all know that we are pregnant 40 weeks so I guess it doesn't matter how we each count the months, it is just confusing to me when I see someone that is due at the end of July (29th) and are saying they are 4 1/2 months. But who cares I guess.


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2/17/06 12:46 P

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Ok now to REALLY upset everyone - the "wheel" that most doctor's offices use is based on 10 FULL months - as in almost 11 months. A girl at work got one from her dr's office and showed me - THAT IS OUT OF CONTROL!!! I have always known that it's a FULL 9 months, but a full 10 months, come on! I'm 17 1/2 weeks so that's what I tell people when they ask, but like Dawn said, people don't know the weeks, so they want to know months. I guess I'm just barely 4 months? I don't know. But I've been saying just about 4 months.....

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2/17/06 12:24 P

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I count in weeks or months. When I count months, I go by my due date. I am due on June 27, so on February 27, I will be 5 full calendar months. In weeks, I will be 22 weeks on February 20. The difference in the 9 month/10 month pregnancy is whether you count calendar or lunar months. In calendar months, your pregnancy is about 9 months, and in lunar months ( 28 day per cycle or 4 weeks per month, it is then months) it's 10 months. Does that make sense? I guess you just have to be clear whether you are counting lunar or calendar, that's all, and not mix the two, b/c you will get confused.

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2/17/06 11:04 A

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I have learned to never count in months anymore. I count weeks only. 40 weeks pregnant so it's a lot easier for me to explain to those who don't know women are pregnant for 10 months!

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2/17/06 9:15 A

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Kim, the 5th month is weeks 19-22. So this weekend we'll be 4 1/4 months!

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My sil keeps reminding me that "women are actually pregnant" 10 months, don't know why, I think she is going to enjoy me being big! haha.

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2/16/06 11:00 P

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It makes perfect sense to me. I just get a kick out of people that are due like on the 29th and talk about that they only have like 4 or 4 1/2 months left. Which is not right. I just don't want them to be disappointed when they hit their 9 month mark and then still have like 4 more weeks at least to go. With my first I was pregnant 9 days into my 10th month, very frustrating and then my son came on my birthday, lol. I am hoping this one doesn't come to early ecause he is due 3 weeks after mine and my first son's birthday. I guess it would be easy for my husband ot only hae to remember one day for 3 birthdays and it's father's day this year. I am glad I am not the only one that is frustrated with this subject.


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2/16/06 10:25 P

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From what I understand is that at the end of a pregnancy we have completed 9 months so we say 9 months pregnant b/c it is 9 FULL months and we will be entering the tenth month when we actually give birth. It's just like the weeks. I have completed 20 weeks but am in the 21st week. Does that make sense?

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2/16/06 9:31 P

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You're right that our gestation period actualy is 9.5 lunar months (28 days) and 10 lunar months if you add on those two weeks between menstruation and conception. I think the idea of the "9 month" pregnancy is based on calendar months (30 days) and doesn't include the 2 weeks before conception.

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2/16/06 9:27 P

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I know - I get so confused over this concept! The what to expect book says ~18 weeks starts your fifth month, but I was thinking "that's not five months!" It's so strange to me!

Evan/Dylan weighed:
Birth 7 lbs 8.5 oz & 21 in/8.10lbs & 21 in.
6 mo: 14lbs. 13 oz. & 26in/19.5lbs & 27 in.
9 mo: 17lbs. & 29 in./22lbs &
12 mo: 19 lbs. 5 oz. & 31.5 in.
2 yr: 24.2 lbs

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