20 October 2011

34 weeks

I don't like being lied to. The world has been dishonest about this pregnancy thing. It is not nine months long. I know not every month is four weeks exactly but if you ask someone how long one month is then they'll tell you it's four weeks. Forty weeks is ten months in my eyes. Since doctors count from your LMP my pregnancy isn't even going to be nine calender months more than likely. LMP was February 15th. Due date is November 30th. Chances are she will be born in December since due dates are not always accurate and only a small percent of babies are born on theirs and on top of that the first child is usually a little late. I assume she won't be earlier than that but we'll see. Not that I'm just figuring this all out but I am starting to get impatient. I'm 34 weeks along though and know I'm getting close. It just seems like it will be a long six or seven more weeks. Anyway, I don't want to complain anymore. I am so lucky and so happy about this. Plus once she's here there are so many things I won't be able to do or that will be much more difficult with a baby. I am just going to try and soak up the next few weeks of alone time with my husband and enjoy the sleep I do get. This has been a great experience so far and I would gladly do it all over again for this baby that I haven't even met yet!

18 Thoughts :

Kadydid Designs October 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM  

Oh!! Hang in there! The last 4 weeks are hard, but they'll be over in a blink of an eye (in retrospect that is ;) ). Good luck!

Sharon October 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

HAha, I experienced the same thing when I hit 36 weeks. I remember thinking, "YAY! We're at 9 months! Should be any day now!" And then shortly thereafter, "Wait a minute, what do you mean there are FOUR WEEKS LEFT??"

You'll do great! But I will tell you, there are some big changes in these final weeks. I didn't think my belly could get any bigger, but here I am at 39 Weeks and it still seems to be growing!!!

Tory K October 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM  

So true, 10 months long is more accurate sounding to me too! You are so close, I am so excited for you! :)

Shannon October 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

You have got to do a "what no one tells you about being preggo" blog! I think there are many things i need to know before i take the plunge! :)

Casey Martinez October 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

It is longer than 9 months:) I'm glad to hear that someone else agrees:). The end is tough...that home stretch can really drag. Hang in there and hope the time surprises you and goes quickly!

Lacey October 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

The last for weeks are going to seem like they take forever, but it's worth it, and you already know that. :o)
Maybe you'll luck out and she'll come a week early!

mary October 20, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

Aww, I can only imagine the anticipation, anxiety, discomfort, excitement, you name it. Hang in there hot momma! Soak it up. In a bubble bath perhaps?! xox!

P! October 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Okay, so I don't have kids and don't especially want one right now, but I know for a fact that if I were to become pregnant, whether I wanted it or not, I would NOT be able to wait!!! Honestly, that's the only part I fear in pregnancy is the excruciating wait.... I mean, I'm not the one with a baby in my belly and I feel like you've been preggers FOREVER!! I'm hoping for your sake she comes sooner rather than later- it's too exciting to keep the waiting this long!!

Cam October 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

I'm write there with you! I'm getting so tired and impatient! Our due dates are so close we might be having our baby girls at the same time! LOL

But trust me, I know this sounds weird, but once you give birth, you'll actually miss being pregnant. I loved when my first daughter was born, but I remember having an "empty" feeling for a little while. You get so used to her being in there, feeling her movements and such, that you miss it when it's over! Weird, huh?

Marjorie October 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM  

Soak it up! We planned dinners out, fun little trips, movies at home, sleeping!! You will know exactly what I mean after she arrives :) BTW- My 1st was 10 days late, but I was okay with that.

Caiti October 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM  

The whole weeks verses months enigma! I can't even tell you what month I am in! It's too confusing!

Venassa October 20, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

I was fine being pregnant, and in no rush at all, until I was overdue and couldn't go anywhere or do much since I was scared I'd go into labor.
Definitely soak up all the sleep time. It's the one thing I miss the most from my pre-baby life.

Shannon October 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

"I am just going to try and soak up the next few weeks of alone time with my husband and enjoy the sleep I do get. "

Yes. Yes. Yes. I can't stress that enough. My husband and I have been together since Taylor was born, but I still miss him. It's definitely different.

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH October 20, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

Sorry love. This too will pass. Just enjoy these moments while you can. Yes, pregnancy is longer than nine months, however, it will be gone before you know it. It really will! Just enjoy being alone with your husband and get some sleep. Because before you know it your baby will be walking, talking, and you will want to be pregnant again. Ha ha. So just enjoy it! You are awesome, Sean. Be strong!

Candace Stevenson October 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

you're sooooo close!!! It'll be all fun soon! haha :)
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The Presutti's October 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM  

Can't wait for you to meet that precious one!!!!

Holly October 23, 2011 at 4:35 AM  

Wait...that's actually true! 40 weeks IS 10 months! :O

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed October 24, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

My due date in November 27, so it looks like we are in the same boat! The other day, my mom said something about me being 7 1/2 months pregnant and I had to tell her, NO, I'm EIGHT months pregnant - she just assumed since I had 6 weeks to go to my due date that she would count backwards from 9 months. Geez, the woman had 2 kids - she should know pregnancy is NOT 9 months!

Although I was also very confused that I was already 2 weeks pregnant when I conceived (I know the exact date) - I mean, technically those first two weeks are counted toward pregnancy but conception hasn't happened yet? Weird.