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September 10th, 2013, 11:04 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 5
Hi Ladies,

A little back story, I had a period on Jan. 26th which put my due date around November 2nd, but that period was only 2 days long and it was just spotting. My period before that which was a normal length was January 6th. The doctors are going off of the last time I bled even though I told them it was only 2 days long and spotty. I had a 6.6 week ultrasound done to measure baby to see if the Jan. 26th LMP was correct and baby was measuring 1.5 weeks ahead and since it wasn't over 2 weeks ahead they kept the November 2nd due date instead of October 14th which is the date I think it is. I thought that at that early of an ultrasound, they would go by the date that was given? Which would ave put me at 8 something weeks instead of 6? At every ultrasound, baby measures at least 1 week if not more ahead, but they aren't changing anything. I am actually good with that because I want to avoid induction as much as possible, but I would feel better know I am 2 weeks ahead because it would mean my weight gain is good. Baby at 18 weeks was in 94% in weight!! But, again, if you check that weight with being 2 weeks ahead, it would be correct. Then at my 25 week ultrasound baby was measuring 2 weeks ahead especially in weight. also, my first was always under what he should be and was born at only 5.14 lb. They are saying this baby is just very big which I guess it could be, but if he is anything like his brother, I can't see him being larger than 7 pounds. Thoughts? Midwife says she won't change DD unless it's over two weeks (again, great with that because that means less chance of induction and just the possibility of baby coming two weeks "early."). any thoughts? If I'm ahead, then everything is golden. Baby's weight is on track, my weight is on track, everything else looks wonderful. Also, baby did everything early, but because it is the second pregnancy I just assumed it was because of that. Of course I would love to have the baby sooner than expected, but I also don't want to get my hopes up. lol Currently I am 33 weeks by their calculations and baby is already engaged. I am dilated, but I know that doesn't mean anything, though the engagement surprised me as this is my second child and I thought they typically didn't engage until right before labor. Hoping this is another sign I will go earlier than they thing.

If you spotted or weren't sure when your LMP was, did you end up being further along? Is there hope?! lol
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October 4th, 2013, 11:59 AM
#6 otw for us:)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: in the snow
Posts: 124
Go by your gut. You are right though, the docs thinking you are not as far along as you do does mean that your chances of being induced is smaller, but still depends on baby...
that being said, my first and third were born on their ultrasound due dates, second was 11days early cause my midwife broke my water after a lot of begging, and weight wise all three would have been right around 9lbs if I had let number two bake a lil longer...
number four will be here Jan 16, even though docs say Jan 20 cause I know my body and my babies. Only way he will come that late is if there is a blizzard lol Mn is good about crazy winter storms in Jan
Don't worry if baby's dates are a little off, he or she will come when its time. You'll know. Mommy's have intuition for a reason!
Good luck and keep us posted!
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