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Let’s Play A Game

Or be a part of my non-scientific, double-blind, placebo-controlled, government-funded study!

Um, it’s really none of those things. But did you see how well that flowed from my fingers and translated on the written page? Seven years of pharmaceutical sales has taught me something, by God.

Mommies, tell me how many days +/- you delivered from your due date. Also, if you had two separate dates (like the lame LMP spinny-wheel date vs. what the ultrasounds predicted), which was closer? And non-mommies, I’m not discriminatory…tell me about your sisters, friends, etc.

And finally (TMI), did anyone have really bad breast pain in their last month? Like your nipple was struck by lightening?

Because OUCH.

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  • Amy

    July 12, 2006 at 8:30 am

    My best friend from college had her baby 3 days before due date. She begged dr. to induce her b/c she was miserable. She is pregnant with her second now and her due date is almost the exact same as her first! I hope you aren’t miserable…i am pretty sure this is the best place to be preg. in the summer though! good luck

  • Natalie

    July 12, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Well I can’t help you with the due date action, but I do remember my oldest sister talking about how she felt like someone had used her boobs as punching bags. It happened with each of her 4 boys…yes count them, 4 boys (under the age of 7, so brave). She’ll be starting a football team shortly :)

  • sundance kid

    July 12, 2006 at 8:42 am

    The boy came on his due date….water broke. Was planning on inducing day after due date. Just couldn’t take the mental waiting game. Luckily, we didn’t have to induce!

    They say 1 in 20 babies actually are born on their due date.

    Can’t recall any boob pain. :( Hope yours feel better.

    Will call later. :)

  • Emily

    July 12, 2006 at 9:18 am

    In the last year:

    Two friends delivered exactly one day before their due dates

    One friend delivered two days before her due date

    One friend delivered six days after her due date (with thanks only to an induction)

    One friend delivered two days after her due date (third child)

    I think that all due dates were based on the LMP thingy, mainly because most of their dates matched up pretty well with the ultrasound dates. I feel like I am the only person in the world whose LMP date is five days from her ultrasound date. What is the difference between yours?

  • elle

    July 12, 2006 at 9:41 am

    I delivered my son 10 days early from the LMP spinny wheel thing, but exactly the day the ultrasound tech told me.

    elle

  • amanda

    July 12, 2006 at 9:43 am

    my friend had her baby the day before her due date. she had a doctor’s appt. and the doctor accidentally broke her water while trying to move some membranes or something?

  • paisley

    July 12, 2006 at 10:45 am

    Interestingly, my LMP due date and my ultrasound due date match up perfectly.

    My sisters and I were all two weeks early and my sister’s sons were both 2 days late.

    I have no idea what will happen to me. :)

    Good luck!!!

  • Obabe

    July 12, 2006 at 11:29 am

    boy #1 – 2.5 weeks early. I had too much amniotic fluid, and i went into labor with my water breaking, so it kind of makes sense.
    boy #2 – 12 hours before his due date. the “typical” labor you hear about- contractions, getting closer/more painful. etc. textbook.

    my family runs late with babies. my grandmother ran two weeks late, my mom went late woth us kids, my sister went late….

    with one of the boys, my dates were a few days +/- at each ultrasound, but my OB wont change your “original” (LMP) due date unless there is 7 days difference or greater.

    good luck!

  • whoorl

    July 12, 2006 at 11:37 am

    I am loving these comments, ladies. Keep ’em coming!

    All of my ultrasounds (4 or 5 of them) have put my due date at August 5-7th, but my LMP date is August 11th.

    It sounds to me like the ultrasound dates are usually closer. ..

  • Stacie

    July 12, 2006 at 11:58 am

    My first was an excruciating 11 days past the LMP due date. Awful. Some people will tell you that the first one is never on time, which is true for me but I’ve known plenty of people that delivered their 1st early or on-time.

    Second was 21 days early (going thru a lot of stress at the time… I think she wanted out of that environment).

    My third was a charm… exactly one week before my due date(& only one day before the scheduled c-section). Coincidentally, she was due on August 8th… just about the same as your little Whoorlito!

    Bottom line, you cannot predict. The last weeks are always the toughest… feel like forever! You’ll make it and we can’t wait to hear all about it.

    P.S. If you think your boobs hurt now, wait until your milk comes in!!!! Yikes.

  • Wendy

    July 12, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    With my first I was induced 2 weeks early due to mild pre-eclampsia. With my second, I really wanted to go into labor on my own since I didn’t get to experience it with my first. At 5 days past due (at the end of July) I wouldn’t handle it any more and he was forcefully evicted!! I’m probably not much help. :)

  • reluctant housewife

    July 12, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    My son arrived 5 days after his due date (saving him from having a Valentine’s Day birthday).

    I was induced because of low amniotic fluid.

    By then everything hurt – so the boobs were the least of my problems!

  • Teej

    July 12, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    My friend just had her baby on Monday and she was due on June 29th and had to be induced. My sister had both her girls exactly on their due date.

  • carrie

    July 12, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    My first had matching due dates (period and sono) and my water broke on that day, 12:06 am!

    caf

  • Angella

    July 12, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Oh, and ditto on the “wait until your milk comes in” comment :)