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.

  1. Leah

    July 12, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    I have decided that all of my babies will come exactly when I want them too and there will be no pain, boob or otherwise.

    What. Let me have my fantasy.

  2. gorillabuns

    July 12, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    don’t believe everything you see in an ultrasound. we went two weeks early with celia because they thought she was going to be 10lbs and was measuring earlier than her due date. she came out 7 even. i think the error was the weigh she was positioned in utero…

  3. gorillabuns

    July 12, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    what the hell? weigh? i mean way..

  4. S.

    July 12, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Child #1: Started labor on my due date, had her the next day. It was a very accurate EDD since we’d conceived through IVF and knew the time of conception pretty much to the hour.

    Child #2: Started prodromal labor four days before due date. After two days of every-five-minutes-painful-contractions that weren’t doing a damn thing, ob took pity on me and induced. Baby came flying out soon after, two days before due date.

    Child #3: Went into labor ten days before due date.

  5. BeachMama

    July 12, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    My little guy was born two days early, on a Monday, just like I told my midwives three days before. They kept telling me I had at least another two weeks to go so not to worry about it.

    At the same time, I drank Raspberry leaf tea the week before, twice. I vacuumed for two days straight getting ready for Father-in-Law to visit. And I was in labour for a full day before I realized that the pain in my side was actually contractions.

    My boobs hurt like that for the first month and a half, but not the last month, sorry for your pain.

  6. Mysh

    July 12, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    STILTS was born the day my dr. predicted using the LMP method. But contractions started a full 24 hours beforehand and I was only admitted in the hospital 7 hours before he popped out.

    And even though it’s been more than 13 years now, YES, I remember the boob pain. It was like the ‘girls’ were saying “This ain’t NOTHIN’ Mama. You don’t KNOW what pain is!”

    Hang in there! :O)

  7. Heidi

    July 12, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    My cycles are normally between 42 – 52 days apart so, the spinny-wheel date was way off (by about a month). So, the ultrasound date was our main gauge. I was induced three days after the official ultrasound due date and had my boy the following day (four days after the due date).

    I don’t remember boob pain…I remember major crotch ache at the end though. My boobs didn’t seem to be a problem until after the milk arrived and they turned into footballs. I think they woke me up more than my munchkin did.

  8. cocodrie

    July 12, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    When I get prego, I can’t wait to have boobs! I say now I won’t care if they hurt simply if I have a pair…finally. But I’m sure when the day of painful boobs comes, you will be there for me. Right? RIGHT?!

    Counting the days until I can drive south to welcome Whoorlito into the world….

  9. Jessica

    July 12, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    We had triplets the first time around and delivered them a bit too early 34.5 weeks…This time around we’re having twins and we’re planning on delivering them at 36 weeks on 8/2/06…All dates were based on Ultrasounds.
    The boob pain, TOTALLY normal, and a TOTAL PAIN. But like one of your friends said, just wait until your milk comes in. eesh.

  10. Rhea

    July 12, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    LMP= 1 day early
    Early U/S due date= 4 days late

    Most importantly though, 9lbs 3oz with a 15 INCH HEAD!

  11. american girl

    July 12, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    I delivered six days before LMP, two days before u/s. My ob kept asking me if I was “sure” when my last period was. Uh, yes.

    Sorry about the boob pain…but maybe it’s preparing you for breastfeeding?

  12. Kim

    July 12, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    My LMP date and ultrasound date were pretty close together. I should still have to be caring about what they were since they were both saying THIS week… but my baby came 4.5 weeks before she was due. So, yeah, I don’t care so much for those dates anymore. They lied! The craziest part, I’m kinda bummed I didn’t get to be 9 months pregnant and that I missed a whole month of the experience (and the time to prepare – eee gads!)

  13. Annika

    July 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    Sam was born six days before his official due date, one day after the date *I* thought he was due. I don’t remember boob pain, but my memory is crap. (Seriously, the only way for me to “remember” anything is to check my blog.)

  14. R*belle

    July 12, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    My son (first child) was induced at 40 plus weeks. My daughter (second child) came in a rush about a week and a half early.

  15. Angella

    July 12, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Graham (1st) came on his due date, but was 9lbs 12oz (No kidding) and came out with forceps. So, I was induced 10 days early with Nathan…and had a 3 hour labour & an 8/4 baby. This one will be induced early as well (they apparently only get bigger), so my personal experience may not be of much help :)

    My friends’ experiances are all over the board (early AND late…and then induced). I’m hoping Amanda is early :)