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July 3rd, 2013 08:09 PM #1Senior Member
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How Far Along?
Ok, so, most of you know my story. But to recap. First day of my last period was June 3rd. It was a really short period, only lasting 2-3 days. That was kind of odd to me so I tested as soon as it was over and it was a negative. Then, this past Saturday (June 29th), in the middle of the day, I tested positive! I was not schedule to get my period until July 1st, although sometimes my period is not always 28 days. Though it usually falls pretty close, I've had anywhere from 24 to 33 days. The reason I tested was because on Friday the 28th at night I had some spotting! Barely anything. I've never had spotting before my period! So I thought it might be implantation bleeding or something.
Anyways, I'm having some trouble calculating how far along I am. I have a few different apps. They all say 4 wks and 2 days. But some apps say that i am actually in my fifth week even though I am at 4 wks 2 days. It said it was like a birthday almost- when you are 25, you are actually in your 26th year. Is this true? Plus all my apps are saying I should just now in week 4 be getting implantaion bleeding. and that t the end of week 5 ill be producing hormones, and that I might be able to get a positive at the end of this week. MIGHT. I don't have my first ultrasound until the end of July which seems an eternity away! Ugh! Help please!
July 3rd, 2013 08:16 PM #3Senior Member
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If you're 4 weeks and 2 days along you are in your fifth week. You've already hit four weeks. and you're two days into the next one.[FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]
July 3rd, 2013 09:27 PM #5Senior Member
Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
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July 3rd, 2013 09:54 PM #7
Oh honey. You seem just so completely freaked out about this whole thing! Remember: baby needs air so BREATHE!!!!!!
The apps and the pp's are correct, you would be 4 weeks and 2 days, into your 5th week. Besides apps, there are a million sites you can find online that will calculate all of that for you too (just google pregnancy calculator, they'll come up). If more than one says the same thing, it's probably pretty accurate.
I'm sure someone already told you this but the current way doctors count length of pregnancy is a bit odd - but the day you implant and actually become pregnant - according to doctors you are right then 2 weeks along. It doesn't make logical sense but it's the most accurate way for doctor's to calculate because women are more likely to know the first day of their last period than they are to know exactly when they ovulated. So when the day of implantation occurs, doctors automatically say you're 2 weeks preggo - when in reality, you could be 2 hours preggo. So even though I always assumed your first trimester ends at week 12 - it actually ends at week 13/14 because of the sketchy math. I'm sorry I'm really not explaining it well, my brain doesn't get along well with numbers when I'm not pregnant. But what you said above is correct - it's just like a person's age. When I turned 34 this past January, I was actually in my 35th year of life because I existed in my mom's womb for 10 months before I was born (and, as humans, we just don't count those).
Also, it can help to think of the first week of pregnancy as Week 0, not week 1. I'll shut up now in case I'm confusing you more. But think about from implantation until 7 days after as Week 0, then the following is Week 1, and so on. It helps to look at a calendar!Christine
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July 3rd, 2013 10:06 PM #9
Yup, 4 weeks 2 days. And remember all those benchmarks and descriptions for weeks are approximates--everyone is different and every pregnancy is different.
The LMP is a starting point, when you have your ultrasound at the end of the month, your doctor will confirm that date for you (or shift it a bit based on what she sees).