Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quit Playing Games with my Heart

Remember this post?

The post where I shared that my midwife practice had changed my due date from June 10 to June 26?

Well, here we go again...

Yesterday at my 36 week appointment my midwife measured my belly and declared I was measuring two weeks ahead. I've been measuring two weeks ahead for about two months now so my midwives haven't been concerned.

Throughout my pregnancy we've been seeing a wonderful midwife practice that consists of five caring, knowledgeable women that I know will guide me well when the time comes. The downfall with a practice is that I hadn't seen this week's midwife since the beginning of my pregnancy. Yesterday's midwife was the one who confirmed my due date initially but it had since been changed by another midwife (along with input from one of the doctors in the doctor practice).

So yesterday when my midwife said I was two weeks ahead I asked what the probability of my original due date being correct was. She looked at the paperwork and said she didn't understand why they had changed my due date.

Apparently it's customary to change a due date if the baby is measuring more than 12 days off on the ultrasound. As it turns out LBL was measuring exactly 12 days off and so while the midwife I was seeing yesterday wouldn't have changed my due date the other midwife did.

After consulting with a doctor and the other midwives my midwife called me to tell me that my second due date was wrong and that based on the limited information they had it looked like June 14 was a more realistic date.

So on a day where I woke up being 35 weeks and 6 days I went to sleep at 37 weeks and 5 days.

It might not seems like that big of a change but at this point to be thrown from almost 36 weeks to all of the sudden being full term and ready to have a baby whenever the baby decides to make it's appearance was a bit of a shock. Having my due date moved once, and then again has helped me to chill out about when the baby will come. I think women frequently get caught up in when their due date is and if the baby hasn't made it's appearance by then they get antsy. Since my due date has been moved I know that the baby will join us sometime in June and it will probably be sooner rather than later.

LBL is still very high so even though I've made some progress with dilation it looks like LBL will hold off for several more days.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Crazy how they can just change the due date like that!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That's so weird, I didn't realize things like that could happen!

P.S. I hate that you got that song stuck in my head!

Banan said...

Yay LBL is coming soon!!! But not before Sunday!

Amy said...

that must be frustrating!! It'll be interesting to see when he/she finally makes his/her entrance!!!

I'll be in Europe when you give birth, so I wish you an early congrats and can't wait to see everything when I get back, or am tired and lounging in a hostel somewhere in Euro!!

Jessica said...

are you going to Fairhaven? I saw the midwives there, and they also changed my due date!

But it all worked out, and I experienced a beautiful birth! I will go back to them if I get pregnant again.

Those babies come on their own time, and it seems like you are perfectly fine with that! Good luck!!

conventionalbliss said...

Huggggs! So sorry for the change (yet again)! You are going to be amazing and I can't wait to meet LBL! I haven't had an u/s since our dating one (transvag) at six weeks and I'm deathly afraid of changes at our anatomy scan in a few wks, but nothing wwe can't handle right? ;)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Aww, I can't believe they can just change your date like that. Well at least that means your gonna get to see your little LBL soon, bet your super excited.

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Charlotte Klein said...

Oh wow, I haven't stopped by here in ages but so very happy to hear you are preggers! Though I'm sure it must be frustrating to have the due date changed like that, I wish you a healthy remainder of your pregnancy! Xoxo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

yea i always figured only God knows about the real due date..amazing how quick the time is passing by!