Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What's in a Due Date?

Anyone who has gone past their due date with their pregnancy can tell you it can kind of be a discouraging thing.  
You try not to, but there is this date stuck in your mind.  
You tell yourself… this is truly just an estimate.  But when the day has come in gone, you sigh and say… maybe tomorrow.
People keep asking and every phone call and text message starts with, "No labor yet."
Don't get me wrong, I love people asking and keeping up… but *sometimes* I just want to say… "Trust me, you will know when its time."  
And like I said… the due date is just a date.  Passing Jameson's due date on Saturday reminded me of how flexible these dates are.  You see with BD, her original due date was March 18th.  When we had her early ultrasound she measured small so they changed it to March 21st, then she came on March 23rd.   With Jameson the same thing happened- he measured small at the first ultrasound, but my OB did not change the due date… she said he would probably catch up (I think she was thinking about the fact that BD was over 9 lbs:)).  All of that to say if this OB would have done what the last OB did, my due date would have been the 7th and not the 4th.  And if the first doctor had not changed BD's due date we would have been telling people BD was 5 days "late" instead of 2.
It is like everything else baby.  There is a range of normal.  Like maybe they should have Due Date ranges instead of one day to harbor on?  
So if you have been here, are here, or maybe will be one day.
Take heart.
A due date is just a day.
And babies have to come out :)

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12 comments:

  1. Bless your heart! I'm a day past 38 weeks today and I'm getting so impatient! I've got a feeling my little is super comfy and she'll be coming past her due date on the 20th! Thinking about you and hoping your little man comes soon! :)

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    1. Hopefully both of our littles come soon… the have to come out eventually right???;)

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  2. It is all so true! My dates were crazy with my first.

    My sister is 39 wks tomorrow with her first. I keep trying to tell her not to count on baby being here when she thinks. She has had everything done for WEEKS! She needs a hobby to keep her occupied.

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    1. A hobby is necessary at the end other wise you start to go crazy. I have tried to to continue with life like normal… but it is so hard!

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  3. Babies have to come out eventually----that's a great way to look at it! :)

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    1. Right??? He has to come and soon!

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  4. I love this post :) Very real, but very positive too! He will be here SO soon! :)

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    1. Thank you Courtney! I just can't believe he still has not come… he has hung on longer than BD now!

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  5. So true...3 out of my 4 were born past their due dates. Hope he comes soon! I love your statement...the baby has to come out. :)

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    1. I think being born past the due date is the norm no one talks about!

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  6. Almost there mama! Baby will definitely come out! My daughter came early and I kind of wish I had more time to prep for her.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. I can understand that… I kept saying I wanted hint o come early… but when push came to shove I did not feel quite ready. But I am ready now!!! :)

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