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I just got back from my first appointment with a different doctor's office. This practice has only 2 doctors, much better than 11. I met with the nurse practitioner today and will meet with the doctor in 3 weeks. The doctors in this practice both do water births, which I really like. So I'll have to see how I like the doctor when I actually meet her and have a chance to ask her questions.

And we got an ultrasound today! It was nice to have confirmation that everything is developing normally. We could see the heart beating and the baby was wiggling around. I'm very happy and relieved.

Also, the NP said it looks like I am measuring 4 days ahead on ultrasound, so I'm not sure what to say my due date is now. I guess I will just say, around Labor Day since 4 days is not a big difference and due date is just an estimate anyway.

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Also, the NP said it looks like I am measuring 4 days ahead on ultrasound, so I'm not sure what to say my due date is now. I guess I will just say, around Labor Day since 4 days is not a big difference and due date is just an estimate anyway.

Don't let them change your due date based on ultrasound pictures, especially not ahead. It just puts more pressure on you to agree to induction once you hit the arbitrary 40 weeks.
Also, the NP said it looks like I am measuring 4 days ahead on ultrasound, so I'm not sure what to say my due date is now. I guess I will just say, around Labor Day since 4 days is not a big difference and due date is just an estimate anyway.
Don't let them change your due date based on ultrasound pictures, especially not ahead. It just puts more pressure on you to agree to induction once you hit the arbitrary 40 weeks.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I was thinking about this.

I don't know what day I ovulated, but I do know exactly which day I had unprotected sex, so there is only a certain window of time in which I could have ovulated and conceived. Should I just go with the due date from my LMP? I will definitely keep the discrepancy in mind if I have to make decisions later where the due date would make a difference.

Also, the NP said it looks like I am measuring 4 days ahead on ultrasound, so I'm not sure what to say my due date is now. I guess I will just say, around Labor Day since 4 days is not a big difference and due date is just an estimate anyway.
Don't let them change your due date based on ultrasound pictures, especially not ahead. It just puts more pressure on you to agree to induction once you hit the arbitrary 40 weeks.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I was thinking about this.

I don't know what day I ovulated, but I do know exactly which day I had unprotected sex, so there is only a certain window of time in which I could have ovulated and conceived. Should I just go with the due date from my LMP? I will definitely keep the discrepancy in mind if I have to make decisions later where the due date would make a difference.
Originally Posted by iris427

I'd go with whatever day is later. Baby has a better chance of coming out when s/he is ready that way.
Don't let them change your due date based on ultrasound pictures, especially not ahead. It just puts more pressure on you to agree to induction once you hit the arbitrary 40 weeks.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I was thinking about this.

I don't know what day I ovulated, but I do know exactly which day I had unprotected sex, so there is only a certain window of time in which I could have ovulated and conceived. Should I just go with the due date from my LMP? I will definitely keep the discrepancy in mind if I have to make decisions later where the due date would make a difference.
Originally Posted by iris427

I'd go with whatever day is later. Baby has a better chance of coming out when s/he is ready that way.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Thanks--September 5 then.


And we got an ultrasound today! It was nice to have confirmation that everything is developing normally. We could see the heart beating and the baby was wiggling around. I'm very happy and relieved.
Originally Posted by iris427
So fun! It's so cool to see there really is a little person in there!

Also, I agree with RCW (not that I have nearly as much knowledge). It seems everyone is so induction-happy these days. From what I hear, practically no one goes into labor naturally at the hospital I switched from. So, I'd stick with whatever date gave my baby the longest time to finish growing!
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Thanks--September 5 then.

My first baby was due Sept 5. He was born Sept 7.

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Thanks--September 5 then.
My first baby was due Sept 5. He was born Sept 7.

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it was a very very very long and hot summer for me that year...next time, I went for a spring baby...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Yay for September babies (FI is one too) Although mine could be an August baby too--we'll see!

I am anticipating a miserable summer! I work outside in the summers, on my feet, and it gets pretty hot and humid here. If this had been a planned pregnancy, I would have tried for a spring baby too! Oh well--next time


And we got an ultrasound today! It was nice to have confirmation that everything is developing normally. We could see the heart beating and the baby was wiggling around. I'm very happy and relieved.
Originally Posted by iris427
So fun! It's so cool to see there really is a little person in there!

Also, I agree with RCW (not that I have nearly as much knowledge). It seems everyone is so induction-happy these days. From what I hear, practically no one goes into labor naturally at the hospital I switched from. So, I'd stick with whatever date gave my baby the longest time to finish growing!
Originally Posted by Brown_Eyed_Girl
Yeah, Ricki Lake's movie says like 22% of labors are induced now. That is insane. I am a firm believer that Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she made people and babies and uteri.

I read the baby boards on thenest.com and it seems like everyone there gets induced! Yuck.

I'm so excited fot you and your little virgo baby!

I had a scan today too. It was really cool to see the little bean moving around!
My kids' first u/s pics were so lima-beanish. Yours looks like an actual baby (what a difference a couple of weeks makes!). How cool.
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I love those first ultrasounds, they are just so special. It makes the morning sickness worth it when you see your little jumping bean on the screen. Congradulations
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