Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Still a Papaya..... 24 weeks

So... I read multiple sites and my book chapters every Tuesday {or Monday nite if I'm impatient}...
They have disagreements in the fruit comparison....

My ticker, from TheBump.com indicates that The Bun is still the size of a Papaya.... we crave variety...  but none the less, its the ticker I have...

Babycenter.com indicates that The Bun is now the length of an ear of corn... about 12 inches long... I have lifted this image from their site for reference...
www.babycenter.com
There also seems to be discrepancies between what weeks equal what months...  All this is becauase a pregnancy is 40 weeks, and based on the luteal calendar, equally 10 luteal months, not the 9 mths everyone always refers to {the biggest lie told from woman to woman, I must say - why is this?}. Basically there are not just 4 full weeks in a month, according to the calender we live by.. so all this very confusing.... you can't just take the weeks and divide by 4 to get the month.... even then, I have to complete a month before I can BE that many months pregnant....

So.... for as much my education and entertainment as yours... I have found this handy chart... on www.baby2see.com



Weeks
1 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 13
14 - 17
18 - 21
22 - 26
27 - 30
31 - 35
36 - 40
Which
Month
are you in?
You are
in your
first
month
You are
in your
second
month
You are
in your
third
month
You are
in your
fourth
month
You are
in your
fifth
month
You are
in your
sixth
month
You are
in your
seventh
month
You are
in your
eighth
month
You are
in your
ninth
month
.
This is
Month
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
Trimester
first
second
third

They offer the following example...
Example:




in Week 15  =  you are in your 4th Month    and    Month 4 is in your Second Trimester


[ So - You have completed three months  and  are now into your fourth month ]


Think like your age:-   You are 28 and have completed 28 years, you are in your 29th year.


In conclusion, {I'm a dork, yes, i know}..... At Week 24, I am in my 6th Month and month 6 is in my Second Trimester. I have completed five months and am on my way to completing my sixth month. 
-OR-
You can go from my due date {Jan 4, 2011 - which is relative if you ask me} and count backwards to the 4th of every month until you get to today.... that comes out to be that I have just about 3 3/4 months left to go!!!

Man oh man, are the next three months going to go fast! Showers, doctors appointments, holidays, working on the nursery.... whew... 


I guess everyone wants to know how we are doing too... We are good... he's moving around all the time, kicking and punching....  I'm making it through all the weirdness of pregnancy {this is a very odd experience, btw}.. Ryan is getting exited and protective and all kinds of emotions and thoughts that aren't typical for MY DeWitt man {he's normally very neutral}.   Overall, we are excited to be parents and get the party started!  I like a challenge and I like doing new things in life with Ryan... so this is right up our alley.  We are ready to try out our parenting choices and to make mistakes and to see triumphs.... 

Love you all!!

1 comment:

  1. Ok I am with you on all that. I am in the 7th month (right ahead of you in my 27th week) and it's hard to explain.
    AND Lee has turned into Papa Bear - very protective. Tells me to drive safe and doesn't let me walk around the neighborhood alone (which is nice actually!) and all that. I think he will be the one in the nursery poking Logan's foot to make sure he is breathing, not me.
    I will be sleeping ;)

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