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Third Trimester

Like Viability I am finding that books and websites say that the 3rd tri starts anywhere between the 25th and 28th week....what are your thoughts?

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I'm going by some website I copied with pg milestones for my due date and it tells me the 27th week - so Oct 2 for me. Its a looooong way off!

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I was going to go with the start of the 27th week too, so that is Monday! :eek:

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Don't you just wish all these people were on the same page with their dates!?! LOL How do we know what to believe?

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27wks makes sense b/c we are pregnant for 40 (not really, but you kwim).

40/3 = 13.33333

13.33 x 2 = 26.66, rounded up = 27

VIOLA!

Yes, I hate the differences. For instance, if I look on the calendar on this site I am 3 weeks into my 6th month (lunar & going by 10 months), but according to my What to Expect book I will be starting my 6th month Sunday @ 23 weeks (based on a 9 month pregnancy).

When people ask me how many months along I am I just shrug & say, "IDK, I'm such-n-such amount of weeks," and let them figure it out how they want. lol

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"lesleynka" wrote:

27wks makes sense b/c we are pregnant for 40 (not really, but you kwim).

40/3 = 13.33333

13.33 x 2 = 26.66, rounded up = 27

VIOLA!

Yes, I hate the differences. For instance, if I look on the calendar on this site I am 3 weeks into my 6th month (lunar & going by 10 months), but according to my What to Expect book I will be starting my 6th month Sunday @ 23 weeks (based on a 9 month pregnancy).

When people ask me how many months along I am I just shrug & say, "IDK, I'm such-n-such amount of weeks," and let them figure it out how they want. lol

About the bolded - that annoys me too. I have this pregnancy journal thing that puts me in my 6th month - which I guess I am technically going through my 6th month because I have completed 5 months now - as I'm almost 5.5 months...but its still so confusing. So in some places I am 22 weeks...some I am 23...some I am 5 months and some I am 6. I just go by 4 weeks in a month and tell people that way - like I'm 5.5 months.

And just to add to my confusion I am delivering around 39 weeks so my tickers really don't match up because the top one is my delivery date and the bottom one is my due date.

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I agree there doesn't seem to be a lot of agreement on these dates! I always go by 28 weeks. Although technically on September 14 I will be exactly 3 months to my EDD, and on that day I will be exactly 27 weeks. So maybe I'll go by that.... :shrug:

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27 weeks sounds good to me!!! 26.66 weeks sounds even better haha Blum 3 That would put me in the 3rd trimester NEXT WEEK!! woohoo!!!

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"lesleynka" wrote:

27wks makes sense b/c we are pregnant for 40 (not really, but you kwim).

40/3 = 13.33333

13.33 x 2 = 26.66, rounded up = 27

VIOLA!

This makes total sense to me! I think my ticker will change over to the third tri tomorrow or the day after...

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sweet! So that means I'm third-trimester?? I wasn't even paying attention!

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I've heard a few different dates, but seen 27 weeks used the most often, so I'm going by that Biggrin which means SATURDAY for me, wow!!

And Amy...yep, your ticker sure looks like third tri! Congrats! Smile

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Man I hate bringing up the rear....lol

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Yay tomorrow it 27 weeks for me Yahoo

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Well I guess I would say 27 weeks, because technically when you hit that date you're "in" your 28th week, which has always been (IMO) the start of the third trimester... that and the fact that my ticker baby is in the 7th month lol, so I guess that's that!

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Holy crap! Someone asked me just yesterday how far along I am and I said 6 months! You just made me realize I am 7!!!! :eek:

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I think it's all so confusing. I am almost 24 weeks. Which if you go by weeks that makes me 6 months pregnant. However, I still have 16 weeks left which is 4 months so shouldn't I just be 5 months pregnant?? LMAO It's craziness!!

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Jessica... its all a big conspiracy to make us go crazy. Pregnancy is 40 weeks... that is TEN MONTHS!!! Although if you count from conception to birth its 9 months. The extra days at the end of every month is what throws it off. There are 52 weeks in a year, so there SHOULD be 13 months, but since all our months are different lengths it comes out to 12. Who the heck came up with this calendar???

And I know how you feel about lagging behind. I was the 2nd to last to give birth in my may BB. People were talking about their babies 2 week check ups and I was STILL PREGNANT!!! haha

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I agree that the calendars and what not are all so confusing!! What's up with the 10 months being pregnant? Why do they count from the first day of your last period? Why are all of the pregnancy books different in their dates when they go from month to month?? Argghhhhh!!! Lol... like we're not under enough pressure...

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

I think it's all so confusing. I am almost 24 weeks. Which if you go by weeks that makes me 6 months pregnant. However, I still have 16 weeks left which is 4 months so shouldn't I just be 5 months pregnant?? LMAO It's craziness!!

I hit 24 weeks today, 6 months. 3 different apps on my phone tell me I am now in the 3rd tri. Weird

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It drives me insane!! LOL And Carolyn when Brynna was born I was at the front of the class as she was due January 6th and was actually born December 28th. I don't like being last!

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I'm so confused about where I am, I just usually tell people I am in fact preggo but the baby is coming when he is and I don't know for sure LOL

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i feel huge when i tell people i have three months left. Well right now its 2.5 months but i still feel way bigger!

So i say around thanksgiving. It doesnt seem so far away then. Lol

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I just found this cool trimester calculator. You just have to enter the date of your LMP or ovulation and it will calulate your trimesters based on development, gestation, and conception. Smile

http://www.baby2see.com/trimester_calculator.html

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I hit 24 weeks today, 6 months. 3 different apps on my phone tell me I am now in the 3rd tri. Weird

I lied....I read 3 when it really says 2 lol. Dang pg brain!

Cool website!