Anyone else confused about their dates??(LONG)

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MrsDisel's picture
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Anyone else confused about their dates??(LONG)

(This is long, so bear with me)

I am SO confused about my due date.....I could use some input.

So far, I've gotten several different dates trying to figure it out on my own. Usually my cycles are like clock work and are every 28 days. This time around after DD was born my cycle has gone to a 30-32 day cycle because I'm breastfeeding. So I don't always ovulate or start my period the day I think I will. I'm never sure anymore when I ovulate or when I'm going to start my period. My last period was September 24th. I had spotting on October 9th all day, brownish pink. So I'm guessing I O'd that day or the day before. I know for a fact that I can get a BFP at 8/9 DPO. So I tested off and on since 9 DPO. Nothing, so I thought for sure I wasn't pregnant and waited for AF to show. I was expecting AF to show on or around October 26th. I didn't realize until October 28th/29th that I was late. Its not unusual for me to be late though, I've been 5 days late just a few months ago. So I tested October 30th in the morning and got a BFN. I tested again later that night and got a VERY faint BFP, it was so faint I wasn't sure if it was even there. So I waited 2 hours and tested again. There was definitely a line, although faint. So I brought out my FRER test and tested again, BFP clear as day, but still faint. Tested again in the morning and it was a bit darker.
Those tests are what confuse me. I've been able to get a BFP 8/9 DPO in the past. So getting a BFP at 5/6 days late was totally weird to me. So I just figured my eggy sat around awhile before DH's spermies got it.
DH and I DTD on October 22nd. We DTD other days but the 22nd I know he....ahem....finished inside me. As for the other times, I can't remember if he did or not.

My Last Menstral Period (LMP) was September 24th, 2011.
Possible ovulation date - October 8th or 9th (I had pink/brown spotting all day 10/09/2011)
First faint BFP - Oct 30th.

Here are the dates that I've come up with.

June 29th - According to my LMP Not taking cycle length into account
July 3rd - According to my LMP adding a 31 day cycle length into it
July 4th - According to my LMP adding a 32 day cycle length into it
July 14th - If you count back 9 days from when I got my BFP, you get the day that we DTD. and I can usually get a BFP 9DPO, so if we possibly conceived on the 22nd, it would make sense why I didn't get a BFP until I was 5/6 days late. I'm totally guessing on this by the way Blum 3

So....any thoughts? Advice? I'm tempted to call my doctor to see if I can get in earlier then December 19th (my first appointment) to maybe get an ultrasound to check how far along I actually am. I doubt they'd get me in any earlier.

If you made it this far, Thanks for reading!!

NutMeg4189's picture
Joined: 09/26/11
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I have no advice ! I just wanted to tell you I am right there with you. Right now I am going by my LMP but my hCG numbers seem too low for where I think I am so I'm waiting until next Wednesday (our 1st u/s) to find out what the doctor thinks. According to my LMP I will be 7 weeks and 1 day then. My doctor doesn't usually do early u/s like this but my start to this pg has been a little crazy.

Good Luck. I hope you can get in earlier.

belindab's picture
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Hmm, not sure but I do know of women who got early BFP with one pregnancies or pregnancies and not til later with others. To me it sounds like you may have O'd a little later than you though. Hope you get in a little earlier so you can get an answer. KUP!

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I'd go with somewhere between the 4th and the 14th. That's still quite a bit of a range, but I do think taking your longer cycles into account is a good idea.

I'm not confused about dates since I was charting and I know when I ovulated. Still, I ovulated on day 21, which is a whole week later than the "standard" day 14. So, instead of calling my LMP 10/16 (the actual start date), I'm calling it 10/22 so that I end up with a conception date of 11/5, which is when I actually ovulated.

Since I'll be going for a scheduled C, I want to make sure I'm actually letting the baby cook as long as possible! Smile

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Right there with ya girl. :bigarmhugs: Hope ya can get in earlier!!!

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"SunDevil28" wrote:

Still, I ovulated on day 21, which is a whole week later than the "standard" day 14. So, instead of calling my LMP 10/16 (the actual start date), I'm calling it 10/22 so that I end up with a conception date of 11/5, which is when I actually ovulated.

Since I'll be going for a scheduled C, I want to make sure I'm actually letting the baby cook as long as possible! Smile

I am in the same boat as you. I will be having a scheduled c-section super early (~36 weeks) since I had a thin spot on my uterus with my DS. So when I made my appointment today I lied and told them my LMP was on 10/14 when it was actually 10/11. I know it is only three days, but I want my bean to cook as long as possible in there.

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I don't know if this helps, or even matters, but our LMP is the same, along with our longer cycle lengths and date of our first faint positive.

I saw my OB on monday and according to the u/s I am due July 4th Smile

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"Love.Grown" wrote:

I don't know if this helps, or even matters, but our LMP is the same, along with our longer cycle lengths and date of our first faint positive.

I saw my OB on monday and according to the u/s I am due July 4th Smile

Seriously?? That's crazy!! Maybe I'll just go with July 4th until my doctor tells me otherwise......I like that date better anyways.

Love.Grown's picture
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"MrsDisel" wrote:

Seriously?? That's crazy!! Maybe I'll just go with July 4th until my doctor tells me otherwise......I like that date better anyways.

I like the date too!

I'll be curious to know if we have the same due date, with everything else being so similar Smile