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  • November 29, 2006

    You make me laugh!!!

  • Holly
    November 29, 2006

    I think they say nine months just to make people feel better, since it seems forever!  At least it isn’t years, like some animals… isn’t it the elephant that is pregnant for like 2 and a half years?  OH MY.

    You make me laugh, too!

  • November 29, 2006

    Alright!!!! you have it better than I do. Dh has been through two pg’s with me and I KNOW he couldn’t tell you how many weeks there are in a pregnancy. Could be why he didn’t give a crap when I went to 42 weeks with both girls.

  • November 29, 2006

    I am with Holly, the “9 month” pregnancy term is a pipe dream meant to make you hate the last 4 weeks.  (At least for me it was that way.)  I think that Mr. Jelly Belly and I would continue to have the 9 vs. 10 month debate regardless of how many babies we would have.

  • November 29, 2006

    No no.  What’s sad is when you have the exact same conversation with YOURSELF!  I usually have to go to my blog to finally show myself that yes, I’m XX weeks pregnant (usually followed by “OH MY GOD!  I’m XXX weeks pregnant?!?!  I can’t be!  No way!”)
    Anne

  • November 29, 2006

    When I was little, I always heard 10 months pregnancy, 10 months pregnancy…. but here only takes 9 or 9.5.  umm.. why is that? ‘cause different part of the earth? wink
    Ok, I know I shouldn’t comment on posts that are related to pregnancy.

    Anyways, you said.. “Mr. Smart Math Man”. It made me laugh.

  • AmyM
    November 29, 2006

    Then you FINALLY get to the last week or so, and time starts craaawwwllling by.  My OB said NEXT WEEK - I should have gotten a guarantee in writing!

    I think mommy-brain is seriously a protective mechanism.  Would I really be excited about delivering soon if I remembered clearly about the 3rd degree tear, extra-super maxi pads, and infected breasts?!?

  • November 29, 2006

    I think its bc you wanted this so badly that your having a hard time really believing that its actually happening.
    I’ll tell you congrats every week if you want smile

    Congrats!

  • November 29, 2006

    The numbering is quite confusing. I just had to explain to a student that the fact that her sister claimed to be “1 week pregnant” needed some clarification.

    But, seriously, congratulations again and, BTW, you-are-growing-a-baby. Really.

  • November 29, 2006

    i’m not sure i am humanly capable of not congratulating you.  So hey, Congratulations smile!

  • November 29, 2006

    Well, I for one I have yet to wish you congratulations!, so here I am, wishing you congratulations! : ) Awesome news.

  • November 29, 2006

    Hee hee hee…yes, the 9months vs. 40 weeks thing is a little difficult to explain, and not just to hubbys….

    Oh, and congratulations! wink

  • November 29, 2006

    Wow, Northern Exposure. There is a blast from the past. One of the last network TV series’ that I could actually stand to watch regularly.


    Oh, congratulations Dumbass. wink

  • mdvelazquez
    November 30, 2006

    Congratulations!

    I can’t like snow and ice.  I’m a grumpy miserable person in winter. <G>

    I think the “9 months” thing is used to lure you into thinking it isn’t that long.  Ten months is too close to one year wink

    Maria

    P.S. I will still congratulate you at 39 and 40 weeks because I know if I were ever able to have a baby each week I would say “Yeah! P-R-E-G-N-A-N-T!”

  • November 30, 2006

    Um, yeah, yet another way you can tell you’re pregnant is when you sit down to read M.F.‘s latest post and while doing so devour the last fifth of a grande bag of cheese tortilla chips (I wish they were Doritos).  And that was just the beginning of my foraging in the cupboards for lunch.
    My husband also has pregnancy brain as in I had to literally tell him five times on five seperate occasions why I needed to have my car Tuesday so I could take the baby to his wellness check-up.
    As for Mommy Brain, the only way I seem to be able to express a lucid thought lately is by blogging.  Sheesh.
    Ahh, Maggie- you’d make a great Maggie.

  • Mary
    November 30, 2006

    Congratulations!  (just throwing it out there)

    It really is 9 months.  A month is not 4 weeks.  A month is not 28 days.  Those extra 3 or 4 days every month add up and eat up that 10th “month”.  It gets divided among the other 9 months.

    I hope I’m explaining this clearly.  A pregnant woman trying to talk math to another pregnant woman is a recipe for disaster. 

    It doesn’t matter because time slows down in the 3rd trimester anyway, and that feels like about 8 months, so it all adds up somehow.  Or something.  I have a headache now.

    Um, congratulations!

  • November 30, 2006

    Congratulations!! For the first time..from me.  I absolutely hate cold weather.  I wish humans were like bears and we just hibernated through winter.

  • November 30, 2006

    Everyone knows how during your second pregnancy you’re not supposed to remember how far along you are.

    Also, really, birth the second time was much better. I think it is because you know that the old cooch does go back to normal size.

  • November 30, 2006

    In response to Emily’s…I wish women were bears (aren’t we though) and could hibernate through the first three months of pregnancy.  Seriously!!

  • Holly
    November 30, 2006

    I guess it all comes down to inconsistency in women’s health terms!

    As Mary said it really is 9 months, that is 9 calendar months… but when you get a “month” worth of bc pills a month=4 weeks.  So it makes sense to say a pregnancy is 10 months, since we are talking about the same sort of thing. (Birth, birth control)

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