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# So exactly how far along am I again?!

Ive read so many different things in confused now! According to Justmommies website I am now in my 5th month. I am 16w4d...what do you think?

## Re: So exactly how far along am I again?!

• almost 4 months

The way I calculate it is 31 days per month. There are 280 days in a pregnancy. 31 days x 9 months = 279. So that's my thinking.

• 4 months.
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• Just looked over the chart on Justmommies website and they appear to go by the 10 month pregnancy standard. No thanks...9 months is enough! lol
• I count months from the date of my LMP, since mine is pretty close to the textbook 28 day cycle.  I don't even bother converting the weeks into months.
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You have completed 4 months and working on month 5.

DS1 -6/25/11

DS2 -3/23/13

Missed MC D&C 8/26/14

DD - 8/26/15

LO#4 due 5/30/17

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I usually go from the last completed month + however many weeks. So right now I am 3 months and 2.5 weeks (or halfway through my 4th month). I actually really like the Just Mommies calendar, and I have it bookmarked on my computer so that I can keep track!
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I use the just mommies site too and don't understand why they have their calendar set to a 10 month pregnancy cycle.

I figure it this way.  If 40 weeks = 9 completed months and each of those months is equal in length then each of those months is about 4.44 weeks (40 divided by 9).

Month 1 is completed at 4.44 weeks.

Month 2: 8.88 weeks

Month 3: 13.32 weeks

Month 4: 17.76 weeks

Month 5: 22.2 weeks

Month 6: 26.64 weeks

Month 7: 31.08 weeks

Month 8: 35.52 weeks

Month 9: 39.96 weeks

By this calculation you're about a week away from completing 4 months and entering the 5th month.

BFP #1 9/21/11. EDD 6/4/12.  Twins discovered at 8 weeks. Twin B lost at 14 weeks due to megacystis.  Alice Joe born and lost 1/5/12 at 18.5 weeks due to pre-term labor.

BFP #2 7/11/12.  EDD 3/23/13.  Ada Alice born 3/20/13.

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philfemgal:

I use the just mommies site too and don't understand why they have their calendar set to a 10 month pregnancy cycle.

I figure it this way.  If 40 weeks = 9 completed months and each of those months is equal in length then each of those months is about 4.44 weeks (40 divided by 9).

Month 1 is completed at 4.44 weeks.

Month 2: 8.88 weeks

Month 3: 13.32 weeks

Month 4: 17.76 weeks

Month 5: 22.2 weeks

Month 6: 26.64 weeks

Month 7: 31.08 weeks

Month 8: 35.52 weeks

Month 9: 39.96 weeks

By this calculation you're about a week away from completing 4 months and entering the 5th month.

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I found this link last week on justmommies.

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

It converts the length by days, months etc

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• I guess my military surroundings have just overtaken my calculations. LOL. They calculate EVERYTHING in my pregnancy by weeks not months. 40 weeks in pregnancy and I am at 18 weeks + 2 days. When I try to start talking months here everyone looks at me like I am CRAZY.

At 16+ weeks you would be completing month 4 starting month 5. I think.

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It gets weird because with the 40 week count, you aren't even pregnant for the first two weeks. Threw me for a loop when I got my BFP and called my doctor's office and they told me I was 4 weeks pregnant. I was like, no, I can only be 2 weeks pregnant because I was on my period 4 weeks ago! smh.

So what I do when people ask me how far along I am is I just subtract 2 weeks from my pregnancy week count, then convert it into months. So at 16 weeks, minus two is 14 weeks, so I tell people I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant. I won't say I'm 4 months pregnant until Week 18 (18 - 2 = 16, divide by 4 = 4 months). (Even though the books will tell you you're starting your 5th month!!)  And then I don't go any lower than half month increments, I just round up or down to the closest one. So at 17 weeks, I'll still say I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant. At 15 weeks I said I was 3 months along. That's what works for me and makes sense to people who haven't been pregnant.

• sdemilio1231:
philfemgal:

I use the just mommies site too and don't understand why they have their calendar set to a 10 month pregnancy cycle.

I figure it this way.  If 40 weeks = 9 completed months and each of those months is equal in length then each of those months is about 4.44 weeks (40 divided by 9).

Month 1 is completed at 4.44 weeks.

Month 2: 8.88 weeks

Month 3: 13.32 weeks

Month 4: 17.76 weeks

Month 5: 22.2 weeks

Month 6: 26.64 weeks

Month 7: 31.08 weeks

Month 8: 35.52 weeks

Month 9: 39.96 weeks

By this calculation you're about a week away from completing 4 months and entering the 5th month.