Pregnancy’s New Math
I don’t want to seem mathematically challenged, nor do I want to rehash old material. BUT. This counting of weeks is still driving me crazy. Sun is due on July 10th. By my math, that’s 12 weeks to go. So, 40 – 12 = 28. Thus, I am in Week 28, right? I mean, that’s what PregnancyWeekly.com and my OB tell me. But here’s my problem: If I am IN Week 28, then I have this week to get through plus those remaining 12 weeks for a total of 13 weeks. That puts me being pregnant one extra week. So aren’t I really in Week 29, such that I if count the week I am in along with the remaining weeks I have to go it totals 12?
I know it is a meaningless exercise. The due date is July 10th, and Sun will be here when she gets here. But WHY is this counting of weeks so absurdly difficult? Am I missing something? I just want it explained once in a way that makes sense to me. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so. Maybe I’ll ask my mechanical engineer of a brother–he’s good at math problems.
Maybe I should start counting the days instead: 81 (including today) and counting. Ohmygod. Only 81 more days? WE ARE NOT READY!!!! Ugh.