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# Ok I'm confused... Shocker!

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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Ok so I'm confused.. Here is an example of what confuses me.. Lol
Someone saying I'm in my 32 weeks but they are really 31 weeks and 1 day or whatever.
Why do people say they are in the week ahead of what they really are? Am I missing something or am I counting my weeks wrong?
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:38 PM

It's because you are "in" your 32nd week of pregnancy. So because you're 31 weeks 1 day, you are more than just 31 weeks pregnant. You're "in" your 32nd week. It's easier to understand if you think of the time before you even knew you were pregnant: when you were 3 days pregnant, you were "in" your first week of pregnancy, even though you hadn't hit the one week milestone yet.

It's basically just another way of saying things. You're counting correctly! Most people don't say "I'm in my 32nd week." They just say, "I'm 31 weeks 1 day pregnant." But for calculations, that's just another way of saying it. :)

by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Ok so I am 25 weeks and 2 days so I am in my 26th week? Is that right?

Quoting JessiFaye:

It's because you are "in" your 32nd week of pregnancy. So because you're 31 weeks 1 day, you are more than just 31 weeks pregnant. You're "in" your 32nd week. It's easier to understand if you think of the time before you even knew you were pregnant: when you were 3 days pregnant, you were "in" your first week of pregnancy, even though you hadn't hit the one week milestone yet.

It's basically just another way of saying things. You're counting correctly! Most people don't say "I'm in my 32nd week." They just say, "I'm 31 weeks 1 day pregnant." But for calculations, that's just another way of saying it. :)

by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Yep. I added more to my original response. You're counting correctly! Most normal people don't just say, "I'm in my 26th week." That just isn't typical. I usually see the "In the ____ week" thing with medical jargon. :)

Quoting Mittenmommie:

Ok so I am 25 weeks and 2 days so I am in my 26th week? Is that right?

Quoting JessiFaye:

It's because you are "in" your 32nd week of pregnancy. So because you're 31 weeks 1 day, you are more than just 31 weeks pregnant. You're "in" your 32nd week. It's easier to understand if you think of the time before you even knew you were pregnant: when you were 3 days pregnant, you were "in" your first week of pregnancy, even though you hadn't hit the one week milestone yet.

It's basically just another way of saying things. You're counting correctly! Most people don't say "I'm in my 32nd week." They just say, "I'm 31 weeks 1 day pregnant." But for calculations, that's just another way of saying it. :)

by Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Maybe they cant count?
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Because on day 1 of your pregnancy you are not autimatically 1 wk pregnant. So Day 1-7 is week 1 on day 7 you are actually 1 wk. So for example this is my 39th week. But I am 38 wk 1 day. So from 38 wks 1 day- 39 wks I am in my 39th week

by Laura on Sep. 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I don't do that lol so no clue

by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Everyone estimates their dates differently.
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by Heather on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Just as you would say that we're IN the 4th week of September, even though technically it's only been 3 weeks 1 day.  But on the calendar, it's the 4th week that we're currently in.

by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM

See, I say I am 31 weeks along until I hit 32 weeks... lol :) I dont go by days... aka as I am 31 weeks 3 days right now... eh... no... I am 31 weeks!! :)

by Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Just like when your baby turns one, they are starting their second year the day of their birthday. So even though you say "my baby is one," they are actually one yr and X amount of days.