(I’m not really sure how this fits into “The Fitness Cheerleader” but I thought it might be something you’d be interested in, so I’m going to share this little bit of geekiness with you anyways, so bear with me :))
(As an aside, I have no idea why the professionals still use a paper wheel – I’m sure if they had an iPhone, or an iPod Touch they could download millions of handy apps that would make their jobs easier – but whatever, that’s not really my place to say).
Yesterday I had one of those awkward conversations where I really couldn’t answer how pregnant I am. Since neither one of my previous pregnancies lasted 40 weeks, and I’m 19 weeks now, I answered that I’m about halfway there ie: 4.5 months pregnant. Afterwards I felt like I had lied to this person because technically I’m not 20 weeks yet. So last night I decided to go all geeky and find a way to really figure this all out, here’s what I came up with:
A pregnancy is 40 weeks from your last menstrual period.
Most people consider that to be 9 months.
I divided 40 weeks by 9 months and determined that each month of pregnancy is 30.8 days or 4.4 weeks long.
Therefore, at 19 weeks (19*7=133 days) I am now exactly 4.3 months pregnant (133/30.8=4.318)
In case math isn’t your strong point, I devised this handy chart for you:
1 month = 4w 3d
2 months = 8w 6d
3 months = 13w 1d
4 months = 17w 4d
5 months = 22w 0d
6 months = 26w 3d
7 months = 30w 5d
8 months = 35w 1d
9 months = 40w
(I have never made it to 9 months! Sierra was born at 36w 0d, 8.18 months, and Brooke was born at 38w 4d, 8.7 months)
I warned ya that I’m a geek!