Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mommy thoughts


So, I'm just wondering...why do we always refer to pregnancy in terms of 9 months? Who thought of that? I've always been curious about that. For those of us that are well aware, a normal pregnancy is 40 weeks. 4 weeks in a month x 10 months = 40 weeks. 10 months!

(ok, ok, I understand "full term" is technically earlier, I understand LMP and all that jazz....I'm just saying.)

This very random thought brought to you by a 32 week pregnant lady, who's not complaining; I consider being pregnant the most amazing and blessed thing in the world...but, I'm just saying....

10 months.

Photo snagged from LeeDaniels on iStock.

4 comments:

Salt said...

You had to go there, didn't you? Technically, pregnancy isn't really 10 months either. Human gestation is 40 weeks, but there aren't 4 weeks in a month (if there were 4 weeks in a month, our year would be 13 months long...not 12 months -- there are 4 1/3 weeks in a month), so it's like 9.5ish. Yes, "ish" is the technical word ending for "estimate."

DailyRX said...

Remind me of this post when I'm 39ish weeks along. I dare you. ;-) I'm still in good spirits to enjoy your analysis at this point.

Salt said...

I stand corrected. It is more like 9 1/4 months, not 9.5. And, I'll add it to my Outlook calendar ro remind you of this post at 39 weeks (that would be exactly 9 months according to my calculation).

DailyRX said...

No wonder I got a C in math and an A in art.