Onward to Week 4

What happened to Week 1, 2 and 3?
There are a few things that bug me, as anyone who knows me can tell you. One of those things is when something doesn't start at a logical starting point, such as ONE. Some of the others include cheap stickynotes that lose their stickiness the moment they're peeled off the pad, and the Madonna version of American Pie, but for the moment, I'd like to concentrate on the first one I mentioned.

As I was designing baby.beimers.com, I realized that this was the first time that we had a completion date for the adventure. Three trimesters, 36 weeks, orderly, sussinct, logical. So, I created a solid timeline for the footer navigation.

  "No no," informed Aimee after the first draft of the timeline was complete. "It starts at Week 4."
  "Yes, but I'm referring to Week 1 as the first week we found out we were pregnant," I corrected.
  "Yeah, that's Week 4. And it can't be over on week 36. Everyone knows that a pregnancy is 40 weeks."

I pretended at the time that I, like everyone else, knew this, when of course I actually didn't, but I wasn't going to tell her that. Instead I offered, "Then how about this: I'll redo the timeline so that it starts on Week 1 and ends on Week 40. Then everyone, including myself, will not be shocked when the baby is born on Week 36 instead of 40."

  "Nope, can't do that. Gotta start on Week 4."
  "But we were pregnant before Week 4. We were actually pregnant on... Week 2 by your calculation. Why not make that Week 1?"
  "No, silly man, The pregnancy begins at the end of the last period, egg is fertilized around the end of Week 2, then you miss a period on Week 4 and then you know you're pregnant."
  "Well..." I struggled with the illogic. "Why can't we talk about what we did on Weeks 1 to 3 on the 1 to 3 pages, just so people aren't confused when they can't find those weeks?"

Though it made absolutely no sense, eventually I conceded. After all, she had read a number of books on the subject, where I had only read a portion of an article out of "I'm Pregnant!" magazine while sitting on the toilet.

So, while we don't actually have a Week 1, 2 and 3 in the proper format, I still feel somewhat sated to have provided you with the explanation on this page. I wouldn't want you to think anything was overlooked, or view us as anything less than perfect. After all, we're Beimers.com, and if there's one thing we strive for, it's acuraccy.

Now that that's explained, my soul can finally rest. Go now, and enjoy Week 4, confident in the knowledge that, yes, it was intended to be the first week, and you have missed nothing important.

We've got mail...

LOVE it!
Of course, the detail-oriented, producer-type person that I am...I looked for weeks 1-3. Thanks for including this page for those of use who don't want to have missed any detail of the baby train!
- Alissa
New York, NY

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