So, FI's cousin and his wife were trying to get pregnant for a long time. She's a little older, almost 40, and he works out on the boats, so it's been difficult for them. They do already have a daughter who is FI's cousin's from a previous relationship, and the cousin has sole physical and legal custody, so the girl is, for all intents and purposes their daughter, but I know that the wife really does want to experience the whole pregnancy/giving birth shebang. So, they got preggers, which is awesome! We actually found out right after she did (their daughter is really close to FI and has a loud mouth), but it was kept on the deep down-low since.
Yesterday, she updated her Facebook that she's 17 weeks and they're expecting a little boy. I am over the moon for them, they're so happy. I wrote as such as a comment on the status, and then she sent me a FB message asking how we were and how the wedding plans were going. I told her that we had just set our date for November 3. After that, I got curious and went on Google to find out how long a full term pregnancy is (according to them, can be 37 weeks but up to 41), which means that according to them she'd be due sometime in August. While I realize that the world doesn't stop for a wedding, in my head I thought, "that's fantastic, that way the baby will be a few months old, which would probably make it a lot easier for them to come." While they are not super-VIPs that we checked with before setting a date, I know that FI really does want them there, so it seemed like it was all working out.
She messages me back and says something like "November 3, well, I'm due November 12, so we probably won't make it, but if you guys come down this way, we'd love to see you." Note: This line of thinking is totally cool. Of course if they can't make it and we have the time we'll come see them. Here's my confusion/where I think I'm nuts: If she's 17 weeks as of Friday, that's a little over 4 months, and November is still 8 months away. How can her due date be in November? This is an honest, maybe I'm doing math all wrong question.
It's the same think with people saying that Snooki is due December 21st, when she's allegedly already 3 months along. It just does not compute.