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how much did your baby weigh when born at 38 weeks.....

i dont know i'm just worrying i guess.......curious too. my first was born at 34 weeks and weighed in at 5'3. I'm going on 38 weeks and have seen things were ppl say their babies didnt weigh much over 5 or 6 pounds. Im hoping on a good fatty here lol

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Asked by Bugsmommy1908 at 2:56 AM on Feb. 15, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • my biggest was 6.5lb at 39 weeks, next down was 6lb at 37.5 wks, one at 37 wks 5lb, and one at 37 wks 5lb13oz.
    So if at 34 wks your first was 5'3, you could feel safe in assuming you will be over the 6lb mark. Why are you so intent on a fatty? It really makes no difference to the health of the baby, Some are very big, if mum is a diabetic and still in need of lots of care. My 5lb skinned rabbit was a happy healthy beautiful babe, still brings tears to my eyes.

    Answer by myheartx4 at 3:01 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • oh i was just so tramatizing with my first cause of his weight and health issues...I just cringe when I hear 5 pounds anything....six and up just seems safe to me. but yeah I'm super big this time, with my first i wasnt this big! and I'm ALL baby, toothpick with an olive! lol

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 3:04 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • I had my DD at 37w5d so pretty much 38weeks and she weighed 7lbs 1oz and was 21in.
    Try not to worry about the babies weight. The only thing that matters is their health. Good luck mama :]

    Answer by Ambereno144 at 3:37 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • my son was born at 33weeks 5 days and he was 6lbs 14oz and 19 inches, he would have been huge if he went full term, but he was very healthy and didnt have to be in the nicu or anything and he came home with daughter was 3 days late and weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 21 inches!

    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 4:15 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • My son was born at 38 weeks and one day and weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. good luck to ya.

    Answer by Bluesdawg02 at 5:34 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • i had mine 37wks 8 days and she was 7lbs 4 oz very healthy good luck

    Answer by klinemom2 at 5:43 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • at 38 weeks my daughter was 7 lbs 7 oz

    Answer by missanc at 7:10 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • at 38 weeks my first son was 7 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long. They say babies grow an average of 1/2 a lb a week at the end of pregnancy, so if your new baby is growing at the same rate as your last baby, add on 2 lbs for 4 weeks and you should have a 7 lb baby.

    Answer by mybella81 at 8:00 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • 39w2d- 6lb8.9oz
    38w?d- 7lb13oz
    36w2d- 7lb3oz


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • I had my dd @ 38 weeks & she was 5 lb 15 oz. She's 9 mo now, she's still REALLY small, only in the 3rd% but is healthy, strong & is starting to bully all her friends who are younger but bigger than her. Some kids are just smaller, it how their made, don't worry too much about weight, he'll come out exactly as he's supposed to. Congrats mommy!!!!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 9:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2010

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