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Did you have a 'big' baby?

So my first was 6lb 13oz born on his due date. And I knowww ultrasound isn't always correct and all butttt last Monday at 37w he measured in ultrasound already 7lbs (bigger then my first at birth :(! ) and my belly is measuring a week ahead. I'm just kind of nervous I'm going to have a big baby. Did anyone have wrong measurements and still had a small baby or I'm I seriously looking at a 9-10lb baby it I go past my due date (I'm 38 weeks and not looking like I'm going anytime soon 1cm)
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by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:34 AM
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Devious103102
by Ruby Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

No, I didn't have any big babies but all of my babies were  SUPPOSED to be big (all measured/and I was told they'd be at least 8lbs at birth!)

DD1 I was told would be at least 9lbs, she was 7lbs 12ozs (3 days late).

DD2 I was told would be between 8-9lbs and she was 7lbs 7ozs at birth (2wks late).

DD3 was estimated to be 9-10lbs and she was 6lbs 10ozs (5 days early)

DD4 was measured (a few hrs before she was born) to be around 8.5lbs and she was 6lbs 13ozs (1 day late). 

I wouldn't stress the whole big baby thing. I know plenty of women who gave vaginal birth to babies 9-10lbs (and there was news stories of ladies giving vag birth to 12+lbs!).  A friend on my DDG (when I was preg with DD3) gave birth to her first child vaginally, with no meds, and he was like 10lbs 9ozs (close to 11lbs). 

mamalove619
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:08 PM
At 37 weeks she was 7lbs via ultrasound then was born a week later at 7lbs exactly.
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squeakers2
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:09 PM
My first was 6lbs 11oz. My second, they projected to be 9lbs or more. At 34 weeks, US said he was over 5lbs already. He was born at 39 weeks and was 7lbs 7oz.
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Mom2Just1
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

My first was 7lbs even.  My 2nd was 6lbs 15 oz (at 37 weeks he measured 5'14) and I had him at 39 weeks, 4 days.

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MamaScho88
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

No big babies here, first was 8 lbs 1 oz(well maybe she was a bit big, but not huge), 2nd was 7 lbs 6 oz, and 3rd was 7 lbs 5 oz.

wife2jeff
by Joy on Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

 My DD was 9.9 and an easier delivery than my DS who was 7.13 

 

You can do it!:)

MommytoTwo.
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:44 PM

My daughter was 9 lbs 3 oz and 22 inches long. She was bigger than the doctors expected.

Abee2202
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM
With my daughter, at 9 days overdue they estimated 8lbs. Two days later I had a c-section (11 days overdue) and when they measured her, she was 9lbs 12oz. I'm only 4'11 and although I labored to 7cm after 36h at home, when I went in and they broke my water and waited 4h I only went to 8cm then 4 more hours with pitocin and progressed to 9cm. Finally doc said there was no way I was delivering this baby and gave me a c-section.
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mandy1017
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM
When I was induced with my son they said he was going to be 8 pounds 10 ounces.... he came out 7 pounds 8 ounces... so they can be off!
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CjEmmemommy
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM

My last was a 9 pounder. Born at home and my fastest most enjoyable birth.

 No worries if your baby is bigger but I wouldn't put too much weight on an ultrasound.

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