Big Baby

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jodylb0221 - February 1

just went for my 37 week check up and everything looked good, but my doctor sent me for another ultrasound, becasue i am large for dates... so i went and sure enough my baby is 8lb 3oz estimate, how accurate are the sonographers. i am already measuring 41 weeks. and i still have 3 weeks to go!!!!

 

crystal74 - February 1

hey, my baby is measuring 3 weeks to big. i haven't done the ultrasound yet but they should be calling me soon. i am so scared now. especially since dr. doesn't induce before 40 weeks unless there's a medical reason. this isn't one she said. i would like to hear other stories on this too

 

HEATHER - February 1

well, last time I had the same thing, and they told me at 37 weeks the baby was 8lb 1oz and each day that went by I was scared, I didnt get induced and went 16 days past my dd thinking I was gonna have a 11lb baby, well she was only 7lb 2oz. I dont think they are accurate at all at the end!!!!

 

crystal74 - February 1

well jody, since we're on the same track here, you have to keep me informed and i will do the same:) try not to worry

 

jodylb0221 - February 2

crystal, will keep you informed, i'm trying not to let myself worry, my doc say how big baby is, is also determined by genetics and my family has a history of big babies.

 

candaceann1 - February 2

When I had my daughter, the Doc said she was going to be an 8lb baby. She was 5 lbs 7 oz. Now with this baby, they say he is going to be around 8 lbs. I dont think they have any idea.

 

tubbybear70 - February 2

They were right a about my baby being big. Ultra sound always showed him to weigh pretty good size and I always measured a couple of weeks ahead - he was two days overdue and weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces! Good Luck!

 

crystal74 - February 2

tubbybear, by what my dr. told me your baby was pretty normal. dr. told me the average baby weighs 7-9 pounds.

 

tubbybear70 - February 2

Well, he is/was the biggest of my four babies! I have three girls and they all weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces - my hubby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and I weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces also. I was just surprised to have such a big baby when none of the rest of us were that big!! My Dr always told me to go by your own instinct - All I did was worry! :)

 

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