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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Did you carry 'big' or think the baby was going to be big? I keep comparing belly pictures and I look huge compared to my belly with my girls. I had a huge belly with DS1, but that was due to severe polyhydramnios (excess fluid). I really like big babies so I'm hoping he's a chunky one.

For comparison:

Today with DS2 - 38.5w (fundus measured 42 cm at my appt. on Monday. Same as with DD1. I think it was 42-43 with her.)
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...enry385-md.jpg

Just before I had Evey - 39w

8 lbs., 9 oz and 21" Where is she?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...9weeksEvee.jpg

37w here with Grace. Had her at 38w.

9 lbs and 22"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...s613/37wks.jpg
post #2 of 20

I carried very big; I could hardly find maternity clothes that fit. I don't know the exact numbers, but I know the doctor said I was carrying big, and several friends and coworkers commented that I was running very big (I got asked "Are you SURE it's not twins?" several times!). And my son ended up being over 9 lbs, so a pretty good size. I was all belly for the third trimester! Good luck with your new baby!


Edited by April Dawn - 7/5/11 at 7:59pm
post #3 of 20
DD was the first, she was 10lbs 4oz and 22 inches long. I didn't even start showing with her until I was almost 7 months, I started out really small (95 lbs) and gained about 50 lbs, the OB I had judged her to be about 6 lbs a couple days before she was due based on my belly.

DS, I carried bigger and looked bigger though I gained only 35 lbs, he was 7lbs 7oz and 23 inches long.
post #4 of 20
i felt and looked huge both pregnancies.. measured on track, my DS was a full lb bigger than my DD and i could FEEL that .. even if my belly looked the same, which it almost did - i could tell he was significantly bigger than she was..
post #5 of 20
I was wide, but measured normal height-wise (33 cm at 33 weeks, 41 weeks at 41 weeks, ect).

I had a 10 lb 9 oz baby at one day shy of 42 weeks.

With my first pregnancy I carried more out front and measured normal the whole time and had a 8 lb 13 oz baby at one day shy of 41 weeks.
post #6 of 20
I carried big and started showing at about 15 weeks..Corbin was born at 40 weeks 5 days at 10 lbs 6.5 oz..
post #7 of 20
Yes, but only pretty much I knew it......

With dd1 I measure a little ahead and my stupid OB called out LGA and I was induced, she was only 8+lbs.

With dd2 I measured ahead again but by 2 weeks pretty much all the time and she was just shy of 8lbs.

With ds I measured right on or behind (mostly behind) and m/w guesstimated him to be an 8+lber. I just felt sooooo heavy with him....I would go to roll over in bed towards the end and I had to help my belly make it over, it felt like I had a huge weight on my belly I had pubic symphysis pain really bad with him that I didn't have with the girls. Plus I carried all out in front. He was 10+lbs. I had a feeling that he would be bigger than the girls but not THAT big.
post #8 of 20
I didn't carry particularly big, though my babe always measured a week ahead on the 12 week and 20 week ultrasound. My fundal height was always spot on. He was born 9lbs 5oz and 22.5 inches.

12 months later and he's still HUGE! 32.2inches and almost 30lbs.

I expect my next babe will be even bigger.
post #9 of 20
I carried pretty compactly. I'm 5'10" and have a really wide pelvis.

DS was 8-14.

about an hour before DD was born, the midwife gave her formal estimate as to baby size. APparently the midwives in the practice have a little internal competition about who is the most accurate at palpation

Anyway, she felt me up all over and said "Oh, there's no way this baby is going to be as big as your son. I'm going to say 8 pounds. Maybe 8 and a half, but closer to 8."

When they put her on the scale an hour after she was born she was 10 pounds 1 oz. The midwife said "That's not a 10 pound baby! Are you sure the scale is calibrated correctly?" The nurse recalibrated the scale... and DD came back at 10 pounds *3* ounces.

Midwife was amused about it. But very wrong.
post #10 of 20
All during my last pregnancy, I really wanted a 9lb baby. But I felt soooo small that by the end I finally said that I'd just have to give up on my 9lb baby and settle for another 7lb baby like my first (13 years before!) -- nothing wrong with that, I had just hoped for a 'sturdy' baby.

DD was 10lbs 1oz!!! Born at 41 weeks. At 40w3d I measures 41cm, so not measuring big.

This was me at 39 weeks, still don't feel big honestly:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xixstar/2649968154/
post #11 of 20
I was huge with DS. I am not joking when I say at 41 weeks a women actually pulled over her car to ask me how pregnant I was and if I was having twins or maybe triplets. He was 10 pounds 4 ounces 24 inches.With himIfelt baby everywhere all the time. DD I was much smaller and she was 8 12. I felt the whole time she was going to be much smaller because she didn't feel like she filled up the whole belly like DS.
post #12 of 20
I measured large with both of my pregnancies. With my first pregnancy I was absolutely enormous. I got the twin comment several times. My belly also "felt" very, very heavy. My daughter was born at 39 weeks at 11 lbs, 4 oz.

My second pregnancy I measured large, but my belly was far more compact and I didn't have that heavy feeling. We certainly didn't think I was having a 7 pounder, but I also didn't think he'd be above 10 pounds. He was also born at about 39 weeks and was 10 lbs, 6 oz.
post #13 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by savithny View Post
I carried pretty compactly. I'm 5'10" and have a really wide pelvis.

DS was 8-14.

about an hour before DD was born, the midwife gave her formal estimate as to baby size. APparently the midwives in the practice have a little internal competition about who is the most accurate at palpation

Anyway, she felt me up all over and said "Oh, there's no way this baby is going to be as big as your son. I'm going to say 8 pounds. Maybe 8 and a half, but closer to 8."

When they put her on the scale an hour after she was born she was 10 pounds 1 oz. The midwife said "That's not a 10 pound baby! Are you sure the scale is calibrated correctly?" The nurse recalibrated the scale... and DD came back at 10 pounds *3* ounces.

Midwife was amused about it. But very wrong.
To the bold part, same here. I'm 5'10" and I have a pretty wide/big pelvis and long torso. I think that may be why I never carried big with my girls. I just feel bigger this time.

I'd love a 10 lber.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Semper Gumby View Post
To the bold part, same here. I'm 5'10" and I have a pretty wide/big pelvis and long torso. I think that may be why I never carried big with my girls. I just feel bigger this time.

I'd love a 10 lber.

For comparison, here I am at 40 weeks 0 days, about 5 hours away from birthing a 10 pound baby girl:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2160642...n/photostream/
post #15 of 20
I carried big with my second and third child. Both times people thought I was having twins. With my third, I couldn't convince some people I wasn't carrying twins! I was really big. She was 10lbs, 5oz.
post #16 of 20
With our 1st, I was HUGE! People were asking me when I was 5 months if I was due with twins and how soon. I also gained 75lbs that pregnancy though.
The MW's told me they didn't think she would be any bigger then 8lbs or so. I measured 2 weeks ahead from 30 weeks on, but the u/s showed one babe.

Everyone was surprised when I pushed out a 10lb baby.The MW's just couldn't believe it.

With our 2nd I didn't show until my 5th month. Even at 40 weeks you couldn't tell I was pregnant unless I turned to the side. My 2nd daughter was 10lbs 10oz
I only put on 30 lbs with her.

This time around my husband says I'm smaller then with either of the other pregnancies. I love having big babies. I don't know what I would do with a little 7lber.
post #17 of 20
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...4&id=779575606

http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?...3&id=779575606

This is from my yds, he was my biggest 9 lbs 12 oz and 22 in. with a 16 in. head. (I've also had a few other 9 pounders but only have these pics on my computer)

The first one is about a month and a half before I had him, the bottom one is about 2 weeks before I had him.

I *knew* he was going to be big. Like other mamas mentioned, my belly just felt soooo heavy. I also got the twins comment all.the.time. When I was admitted to l&d, the nurse obvisouly didn't look at my chart because she got out TWO heart monitors for two baby hear beats.

I was measuring ahead all the time by a few weks (at 40 wks. I measured 42 cm) and had a heck of a time finding clothes to completley go over my belly by 7 months, lol.
post #18 of 20
DS1 was 8lbs.7oz (born in hospital, 40w4d)

DS2 was 10lbs. 7oz. (born at home, 40w6d)

I didn't feel any difference, though around 24 weeks I was measuring 4cm ahead (which evened out as time went on, I was spot on at the end).

Really I was shocked that DS2 was that big.
post #19 of 20
With DD1, I measured consistently 2-3 weeks ahead for fundal height until my BP went up at 35w. She was 7lb, 13.4oz at 40w.

With DD2, I measured 2-ish weeks behind for fundal height consistently. But I *knew* she was big. My OB said she'd bet on an 8-ish lb baby. Even the L&D nurses and OB who delivered her said there was no way she was over 8 or 8.5 lbs by looking at me (she has estimated at 10lb, 7oz on u/s two days before). She was 9lb, 8oz and 22" at 41w.

Like other mommas have said, she just "felt" bigger and heavier.
post #20 of 20
My first, I was pretty big. But, I didn't really show (noticeably) until after 26 weeks. Just in those last 15 weeks, I grew rapidly. I thought he'd be about 9 pounds; my midwife estimated 10 lbs. He was 11 lb, 14 oz.

My second pregnancy, I felt much, much smaller. It was SOOOOOO much better. SOOOOOO much. I had room to breathe, and I didn't have to stop to catch my breath while walking. My pelvis felt better, I had more energy. It was just all around better. So, I knew he'd be smaller. He weighed 9 lb, 7 oz.

Give me a 9 pounder over a 12 pounder any day!
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