I'm 7 months into my third pregnancy and wondering if I can expect another large baby or if weight is just totally random.
Background: my first (girl) was 7 lbs 11 oz and my second (boy) was 9 lbs 4 oz -- they were both born at almost exactly 40 w and we were absolutely certain of the dates both times. I'm still not sure why he was so much bigger than my first (I actually gained a lot less weight with him) other than we suspect he may have had a twin that died somewhere in the late first trimester/early second trimester -- his placenta was very large and had an extra lobe to it (and my midwife found what looked like an encapsulated fetus in the placenta). My midwife suggested that due to the extra large placenta he may be have been receiving more nutrition, thus resulting in him being such a big baby. Has anyone heard/experienced something similar?
Anyhow, while his birth was fast it was also extremely painful pushing him out. I am fairly small in stature and my pelvic bones separated so much in order to make room for him to come through that I literally could not walk at all for 6+ hours following the birth -- and had great difficulty walking or even taking stairs for at least one week.
Understandably I am a bit concerned as to whether I'm going to have a similar experience with #3! It seems all I keep hearing from friends is about how subsequent babies usually just keep getting bigger. Yikes!