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Measuring 5 weeks ahead

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

At my 28 week appointment, I was measuring at 33 weeks.  I know that I feel much larger this time than I did with DS but 5 weeks seems like alot.  Any BTDT mamas?  I know that it's still early and really it might not mean anything.  I'm actually hoping that this means that the babe will come a week early so I can have him/her in the current insurance year since we already paid up our deductible. 

 

 

post #2 of 20

I was measuring a few weeks ahead (3 I think?) for a couple of my appointments. I really think it has a lot to do with the position of the baby. Are you seeing a midwife or an OB? Does the same person measure you each time? I wouldn't count on having the baby early even if you are measuring ahead. Some babies are just bigger than others!

post #3 of 20

I have never ever measured ahead and now suddenly 4 weeks ahead?  No been there done that- but just a kind of weird I am there too.....

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

I'm with a homebirth midwife so it's always the same person measuring.  I'm not too worried about it.  I guess I'll see where I'm at my 31 week appointment.  My husband, of all non-intuitive people, thinks that we're going to have the baby early so maybe I'm buying into his woo.

post #5 of 20

i measured 30 at 26 weeks. the doc just said she thought he was all stretched out. i wont know more until i get the 32 week us and see how big he really is. i do have gestational diabetes and that makes bigger babies but my last i had gd and she was only 7lb 12 oz.

post #6 of 20

I just had my midwife appointment this morning and I'm measuring 3 weeks ahead. I'm curious to see if I'll consistently measure 2-3wks ahead throughout the 3rd trimester like I did with my last pregnancy. He was a big boy, 10lb 10oz at birth. I'm thinking I may be growing another big one! My gestational diabetes testing came back normal last time and is normal this time too. 

post #7 of 20

At my last appt. I was 27 weeks measuring 34!!  We decided to have a sono to have a look :)  I have an anterior placenta and baby is breech so I wonder if that has anything to do with it.  Sono tech measured baby at 1 week ahead so  I think I am just carrying large. 

post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 

Wow, acordio, that would freak me out!  I have an anterior placenta too so maybe that's part of it.  At my 20 week ultrasound, the baby measured about a week ahead but I don't put much stock in those early measurements.  We'll see what next week holds.

 

CarrieD,  I'm crossing my fingers that I am not growing a 10.5lb baby.  I had 3rd degree tearing with my 7.5lb DS so another three pounds will cause serious damage.  Fret, fret, fret...I hope that I'm just getting fat.  How was your labor with your big boy?

post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by AndtheStars View Post

Wow, acordio, that would freak me out!  I have an anterior placenta too so maybe that's part of it.  At my 20 week ultrasound, the baby measured about a week ahead but I don't put much stock in those early measurements.  We'll see what next week holds.

 

CarrieD,  I'm crossing my fingers that I am not growing a 10.5lb baby.  I had 3rd degree tearing with my 7.5lb DS so another three pounds will cause serious damage.  Fret, fret, fret...I hope that I'm just getting fat.  How was your labor with your big boy?


I keep forgetting about the "big" baby thing.  My husband was 10lb 11oz and so far all of my babies have been 8 lb 8oz or less.  Maybe I will have my  10lbder like my first ob thought I was gonna have :P

 

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 

Just an update...I had my appt yesterday at 31 weeks and I'm now measuring 6 weeks ahead.  My midwife even said, "are we sure of your dates?"  Which I most definately am.  I was charting and regular.  I'm so curious what's going on in there, lots of fluid, big anterior placenta, giant baby?

post #11 of 20

Wow, 6 weeks seems like a lot! Is measuring ahead the same as measuring large? My mother and several of my friends all measured very large in the third trimester, and all had small (7 pound) babies right around their due dates... When they tell the stories, it was "measuring large" and I didn't know if that's the same. 

post #12 of 20

AndtheStars: My first was 4 pounds less and I had more tearing with that birth. With my second, I just had a straight 2nd degree tear that didn't require stitching and healed very well. Pushing took longer (like an hour) but I think that is why I didn't tear as much. Also I had a water birth which may have helped too. His labor was 6hours from start to finish. Hoping for such a smooth labor/delivery this time as well. Don't worry about a big baby too much. Fat is pretty squishy! Positioning is more important than weight much of the time. Are you planning on having a ultrasound to check fluid/baby size?

 

My next appt is on the 11th so I'll see if I am still measuring large too. 

post #13 of 20

Is no one freaked about twins or have ya'll had ultrasounds?  I am freaked about twins....  If I am still measuring way big at my next appointment- I might have one to check.  And don't freak over 'large baby'.  My last one was 9 lbs 8.5 oz  (my biggest by a lot) and the only one I didn't tear horribly with.  Kneeling for pushing was definitely a great thing- it opens you up like 30% more :)

post #14 of 20
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Is no one freaked about twins or have ya'll had ultrasounds?  I am freaked about twins....  If I am still measuring way big at my next appointment- I might have one to check.  And don't freak over 'large baby'.  My last one was 9 lbs 8.5 oz  (my biggest by a lot) and the only one I didn't tear horribly with.  Kneeling for pushing was definitely a great thing- it opens you up like 30% more :)



My last appt. was 2 weeks ago when I was measuring 7 weeks ahead.  I did freak briefly that there might be two. Had sono and only one thank GOD!   We have anterior placenta and according to the sonographer measurements baby is only measuring one week ahead but I know that can be off either way :)   Baby is breech and she didn't say I have excess fluid but plenty of it for baby to move around.   I think all of those are coming into play for me measuring so large.  

 

Ran into someone the other day that is due in a few weeks and a friend informed me that I am bigger than her.  AWESOME I'm huge :P

post #15 of 20

Acordio-

I have had great luck with the Webster technique turning a breech baby- where I am it is hard to find a chiro who can do it- but when I did find one- it worked in 2 days :)

post #16 of 20
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Acordio-

I have had great luck with the Webster technique turning a breech baby- where I am it is hard to find a chiro who can do it- but when I did find one- it worked in 2 days :)



When did  you do it??  I keep thinking baby has moved headdown but I am not totally sure.  I had some crazy movement last weekend but I don't know if that was baby turning or not.  I know the back up ob for my HB MW does the external version so I have that option as well but for some reason I was thinking it is not reccomended for VBAC folk :P

post #17 of 20
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faithhopelove,  yes, measuring large is the same thing.  I'll hope that I follow in the footsteps of your relatives and end up with a 7ish lb baby. 

 

I'm not concerned about twins because I had the 20 week ultrasound and there is definately only one.  I won't have another ultrasound because they are aren't that good at giving an accurate number for fluid levels or actual baby size so I'm just going to be surprised at the birth. 

 

acordio, I'm right there with you.  Huge.  Strangers keep saying "oh, you're due any day now" and I have to say, nope, not for another two months.  And then they look at me funny.  Happens at least once a day. 

 

I'll have to remember the kneeling while pushing thing.  I have scar tissue from my last tear (and crappy repair and reconstructive surgery) that I know is going to tear but maybe I can keep the damage to a minimum. 

post #18 of 20

I seem to have the opposite thing going than all of you mamas. I'm measuring exactly on target, but carrying very small. People on the street can tell I'm pregnant, but when they ask how far along I am and hear the response (31 weeks, or 8 months), they just can't believe it. I wish I had a nickle for every time I've heard "but you're so small/little/tiny!" I swear, I'd have a whole college fund put aside by now, I hear it so often. irked.gif

 

...my apologies for the mini-rant. I just find it annoying for some reason.

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by mforeback View Post

I seem to have the opposite thing going than all of you mamas. I'm measuring exactly on target, but carrying very small. People on the street can tell I'm pregnant, but when they ask how far along I am and hear the response (31 weeks, or 8 months), they just can't believe it. I wish I had a nickle for every time I've heard "but you're so small/little/tiny!" I swear, I'd have a whole college fund put aside by now, I hear it so often. irked.gif

 

...my apologies for the mini-rant. I just find it annoying for some reason.



No apologies needed :)  I guess the grass its kinda one of those the grass is always greener things because I do wish I was smaller right now.   The thing is I don't think I am as big as I am measuring and others are saying. Guess I need to get some photos taken :P

post #20 of 20
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When did  you do it??  I keep thinking baby has moved headdown but I am not totally sure.  I had some crazy movement last weekend but I don't know if that was baby turning or not.  I know the back up ob for my HB MW does the external version so I have that option as well but for some reason I was thinking it is not reccomended for VBAC folk :P


38 weeks.  I didn't end up delivering until 43 weeks though.  My DD  turned on her own at 37 weeks- so I knew I wanted to wait longer than that.

 

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