Originally Posted by Kara9080
Well my little "freak out" expired over the weekend. I feel much better after talking to people and reading stories of "inaccurate weight estimates". Even if he is "big", so what? I'm certain I'll be fine. I've always trusted my body and believe I can do this. I'm going to see the midwives on the 20th and I'm going to ask about skipping the next sonogram. If they approve, I'm skipping. There is nothing wrong, the period for checking baby's heart is over and I don't want to get unnecessarily freaked out again for a baby that may or may not be "big". I worry that they'll say he's "big" and then advise the midwives that I should deliver at the hospital. I really, really want to deliver at the birth center - I feel like a little kid looking forward to a field trip or a birthday - it's an important event/experience I'm looking forward to.
I am a big girl myself (5'11", 250#) so it's reasonable I'd have a big baby. I was surprised that my first 2 were "only" 7~ pounds each.
I'm glad you're feeling better. That's one thing I'm worried about with having to deliver with an OB at all, DS was 10 lbs 7 oz, and at my appointment in either October or November, they were talking about how DS being big was a sign that this LO would be big, and all these different things that I would need to do to try to "have a normal sized baby." I'm almost exactly your same size, (Either 5'11" or 6', depending on who measures, but... when you're that tall, it doesn't make that big of a difference. :P ), DF is very tall/big (6'2" and 260-ish), with his family having a history of big babies, so I'm not at all surprised DS was that big, and wouldn't be surprised if this LO is that big, as well. (Although, I kind of hope not.)