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Size of babies at birth?

post #1 of 70
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I was just wondering about the size of babies at birth corresponding to you or your DP/DH size at birth.

How many of you or your significant others were "big" at birth and then went on to have "big" babies and vice-versa. Not including those with gestational diabetes.

I was over 10lbs. at birth and so far have only had 2 8 pounders.

My cousin was only 6.5lbs. at birth and her DH was over 10lbs. at birth and has one DD who was 7lbs. 11oz. at birth. She is due with a boy at the end of April, we wonder how much he is going to weigh. She had her 20 week ultrasound and he was measuring right on.

I hope this was the right place to post this.
post #2 of 70
I was 9 lbs, my DH doesn't know how big he was but his mother thinks around 8 lbs. DD was 7lbs 15oz, and DS was 9lbs 15oz (quite a difference between the two)!

I'm 5'7" and DH is 6'2" FWIW.
post #3 of 70
Dh was 7lbs6oz and is now 6feet. I was 7lbs11oz and am now 5'8''.
Our first was 7lbs9oz (induced at 38.5 weeks PreE)
our second was 8lbs8oz at 39 weeks
post #4 of 70
DH was over 9lbs. I was a bit over 6 lbs (at 42 wks). DH is now 5ft 10 in, 140 lbs and I'm 4ft 10 in 125 lbs (115 pre-preg).

DD was born at 37 weeks (all natural, no complications) at 5 lbs 15 oz.

I was certain that I'd have a small baby. DH's family kept laughing at me (of course they weren't sure I'd manage a nstural birth, BF, CD, etc either )
post #5 of 70
They said my oldest was 8lbs 4 oz and I was 7 lbs 15oz
post #6 of 70
I was 8 lbs 8 oz.
Dd was 8 lbs 7 oz.
Ds was 8 lbs 8 oz.

Pretty darn close!
post #7 of 70
I was 8lb 12oz. I'm 5'7 and 130lbs
DH was 8lb 2 oz. He's 6'2 and 170lbs
DD was 7lb- I delivered 4 days past my EDD.
post #8 of 70
I was about 7 lbs, DH was around 9 lbs. DD was 5 lbs 14 oz at birth -- but I had pre-e and she had IGR. I was induced on my due date, but I bet she would have gone over if I had been allowed to go into labor naturally.
post #9 of 70
Me: 7 lbs 10 oz, 21 inches; one week "late." My mom gained 50 lbs.
DH: 9 lbs, 19 inches; two weeks "late." Not sure how much MIL gained.

DD1: 9 lbs, 22 inches; two weeks early. I gained 25 lbs.
DD2: 8 lbs 9 oz, 21 inches; one weeks early. I gained nothing; I was 7 lbs under pre-pregnancy weight the day I was admitted.

So their weight was in between. My midwife said if we ever have a boy she wouldn't be surprised if he was 10-11 lbs. I wouldn't mind it.
post #10 of 70
I dont hold alot of stock in the parents birth weight having anything to do with the baby's. There are so many factors that can affect the size of the baby at birth.

I was 6lbs 12oz

DS1 's father was 7 lbs 12 oz.
DS1 was 6 lbs 8 oz

ds2 and dd's father was 8 lbs 7 oz

ds2 was 7 lbs 15 oz
dd was 9 lbs 5 oz
post #11 of 70
I was 9 # at birth and my dh about 6#

My 1st baby was 9#,2 oz and my 2nd was 7#,3oz

Both my dh and I have big heads and I was more worried about that than anything, cuz once you birth the head, the rest is cake!

And sure 'nuf, both kids heads were in the 95th percentiles!
post #12 of 70
I was 6 lbs and dh was 7 lbs some odd oz . My smallest was 7 lbs, biggest 9 lbs and the others were in 8.5 lb range. No correlation to dh or my size at birth.
post #13 of 70
I was in the high fives, Dh was in the low sixes, baby was in the high fives (5'10.5)
Liz
post #14 of 70
I was 6 lbs 9 oz (& was 2 weeks early).
DH was 7 lbs 3 oz.
Our dd was 6 lbs 13 oz (& almost 42 weeks).
post #15 of 70
I was 8lbs 1/2 oz at birth and 20.5" (1 week overdue), dh was around 7 lbs (his mom had 12 kids, she doesn't remember specifics) and was a week or two early.

ds1: 7 lbs 3 oz, 20.5" @ 40w4d
ds2: 6 lbs 8 oz, 19" @ 40w5d (two knots in cord prob limited his growth somewhat)
dd: 6 lbs 13 oz, 20.5" @ 41w4d

so they're taking after daddy, but I'm pg long like my mom. FWIW - it's funny - you'd think we were tiny people with these wee babes - but I'm 5'9/155, and DH is 6'5/220.
post #16 of 70
I was 7lbs 6 oz and DH was 7lbs 4oz. Both born right near our duedates. Our daughter was 9lbs, 10 oz, born around 41 weeks!
post #17 of 70
I was 7.5 lbs at birth, Jon was nearly 9 lbs but was born 3 weeks early because his mom is diabetic (so his weight probably didn't reflect genetics as much). James was 6lbs 15.9 ounces (basically 7 lbs) and this baby is looking on the average to small side so far as well, but it's still pretty early
post #18 of 70
i was 7lb13oz and my husband was 7lb3oz.
my daughter (born at 39w3d, induction) was 7lb2.8oz. my son (born at 40w3d, spontaneous) was 9lb.
post #19 of 70
I was 8lbs 13oz a few weeks "early". Meaning Mom thinks I was born early, but her dates were probably off. DH was between 5-6 lbs full term. The kids have taken after me.

The twins weighed 6lbs 5 oz and 7lbs 13oz @ 37 weeks.
DD weighed 9lbs 1 oz @ 39 weeks.

I had an U/S today to make sure the baby was head down, and had them tell me the approximate weight. Yeah, I know it can be off 2 lbs either way. Apparently she weighs around 7lbs 13oz and I'm 37 weeks, 5 days.
post #20 of 70
I put almost no stock in the old adage about parents birthweight dictating the childs.

I was 8lbs 6oz.
DH was 6lbs 6oz.

DS1 was 10lbs 8oz
DS2 was 9lbs


All four of us were born within 4 days after our due dates.
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