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How big were your twins born?

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

My girls were born 10/29/07 and they were 6 lbs 10 oz, and 6 lbs 5 oz. Everyone keeps telling me they were so big for being twins... I must have been huge... etc etc. Anyhow, I just thought I would ask everyone what theirs were.
post #2 of 49
Mine were 7-4 and 7-0 at 38 weeks. People always act surprised when they hear of twins being over 5 pounds. I think it might have to do with general poor nutrition in our society, and the fact that most twins are born early for one reason or another.
post #3 of 49
I'm so interested in this subject. Fascinated actually. My singletons were all 8.8 pounds or bigger (or Hannah would have been if they hadn't induced me at 37 weeks....she was 7.4 already!) so I'm wondering what this is going to be like at the end. I read all the time about how big they are supposed to be during the week I am in and I'm almost frightened of 32+ weeks! I was just joking with my MW that I want to get them to 36 weeks and then happily will give birth at 37!
post #4 of 49
Mine were born at 39 weeks, weighing 7-14 and 8-0.
post #5 of 49
Mine were MZ girls born at 37 weeks, 5.7 and 6.2. My singleton was born at 40 weeks, 8.6.
post #6 of 49
DD2 was 5 lbs 7 oz
DS was 6 lbs 11 oz
at 37 weeks.

It was a scheduled section, because I had cholestasis, which is life-threatening to the babies. We might have induced, but DS was transverse.

Who knows how big they might have been had we waited until labor started...

FWIW, my singleton was 7 lbs 9 oz. a
post #7 of 49
Mine were born at 34w due to TTTS and were 3.10 and 5.10
post #8 of 49
A was 8 lb 3 oz (maybe 4, I can't remember now)
B was 6 lb 9 oz
at 41 weeks

My singletons were 8 lb 15 oz and 6 lb 11 oz
post #9 of 49
Singleton was 8 1/2 lbs at 43 weeks
Twins were 7 1/2 each at 38 weeks

There are quite a few mammas here with big babies. I think that it is because we are more careful about nutrition and getting adaquate calories, vs. mainsteam mammas.
post #10 of 49
4lbs 1oz & 4lbs 10oz at 35.5 weeks (PROM)
post #11 of 49
5 lbs 6 oz both at 36 weeks. I was induced, so they would've been a little bigger, but they would've been born soon - I was 7 cm already.

dd was 6 lbs 3 oz at 40 weeks, and ds was 9 lbs 10 oz at 42 weeks (different set of paternal genes )
post #12 of 49
Singletons were 9 lb 1 oz, 9 lb 9 oz, 9 lb 10 oz
Twins born 39 wk 4 days were 8 lb 8, and 8 lb 12
post #13 of 49
My boys were born at 35w1d, Eli was 4 lbs 15 ozs, and Sam was 5 lbs 15 ozs.
FWIW, my dd was born at 39w at 7lbs 15 ozs.
post #14 of 49
Thread Starter 
Wow, and I thought mine were big! they were really long, just skinny.
post #15 of 49
First set (MZ) were 7.12 and 6.9 at 38 weeks 3 days.

Second set (DZ) were 6.10 and 6.15 at 39 weeks 1 day.

My singleton was 10.3 at 40 weeks 5 days.
post #16 of 49
my singleton was 7lbs 8oz at 40w4d
My twins were each 8lbs 15 oz at 40w3d
post #17 of 49
What big babies some of you had! Mine came on their own at 37w2d, weighing 6-11 and 6-15. We went home in 24 hours, they were super-healthy, no problems I get that comment a lot, too, and I think ti's b/c so many people don't take good care of themselves and have poor nutrition and are not resting properly, overly stressed, ect. Congrats on your twins!!!
post #18 of 49
Mine were 6 lbs 10 oz and 8 lbs 4 oz at 40 weeks 1 day.
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by Free Thinker View Post
I get that comment a lot, too, and I think ti's b/c so many people don't take good care of themselves and have poor nutrition and are not resting properly, overly stressed, ect.
Do you really think we have that much control over how long a pregnancy continues or how large a baby is? I'm always told I did a "good job" which makes me wonder. If I had some sort of problem that made me go into ptl or the babies had some health problems would I have done a "bad job?" I just worry that by saying we have complete control over it we are demeaning or insulting to those who had tiny babies or babies who had some trouble, kwim?

yes, I watched my diet but I was also a miserably tired the entire time. I didn't really "do" anything.
post #20 of 49
I believe we have LOT of control over it. I'm not saying that women who have PTL or other complications did something "wrong," but pregnancies are much more likely to be healthy and low-risk if women take care of themselves, especially with nutrition. I've seen a study that women who get at least 80-100 gm of protein daily have almost zero chance of getting pre-eclampsia. And if you simply look at the statistics on these boards (around 60% of twins being carried 37 weeks or later), I think they speak for themselves.
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