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Just for fun: How big do you think your baby will be at birth?  How big were your previous children?

 

I was gearing up for a big baby (9lbs or so) since everyone in my family seems to have huge babies, but at each of my appointments my doctor tells me I will have an average size baby just based on how the baby feels when she palpitates, and how I am measuring.  I realize this isn't the most accurate way to determine size, but I am thinking I may be having a 7.5 lber instead of a 9 lber now.  At the very least it is making me feel a bit better about having more 0-3 month clothing than 3-6 month stocked up for my little guy!

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My guess is about the same size as my last, upper 7lb lower 8lb range. Guessing the same for length as every one of my kids has been 20.5 inches!


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Well, my first was born at 6lbs 4ozs, but I was induced at 38w6d when my body was far from ready. If my kick date is right, this little guy will arrive around 40w2d. This pregnancy has been very different, and my measurements have been perfect thus far. Measurements with DS started changing around 27 weeks (not that it matters really). 

 

I'm guessing this baby will be between 7-7.5 pounds. DH and I are short and petite people. My mom carried my brothers to 43 weeks, and they were 8lbs and just shy of 8lbs so I don't expect a large baby. 


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What is a kick date?


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I dont know... 8 lbs?  On the bigger side of average?  I hope not too big... 

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DD was just over 7 lbs.  I'm hoping this guy will be closer to 8, I would love a nice big healthy boy.  Based on family history, not much chance of a whopper.


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huge.  dd was 10 pounds at birth.  ob doing ultrasound has this bebe as in the 90 somethingth percentile (around where dd was at the same point) and estimates he's about a pound above the average for this point in development.  le sigh.

 

and can i just say... dh is a big guy, my father was enormously tall and broad but not chunky... dh's family are all tall people (i'm not) but dh & i were both around 7 pounders at birth.  no one's ever mentioned having big babies on either side, though.  i don't have gd, i have NO IDEA WHY my babies are so huge. 


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My son was 8 lbs 8 ozs. And I had him the day after my "due date". I am thinking this little boy is gonna maybe be a tiny bit bigger. Especially, if I end up going past my date.


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Yeah, I guess predicting baby's size is also complicated by the fact that you can't predict when baby will show up.  If he's two weeks late I'm sure he will be bigger, but who knows!

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huge.  dd was 10 pounds at birth.  ob doing ultrasound has this bebe as in the 90 somethingth percentile (around where dd was at the same point) and estimates he's about a pound above the average for this point in development.  le sigh.

 

and can i just say... dh is a big guy, my father was enormously tall and broad but not chunky... dh's family are all tall people (i'm not) but dh & i were both around 7 pounders at birth.  no one's ever mentioned having big babies on either side, though.  i don't have gd, i have NO IDEA WHY my babies are so huge. 


Interesting....I always thought family history was a good predictor, but maybe not.  Or maybe you are just an especially hospitable environment?  :)

 


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DS #1 was 7lbs, 13oz, DS #2 was 7 1/2 lbs. Both were incredibly long. I predict this guy will be my biggest baby...somewhere between 8 and 8 1/2 lbs. When I had an u/s at 31 weeks, they estimated that he was measuring 2 weeks ahead.

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dd 1 was 5 lbs at 37 weeks.

 

dd2 was 7 lbs at 39 weeks.

 

hoping this babe stays in until at least 39 weeks, again and is at least 7 lbs, again!  clearly, i make smaller babes that come a bit early.  so, my goal is to keep this one in as long as i can so s/he can grow, grow, grow. 


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Baby # 1 was 8 lbs 5 oz at 38.3 weeks.

Baby #2 was 10 lbs 3 oz at 42.2 weeks... (yet they thought she had IUGR at 20-30 weeks because she was measuring small!!)

This baby is measuring about a week ahead consistently (been having ultrasounds for a placental cyst) but I'm really hoping she stays somewhere in the 9 lb region at the biggest. I would really love a 7 pounder, I just don't see that happening unless she comes early!


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It's based upon a true midwives' "tale" that baby will arrive 5 months to the date of the first real kick. My midwife says it's been accurate for her 90% of the time, and my friends (except 1) all went into labor on their kick dates. 
 

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It's based upon a true midwives' "tale" that baby will arrive 5 months to the date of the first real kick. My midwife says it's been accurate for her 90% of the time, and my friends (except 1) all went into labor on their kick dates. 
 



 



Fascinating! I didn't mark the exact date on the calendar, but according to this, I predict babe will be slightly early.

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The kick date is interesting, it's my due date, I felt baby for sure at 18 weeks. Wasn't accurate for my last 2 kiddos, as I felt them in the first tirmester (13 and 11 weeks) they were both born within days of the due date.


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DS was 9lbs even at 40w6d, but this babe feels bigger to me (even though the MW assures me I'm measuring right on track). So I'm preparing myself for at least the same size for this one if only to be pleasantly surprised if it's smaller!


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The kick date is interesting, it's my due date, I felt baby for sure at 18 weeks. Wasn't accurate for my last 2 kiddos, as I felt them in the first tirmester (13 and 11 weeks) they were both born within days of the due date.



It's not about the first time you feel baby but that first clear kick. I started feeling this one much earlier than my DS, but I didn't have a clear KICK until 18.5 weeks. 


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Oh they were clear kicks, no question. This one was for sure at 18 weeks, my first was for sure at 14 weeks, the 2 in the middle didn't have anterior placentas in the first trimester :P They we're all about being known asap!


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