How big was your full-term baby (UPDATED POLL) - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: What was the birthweight of your full-term baby (choose closest, select all thtat apply)
under 6 lbs 16 100.00%
6-7lbs 58 100.00%
7 lbs 42 100.00%
7 1/2 lbs 52 100.00%
7 3/4 lbs 65 100.00%
8 lbs 44 100.00%
8 1/4 lbs 32 100.00%
8 1/2 lbs 62 100.00%
8 3/4 lbs 42 100.00%
9 lbs 45 100.00%
9 1/4 lbs 33 100.00%
9 1/2 lbs 31 100.00%
9 3/4 lbs 18 100.00%
10-11lbs 48 100.00%
over 11 lbs 8 53.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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#1 of 79 Old 02-23-2009, 12:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The previous thread did not allow for multiple babies of similar/same weight, so by making smaller weight increments on this one hopefully it will remedy that at least somewhat.

Please enter the birthweight of your baby--rounded to the nearest option.
These should be babies who are full-term (37+ weeks) and no inductions prior to 40 weeks. (I'm looking for what babies actually weigh when they come on their own time.)

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I was surprised at how little my daughter was, 5lb9oz at 38weeks, 4 days. Healthy pregnancy and all that, but she has multiple health issues, so her size may be related to those issues.

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I did the best I could- 1 vote for 8 1/2 and one vote for 8 3/4

Dd (41 weeks 2 days) was 8lbs 12oz
ds (43 weeks 5 days) was 8lbs 11oz

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I was surprised at mine too--7lb 1oz (39wks, healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, blah blah blah...) I had expected him to be 8 something cuz all my little siblings were...I guess it goes to show that the size of babies your mother had doesn't necessarily have any bearing on the size you will have!! (hmmm, idea for another poll... )

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My first was 9 lbs 9 oz. My second was 10 lbs 8 oz. Both were born 3 days before their due dates.

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DS was 10lbs 11.5 oz. He was born at 39w5d. I was induced, but that was 3 days after spontaneous rupture of membranes (and no contractions starting), so I'm including myself in the poll anyway.
Funny how at the moment, 30% of people have had babies weighing 10-11lbs
I'm sure that will change as more people respond.

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My 40 weeker was 6 lbs 15 oz.
My 41 weeker was 7 lbs 10 oz.

And the funny thing is that my *36* weeker was 7 lbs 2 oz...so bigger than my 40 weeker and almost as big as my 41 weeker. Go figure.

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I voted again; the same as before 7lbs for my UCed DD who wasn't weighed at all till she was 16 days - 3.3kg according to a supermarket produce scale

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37 weeks 3 days, 8 pounds and 6 ounces

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gestational age at onset of spontaneous labor: poll here

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I voted again; the same as before 7lbs for my UCed DD who wasn't weighed at all till she was 16 days - 3.3kg according to a supermarket produce scale
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DS2 2 was 40 weeks and he was 9 lbs 3 oz. I should have figured that he would be bigger considering DS1 was 7 lbs 10 oz at 36 weeks.

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My dd was 7lbs10oz at 38w6d, and my ds was 7lbs15oz at 40wks exactly.

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37 weeks 6lbs 7 oz

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DS1: 38 weeks exactly - 8 lb 8 oz
DS2: 39 weeks exactly - 8 lb 10 oz
DS3: 38 weeks + 3 days - 9 lb 2 oz
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37w6d: 6 lbs. 2 oz. I'm hoping for a bit bigger this time though. That just seemed really small.

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38 weeks 7lbs 6oz
37 weeks 7lbs 13 oz

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I was 41 weeks & a few days. DS was 7lbs & 10ozs. Before I knew his weight, I was freaked out because everyone kept talking about what a "HUGE!" baby he was & couldn't wait until other nurses came on shift to see how big he was. The area has a high induction rate, they were shocked I was 41 weeks & still pregnant, so I guess he did seem huge compared to other babies they'd seen.
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Both born at 41 weeks

#1- 8 lbs 14
#2- 9 lbs 15
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My DS was 8 pounds, but he would have been more if he hadn't been breech - he lost all his meconium on the way out. He was born eight days before EDD.
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Of my 4, my first baby came the earliest, 38 wks and was my biggest at 8.1 pounds. The other three came exactly on due date, 4 days early and my smallest baby 7.05 came 4 days late!

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My first was induced on his due date, came 2 days later, and weighed 10 lbs 6 oz.

My second was born on her own, about a week after her due date, and weighed 8 lbs 14 oz.

My third was also born on his own, also about a week past his due date, and was 9 lbs 1 oz.

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mine were:

7.6
6.15
8.2
7.11

my smallest was also the earliest (via scheduled c-section at 38.5 wks) so I imagine he was meant to be over 7 lbs had he finished cooking... and really, he was 6 lbs 15.9 oz. so, pretty much!

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40 weeks 8.11
38 weeks 8.12
41.5 weeks 8.4
42.5 weeks 9.12


my earliest was my 2nd largest
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DD1 was 7 lbs 9 oz. She's my only full-term AND spontaneous labor baby, so she's the only one I voted for.

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My first was 6 lbs 14 oz and my second was 6 lbs 8 oz.
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Both my babies were just over 40 weeks, my first was 6lbs 12 oz and my second was 9lbs even. HUGE spread there. I'm hoping the one I'm baking now will fall somewhere in the middle and not feel a need to be another 2 pounds bigger!

I really like seeing that most people's babies the weights go up and down, not necessarily bigger each time. I have a fear of having an 11 pounder- I personally felt 9 lbs was big enough.

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40w5d -- 7 lbs 12
at least 38w (they couldn't decide his due date) an even 8lbs
39w1d -- 9 lbs 3

and that 9 lbs didn't feel any worse than the others. I suppose because she was also an inch longer than either of the others, didn't come in 2 hours (she took 4 1/2), and came out facing the "correct" way instead of her backbone to mine.
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DD1: 7.5 lbs (oh, drats, I accidentaly posted 6-7 lbs rather than 7.5, I was thinking "7" and "half" and rounded down rather than up. oops.)
DD2: 9 lbs even
DS: 8 lbs 14 oz, voted "8 3/4" so I could vote for each kid separately, though I'd normally round him up to 9.

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