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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.
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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.
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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

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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 )

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They said my oldest was 8lbs 4 oz and I was 7 lbs 15oz
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I was 8 lbs 8 oz.
Dd was 8 lbs 7 oz.
Ds was 8 lbs 8 oz.

Pretty darn close!

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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

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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!
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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.

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I was in the high fives, Dh was in the low sixes, baby was in the high fives (5'10.5)
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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).
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Thank you all for your replies...I guess she just figures for him to be tall as an adult he has to be big at birth, but that obviously isn't the case.
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my 3 babies all wheighed about 8 pounds like I did.
My husband wheighed 9.5 pounds.

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My DD was 8lb 15oz.

I was 7lb 6 oz.
DH was 9lb. 10 oz.

So, DD was right in between us. I was measuring ahead earlier in this pregnancy, but closer to on track now. We'll see how he measures Soon, hopefully!

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I was 7lbs 9oz (as were my brother and sister)

DH was 6 and a half lbs - but he was born two weeks early, via scheduled C-Section.


DS was 9lbs 9oz. 1 week late.
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I was 7.5 lbs and DH was 9ish lbs.

DD was 8 lbs 7 oz, 20.5"
DS was 10 lbs 1 oz, 22"

We suspected DS was going to be big, but not THAT big! But his birth was way better than DD's (DS was born at home and no tearing at all)
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I was 6lbs 10oz, DH was 7lbs.
All our children have been bigger then what we were!

DD1 was 7lbs 12oz
DD2 was 9lbs
DS was 8lbs 7.5oz

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I was 8lb 15oz, but my mom gained 60lbs, which could have a lot to do with it. I am now about 5'8" or so.

My biological son was 7lb 8oz at 40 weeks 3 days and I gained 33 lbs. He is now 17 months old and 26lbs. The sperm donor we used is now 6'2", I don't know how big he was at birth.

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dh was 10lbs. I was 6.3lbs. my son was 4.6lbs.
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I was 7lb 15oz
DH thinks he was *probably* 7-something. (No one remembers, but they do know he wasn't extrodinarily large or small)

Our first dd was 7lbs 12oz at 41weeks and dd#2 was 8lbs 1oz at 41 weeks.

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Interesting, though I also don't put much stock in the idea that the parent's birth weight plays much role in baby's birth weight. Too many other factors influence baby's birth weight IMO.

I was 9lbs7oz at birth, spent a week in the NICU for post-maturity, almost dying from all the complications.

DH was 6lbs6oz at birth, born to a mother who was told by her doc to gain absolutely no more than 15 pounds during pg.

We have four children.

Twins, 38w3d, with birth weights of 6lbs12oz and 6lbs8oz. Pre-eclampsia with symptoms beginning at 36w2d. Total weight gain of 17 pounds (225 at delivery).

Singleton, 38w0d, 8lbs10oz. No pre-e. Total weight gain of 34 pounds (230 at delivery).

Singleton, 37w1d, 7lbs8oz. Pre-e with symptoms beginning at 34w5d. Delivered 15 pounds less than pre-pg weight (250 at delivery).

I just have big babies if you ask me. My twin pg was the longest pg of the three, and they were good sizes for twins at that gestation. My two singletons were also big for the gestational age they were born at. I started all three pg very much overweight, the third by far being the worst, thus the overall weight loss. But my babies were all still pretty big at birth.

If I went to 42 weeks, I'd have 10 pounders easy I think. Of course, my blood pressure would never cooperate long enough for me to even get close to that point most likely.
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