silly question - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
First-Time-Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
has the size of your belly, from past experience, played a role in how large your newborn was? - can you have a big belly and come out with a small lo or a small belly and come out with a large lo? sounds silly i know, but just wondering mostly because mine is not massive or even all that large. i take a look at the belly pic thread here and see everyone's beautiful big tummies and then gawk down at mine which is much smaller. just wondering if this means he will be small?

experienced momma's or really anyone who has an idea about this can post. TIA!

he's here; kaine (11/9/09)
First-Time-Mommy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 09:03 PM
 
elisheva's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BC
Posts: 1,432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I can only speak about my own experience...My belly was biggest with ds1 and he was my largest so far at 9 lbs 8 oz. I was smaller with ds2 and he was 8 lbs 9 oz. I'm smallest yet with this one and have no idea how big she will be My guess would be that she'll stay in until she's at least 8 lbs.

"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton
 
 
 
   

elisheva is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Lily's_Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My belly was small with dd, I thought she would be 5 or 6 lbs and she was 8 lbs. This time I'm about the same size, but I'm still worried baby will be small, even though dd came out a great size.

My sister has 3 boys. Each pregnancy she gained more weight and got bigger. Her first 2 boys were both 8lb12oz. Her third pregnancy she gained 70 lbs, was way bigger than the other 2 times, and baby was 7lb13oz.

Wife to geek.gif (08/03), Mom to energy.gif (10/05) and babyboy.gif (11/09).

Lily's_Mom is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 09:36 PM
 
minsca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a bigger belly with this little guy, and he was my smallest. But only by 3 oz, and only a 5 oz difference between ds and dd1. so really not that much of a difference. I did seem to get bigger with each pregnancy.

Pam, momma to Sofie Avye Seth
minsca is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 10:10 PM
 
penguintattoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Watertown, NY
Posts: 501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was wondering this too, but then I realized I have a really long torso, and some people have really short torsos. This will make their bellies look bigger/smaller sometimes! We had a girl at work who was huge, andher baby ended up being around 8lbs, her torso is really short though so there was no where for her belly to go except out!

joy.gif:Mommy to Lennon Elizabeth 11/27/09 and somebody new, due 10/08joy.gif:

penguintattoo is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 11:26 PM
 
ladyleah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was wondering as well....I have "measured small" throughout the entire pregnancy---(and yes, am sick of everyone around exclaiming "you bareeeeely loook pregnant!!!" all the time! lolol)-- and have been sent for u/s because of this....and the baby is always growing at a great rate and everything looks a-ok. (plus I have gained 24 lbs. so far-- so I am right on track to).

Maybe I just have a longer pelvis (although I am only 5'6") and the combo of that and carrying him "low" makes this happen for me. (plus its my first)

I have known women who "looked huge" and had small babies and then vice versa.....
ladyleah is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Lineymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I always measured around my belly at belly button level with my pregnancies. My first got to 43in after my due date (i went 10 days over) and was 10#4oz. My 2nd only got to 41.5in but he was 11#1oz.

This time I am expecting a girl and so hoping for her to be smaller, but my belly is measuring around at 43.25in and I am 38wk4days.

I think a lot of it is the position of the baby. DS1 always had his bottom sticking out where as DS2 was posterior until labor.

Oh, I weigh/weighed right around the same with all pregnancies.
Lineymom is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 11-02-2009, 11:58 PM
 
ChaoticMum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyleah View Post
I was wondering as well....I have "measured small" throughout the entire pregnancy---(and yes, am sick of everyone around exclaiming "you bareeeeely loook pregnant!!!" all the time! lolol)-- and have been sent for u/s because of this....and the baby is always growing at a great rate and everything looks a-ok. (plus I have gained 24 lbs. so far-- so I am right on track to).
Oh my dear! This is EXACTLY how I've been with all my pgs - even my twin pg. With the singletons I measured on average 2-3wks behind - and my bellies were always so 'small' according to those who commented. My first two babes were 8lb each - my 3rd was 10.5lb. I was sent for an u/s to make sure he was growing as I was 3wks behind - the u/s dated him at 2 weeks AHEAD! A discrepancy of 5 wks.....

With my twins, I had a nurse come into my room after delivery all in a tizzy - she'd seen me head down to deliver and said good luck - see you later. She had NO CLUE I was having twins. She said she's seen singleton bellies bigger!

Tamika
Mum to 5 wonderful gifts!!
ChaoticMum is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 01:41 AM
 
mamatolevi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my smallest belly was my biggest baby. I'm about that size this time, too. we'll see!

Stinkerton 12/10/01 9lbs8oz, induced to c/s; Little Man 5/20/03 7lbs11oz, r c/s, fear of another labor; Jillybean 11/18/07 10lbs8oz 37cm head, induced VBA2C; and the Wee Beastie, 9lbs8oz, 35cm head, rpt VBA2C
mamatolevi is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 01:49 AM
 
crunchy_mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, with #1 my belly was the biggest at about 50 in around baby boy was 8#10oz- last time I didn't measure exact but was certainly smaller and gained 20 less, babe was 7#7oz. This time I am probably abut on track with last time, but no baby yet so who knows how big this one will be. I think she is on track to be as big as her sister or bigger, but time will tell.

Happily Married to my : 11 yrs- Mama to wild-eyed monkey boy 7-04, fiery little girl 4-07, and the happy smiley baby that sleeps 11-09!
crunchy_mama is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off