Wife to K since 6/95 Mommy to "The Fellas" ages 13, 10 and 8 and our rainbow girly 12/09.
Always remembering my babies who could not stay '08 '08 '09
Grace - wife to Jeff and mama to Nigella (11/08) and Orrin (01/10)- expecting a new addition (05/12)! Life is a whirlwind, but I'm learning to enjoy the ride!
I had one at 37 weeks with my ds and was told he was already WELL over 9lbs. My dr. tried to induce based on that at 38 weeks. He was born at 41 weeks weighing 9lbs 3oz. While he was big.. he wasn't nearly as big as predicted even a month earlier. My dr. scared me saying if he was well over 9 at 37 weeks then he was likely to be over 11lbs at birth easily.
This time at 34 weeks, babe was guesstimated at over 5.5 lbs (high end of normal) and then two weeks later was told just a few ounces shy of 8lbs. The room for error was 2lbs on either side. I know I'll have a big baby but I'm not expecting anything bigger than 9.6lbs.
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.
If all of us got to work within a margin of error like that...
I would just take it to mean I am having a baby at the >50 percentile. Which, who knows.
Ohh, and the US also estimated my due date at 1/8... Ummm no.
Missing Asa James, born into this world 11-17-08 and into the next 12-25-08
Try not to worry. And like everyone said the margin error is there.
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
i know that there is a margin of error involved, but it still surprised me and freaked me out a bit to hear what i consider such a large number this early on.
Yeah, my gosh, I just have to wonder
Why do they do these? Seems like they are just complete nonsense.
I am thinking the same thing!
but I have to say that I had two very long and hard labours with my first two who were both 7lbers... but my easiest and quickest birth was my third son and he was over 10 lbs...
Really, weight doesn't have much to do with it IMO, it is all about positioning for both the baby on the inside and the mom giving birth....
Mama to Xavier (July 02) , Colin (Sept 04), Khéna(Nov 06) & Wilhelmina (Jan 10)
Sometimes I think it's just their every-day job so they throw out these statements, but to us it's our once or twice or, okay, maybe 10th pregnancy in a lifetime so we hang on every word.
Anecdotally I have had one late ultrasound be bang on. U/S estimated him at 7-1 and he was 7-0 the next day. Another son was estimated at a max of 6-8. A couple days later he was born at 7-14.
ditto to everyone else's comments on the margin of error.