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<p>Hi all - I'm trying not to stress out, but could use some feedback.</p>
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<p>Our daughter, due in a week (or 3, as accurate as due dates go) :) is trending to be around 6 pounds, maybe a bit more.  Her brother was about 7lbs7oz and her older sister was 7lbs13oz.  Is such a weight discrepancy anything to worry about?</p>
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<p>The pregnancy has gone great otherwise.  She's super (super super) active, and the placenta, amnionic fluid & cord are all great in function.  Her heart rate is also great.  </p>
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<p>Really, I'm just freaked out by the size difference.  For what it's worth, my husband and I were both small babies (6 lbs and just under 6 lbs respectively), but I figured her siblings would be a better gauge?</p>
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<p>Has anyone else had such different weight differences in their children (that wasn't related to a really pre-term delivery)?  And everything was fine?</p>
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<p>My oldest was 7lb 14.5oz<br><br>
next was 7.9<br><br>
next was supposedly 8.55 (but I don't believe it....he was born at home and we used a digital fishing scale to weigh him. The scale was set to kilograms....and we didn't know how to change it.....so we just converted it to lbs later. So I don't know how accurate the scale was. I do know we weighed him a few times in a row and it showed up 3.88 kilograms each time and that was after we did a tare weight on the sling we were hanging him in. So if the machine was working correctly then he should really have been that size.<br><br>
And well honestly I don't really remember my last....I think it was like 7.6 or something...but we didn't weigh her right after birth....like the others were.<br><br>
So if those are true, then there are some variation. I will say they all looked about the same size...lol.<br><br>
I know there was quite a difference between my brothers and me. And there still is. I was born under 6 lbs (5.9) and my brothers were bigger.....and still are bigger.<br><br>
So it shouldn't be an issue......but keep in mind the weight they say now is not really THAT accurate....so who knows. =S</p>
 

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I am only preg. With baby number two but I was 7 lb. 10.75 oz and my little sister was something like 5lbs. 12 oz. Not sure what my other two siblings were. My daughter was 7 lbs. 10 oz. But I think my son(still waiting to make his debut) will be larger. I am guessing at least 8 lbs. I hope this helps you. I think variation is normal. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>My midwife told me that your children's weight is determined by your own birth weight.  I was 7 pounds 7 ounces at birth; this has held true for my first and second sons: first was 7 lbs. 12 0z. and second was 7 lbs. 8 oz.  This baby is estimated to be around 7-7 1/2 pounds at birth.</p>
 

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<p>For what it's worth, estimates of weight prior to birth are often off by as much as a few pounds.  A friend of mine was induced recently at 41 weeks because the doctors measured the baby at 7 something pounds at 35 weeks, so they were concerned the baby would be huge.  She was 6 pounds at birth.  She could have baked a little longer without any adverse effects.  I wouldn't worry about the weight in general, but be aware that the estimate you have may not be very accurate to begin with and therefore not worth worrying about at all.</p>
 
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<p>My first was 8lbs. 1 oz.</p>
<p>Second 8lbs. 5 oz. </p>
<p>Third 11lbs. 10 oz (I did NOT have GD) </p>
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<p>I say 6lbs. is normal and they say babies gain 1/2 lb. per week at the end so she may end up 7lbs. </p>
 

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<p><span style="color:#ff6699;">#1 - 7 lbs 11 1/2 oz</span></p>
<p><span style="color:#0000ff;">#2 - 8 lbs 14 oz</span></p>
<p><span style="color:#0000ff;">#3 - 7 lbs. 7 oz</span></p>
<p><span style="color:#ff6699;">#4 - 6 lbs 10 oz</span></p>
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<p>All were born in the 40th week within 2-3 days of EDD.</p>
 

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My first- 38 weeks, 2 days: 7lbs<br>
My second- 39 weeks, 5 days (though the midwive thought she was really closer to 41 weeks): 9lbs, 3oz
 

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<p>dd1 6lbs 12 oz</p>
<p>dd2 7lbs 12 oz</p>
<p>ds 8lbs</p>
<p>dd3 7lbs 6 oz</p>
<p>dd4 8lbs 1 oz</p>
 
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