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Ok, I was able to palpate the baby and find the fundus w/ no trouble this morning. No trouble AT ALL.<br><br>
This kid is HUGE and I'm measuring for 20 wks. I'm only supposed to be 17wks tomorrow.<br><br>
Thoughts? I'm going to call the midwife, too, and see what she says.
 

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I saw the MW yesterday and am also measuring for 20 weeks at 17. Mw said for second or third babies this is normal.<br><br>
I was relieved because for some reason I have been wondering about twins. Probably because I am feeling so big!!!<br><br>
Don't worry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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No advice but I can commiserate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I called my MW yesterday after I measured myself at 23cm at 17.5wks! She's also thought I felt big for dates and questioned my dates (which I'm quite sure of). She did suggest we go ahead and get an u/s sooner than later, so instead of waiting till 20 wks we're getting one tomorrow at 18wks! My fundus is well above my navel now and I'm starting to have problems feeling full after eating half a meal, etc., now, as though it were pressing on my stomach already. I'm eager to see what's on the u/s tomorrow!<br><br>
Let us know what you're m/w says!
 

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I say its normal and no cause to think yorue further along or anything. I am all over the place during a pregnancy, rarely on for my weeks, and ahead as much as 3 or 4 weeks sometimes.<br><br>
Dont beleive the hype, if your caregiver tries to tell you anything like you must be further along because your uterus is big. No, sometimes its excessive amniotic fluid, sometimes its because the baby is laying oddly, and sometimes its because there's more than one baby. But mostly, its that you have a big uterus.
 

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My sil told me that it's normal because I'm a multipara. She was measuring big (30 wks at 22!) and just had her 3rd. She encouraged me not to stress over it too much. lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Although, she did say that the baby should be approx the size of an avocado. It's bigger than an avocado. It feels bigger, anyway. This is the first time I've been able to palpate this early. Maybe I'm wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My babe felt right-on size-wise for a while. Now I can't tell! I was just reading that at 17-18 wks it should be 5-5.5in long.<br><br>
Are your dates for sure, or could you be off a bit? How big were your first babies? Did you ever measure big with them?<br><br>
I do hear that it's more common to measure big with subsequent pregnancies, but I'm also seeing more trends where someone "always" measures big or has consistently big babies, etc. For me, I've never measured big and have small to average sized babies, so it's a little weird! And my dates are spot-on, I'm quite sure.<br><br>
I also don't think I've ever been able to paplate this early before, so I dunno if I'm just more in tune with my body, or more aware of the changes, or there's something else going on, or what! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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With my first 2 pregnancies both kids measured normal. Until 35 wks when dd was still measuring for 32 weeks. I was able to down some protein bars (that I've thrown up this time) and she evened out.<br><br>
At birth ds was 9lb 8oz and dd was 7lb 14oz.<br><br>
We're sure on the dates. I had AF, a week later went on vacation for 10 days w/ dd, then came back and a few days later AF came round again. DH remembers telling me, "Man, good thing we dtd already!"
 

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Doesn't mean a thing IMO. I measured big with DS nearly 5 cm and they sent me for an u/s to estimate the size. At 38 weeks they said (had 2 senior techs do u/s) that he was at the least 10lbs and 10oz. If we went to 40 weeks he would forsure be over 11lbs. Induced because of this massive baby I was going to have at 40 weeks and woops he turned out to be 8lbs 12oz.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Doesn't mean a thing IMO. I measured big with DS nearly 5 cm and they sent me for an u/s to estimate the size. At 38 weeks they said (had 2 senior techs do u/s) that he was at the least 10lbs and 10oz. If we went to 40 weeks he would forsure be over 11lbs. Induced because of this massive baby I was going to have at 40 weeks and woops he turned out to be 8lbs 12oz.</div>
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I refuse to be induced anyway. Bad experience there, let me tell ya! Homebirth again this time.<br><br>
I see what you're saying, though. I'm thinking I won't worry about it. General consensus says I'm fretting over what could likely be nothing at this stage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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