Mothering Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,264 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I had my appt. this morning. I'm around 11 weeks and my midwife could feel my uterus/fundus in the middle of my belly between my pubic bone and my belly button (where I thought I had been feeling it for a while but wasn't sure). She found the baby's hb right away -- literally as soon as she put the doppler down. Nice and strong: 164 bpm. I asked her if I felt big and at first she thought I was 13 weeks (because my LMP and O date didn't match correctly) and when she realized the mistake said that it is because this is baby number 4 -- I'm just more stretched out. I'm pretty thin but my belly is very big looking -- I definately look like I'm between 16-20 weeks pg. So -- has this been the case for all of you? Do you just get bigger earlier with each one? I'm still wondering of the chance of multiples -- I did have an u/s at 5.5 weeks that showed only one baby at the time...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,501 Posts
Likely just because its #4<br><br>
Im on #3, pregnancy #4 and was measuring very similar at that point. by 20 weeks my fundus was 2 inches above my belly button!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,606 Posts
I haven't officially been measured yet. But I always measure a little big.<br>
As a side note: I've had a lot of c/s's and all that scar tissue low makes my uterus float up pretty fast, so its been high.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,627 Posts
I'm pregnant with #4 and measuring right on schedule. I think my babies just like to displace my lungs instead of sticking straight out thought, because I was measuring a tad small with baby #3 at the end and ended up with a 9.5 lb little chunk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> So I think it's partly that our bodies are already "stretched," but it's also how that little bean is positioned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
490 Posts
It took me until #9 to measure anything but on target or a couple weeks behind. This time, well, I'm consistently measuring weeks ahead and midwife feels I am growing a significantly larger baby than any of my others.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,794 Posts
After number 1 (which was twins), I've noticed I show earlier, have a higher fundal height, and just look BIGGER. My OB has never been concerned, nor was my last baby all that big (8.5 pounds).<br><br>
...it's funny, though. I think my larger uterus gave ds3 more space to move around. He was born as such a strong, coordinated newborn...it was unreal. He could hold his head up independently at birth (in tummy time), and just kept going from there.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top