Went to doctors yesterday and I'm 28 weeks 4 days, Looks like I"ve got a big boy on the way. He is weighing 3 pounds 11 ounces already at 7 months. Will he be a big baby? And he is breech right now will he turn? This is my first so I'm scared to death..!!! They are saying about 8 pounds or 8 1/2 pounds when he is born!!!! I'm a nervous wreck. Anyone else have baby this big at this time?
Sometimes they can be wrong guessing how big a baby is - my cousins baby was supposed to be 10lbs but he was only 6lbs5ozs so I wouldn't worry about it too much. My baby is almost 3 1/2lbs (that was last week) and I'm 28W4D today too!! So don't worry too much - also my baby is breech too and they told me not to worry about it until after 33W, they should flip before 33W before it becomes a problem.
I don't want to be the bearer of not-so-good news... although there's no guarantee you'll have a big baby (b/c ultrasounds aren't always accurate), there's a pretty good chance you might. Sorry. =)
I had an ultrasound done at 28 weeks and my daughter was also measuring 3 lbs 11 ozs (exactly... I even went back and checked my records)! And at the next ultrasound which was 4 weeks later she had gained 2 lbs and was measuring 5 lbs 11 ozs. Needless to say, my OB gave me the same "warning"... he said that I would most likely be delivering a 9-10 lb baby! I went only one day past my due date and (at birth) my daughter was 9 lbs 6 ozs and 20" long. So for me, the weight estimate was pretty accurate.
Are you and/or your husband tall? My OB said that can play a big role in how big your baby is. I'm 5'4" (so not too tall), but my husband is 6'2".
I did end up having a c-section b/c after many hours of labor and pushing, she just didn't want to come out that way. BUT everything went so perfectly... it may be a little hiccup in your delivery day planning, but in the end if you have a big baby, that just means you have more baby to love! And honestly, now-a-days, 8 - 8 1/2 lbs is considered a good healthy weight.. so either way, I bet you'll be fine! Good luck!
I'm just a nervous wreck now!! But I"m so thankful he is growing and healthy because I have Under active thyroid problem so I'm very thankful everything is going smoothy for me. I'm 5"6 and my Fiancee is 6"2 as well...!!! He is very tall...!!!!! I just want things to go smoothy for me, I"m nervous about the labor part.. I'm a big baby myself lol..!!!!
Lol... well, I don't know many first-time mom's who weren't at least a little bit nervous about the labor part (and if you know in advance that your baby is going to be a bit big, that just makes you worry that much more about how he/she is going to come out!). Being that your husband is tall and your not exactly short, you're probably looking at a good sized baby. =) But you're right... that's great that given the thyroid problem, things are going so smoothly for you.
Oh, and like someone else mentioned, the fact that he is breech now won't matter... it's too early. My daughter was breech up until the last 5 weeks (I think) and then she eventually flipped into the "correct" position.
It's normal to worry about those things, but most times your body knows what to do! =) I'm not sure what my son weighed at any given point (didn't have any u/s after 8 weeks with him) but my midwife would always tell me he was going to be big! I think around 8 months she said he had to be at least 5 pounds...She said he would most likely be around 8 1/2 pounds at birth. He weighed 8lbs 4oz at birth and was 2 weeks early!! I delivered him vaginally with no problem. About being breech...I think my son turned by 33 weeks. But my midwife said they usually turn by 35 weeks or so. You have plenty of time! =)
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