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How big are your babies?

I'm 31w1d today and my baby measured 4lb9oz. Have any of you had an u/s recently to show the size?
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I just had one today and he is 4lbs 1oz, at 32 weeks and 3 days :D
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I had a u/s at 31wks 2days and was told he measured 3lbs 13oz.
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Thanks :D My dr. is trying to push me into having an u/s..but I've had 3 large babies already. I just had to be induced at 38 weeks. I don't know how big my other babies were at this age, so I wanted to see how big your little one's are.
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I just had an u/s yesterday and the baby weighed 4lbs 2 oz.
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At 29 weeks my bub measured at 3lbs 3oz.
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At 32 weeks my little guy is weighing in at 5 lbs!
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I am going to my measurement us on Thursday - I have not seen her other than the vaginal us quick shots since 24 weeks... I am excited.. Hopefully she is the one putting all the weight on and not me... think she could have absorbed all 9lbs this month :)  I am just going to keep thinking that!!!
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Thanks again girls! I know he's big, but it's not like he's some super giant like my dr. is making it out to be. He just wants to use it as another selling point on a c-section..which I am not willing to do unless it's necessary.
Melka- Too funny! You're so tiny, I'm sure it's on the baby LOL I hadn't seen mine since 19 weeks so I was so excited!
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well at my 30 week ultrasound my son measured 3.20 lbs. THough I have a two week disparity from my LMP and gestational age so dont know whther i should call it a 30 week ultra or a 28 week ultra...
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What is the normal range for 29-32 weeks?  There are a lot of various numbers here and I am worried that my peanut is on the small side... when I tell people I am 7 1/2 months they all take a double take and say "wow... you are small" -belly not my boobs or butt - because they are huge (oh wait... maybe that is where the lbs are going.. luckily I can only see the front side :)  I know that means nothing - but I was a lot bigger with the other two...
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Are you all high risk?  I had an ultrasound at around 20 weeks, and I don't get another one assuming things continue to go well. So I guess I have no idea how big my baby is.  But, my fundal height has been measuring accurate, so that's good.  
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THis monday at 33 weeks he was 5lbs 14oz
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I'm not high risk at all according to my dr. I supposedly have one of the best dr.'s around, but I'm not too happy with him right now. He threw it in my face that if I don't do a c-section that I'm putting my baby at risk. I don't mind advice, but I don't like feeling backed into a corner out of guilt.

I know that the average for around 31w is 3.5lbs.
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1102290_tn?1278503553
I am high risk - but I thought they normally do a scan around 30 to 32 weeks to check the measurements of the baby - fluid levels and position... but I never had a pregnancy that was not high risk so I am not positive...
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Weird.  The clinic I go to only does 1 ultrasound at around 20 weeks and that's it.  I'd love another one for the reassurance, but I was told I could only have another ultrasound done if things weren't progressing as they should.  
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It's normal to only get one ultrasound. I had an extra couple of ultrasounds due to placenta previa but once it moved out of the way no more ultrasounds, so not sure on size
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My first pregnancy was 12 years ago and I only had the one u/s. My second I went into preterm labor and had a couple..then my third pregnancy they found fluid on his kidney's so I had a few that time. This dr. schedules one for 32 weeks routinely for size.
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At 30 weeks 4 days she is measuring 3 lbs 5oz - 41% for size - so I am happy with that - I go back in 4 weeks for another one... She is head down and turned to my right - Hands in front of her face and she has a TON of hair - the tech said she has not seen that much before - and I could even see it.... so maybe it is true - bad heartburn - hairy baby!!
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How cute..lots of hair :P Gavin's 91% even though I didn't gain a pound in the past few weeks. At least I think  he's too big now to really flip out of position..which is a good thing.
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91% - wow - the tech guestimated that if I went full term she would be 8lbs - my first as 5lbs and my second was 7lbs .  I was born with a full head of hair - so much that at 3 weeks my mom put ponytails in.  I am curious to see how much she will really have because it seemed like a lot and she is only 30 weeks along.  My other two both had full heads of hair - but I never saw that on an us... weird!
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589816_tn?1332980371
How cute..I didn't see any hair on his head yet. Did you have a regular u/s? She went pretty fast with this one so I didn't even think of looking, but I do have my DVD. My daughter was induced at 40 weeks and weighed 9lb and the 2 boys were brought at 38 weeks and weighed 8lb8oz...and they say each one gets bigger. So we'll see. I really was hoping for one small baby, but this is it for me :P
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I was a regular us - not a 3d or 4d - and I have been high risk with all three of my pregnancies and never saw hair before - I am curious to see how she comes out!!! You have big babies.. Good Luck!
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Henry has lots of hair also and I have never seen that on us before either. I thought she was joking and my gulable mother was actually believing it till she said "what part of he has lots fo hair don't you understand" I was in shock and got pictures of his hair floating down and away from his head in the back. Then you could see it in the front too and mine was a reagualr one and not the 3D either. All 4 of mine ahve had lots of hair but I think he will have the most of any of them. Did you get a picture of the hair too?
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They did not give me any pictures - she was soooo not working with the tech today - so we are going back in 4 weeks for another - both my previous ones had a full head of blonde gold hair - but yes... I saw the flowing down the neck ... could not see her face and front shot as she was hiding behind her legs and hands - she and I are planning to do yoga together as she is soooo bendy!!!  I am blonde... my two children with my ex are both VERY VERY blonde and blue eyed as I am - and my ex is darker skinned with brown hair and green eyes... my new husband also has a darker complexion very thick wavy dark brown hair and the most amazing crystal blue eyes-  I was born with a ton of black hair that went blonde when I was 5.  I am soooo curious how different she is going to look from my others as they look like twins..... My guess is dark brown curly hair,,, big light blue eyes!!!  
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My first one had platinum blonde hair and second she had jet black that changed to my brownish blonde and then my third had sandy blonde like I did at birth, then the forth had browinsh black hair. Both their dad and myself had brown hair, I have red blonde and black tints in mine though. My DH now has black hair with brown eyes and I have green. I am hoping dark curly hair with brown eyes:) I don't know which is more dominent brown or green. Two of my others have green and one has blue. I will try to post the new pictures on here later. Too cool to see the hair on us now!
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I just had my u/s yesterday (I'm high risk due to diabetes) and baby was 4lbs 8 oz at 31w5d. The tech said they will estimate her weight at full term to be about 8.5-9 lbs which is about the birth size of my older kids (one born at 40w and the other at 38w).

I have red hair and DH has black hair. I had one DD with red at birth (she is now blonde) and the other had black (she is also the same blonde color now). Im really hoping for a red headed baby girl this time but Im not sure if I'll get it. Baby had lots of hair on the u/s pics too but Im not sure if black is more dominate than red? hmmm
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I had my baby on May 14th at 32 weeks and he was 17 1/2 inches long and weighed 4 lbs 6.5 oz. I had an ultrasound that Monday before, on May 10, and they had estimated him at 3 lbs 14 oz!!
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I am 35 weeks tomorrow and on friday he weighed 5lb5oz :D
I forgot what how long he was, oh well.
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How are you all getting lengths on your little ones?? I asked my tech and she said there i sno way to measure as they are bent and you can't get an accurate length. I know my little guy must be long cuz his butt was up against my ribs and he had his toes in his mouth and he is already engaged as they put it. It would be nice to know a length:) All 4 of my other ones were short:) Like me! I am 5'4"
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5'4" isn't short, LOL, i'm 5'2....but what they do is measure the legs and average it out, I believe...so it's obviously just an estimate, but no they can't tell you EXACTLY they can just tell you "if his/her leg is so many inches, a proportional baby would be *so many* inches long". :)
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I go June 9th for an U/S!! Cant wait!!

~~My doc said that they don't usually do another ultrasound until after 32 weeks bc before that you cant see if the baby is moving along developmentally as he/she should (IDK - thats what I was told)


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I can't wait either...I get an ultrasound on thursday with my MFM doctor to measure growth. Hopefully he's still packing on the pounds and moving right along or I may be induced at 36 weeks. I take a beta-blocker that can cause IUGR and so far it hasn't been a problem, but they said the real test will come after 30wks and this is my first ultrasound since like 26wks so I'm really anxious. I want him to stay in as long as he wants to stay in, so I'm hoping he's growing fine and there's no IUGR. so everyone wish me luck that they find a nice big baby on thursday, lol.
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Best wishes Ashelen! We'll keep you in our thoughts &prayers that baby is healthy and moving along as he should!
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I am sending you good positive thoughts for a great us and growth for your little one:) Can't wait to hear how it goes!
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how do you get the doctor to do an u/s to tell the weight? my doctor has not done that, well I never had it with my other two as well!!! I wonder if I ask if they will do it
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Thanks for the well wishes ladies...the results are in!!! No growth delay :) he's actually running a bit big. 33wks (and some change) and he's "well over" 5 lbs apparently. and he's predicted to be about 18inches currently...no gestational diabetes, but all of my mom's brothers were 10-11lbs babies so I knew he would probably be a big 'un. They're predicting him to easily top 8lbs, and told me to expect closer to 9. I tore bad enough with 7lbs 6oz for my daughter, so this one will be a bit of a nail-biter, lol.

Anyway i'm gonna post my 3/4D pic of him sometime tomorrow, but the good news is that the beta-blocker did NOT cause a growth delay so I have no reason not to be able to "pop" on my own :).
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Yay!! Glad to hear the good news, so happy for you!! I know they thought my friends baby & my cousin babies were going to be a whopping 9lbs BUT they both ended up having 7lb babies....he might be big when hes born, but sometimes they're wrong!
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Congrats Leslieann!

I'm glad to hear your little one's doing so well Ashelen :D
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At 32 weeks 3 days, my baby was weighing 3lb 16 ounces. The dr. said she was a little underweignt.
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I haven't had an ultrasound since my early 30 wks. I will be 37 wks on friday and my dr just measures my belly and tells me he is measuring perfectly. But never tells me how much he thinks he weighs or anything.
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I went for my u/s  I am 33 weeks and baby is 4lbs 7oz !!! The tech saw a lil bit of hair on the back of his head........She couldn't get any good shots of him tho.
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I had my u/s las Friday...at 34w3d my guy weighed 6lb7oz so he is on the large side. It would be great to have him a few weeks early. My biggest baby was 9lb2oz so I may  be looking at another 9lb baby :)
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Had another us - 34w3days she is 5lbs 4oz... with even more hair than last time.. she was sucking on her four fingers and cicking the us wand.... still 2 cm dialated... getting very anxious!
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589816_tn?1332980371
yay! I can't believe that we're all going to be having our babies soon! I'm 1/2 cm and 50% effaced..I can't wait to see if there's any change this week!
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Had an ultrasound today at 34w4d and bub is measuring 6lbs 2oz.

Doc also agreed to book me in for an induction on the 15th July! I can't wait to meet this baby...
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That's my EDD :D Good luck!!
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I had an ultrasound yesterday at 37wks 5 days and i was told Jeyden weighs 6lbs 14oz.
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Had another ultrasound today @ 36 weeks 3 days...my Pooh is 5lb 6 ounces. The doc said she is on the small side but healthy. No more ultra sounds for me:-)
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