Does baby's birth weight reflect yours & DH's?? Myth?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was 5 weeks early and weighed 5lbs and change.  My husband was right on time and was 7.5 lbs.  Our son was 2 days late and weighed 7lbs even.  7 pounds is sort of on the small side nowadays, so I guess it held pretty true for us.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

None, I was a month early and was 7lbs and my DH was tipped the scales over 9lbs.  Our son who was 7 weeks early was 5lbs 2 oz. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

DH was 10lbs and I was 9lbs. My oldest daughter was 8lbs and my youngest was 6lbs,

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I don’t have kids, but both of my parents were just over 8 lbs & I was 9 lbs 4 oz, my brother was 10 lbs 4 oz, & my sister was 9 lbs 5 oz (in order of birth in case that matters).  Bless my mother’s heart haha!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is interesting! I was far bigger than I’d like my baby to be at 9 lb 2 oz. My husband was pretty big too, so I’m hoping this doesn’t hold true! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was 8lbs 2oz at 39 weeks, my DH was 8lbs9oz (or something like that). Our daughter was 9lbs 8oz. Big, healthy girl!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

DH & I were both 6lbs and change… however both of our mothers smoked during pregnancy.  Obviously we’ve learned a thing or two since the 80s and I don’t smoke, and we had an 8lb4oz baby girl!  I was also a week past due.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My husband was in the 11 pound range. We were all under 7lbs 6oz. On my side of the family, I had the biggest baby at 8lbs 8oz. But still still the smallest on my husbands side. My next was 9lb 14oz. Still the biggest on my side,  still the smallest on his. Lol

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m worried about this too! My DH was 9lbs at 3 weeks early, and I was 8lbs 15oz right on time. Our little guy is due March 17, so we’ll see! 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have yet to see.  I was 8lbs 2 oz and DH was right under 9 lbs (maybe 8 lbs 15 oz?).  He was the smallest of his siblings, they were all 9lbs and 10 lbs.  My brothers were twins, but they were born full term at 8lbs and 6lbs.  Hopefully mine will stay under 9 lbs lol. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

10lbs and 12 oz! Holy Geez!!!! I am not positive but I do not think a doctor would deliver you naturally if your baby was measuring that large so… maybe that should give you some relief. lol They can tell a lot more by sonograms than they did back in the day. Actually my mom only got sonograms because she was high risk with twins, my mother in law didnt get any.

So I was a twin born at 6 lbs and 14 oz which is pretty large for a twin and I am not sure how that relates to single births? My husband was about 9 lbs and 5 oz…. we had a sono at 37 weeks and baby is measuring about 7.5 lbs putting him on target for high 8 lb or low 9 lb. We will just have to wait and see!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hubby was 8lb5oz. a week late, and I was 1lb13oz. 3 months early. DD was 8lb5oz. born a week late… every bit of her father, lol.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Myth. Well mostly. I mean if you and your husband are both 6 foot and 200+ lbs then okay you might have a big baby. But even that isn’t always the case- in my family height/size skips a generation so while my Dad is a big guy my brother is average sized. I really wouldn’t worry about it, size of baby doesn’t mean you will wreck your vag, there are a lot of factors. None of which you can control! My son was born at 40 weeks and under 6 lbs meanwhile one of the twins was born at 37 weeks and over 6 lbs. 

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