Post # 1
So I’m 31 weeks and am wondering whether or not any of you measured ahead in your pregnancies. The first time she measured my bump, it was on track with how many weeks I was. The second time he was measuring two weeks ahead, then four weeks, then two and now he’s four weeks ahead again!! I know a lot of it depends on his position, but he’s been head down for a little while now and still measuring a month ahead so it seems like this isn’t really position dependant (since he’s not flipping around). I’m not really worried at all about having a large baby or going early, he will come when he comes and be as big as he needs to be, I’m just curious what others experiences were!
Did the growth level out at the end? Did you end up going four weeks early if you were measuring four weeks ahead? Or did you end up going to your due date and having a big baby?
Post # 2
I measured big with both of mine all the way up to the end. My first was born on time and weighed 8#9oz. My second was born two weeks early, by c-section, due to my blood pressure being very elevated. He weighed 10#5oz. I measured 4 weeks bigger with him from about 28 weeks on.
Post # 3
I don’t trust the measurements at all!! i was on track the whole time, sometimes a little under. In all of my third trimester ultrasounds they said I had really large amounts of fluid (right up to 41 weeks) but my baby was average. I delivered at 41 weeks a biiiig 10lbs+ monster…I mean…baby.
Post # 4
It’s better to measure bigger than smaller! You have enough fluid and a healthy growing baby 🙂
Post # 5
And this is all with the tape measure, btw. Not an ultrasound. (Since those can be off too)
I’m glad he’s growing at a nice steady rate and seems healthy! I’d much rather be bigger than smaller for sure!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t put too much stock in fundal measurements at all. They can be off for so many reasons – position of baby, fluid levels, etc.
I measured about 2 weeks ahead with Dear Daughter from about 16 weeks on or so. She was 25 days early, no problems, and 6lbs, 15oz. All measurements were done by ultrasound
I’m currently 26 weeks along with DS and he’s been measuring big since 14 weeks or so. I had a growth scan yesterday and he was a full 2 weeks ahead. But he’s breech, so even the doctor said not to fret abotu it since position can skew the size results. We’ll see when he shows up and how big he is 🙂
Post # 7
I usually measured big but not by quite that much, either on track, or 1 or 2 weeks ahead (fundal height measurements). I wouldn’t put much stock in it. I had mine at 41w (induced) and she was 7lbs 4 oz.
Post # 8
Aw man! I was hoping it would mean I’d go earlier. Within safe limits of course, but if I could leave work and meet him a week or two sooner I’d be happy!
Post # 9
I measured ahead my entire pregnancy. …at least 2 weeks. He did come 2 weeks early, but was also very long. He was 7lbs14 ounces.
Post # 10
With my first, I measured exact the entire pregnancy. He was a week late and small (5lb 13oz)
My second measured two weeks ahead, she was only one day early and was pretty average at 7lb 11oz.
Post # 11
I measured about a week ahead the whole time. He came four days late at 8 pounds 8 ounces.
Post # 12
I measured normal and on point with my daughter. Was induced at 41w5d. They thought she’d be about 8lba due to measurements so didnt induce until my Bridal Party went wonky. I was expecting an average sized baby. I was huge but also 210lbs pre pregnancy. She was 10lbs 12oz and 23.5 inches long. Jokes on me I guess lol
Post # 13
my belly was consistently measuring 1-2 weeks ahead. Dear Daughter was born 23 days early at 6lbs10oz
Post # 14
My first I measured right on track or a week ahead sometimes. Dear Daughter was born on her due date and was 8 lbs 12 oz. Second time I always measured 2-3 weeks ahead, I had a csection 9 days after due date and DS was 11 lbs 13 oz.
Post # 15
From 30 weeks onwards I measured 3 weeks ahead at every appt. They kept saying I had a big baby. I didn’t understand why they let me go overdue. I was induced 9 days overdue, she arrived the next day at 9lbs 3.5oz.