giant baby?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2468 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Growth scans are estimates. It can be up to +/- an entire pound. They told me my son was huge too and he ended up being a normal size, and i’ve known tons of people who are told their babies are “huge” and they end up being very average. 

Post # 3
6379 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes and my baby ended up being normal sized.  I think they as you get further along the scans get more and more inaccurate.  I was told with both my babies they would never pass but I did both perfectly fine no tears.  I’m not saying that a c-section isn’t out of the realm of possibility I would just be aware of all of your options and choices

Post # 4
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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daniellemc :  the estimates are notoriously wrong. I always “measured ahead” so much that they considered changing my due date until they remembered I did IVF so the conception date was not in question. I ended up delivering her at 37+4 at 6 pounds 10 ounces. I also had a friend who was told her kid was on the smaller side and she came out nearly 10 pounds. It’s seriously all a guess. 

Post # 5
1414 posts
Bumble bee

I had the same problem with big babies. None of the typical newborn sized clothes  fit. I had one that was was 8lbs 12oz and the other was 9lbs 1oz. They were normal deliveries. Don’t worry about it. It really doesn’t matter as long as they are healthy. You may have some tall genes somewhere in the family, who knows?

Normal birthweights for 1st world countries are between 5.5lbs and approx 9.9lbs with the average at 7.7lbs. She will fall in that range somewhere.

Post # 6
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I was born 9lbs 4oz (only 18in too!) and I should have you know that I have since thinned out and you would never have guessed that I was nicknamed ‘Michelin Man’ because of all of my rolls as a baby. 🙂

Post # 7
10490 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

They thought my baby was going to be too small based on growth scans. She was a healthy 7lbs 4oz! 

They can only guess at size but it’s not always accurate. 

Post # 8
9878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Those estimates can be way off. I wouldn’t worry about it.

They told me I’d have like a 6 lb baby and dd was 7.5 lbs.

She was super crazy chunky as a baby too lol. I never had anyone say anything but how cute she was with her chubby thighs and cheeks.

Post # 9
9520 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yeah those estimates are so so bad. LO measured small my whole pregnancy (to the point where I had to get a few extra growth scans), but he ended up at 7.25 (and was 10 days early too).

Post # 10
4092 posts
Honey bee

They told me my son was eight pounds when I had a couple weeks to go. He was born at 5lb 12oz. Those scans and measurements are useless IMO. I wouldn’t worry about this or what people think of the weight of your baby. Health is what matters….if someone says bigger babies aren’t cute or that smaller is better they are cracked. I would’ve dreamed for a good weight for my son

Post # 11
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

At 34 weeks they told me my son was 6.5 lbs. He was born at 38w5d at 7lbs 14oz


Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a big baby all the way through >95th%. She was born 2.5 weeks early and was 8lbs 1 oz. 

Post # 13
2290 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Those size scans aren’t that accurate. My sister gave birth this week with a 7 pound 8 baby. The week prior they said she would be over 8 pounds.

Post # 15
15278 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was told at my 35 week scan that he was about 7 lbs and would be about 8.5 at birth.. and he was exaxctly 8.5.  His head circumfence was also about 95th %tile.  I never bothered with NB sized clothing.  I just started with a few 3 month piece which he was swimming in for a few weeks.  He fit into them pretty well by 3 or 4 weeks and grew out of those by 6 weeks.  He’s 8 weeks now and about 14 lbs and fits well into 6month clothing.  (Carters and Little Me brands, which I do think runs small.)

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