giant baby?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper

Those scans are known to have a wide margin of error and a 9 lbs is within the normal range for birth weight. Don’t worry about things you can’t do anything about, Bee. Take care of yourself and your baby. One company’s newborn size is another’s 3 month size and babies don’t stay in any of the sizes for very long the first couple of years. If you have some diapers left over you can donate them. It will all work out. 

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

FYI…I was told by my docs that in the last couple of months babies can grow a quarter to a half pound a week.  So she may only gain a couple more lbs.  My son was born at 35 weeks…6 lbs 4 oz…I am a type 1 diabetic.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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daniellemc :  my son was predicted to be smallish and was born right on time at 8 lbs 8 oz and a whopping 24” long. He still wore NB diapers and clothes for several weeks. Stopped wearing NB pjs only because he got too long for the feet. 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

My daugter was measuring right(my first) she weighed 7lbs 4 oz born at 37 weeks on the day. My son was meauring at 8lbs i had him induced at 39 weeks came out 10lbs 3oz. That was a crazy delivery!

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My SIL had two big babies. Her daughter was 8 or 9 pounds at birth but then has been small for her size pretty much since 2 or 3 months (so she fit her newborn clothes with no issue).

Her son was almost 12 pounds at birth. He was huge and never fit newborn clothes or diapers. The somewhat cool thing about that was that he was born already at that super cute 3 month baby stage. He never had that fragile newborn thing going on.

As long as your baby is healthy, she will be great whether she’s a big baby or average sized. Also, I was able to take a bunch of things back to the store and get credit for them or exchange them for slightly larger sizes. You can probably do the same with any clothes your daughter doesn’t fit, if she does end up being a big baby at birth.

Wishing you a peaceful rest of your pregnancy and an easy delivery!

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

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daniellemc :  you don’t even care about her anymore?..yikes. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

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daniellemc :  ok so feeling huge, not sleeping, and your stomach being huge, are all normal end of pregnancy feelings. 

Not caring about your baby due to discomfort on your end…is not normal. How far along are you? 

I mean, you better pray their assessments are correct because otherwise you’re going to have a preemie on your hands who might need breathing help and NICU care, and I promise that is far worse than feeling uncomfortable.

I would never consent to a csection (I’ve had 3 and I’m about to have a 4th) unless it was a last resort. Csection after effects can last the rest of your life. You’re letting these doctors talk you into a corner because you are uncomfortable. It isn’t just about you though and you gotta realize that.

So, where are you located? What is your height/pre preg weight? How far along are you?

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My son was 9lb1 and born at 38+6. I was very uncomfy at the end but I was able to deliver naturally with a quick labour.

growth scans are not accurate (they told me at 36 weeks that baby was 7lbs)

please don’t let them back you into a c section if that’s not what you want. Try a natural delivery first, get an epidural if you need and see how you go. ) 

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Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Please tell your doctor that you’re having these thoughts, they sound similar to signs of PPD.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Too large to deliver? Even if their estimate is right, 9.5 lbs isn’t monstrously unheard of. It’s not like a 16 lb baby. I would never schedule an elective c section, escpecially for a first birth. If you have subsequent c sections it increases risks each time

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You need a second opinion. What’s healthiest for baby is being  full term!

Post # 44
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Bumble Beekeeper

You are still just 34 weeks, too soon for your baby to be born. Please speak with your doctor or a therapist about your feelings ASAP. See if you can arrange for prenatal massage to ease some of your discomfort and if there are any safe sleep aids you can take. Try a maternity band to take some of the pressure off your back. 

Unless you are unusually small there is no reason to schedule a C section for a 9 lb baby. Everyone is uncomfortable at the end of pregnancy. I remember I couldn’t wait to get them out and then once they were out I realized it was easier when they were still in. 

ETA: Just read your update. A healthy baby is more important than a bag of clothes. Doctors are frequently wrong in their weight/size estimations. Don’t get rid of those clothes yet–you don’t know how big your baby will be and even if some of them don’t fit you may be able to exchange them. The clothes are not the prize. A healthy baby is the prize.

Get a second opinion and get some help for you, Bee. Seriously wanting your baby out at 34 weeks is wishing harm to your child. You need to speak with a mental health professional. Please.

 

Post # 45
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Calling a 9 lb baby “too big to deliver” is absurd. It is within the range of “normal”. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want a LOW birth weight baby, as the risks associated with low birth weight are much greater than with bigger (but still normal) babies.

And EVERYONE feels dreadful at the end of pregnancy – can’t sleep, trouble moving, uncomfortable, pains inside and out. Often there’s swelling of the extremities which is also very uncomfortable. I was due for a c-section at 36 weeks with my 11-1/2 lb baby, but the amnio showed her lungs weren’t fully developed, so they sent me home for another two weeks. Of course I was disappointed, as I had expected to leave the hospital that day (or the next) with a new baby. But to resent the BABY?

I really hope you’re exaggerating things regarding not caring about the baby. Baby cannot help how he/she grows, and being healthy is what really matters. I’d rather be uncomfortable for another two weeks like I was, knowing it was better for the baby in the end. There is nothing good about having a baby weigh less than 5-1/2 lb (officially considered low birth weight), even if it might make you more comfortable.

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