(Closed) Your baby’s birth weight vs. your own and the father’s….oh God.

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My mom was lucky.  I was exactly 6 lbs.  

Fiance was two weeks past the due date, and was born by C-section.  I think he was over 8 lbs.  He also has an unusually large head!  I think when I do get pregnant, I’m just going to plan on having a C-section.

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well put it this way, if my munchkin was born full term they figured he would have been 12 lbs!!! His daddy was 9 lbs and grandfather was 13 lbs…  I was 7 lbs something. 

Munchkin was born 7 weeks early and was a big premie, he was 5 lbs 2 oz. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This thought scares me….A LOT!  We’re expecting our first and whilst I was 8 lbs 4 oz and DH was a lovely 8 lbs 1 oz; however, DH’s brother was 10 lbs 8 oz!  All four kids in DH’s family were 23 inches and I was 21 inches, so I’m definitely expecting a tall baby, but I hope it’s more like DH’s weight than his brother’s! 

FWIW, I’ve heard length doesn’t really matter that much in terms of delivery pain- what hurts coming out is the head and then the shoulders; everything beyond that just slides right out.  Hopefully that’s true and it won’t really matter if we have an 18 inch baby or a 23 inch baby!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My husband and I were both in the low 7s, and our daughter was 8 lb, 8 oz.

I wouldn’t worry about your baby’s size, even if your ultrasounds measure big.  At my 40-week ultrasound, my daughter measured 9 lb. even and was born a half pound lighter.  Granted, 8.5 lb isn’t a small baby.  But in all honesty, in general, a bigger baby may indicate a better developed, healthier baby.  Which is a good thing.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My son was 9lbs. 6.4 oz. Both his father and I were born under 8 lbs.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m scared about this too!  FI was almost 10lbs.  I was only 3lbs 14oz since my sister and I were 2 months early.  That being said, my doctor said I’ll most likely end up having a c-section anyway b/c my hips are way small.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@brighteyedgirl: Oh my goodness!  1lb??  How early were you?

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@BoiledPNut: 3 months premature. It was a classic case of ‘I didn’t know I was pregnant‘, too. Parents found out at 5 months along, and I was born a couple of weeks later.

Post # 26
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@brighteyedgirl: how did they not know?! I never understand that! 

 

I was 10 lbs 12 oz and my husband was in the 10lb range as well. But, we were both 3 weeks late. I don’t think they let you get 3 weeks late with 10+ pound babies too much anymore lol. (Or um, I hope they don’t!). 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was just shy of 8 pounds, I think DH was around 7 pounds. Our daughter was born 5 days early and was 5 pounds, 14 ounces. I would have much preferred her to be a little bigger because babies tend to lose a little weight the first few days and she didn’t have much to lose, plus she was so, so small. It took her the full two weeks to get back to her birthweight, and I was a nervous wreck that she was malnourished.

Post # 28
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

DH and I were both very large babies (although I don’t remember exact weights).  My MIL’s doctor also exclaimed when DH came out that he had the largest head he had ever seen.

I’ve already resigned myself to the fact that I’ll likely be giving birth to very large babies when we have kids.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This freaks me out too – I am pretty thin with narrow hips, and I was 9 lbs 8 oz, my two brothers were bother over 9.5 lbs, and my two cousins (from my mom’s sister) were both over 10 lbs!  DH was about 8.5 lbs so somewhat more reasonable, but still not tiny….yikes.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

In my experience, most women don’t grow a baby that is too big for their bodies to handle.  🙂  I was 5 lbs 6 ounces, my husband was well over 8 lbs, and our daughter was only 6 lbs, 7 oz.  She was a little baby, but now she’s at the top of the growth charts, so she’s definitely made up for it!

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do know very petite women who had a baby with a big and tall guy and ended up with a huge baby but they were still able to deliver it vaginally. I think sometimes we underestimate our body’s ability.

I am 5ft 11 and I was a big and heavy baby, DH was also a big baby, so I’m expecting to have a big baby too. I’m sure I will be fine though

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