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Does a very tall broad DH equal a big baby?

(32 Posts)
FraggleRock77 Wed 17-Jul-13 16:54:36

My DH is 6.5 and a bit, plus broad. I'm petite and 5.2. Will this equal a big baby? Any experience? Xxx

dippywhentired Fri 19-Jul-13 19:51:20

My DH is also 6.5 and I'm only 5.3. DD1 was 8lbs 9oz and DD2 was exactly 8lbs. DD1 was long rather than big all over (and it's the head circumference that matters!)

umpti67 Fri 19-Jul-13 19:55:18

No not necessarily. My dsis's dh is v tall and her babies were around the eight/nine pound mark. But they are huge teenagers.

imademarion Fri 19-Jul-13 19:59:07

My midwife assured me I wouldn't grow big babies (he us 6.5, I am 5 ft).

All of them undiagnosed breech, no space to turn, bloody huge, 10lbs or so each.

ELC obvs.

They all overtook me when they were about 9yo. Stamp your authority early, OP!

Nandocushion Fri 19-Jul-13 20:06:18

DH is 5'9" and about 11.5 stone. DS was a hefty 10lb 9oz.

It might be worth asking your MIL what size her babies were? My MIL's babies were all huge.

FraggleRock77 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:18:51

I have already asked!!! My DH was over 10lb, his brother was over 11lb and his two Sisters were big too. My MiL's lower parts got wrecked! shockX

Nandocushion Sat 20-Jul-13 00:19:04

Oh dear...

PetraBaelish Sat 20-Jul-13 08:43:24

I agree with badguider that it's the mother's size that determines the baby's weight, not the father's. it might be worth finding out how much you and your siblings weighed at birth (as opposed to your DH and siblings).
I'm 5'7" and slim, but was 10lbs 12oz at birth shock whereas DH was only a petite 8lbs 8oz. Our first DC was just under 10lbs, second DC just over 10lbs.

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