I know that they are not always accurate, but this is my 2nd dc and rather worried about the fact my baby is 7lbs already with all measurements above the 95th centile - I still have 6-8 weeks to go!! They are rescanning me at 38 weeks to see how much bigger my giant baby will be- beginning to think I should return my new baby clothes as by the looks of it they will be too small - any other mums had a similar experience and had a smaller baby than predicted??
thanks ladies..what worries me is the head circumference is already 35cm and femur length is 72cm!!! - I am not even getting the tape measure out as think I might cry!! - Not sure how much heads and legs grow in 6 weeks!??
lol sorry yes meant 7.2!! - my last dd was only 7lb.8oz at 39 weeks and did have a HC of 38cm so she had a big head - I am hoping for 8-9lb ish but keeping my fingers crossed the head doesnt grow too much more and I dont go overdue - Thanks for all the stories will stop panicking now! x
Friend of mine was told she was having a whopper, lots of scans and concerns about gestational diabetes because of the size of the baby... He was born at term weighing a titchy 5lb12oz, so there is hope!
They aren't totally accurate anyway but i have had loads of scans throughout my 4 pgs (am diabetic so at risk of a large baby) and they told me DS was 6.5 lbs at the same stage as you. I had him by CS at 38 weeks bang on and he was just an oz short of 9lbs infact the doctor was surprised he weighed so little when he was born as when they took him out he was really chubby and they were having bets on his weight (you could see the chubby rolls on his arms in my last scan)
Saying that DD was born at 37 weeks and was a really skinny 6lbs so its just an estimate - dont worry
The sonographer who did my 34 weeks scan for ds1 told me (after I looked horrified when she said he could be 9lb+ at birth) reassured me that it is the head circumference of the baby that really makes a difference not so much the weigh as fat squeezes out. Luckily the only measurement of ds1's that was below average was his head circumference.