Ds was 11lbs 1oz when he was born. I'm pregnant again with dc2, and fully expecting this one to be huge (although I'm only 13 weeks so it's too early to tell yet).
I just wondered if anyone else had had a huge first baby but then went on to have a more regular sized baby? There was no reason for ds's size other than being 42 weeks and being from a tall family on both sides. I really can't see this one being any different!
Ooh very interested in this. Ds was 11lb7. Am now 26 weeks with dc2. Bump is measuring much too big at the moment but I am plus size anyway so figure that's normal but she's going to keep an eye on me. With Ds I apparently measured normal throughout so we wasn't expecting his weight. I'm trying to buy clothes for this baby but Ds went straight into 0-3 and I wasted so much newborn stuff so have only bought 0-3 again as assume this one will be a biggie too.
I should say Ds was 15 days late but neither DH or I are tall so no idea where his size come from. He's very tall now at 3yo but slim and all in proportion. This baby will be a section sometime during 39th week so I'm assuming will be slightly smaller but only because baby will be here 3 weeks earlier.
Very similar first baby here - DS1 was 11 lbs 9oz at 42 weeks, no reason identified other than DH and I are tall and prolonged pregnancy etc. Currently 37+5 with DS2 and three growth scans have estimated him to be on the 50th-60th percentile, around 8.5 lbs at 40 weeks. I'm hoping they're right...
Also been wondering about this. DS was 9lb9oz at 42 weeks. Bump always measured spot on, probably because he was back to back & hiding. Bump is also measuring spot on this time & in my last scan at 32 weeks she was tracking around 50th centile. Likely to have elcs at 39 weeks she should be smaller anyway but not really bought any newborn size clothes as DS was only in them 2 weeks as he was so long.
Glad you asked this as I was wondering too... DS1 was 10lb7oz, born at 40+12, by CS as he didn't move after a hour of pushing. No indication before that he was big until registrar who did CS mentioned it. Neither me or DH are particularly tall. He's now 3.5 years and on 50th centile.
Now 19 weeks so wondering what will happen with this one!
Did any of you get extra growth scans because of size of DC1?
My first 2 were normal size 7lb3 and 7lb then dc3 was 9lb. All through dc4s pregnancy he measured big, growth scans got him as being big. He felt big. Then he was born 6lb13 people had to go out and buy us new born clothes because I'd not bought any and he was in them for ages.
My first was 10lbs 5oz on his due date. Second was 8lbs 13oz, again born on her due date (punctual babies!) I could tell the difference in weight with my second, I just knew she wouldn't be big and growth scans confirmed it. I'm 38 weeks with my third now and I know he won't be big either. Although his head is rather large!!