Early scans and dates all matched up. Then at 20 weeks I started to get bigger. Since about 24 weeks I've been measuring just over 2 weeks bigger. I had a private scan at 27 weeks and they said baby was measuring 2 weeks bigger as well.
I had a scare 3 weeks ago when light contractions started but stopped after 2 days. The midwives said it wasn't a problem because baby was big and if he did arrive then it would be okay.
So I'm 35 weeks today, does that mean my baby is as developed as he would be at 37 weeks or does it just mean he's a bit bigger.
I was 9 days late with my dd (now 2yo) and she measured almost perfectly all the way through (8.1 when she arrived).
I just feel like baby has moved right down into my pelvis. I feel like I want him out NOW NOW NOW, which is how I felt with dd when I was about 39 weeks.
I've always wondered something similar with non-prem but not quite term babies If a baby arrives at say 39 weeks is it that the dates were out by a week? or is it just that for whatever reason the baby came early? or am i splitting hairs? Last pg I felt that they'd got my edd early by one week - DS was 4 days 'late'. This time I think it's the other way round, so expecting this baby to arrive up to a week early. I suppose what I'm asking is, is fertilisation of egg --> birth time set in stone for non premature babies?
If you went into labour at 35 weeks I'm pretty sure he / she would be considered pre-term.
My last ds was born at 37 + 0 and was 8ob 10oz. He measured big at the 20 week scan but I knew with absolute certainty (bar an immaculate conception!) when he was conceived. I think he "behaved" like a pre-term baby e.g. he smiled at 9 weeks not the normal 6 weeks, he had some difficuly breathing when he was born (more common in early babies apparently), he got into some kind of sleeping pattern about a month later than most of his immediate peers etc.
I am now 33 weeks pregnant and this one also measured 2 weeks ahead at the 20 week scan. If I go into labour before 37 weeks I definitely want it to be treated as a prem birth. That way the staff will be properly prepared in case anything goes wrong.
I was told at a scan when I was 36 weeks I had a very big baby 7.10 and that if I went full term the baby would be almost certainly 10 pounds. My daughter was born at 41+5 (I was petrified thinking I would deliver a todler) and she was a delightful 7.7 pounds.... These scans (and mine was in a private barley street clinic - so 'fancier' equipment) are not always as accurate as you'd expect!
Another story - if your baby IS big - a friend of mine just delivered her first baby 10.2 - full birth (contraction to birth) was 6,5 hours - without any trouble! Try not to stress too much (easier said then done... I know)