Monday, September 13, 2010

*B*I*G* Baby!!!!

It's been a fun couple of weeks with getting things ready for Charles to head to Florida for a week the end of September to {hopefully} find us a house and my mom just left after a weekend here for a nice visit. :-)

She came to go to the Dr appointment with us we had this afternoon... Dr was to do a growth/weight check and boy did we get a shocker!

It was my 32 week (err, 32 week 5/7 day) appointment. My Blood Pressure is fantastic. I've remained the same weight for three weeks now with my total weight gain at 14 pounds. Baby's head down still which is great! And then Dr did the measurements and weight check...

Baby's head is measuring 37w4d
Baby's heart measuring 36w 1d
Baby's tummy measuring 34w 5d
Baby's femur bone measuring 36w 1d

Weight guess..... 5 pounds 15 ounces!

Dr guesses baby will weigh in at 9-10 pounds at birth if I went to 40 weeks. He mentioned with such a big baby, it does increase my chance for csection. I'm holding onto hope that baby is measuring like this but will really come out like one of my younger brothers who weighed a lot via scale but was really long so my mom was able to deliver vaginally. Oh i really do not want a csection unless absolutely 100% necessary! Major surgery. Not volunteering for that one!

So needless to say, 36 weeks DH and I will begin "evict baby" process... Sex. Spicy foods. Evening Primrose Oil. Eggplant Parmesan. Walking non stop. WHATEVER I can come across via google (minus Castor oil!) as realistic suggestions!!!!

I'm a bit freaked out to be honest......... I expected a big baby but was more thinking 8 pounds as the biggest! And to think we were originally concerned about IUGR due to MTHFR. That's almost funny now. I am thankful that it's a bigger baby than a smaller one. I'm thankful baby is looking healthy. I'm thankful we, obviously, are not concerned with IUGR anymore...

Dr is sending me to the hospital to have another growth scan at 36 weeks to guesstimate baby's weight then too.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is going to be a large baby! I can't wait to see pics! The time is flying by now!

Holly Rutchik said...

Don't worry too much!! This happened with BOTH my babies - they were looking big and they were 7 lbs 1 oz and 7 lbs 8 oz. They can never REALLY tell (and I had ultrasounds). Not that your doctor is wrong - just saying don't worry too much. And, I have had a few 100lbs girlfriends (haha - that is NOT me!!) deliver 10 punders with no problems! I will pray things go great for you and you are able to deliver a healthy baby (vaganially :) no matter what!!

Stephanie said...

I'm with Holly. My niece was measuring HUGE, but was only 7 pounds 6 ounces at birth. It isn't exact.

Heather Dahlby said...

Have to give you the positive thoughts, too -- I've never actually heard of a baby that was predicted to be 'big' turn out to be nearly the size they predicted. The only big ones I know of were total surprises (and from my littlest friends, of course!) So -- I'm praying for you to get exactly what you've been hoping for in your birth experience! And I bet you will!!

T said...

Holy Moly! I am hoping you do not go the full 40 weeks, but that the baby still comes naturally and healthy!! Wow, this is soon!!!

Maureen said...

Hey Meghan...the good news is bigger babies come with some rewards. Autumn was somewhere between 9.5 and 9.9 and although that caused us to have the c-section...she was a great sleeper right from the start, had no issues with jaundice, etc. It will all work out!! :o) So excited for you!!

Melis.sa said...

E was measuring at 7 1/2 lbs when I was 34 weeks and ended up at 8lbs 2 oz. My OB gave me the pep talk about a c-section too but it was unnecessary. I think they do it to prepare you in the event of.

Hoping the baby comes on his/her own and you can deliver how you'd like :)

squirrelgirl said...

Like others have said, u/s at this late date are notoriously unreliable for size and weight. I'm not a big-framed woman but I just gave birth to an 8 lb 10 oz baby, without meds and without complication (the placenta was a different story...that's where the anemia came from) so you can handle whatever comes your way. Don't waste your energy on anxiety! Oh, and you may also want to try reflexology to kick things off.