Had a growth ultrasound.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Had a growth ultrasound.
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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:58pm

I went into today for a scheduled growth ultrasound.

Karen

Wife to Shelton and

Mom to Gabby(4/98), Suzie(11/99), Barbara(7/05), and #4 due April 24, 09

Cecilia Rose was born at 5:11 pm on April 27, 2009.

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Registered: 06-15-2006
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 3:47pm
Dont be too freaked out. I had growth U/S with both my boys and they told me each time that they were gonna be over 10 lbs and my oldest cam eout 6lbs 12 oz and my youngest came out 7lbs 11 oz. So they can be off by 1-2 lbs so dont bet your lunch on their measurments. Im sure if your sugars are fine and youve been keepin your diet in check then the baby should be fine. Your almost 9 lb daughter is pretty big and if you handled her then you should be fine. :-D
Pregnancy%20ticker
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 7:38pm
Sounds like your due date might be wrong. They say at 30 weeks on that the babies can gain a 1/2 pound each week. I'm sure they'll monitor you and they won't let your lil one get too big

Wendy

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 9:48pm
Maybe the u/s was wrong. For my last baby every u/s I had towards the end of that pregnancy said she'd weigh eleven pounds. I was shocked when she was only 8.6 pounds at birth.

HTH

Rose

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Registered: 10-12-2008
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:03am
Did they say anything about what they will do if baby measures really big towards the end? I hope you don't have a giant but I am sure you will do just fine, especially since you have some experience with a pretty large baby.

Cynthia

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Registered: 02-18-2009
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:55am
With my first they told me like 9lbs. She was exactly 6lbs 0.7 ounces. US are jus interpretations. They cannot determine how much fat is on the baby or how much hair, all they can tell you is bone length and that is iffy because of the angles they are sometimes looking at.
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Registered: 11-21-2004
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 11:30am
Thanks ladies for all the encouragement. I only saw the ultrasound tech yesterday. It went pretty quick. She didn't seem too alarmed. The only reason I know anything is becuase I asked questions. I have a reg ob appointment next Wednesday. I will get much more info then. I have to start weekly NST soon due to being 40. They will probably measure little bit again.

Karen

Wife to Shelton and

Mom to Gabby(4/98), Suzie(11/99), Barbara(7/05), and #4 due April 24, 09

Cecilia Rose was born at 5:11 pm on April 27, 2009.