anyone else been told they are measuring big??

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anyone else been told they are measuring big??
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 8:47am

My MW told me yesterday that I'm still measuring big, about 5 weeks ahead, i peaked at my chart, and it kinda bothered me.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 10:21am
My last apt I was told I was measuring 33 weeks when I should have been 31 weeks, this was the first time I have measured ahead and honestly it was the first time my doc really had a good feel and measure... before him and the nurse were pretty gentle, this last time he got right at it. I kinda think there is a lot of guess work when it comes to measurements and everyone baby grows at a different pace.
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 3:52pm

I waqs told with DS i was measuring big eveyr time... usually about 2 - 3 weeks ahead. He was a big baby... but you have to kinda take it witha

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 11:59pm
I was told that if I started measuring that big that she would do an u/s to figure out what was causing me to be so big (4-5cm too big). It kinda freaked me out and so I did some research on why. I found that a few things could cause it, Big baby... lots of fluid.... and if the baby is breach with head up that can make you measure big too. So if you have all 3 of those things going on then that could easily be the reason why you are measuring so big.

Just on Monday at my last appointment I was measuring right on but she is transverse and that makes you measure small. I was measuring 2 weeks ahead the month before. I hope that helps!!!
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 7:20am

Baby boy is head down as far as MW could tell from feel, she was right with DD so I trust her hands with that.

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 4:08pm

This my third and my mw told me i'm measuring big because everything is already streched out and because of muscle memory the uterus already knows what to do and grows faster then when its the first. She said that it like a big swimming pool in there because the uterus fills with fluid.

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 5:51pm

I've been told that every week up until this past week - now I'm right on.

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Sat, 02-04-2012 - 9:19pm
I have been measuring 3 weeks ahead for the last two months. I do not know what it means but i wonder if that means the baby will come early.
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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 1:08pm

Now I'm at 33 weeks (where I thought I was 32...another weird thing that's been happening at my OB - the week always changes), and I measure at 35 weeks.

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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 9:26pm

I am measuring big both with the tape and the Ultrasound.