Some of you may know that two weeks ago, my doctor ordered an ultrasound because Baby C was measuring rather large. (more about that here) I was terrified (as I have been since I first found out I was pregnant) that I would end up birthing a 10-pound baby. Vaginally. The horror!
I was given good news today!!! He’s actually in the 50th-60th percentile, which means they’re expecting him to be between 7 and 8 pounds. Upon hearing that news, I think even my vagina let out a sigh of relief.
The bad news is that she didn’t move up my due date, which I was really hoping for. I can’t imagine being pregnant for another 2 months. But I’ll take that over having a 10-pound kid, I guess.
Today, we got to catch a glimpse of Baby C! My doctor ordered a growth ultrasound since my fundal height is measuring ahead of schedule. Just like at our 20-week ultrasound, he’s measuring about one week ahead of schedule. But this time they said that he’s measuring at 29 weeks, 4 days “give or take two weeks.” WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!
At over 3 pounds, I’m afraid that he’s going to be a huge baby. I read somewhere that babies gain about a half pound each week…and I have 11 weeks left per my due date. That would mean I’d give birth to a 9.5 pound baby!!! Yikes.
Does anyone know if 3 pounds at 28 weeks is big? It seems that way per some online and book resources I’ve looked at…