When I was pregnant with both of my daughters I was told to expect big babies.
“Oh, this one is going to be a whopper,” the nurse practitioner said repeatedly during all of the ultrasounds.
It got to the point where I was thinking I should start looking into fat camps for babies. As it turns out, my older daughter weighed in much less than expected — at 7 pounds, 9 ounces — and my younger daughter was about what they figured — 8 pounds, 8 ounces.
A woman in Vista, Calif., was also told to expect a big baby. They figured around 9 pounds. They were off by almost 5 pounds. And her baby was not 4 pounds. He was 13 pounds, 14 ounces.
That’s a big difference. And a big baby.
Cynthia Sigler’s reaction after delivering her son Jayden by c-section?
“How’d he fit?” she asked, according to Yahoo News.
At her birth, Jayden’s older sister was 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
The doctor who delivered Jayden said he was the biggest newborn he’d seen in over 20,000 deliveries.
Thankfully he wasn’t so big that the c-section delivery was a problem. And his size made everyone realize why his mom’s pregnancy got to be so tough in the end.
But doesn’t it just go to show that the ultrasounds aren’t the final word?
How did your baby’s birth weight compare to the ultrasound predictions?
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