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Boy weighing 3 pounds at exactly 29 weeks Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
2nd Feb '13

I went for a follow up us the other day and they said out boy is weighing 3 pounds!! My youngest is 7 so things have changed since then the doctor explained that now the determine weight by measuring the bones by length and size. I've also read that babies put on 1/2 a pound a week until 38 weeks. So the way I see it is he's on track to be 8-9 pounds at the most? Is this what you ladies have been told as well?

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
2nd Feb '13

They can be of on measurements by 2 lbs in either direction.

April L Chapman 3 kids; Oklahoma 196 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Jennifer Bolen:" I went for a follow up us the other day and they said out boy is weighing 3 pounds!! My youngest is 7 ... [snip!] ... 38 weeks. So the way I see it is he's on track to be 8-9 pounds at the most? Is this what you ladies have been told as well?"

When I had an ultrasound at 36 weeks with my twins they said both girls weighed 7lbs. I delivered them the next week and one weighed 5lbs. the other weighed 6lbs. Also when I was pregnant with my daughter they said she would be 9lbs. according to ultrasound and she was only 7lbs. when she was born. So the ultrasound can be off by a little.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" They can be of on measurements by 2 lbs in either direction."

:!::!:

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
2nd Feb '13

It's not an "exact science". It can be off by a pound or two either way like Mel said.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12288 posts
status 2nd Feb '13

They can be off but my son was estimated at 4 lbs at 31 weeks. I had him at 39 weeks and he was 8 lbs 14 oz.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
2nd Feb '13

My 37 week us she was esitmated to be 10 lb 14 oz she was born five days later at 10 lbs

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
2nd Feb '13

They aren't very accurate lol.

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
2nd Feb '13

Thanks Ladies! I'm measuring right where I should be so that's all that matters I guess. With my 2nd I measured way behind and they said she was going to be 5 pounds maybe. I lost a lot of weight during that pregnancy she ended up being 7' 12" we had to send someone to the house to get newborn and 0-3 month clothes. I'm remarried to a very big gut 6' 4" and 220 pounds:) They US tech said his bones are long which doesn't surprise me my DH Father is 6' 7", my farther was 6' 2", I'm 5' 3" but I'm pretty sure out son will take after all the men in our family:)

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
2nd Feb '13

I just had my 34 weeks u/s and they said my son was weighing 6 pounds 1 ounce which I don't disbelieve because with my first they said at 33 weeks he was 5 pounds 5 ounces and at 34 weeks when he was born he weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces.

T&J+4 2 kids; Apex, North Carolina 2612 posts
2nd Feb '13

My daughter who is 7 they were very accurate with, my son, who is now 4 months they were 2 1/2 pounds off with. They had him weighing way more than he was and I definitely had a lot of anxiety because of it. haha.

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allys_mommy:</b>" My 37 week us she was esitmated to be 10 lb 14 oz she was born five days later at 10 lbs"</blockquote>



That's a big girl at 37 weeks sheesh!

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
2nd Feb '13

yeah i think if i had made it to forty weeks she would have been twevle pounds her father was a big baby too he was ten eight

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
2nd Feb '13

at my 29 week ultrasound they said he weighed 3 LBS of course i know it can be wrong but it wasn't with my daughter they were actually right on at 38 1/2 weeks she was estimated to be 6 pounds even and she was born 2 days later at 6 pounds!!

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting T&J+4:</b>" My daughter who is 7 they were very accurate with, my son, who is now 4 months they were 2 1/2 pounds ... [snip!] ... 2 1/2 pounds off with. They had him weighing way more than he was and I definitely had a lot of anxiety because of it. haha. "</blockquote>



Lol.... Guess we just have to pray that our poor vajayjays don't split into two. Until they figure it out how to measure these babies exactly.