Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Take a guess

Yesterday I went to the hospital to have an ultrasound to get an idea of the baby's growth. At my regular appointments my belly (fundal height) has been measuring all over the place so they wanted to get a more accurate idea of what's going on in there. The results were scary.

As of today I am officially 36 weeks and 1 day. The ultrasound said that by the baby's measurements it would guess that I'm 37 weeks and 3 days. Not a huge difference and of course there is a 2 week margin for error at this point. The scary part is that they predict that he already weighs 7 lbs and 3 oz with 4 weeks left to go! Again, there is a margin of error on that measurement too but I don't really find that comforting. They say they could be off by about a pound either way... that means he could already be 8 lbs 3 oz!! I'm choosing not to think about that.

I posted about this on Facebook and friends started to post their predictions for the little guys weight at birth. It was fun seeing what people though so I decided to start a pool. If you wanna play, post your prediction in the comments section or send me a message and I'll make a note.

So far I have predictions anywhere between 8 lbs 3 oz and a very mean 11 lbs 2 oz. Kara, I will never forgive you if you're right!! Thanks for playing!


Anonymous said...

I'd like to play. I'm guessing 8lbs 12oz.Sound familiar. Daddy's long ago birth weight.

Sarah said...

I'm guessing 9lbs 3oz...

:) Sarah

Laura E :) said...

One of my preggos at work is currently measuring 4 weeks ahead with her first...so she's scared to see how big she'll be in a few weeks time!

I'm going to guess 8 lbs 13 oz :)

Jody said...

Hmmmm... What did your little boy weigh when he was born?

I'm guessing... 9lbs 6 oz

Not long now :) xx

Morena said...

Jody, Oliver was 8 lbs 2 oz when he came.