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    The only time I've ever measured ahead was when I was pregnant with my twins, otherwise I've always measured spot on for the week I was on & my babies are always on the small side. This time I've consistently measured 2 weeks ahead since around 20 weeks pregnant - so it has me curious. It could simply be how I'm carrying him, or how he has himself positioned although he has gone from head up to transverse to head down & still I measure 2wks ahead, sometimes 2wks & a few days ahead.

    Has anyone measured ahead for one pregnancy & not the other & did your baby come out bigger, smaller, same as your others? I'm kinda wondering if I might actually have a baby that's bigger than 5 or 6lbs this time lol
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    Do you think your due date could be off at all?
    I measured a little small with both of my kids so I'm no help.
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    I always measured right on with both my older two, but this pregnancy I've measured around 2-3 weeks ahead until my last appt. I agree it could be how you're carrying him. this LO has been HIGH the entire time.
    My OB did do a growth scan at 31 weeks and she was measuring a week or two ahead on that too. But I have 8 lb babies, so I figure she will just be around that size. We'll see if she's any bigger than my other two.
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    I'm not much help either as I've always measured behind with my baby's and I have 5 and 6 pound baby's too. My sister measured the biggest with her last baby and ended up being her smallest baby, but she had a lot of amniotic fluid the entire pregnancy.
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    From what I've heard the position the baby is in can definitely affect the measurement. But isn't measuring a week or two ahead still considered in the "normal" range? I don't think it's really that exact. Maybe you just have a little more amniotic fluid this time.
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    No, it's not exact - kinda like u/s's when they try to determine how much the baby weights. I hadn't thought of amniotic fluid, that could be a factor too. I've just found it interesting due to the fact that I have small babies & I've never consistently measured ahead with any of my other pregnancies - I'm also around the same weight as I was with my last 3 but my belly is deffinitley bigger & rounder at this point. Who knows - it's just sorta piqued my interest.
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    Even though I have a very small frame and i'm not sure I would be able to actually have a baby bigger than 7 pounds I've always secretly wondered what it would be like to have a bigger baby. I do love my little tiny babies though. But I understand the interest.
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    I'm the same way - short & no torso lol All of mine have been small & I don't think I'd ever naturally have a baby bigger than 7lbs either, to me 7lbs WOULD be big Almost all my friends have 8-10+lb babies, it's amazing to me to see these big chubby babies being born, they look like my 2 and 3 month babies. Like you I've always wondered what that would be like as well - I've been drinking a ton of water this pregnancy, so maybe it's that - who knows!
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    lol! I'm definitely no help to you!

    I've measured between 4-7 weeks ahead with each of my pregnancies... And then give birth to 10-12lb babies

    It could be the baby's position, but if you have been consistently bigger than maybe baby is a bit bigger (or less small ) or there could be more amniotic fluid.

    It will be interesting to see if you continue measuring ahead!

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    I measured 4 weeks ahead with Tiven the entire time. She was just shy of 9 pounds.

    With Weston, my belly seemed bigger & rounder, but I measured spot-on with maybe one exception.
    He was 10'10".
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