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Ultrasound Update! **added pic!**

So Trystan is measuring exactly two weeks ahead, and now they're giving me a due date if around Nov 22! His head and his stomach are measuring the largest, and the concern is with his head, as it's measuring 9cm already. Obviously, they don't let babys head get any larger than 10cm or I might not be able to push him out. Right now he's weighing in at 6lbs 8 oz already! The ultrasound tech said that they don't let babies get bigger than 8 1/2 lbs before they induce... so it looks like I'll definitely be induced with this baby (which also means that there goes my hopes of having him naturally). Anyway, I'll be sure and keep you girls posted with any new news! My next appt is Nov 8, where she'll do a cervical check and probably have he do another ultrasound to make sure he hasn't gotten too much bigger... and maybe even set an induction date??!!

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Wow, things are getting close! I'm sorry things won't go exactly as you'd hoped but for good reason ... congratulations on the big fatty! Wink

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WOW, that is crazy!!!! How exciting though! And I'm so glad they are staying on top of that though so you can at least have him vaginally without additional complications. Definitely a BIG BOY! Wow.

FWIW, I was thinking I was going to have this LO on the 22nd too! Just a date sticking in my head haha.

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Wow - he is a big boy already. I am glad they will keep monitoring you both so you can get a vag delivery.

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I don't understand why they would change your due date this late in the pregnancy! Big babies don't always mean healthy-doing all they should be doing on their own- babies. I am suprised they would change your due date and induce 2 weeks earlier based on size. U/S's can be off by that much. I know this is coming across negatively and I don't mean for it to, I am just concerned for you and Trystan. I would think they would rather let him be bigger and guarantee he is ready. 8.5 lbs is NOT a huge baby. People push babies out bigger than that every day.

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Glad to hear he's growing so well. Let us know what doc days about u/s.

I'm with Angie on this one. U/s(especially late ones) are notorious for being off, even by a lb or more. I've had late u/s with the last three and only one u/s was close and it was still off by half a pound(always overestimated).

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Wow! I am glad he is looking healthy! Though I agree with the previous posters...I am really surprised they would change your due date this late in the game and schedule an induction based off an u/s weight measurement. I thought a lot of doctors weren't doing this anymore. It's unfortunate that this means you wouldn't get your natural birth either (I don't blame you, if you get induced!!!). Is there an option to get a second opinion maybe to double check on these measurements?

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"PAmom2boys" wrote:

Glad to hear he's growing so well. Let us know what doc days about u/s.

I'm with Angie on this one. U/s(especially late ones) are notorious for being off, even by a lb or more. I've had late u/s with the last three and only one u/s was close and it was still off by half a pound(always overestimated).

I've heard they are off by +/- 3 lbs, crazy. Ds' head was 14 cm I think. My ob said he would have done a lot more damage to my private than the csection, LOL.

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Yeah, I agree with the others. Ultrasounds at this point for weight estimation are notoriously inaccurate. I wouldn't put much stock into their guess. And generally speaking, "big baby" is not a justified reason for an induction, much less an early induction. Some babies are just big. If you don't have gestational diabetes, it's very unlikely that your body would grow a baby that you can't push out. Since you wanted a natural birth anyway, I think you should definitely seek a second opinion, or just say no thanks to the induction!

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Well the only reason that Im putting any stock into it is the fact that out of four pregnancies I've never had this happen. All of my other babies were right on with no issues. Also, I've been measuring ahead for months, she just never said anything because Im assuming she figured the growth would slow down and catch up to where he should be. The tech measured his head, stomach, and legs three different times and each time it said the same edd. Plus, after three babies, I've felt for the past couple of months that my stomach is a lot bigger than it should be for where i am in this pregnancy. So I don't know, I'll just have to play it by ear over the next few weeks. I just know that Im in a lot of pain, and getting very uncomfortable... so I don't know...

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**HUGS** Glad you're carrying a healthy baby in there! I can't believe we are getting so close to introducing our babies to the world!!

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Here's a belly pic just so you girls can get an idea of what I mean when I say I feel huge lol...

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You look great!

I know it's so hard at the end and I think with every pregnancy the end is sook much harder.

If you really wanted to avoid induction this time I'd discuss it with the doctor.

I agree babies don't usually get bigger than what you can handle when there is no GD.

Have you thought about seeing a chiropractor? It's done wonders for me. I was so miserable just few weeks ago and thinking how the he'll wadi going to survive the last 10 weeks of pregnancy in that condition. I am by no means pain free or feeling absolutely wonderful. There is back pain and exhaustion. It comes with the territory but I am not suffering any more.

Just a thought.

I hope your able to go natural like you had hoped.

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Ultrasound Update!! pics added!!

stupid phone!!! trying to add a pic of baby... lets try again...

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Aww! Look at him! Squishy cheeks!

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I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead, but they still aren't changing my due date. Midwives won't even offer induction until 42 weeks. They see 9+ pounders often, and reassured me that there does not seem to be a correlation with labor difficulty in the least. (infants skulls are not fused, so they can squish as much as they need to through the pelvis. Same with the rest off the squishy malleable little bodies Biggrin ) Anyways, they aren't even suggesting an ultrasound for me unless they suspected the increased size was a fluid issue (which they don't suspect in my case,) because they said that sizing babies with ultrasound in the third trimester is really inaccurate and more unhelpful than anything because it can sometimes pressure a woman into thinking her baby is ready when It may not be.

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I'd just like to echo the fact that u/s is not the end all for measurements. My OBs have said the past few times that even though they will be doing u/s towards the end of my pregnancy, they aren't going to worry unless it says 10lbs or more. Honestly I would just go with your gut because YOU know best. If you think Trystan is getting too big, go for it.

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hey Krystal!!!

Do you think this will change your birth plan at all? I know how much you wanted to try a natural birth and feel real contractions without an induction. I don't mean to give you any flack or rain on your parade or anything! I know you're an experienced BTDT mom and have been down this road many times before. I know you know how inaccurate US can be.

I just want to add that Luke,,,, i know if said this before... his head circumference was over the 100th percentile and his length was the 95%. I only had first degree tears. The position of the baby in the pelvis is so much more important than the size.

This baby is also measuring two weeks ahead on US... but my belly measurements are consistently 2 weeks behind. Numbers don't always match up. I think that is why I like midwives so much. They treat patients and babies, doctors treat numbers.

Good luck with whatever you chose! We're all here for ya Wink

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I have a close friend who was induced with a "9lb" baby according to the ultrasound and delivered a 6 lb baby.

However I also know people who had had babies get stuck because they were too big. Usually the shoulders though. I do not believe the you cannot have a baby that is too big for your body theory.

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"joyjim" wrote:

However I also know people who had had babies get stuck because they were too big. Usually the shoulders though. I do not believe the you cannot have a baby that is too big for your body theory.

I agree. I've seen a lot of cases where baby would just get stuck and they had to deliver via emergency c-section because of it. My mother is 5'2 and weighs about 110 lbs and I was a 10 lb baby. Her delivery was a nightmare, and even though she pushed me out vaginally (which she should never have done, as she couldn't sit up in bed for 3 days after... she should have had a c-section... her original doc wasn't there and she had some crazy person deliver me... long story) she could never have children again because of the damage that I caused her unterus because of me being so large and she was so small. Even though I'm much bigger and taller than my mother and have pushed out three babies with no problem, the thought is always in the back of any mother-to-be's mind of a huge baby that comes with complications and a possible c-section. I won't know more until my 36 week appt, of which I'll of course keep you girls updated... and I'll start making some decisions from there.

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Just wanted to say that the U/S pic is awesome! And your baby bump looks great. TFS! Smile

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I agree. I've seen a lot of cases where baby would just get stuck and they had to deliver via emergency c-section because of it. My mother is 5'2 and weighs about 110 lbs and I was a 10 lb baby. Her delivery was a nightmare, and even though she pushed me out vaginally (which she should never have done, as she couldn't sit up in bed for 3 days after... she should have had a c-section... her original doc wasn't there and she had some crazy person deliver me... long story) she could never have children again because of the damage that I caused her unterus because of me being so large and she was so small. Even though I'm much bigger and taller than my mother and have pushed out three babies with no problem, the thought is always in the back of any mother-to-be's mind of a huge baby that comes with complications and a possible c-section. I won't know more until my 36 week appt, of which I'll of course keep you girls updated... and I'll start making some decisions from there.

:eek: OWWW! I can see why you would be concerned!

And I agree with Julie - love the u/s and your belly shot. I don't think you look bigger than 'almost due' or however you can say that. You look great.