concerned with baby's size

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concerned with baby's size

Ok, I know it's waaay early to be worried about this and I shouldn't worry anyway b/c they told me he is measuring large buuuuuuut..... I just don't see it! I don't see it on me, that is. I'm showing but I'm just sooo much smaller than I was with my first two, especially than I was with my daughter. With my son, my first baby, I realize that I had never been "stretched out" before so I carried him high and out front. With DD, I carried her low but I was still "out front". With this baby, he is low and I'm carrying him in my hips-- I'm carrying more wider than I am out front and it's just making me feel fat and worried about his size b/c I can't "see" it for myself. He is still transverse and they said this could be why I'm not pointing more outwards but they assured me my uterus is measuring exactly 22 weeks. Has this happend with any other BTDT moms? Did your uterus seem to "drop" down and you carried your babies low? Any BTDT moms with transverse babies notice this?

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They still have so much room in there at this point, that it's really hard to get an accurate measurement other than the height of the uterus. If your uterus is measuring on target, then there's no reason to be worried.

With my DD I only measured 34 weeks when I delivered (38w3d) and she only weighed 5.5 lbs, but she was healthy so it wasn't a big deal.

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It is very normal for each pregnancy to be carried different.

If your measurement is on track, I wouldn't worry about that.

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"joysiloo" wrote:

With my DD I only measured 34 weeks when I delivered (38w3d) and she only weighed 5.5 lbs, but she was healthy so it wasn't a big deal.

What a perfect little bundle! Smile

-Becca, I know what your saying I haven't gained any weight, I've lost some, but I was big to begin with. I'm always hunched over and sometime I feel like the baby is always sideways and doesn't flip vertical ever, can it grow that way? My Doc said baby was breach last time, but I think that always changes. I'm sure the doctors would say something if you needed to be concerned, but its hard not to think about all the bad stuff that can happen. PS. avoid the end sections of most pregnancy books, only makes you paranoid!

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I am carrying the exact same way you are! Though i am popped out pretty far in front, she is staying transverse and in my hips. My doc said my uterus was in position as well. I too was concerned about this. According to my doctor, the baby will move up and vertical when they run out of room and are no longer comfortable.

I wouldnt worry about it right now Becca! Im sure little man is just fine and comfy and warm in there...thats why he wont move up!