- average baby at birth 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 lbs
- full-term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks
- a baby gains half a pound a week starting at the 34th week
Therefore, if the ultrasound was correct, at 40 weeks we may be looking at a 11 pound baby. (all the moms out there are going ouch!)
My doctor doesn't want me to push anything bigger than 9 pounds (due to family history etc.). So, if the baby followed the usual growth curve, we will most likely schedule a c-section sometime around Aug. 26ish.
-I remember posting during my pregnancy with Sydney about how I hummed the Baby Beluga song everytime I thought of the potential size of her. Well, now that song haunts me!!! :)
(oh, come on...you know...the baby beluga song......by raffi......it's a kids classic! just cuz i listened to raffi as a kid doesn't mean...well i guess you missed out!)