I mentioned this yesterday in my pregnancy update, but just in case you don’t like watching videos I thought I’d write a post about it. At 27 plus weeks, I’m carrying a 3 pound baby. Ok, it’s 2 pounds and 15 ounces… but you get the drift. That’s about 1 pound heavier than he should be.
I am CERTAIN I have gestational diabetes again. Had it with Natalie – but didn’t with Liam (which was odd because I gained the same amount of weight and they were 1 ounce different in size). At 37 weeks, Natalie was 8.13 and at 38 weeks, Liam was 8.14. Big babies!!
So, it looks like this one is going to be a bruiser too (assuming I get that far).
Here’s the thing. I’ve gained 16 pounds since conception which is exactly where I am supposed to be, right??? So, I didn’t think I would have a really big baby at this point. I thought we were going to be in the average range. To hear that he’s one pound heavier than average was wild.
But I’m actually a little happy about it. Bigger babies do better in the NICU right? And if I have to think worst case scenario – that gives me some peace. At least I’m out of the 1 pound range.
Anyway – it’s all guessing at this point. I have no idea if I had GD. But until that test, I’m going to be living it up! No judgements please!! I only have a few days to go before we know for sure.