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Seeking reassurance re weight estimates

I know I always tell other posters that weight estimates are just estimates and not to be too worried...  And now I'm getting a little worried!

Growth scan today estimates our girls are 3,15 and 4,8 at nearly 34w.  This is a pretty minimal weight gain from 2 weeks ago (6 and 8 oz respectively).  MFM seemed fine, but they seem so small to me and my belly has grown a ton in the past 2 weeks.  Plus, I'll be induced at 36w, so they don't have a ton more growing time :/ 

Experiences?  Slaps upside the head?  Words of wisdom?

Natural m/c Oct. 2005

Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

TTC since Oct 2011

BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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Re: Seeking reassurance re weight estimates

  • I don't have any experience, but I did want to say congrats on making it to almost 34 weeks after all of your bedrest.

    If your MFM isn't concerned, I'd try to take some comfort in that. 

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    3/27 ET: transferred 1 embryo, beta 9dp5dt=163, 12dp5dt=639
    4/25 1st ultrasound at 7 weeks = identical twins with heartbeats?!!!
    PPROM at 31w, delivery at 32 weeks of two beautiful girls
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  • I want to say ours were right around 4lbs at 34w. I remember that ours were diagnosed with IUGR at that point, not because of their total weight, but because their abdominal circs and femur lengths were in the first and second percentiles. I was put on bed rest and met with a dietitian for diet help. My boys were born at 36w1d when baby a's water broke. They were just shy of five pounds and avoided the NICU all together. At discharge they were 4.5 lbs and completely healthy.

    My MFM was actually pretty laid back about the whole thing, it was my OB that put me on BR. I know it is so stressful, but your MFM has done this hundreds of times and is the best indicator for how serious a situation really is. Sending some fattening baby vibes your way!!
    TTC in 2009, Dx: Unexplained IF
    Three TI cycles (BFP...miscarriage), five IUI attempts and 2.5 IVF cycles later...BFP!!
    12dp5dt: 765; 15dp5dt: 1979; 17dp5dt: 3379...TWINS!!!!!
    Our perfect baby boys were born at 36w1d!! 








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  • Ours were measuring almost exactly that the day my doctor said it was time to deliver. They were born at 4.8lbs and 5.0 even. This was at 34.5 BTW. Chin up momma!
     
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  • I had a BPP done the Friday before the Sunday I delivered my boys at 38w5d... (so only 2 days between the estimate and delivery) - the estimates were VERY low, can't remember exactly but I think they were saying high 5 pounders and both boys were over 7 pounds. 

    Like other posters, I wouldn't worry if your MFM isn't worried.

    Congrats on making it to 34w!!! 

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  • image Ruthie04:
    I want to say ours were right around 4lbs at 34w. I remember that ours were diagnosed with IUGR at that point, not because of their total weight, but because their abdominal circs and femur lengths were in the first and second percentiles. I was put on bed rest and met with a dietitian for diet help. My boys were born at 36w1d when baby a's water broke. They were just shy of five pounds and avoided the NICU all together. At discharge they were 4.5 lbs and completely healthy. My MFM was actually pretty laid back about the whole thing, it was my OB that put me on BR. I know it is so stressful, but your MFM has done this hundreds of times and is the best indicator for how serious a situation really is. Sending some fattening baby vibes your way!!

    Thank you!   This is essentially us and makes me feel better :). I'm eager to meet my peanuts in a little over 2 weeks!

    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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  • Thank you all!  I'm totally amazed to be talking induction after PTL and 8+ weeks of hospital bed rest!  This board has been amazing!
    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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  • I know it is so easy for me to sit here and tell you not to worry, but I was a complete wreck and have absolutely no room to talk! Those two weeks were so difficult. I'm so glad my experience gave you a little comfort. Hoping these next two weeks are uneventful and fly by! 
    TTC in 2009, Dx: Unexplained IF
    Three TI cycles (BFP...miscarriage), five IUI attempts and 2.5 IVF cycles later...BFP!!
    12dp5dt: 765; 15dp5dt: 1979; 17dp5dt: 3379...TWINS!!!!!
    Our perfect baby boys were born at 36w1d!! 








  • I know the time is flying by (it may not seem like it now but I hardly remember being pregnant after 3 months with outside twins) and there are still things to worry about (even if you don't need to) so I just wanted to wish you all the best of fatty healthy baby vibes I could before you welcome your sweet little ladies in two weeks!
    TTC since 3/4/2010
    Me: PCOS, DH: normal
    Started seeing RE 11/10/2011
    8/31/2012 = BFP!!
    First Ultrasound... TRIPLETS! EDD 5/11/13
    Baby w/ no HB @ 10w4d - We love you angel baby.
    Baby A & B doing great. A/S 12/10/12 - Healthy BOYS!
    Sawyer & Silas born at 33+6 on 3/29/13
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  • I'm sending you baby fattening vibes!  I had an opposite experience than some people here.  I was told that both babies were estimated at over 6lb each.  DS was 5lb5oz and DD was  4lb14oz at 35w5d.

    I still wouldn't be too worried.  So long as everyone is ok with their weights, just focus on getting to the induction date!

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  • My boys were 34 weeks and 5 lbs 9 oz and 4 lbs 10 oz. Their growth had slowed down at our most recent appointment, but they were completely out of room. The more squashed they are in there, the harder they are to measure, too. Just two more weeks? Congrats on making it this far sounds like your little girls are cooking just fine.
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    My boys were 34 weeks and 5 lbs 9 oz and 4 lbs 10 oz. Their growth had slowed down at our most recent appointment, but they were completely out of room. The more squashed they are in there, the harder they are to measure, too. Just two more weeks? Congrats on making it this far sounds like your little girls are cooking just fine.

    Big boys!  Thanks for the congrats.  Seems like these last 2 weeks are going to be a bit of a whirlwind! 

    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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