I had an appointment today that just left me equal parts befuddled and upset. Background: I'm 35 weeks, baby has been measuring between the 60th and 70th percentile for size the entire pregnancy. Today I had an ultrasound and the tech measured him quickly--only one measurement per area (in the past they've done 2 for everything), it probably took about 3 minutes total. At the end, she said the estimate of his weight was 6lb13oz--putting him just over the 90th percentile. Then, when I met with the doc, he gave me the "We may have to start talking C-section" speech.
Couple of thoughts:
1. *I* haven't gained 3 lbs in the last 3 weeks...so how could he?
2. These measurements are notoriously unreliable. If they're off by about a pound, he's right where he's been the whooooole time, near the 60th percentile.
3. Even if he IS 6lb13oz, and he gains another 2 lbs before I go into labor, why would it be impossible to vaginally deliver an 8lb13oz baby?
I guess I'm just looking for feedback on this. Anyone have an estimate that was way off from their actual baby? Anyone have a crazy measurement one week that went back to "normal" a couple weeks later? Anyone vaginally deliver a big fat baby? Trying to keep myself from going off the deep end weeks before it's even really time to make any kind of decision.