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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 14:47 PM   1
jessica2509
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is 13oz big for 20 weeks??


Hi,

I had my 20 week scan today and everything was good. Just before we left the room the sonographer said he/she was 13oz. This has now freaked me out as everywhere i've looked up on the internet (apart from my Miriam Stoppard book lol) says average weight is 10.5oz.

I already have a girl who was 6lbs 4oz when born and a son who was 7lbs 11oz. I have two questions:

1. Is my baby particularly big for the age of it?
2. Is it more likely to be a boy as it appears to be above average weight for its age?

I purposely asked the girl to stay away from the boy/girl bits as i don't want to know the sex til it's born, but am now convinced it's a boy as it is a larger weight.

Can anyone please put my mind at rest if you've had a girl at a similar weight at 20 weeks, or if you think the weight/gender is not a very scientific way of guessing boy or girl!!

Thank you

x
ps. am driving my husband insane, so appreciate any comments!! xx



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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 14:56 PM   2
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I don't think so. I'm pretty sure both of our boys were at least that big at 20 weeks. They're both above the 50th percentile, but that doesn't mean they were out of "normal" range. There is a huge range for normal.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 14:58 PM   3
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im having a boy and at 20 weeks he weighed 11oz it must be a boy thing



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 15:05 PM   4
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My boy was 14oz at my scan I was exactly 20 weeks x



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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 15:16 PM   5
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My 20 week scan measured in at 15 oz!!! I, like you, looked it up too, lol. My doc isn't worried. Babies grow differently, US aren't always accurate and my first son was 8lb 8oz. I haven't given it a second thought Don't worry!



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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 16:15 PM   6
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I had my scan today and LO is 13oz too. I'm not worried like previous posters said. Babies grow at a different rate so I wouldn't worry



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 17:39 PM   7
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Not an indicator of sex, most people have bigger babies as they go so it could be a big girl. Or they could have been wrong, at this stage an ultrasound can be quite a bit off. Also, baby could have just went through a growth spurt and may not even grow much over the next few days you just caught it on a big day.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 17:39 PM   8
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My boy is only 8 oz at 18 weeks 3 days and he will likely be 10 pounds as my first was.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 17:41 PM   9
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Baby measured 13oz for me at my 20 week scan



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 17:45 PM   10
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my 20week was 13oz too



 
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