Had a Dr. Appt. earlier this week. At my last one a month ago, I asked if they could dig out my charts from when I was pregnant with Clayton (the clinic recently put everything on computer and all the old paper charts were filed downstairs. The joys of living in a small town/rural area!) I was interested in comparing where I was at this point with him vs. this baby. Easy to do, since this boy's due on his big brother's birthday. At 31 weeks with Clayton I was measuring right at 31 weeks. This baby is measuring 32. That sortof made me giggle because as I got closer, I asked the doc if he thought Clayton was going to be average sized or on the big side. He felt around and very confidently told me he'd be in the 7 1/2 lb. range, like Caroline. He was genuinely surprised when he delivered a 9 lb. 9 oz. kid who got stuck on the way out. As a result, I've been told that if I don't go into labor on my own at least a week before I'm due with this one, that I will be induced about 39 weeks. I think that because of Clayton's size and the complications that immediately followed delivery, the doctor is hesitant to do that again. Me too! Though I really don't want to be induced again.
Clayton (in the bassinet) on the day he was born, compared to the baby across the hall born the same day-he weighed about 5 lbs.