boys VS. girls

Kholie - posted on 09/08/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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so im JUST full of questions LOL!

but my OB is quite new at her job, she just finished nursing school and im her first to have a boy! but i researched and researched and i read that boys seem to grow bigger than girls! is that true! a prime example is that im 23 weeks and belly is measuring to be 25 weeks! but he's at 23 weeks!

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Elfrieda - posted on 09/14/2011

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Congratulations!
I've heard the old wives tale about carrying all in front with a boy, and carrying wide and all over with a girl. That might explain the bigger measurement, but realistically I think that belly measurements are only an approximate guide anyway. They take them to make sure that you're bigger than last time, which means the baby is growing.

Katherine - posted on 09/14/2011

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I always measured larger, at least 2 weeks ahead!!! When i had him a week and 1 day over due (by emergency c-section - his heart rate dropped, and when born he had his cord around his neck) he was 8.12lbs

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