Baby Betting: Birth Weight
We’re taking bets on how much Sprout will weigh at birth! Email Megan or Ben to get in on the action. Winner gets bragging rights and a photo of baby (which they would probably get anyways. Okay, so the prizes are lame. I have no excuse.)
To reserve your square, email either Megan or Ben, or comment on this post!
Studies are starting to show that birth weight tends to follow the father, although not always. Ben was 6 lbs 11 oz at birth. Average weight at birth in the U.S. is 7 lbs 11 oz, or “6 to 10 lbs” which is not so much an average as a cop-out.
At the 20-week ultrasound, she was about one pound (although weight readings by ultrasound are notoriously inaccurate). Since then, her growth has been tracked by fundal height, which is supposed to be roughly 1cm per week of pregnancy. She has been perfectly on track (neither larger than average nor smaller) since then.
|5 lbs||6 lbs||7 lbs||8 lbs||9 lbs||10 lbs|
|1 oz||Stephen T.|
|3 oz||Kristy||Ruth S.|
|6 oz||Mark||Chappell||Lauren K.|
|12 oz||Lauren P.|