Long tall Trish originates from the other side of the world and is a six foot skinny-balinky. No, really, I've seen more meat on a chicken wing, but she is also a great friend of mine.
She's been married for ten years and was trying for a baby for 8 years until she unexpectedly fell pregnant. Over-joyed that she finally became a first-time parent to Rosie at the age of 38, she set about having another one. She was a bit worried because Rosie's birth was not a good one. Trish lost a lot of blood and almost needed a transfusion, while Rosie weighed in at a whopping 10lb!
Barely a year later she was pregnant again (no fertility drugs - just good timing), this time she carried differently and the bump looked smaller. Some peculiar woman from a far and distant land stopped her in the street, pointed at her bump and wailed 'its a boy, its a boy'!
(Yeah, we get a lot of those in Brighton).
Being concerned, because of Rosie's birth weight, Trish constantly asked the midwife what size the baby would be. She committed to 7lb 7oz.
Long Tall Trish gave birth on Wednesday afternoon. The baby was a girl (Little Miss No-name at present).
She weighed an eye-watering 10lb 11oz!
Points to remember:
Take no notice of the size of your 'bump'.
Even if you're skinny as a rake you can still have a gigantic baby.
Don't listen to strange women in the street
Add on 3lbs to what midwives tell you.
Well done Trish! Love you loads. xx
Has anyone out there had similar baby weight or mystic/scan misinterpretations?