Will my ob want to deliver my big baby a couple weeks early? I have gestational diabetes?

Perhaps. The answer is completely up to your ob, as it depends on how the baby is doing, assuming your diabetes is well controlled. If everything is going well you masy be able to go to full term.
Depends. The most important issue is bay's lung maturity, how well your diabetes is controlled , size of the baby and accuracy of your due date will all be considered in delivering your baby.
Complicated . With gestational diabetes you have to consider your risks of dystocia, maturity of your infant, & how favorable your cervix is. Usually if the efw is > 4 kilos (approx 9 lbs), recommendations are for c-section, to avoid the complications of dystocia. Discuss this with your OB since your prior history, glycemic control, & ease of prior deliveries all factor in what's best for you. Congrats on baby.
Route, not timing. The most important factors affecting timing of delivery are fetal well being, control of diabetes, and fetal lung maturity. Size alone should not affect timing of delivery, but may affect route of delivery. With diabetes, a csection may be recommended if the estimated weight is > 10 lbs.

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