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2013-08-16 09:51:08 AM
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2013-08-16 10:01:24 AM
I knew a couple that had a 12 pound boy.  Wife was a tiny, petite little size -3 or something.  And she did it with no C-section.  She had some pretty serious issues afterwards (internal bleeding).

Kid was sweet, though.  But big and powerful.  He ripped a childproofed cabinet off its hinges.  Instead of sucking his thumb he sucked his whole fist.  We called him "Damien."
 
2013-08-16 10:27:10 AM
"I can't follow that shiat!"
 
2013-08-16 10:27:35 AM

Diogenes: I knew a couple that had a 12 pound boy.  Wife was a tiny, petite little size -3 or something.  And she did it with no C-section.  She had some pretty serious issues afterwards (internal bleeding).

Kid was sweet, though.  But big and powerful.  He ripped a childproofed cabinet off its hinges.  Instead of sucking his thumb he sucked his whole fist.  We called him "Damien."



I'm pretty sure he goes by 'Sir.'
 
2013-08-16 10:29:04 AM

BafflerMeal: I'm pretty sure he goes by 'Sir.'


We moved out of state like 18 years ago so he's at least 20 now.  I'd kill to see how he grew up.
 
2013-08-16 10:30:22 AM
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2013-08-16 10:31:04 AM
My goddaughter was a big girl at birth. About 12 and a half pounds. She then levelled off and is on the thin side at 3. Very tall.

My son was just over 3 pounds, and a year later, hes almost average.

You just never know
 
2013-08-16 10:33:14 AM
TFA: "Pennsylvania mom Michelle Cessna..."

That's not a Cessna.
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/ I am shocked that obese diabetic sows poop out giant diabetic piglets
 
2013-08-16 10:33:44 AM
My wife delivered our first son 8 lb 6 oz but he came out with his hand up to his ear, they call them "cell phone babbys"...then worst are the "boxer babbys" who come out with BOTH arms and fists up against the side of their heads (so said the midwife)
3rd degree tear....took about 6 months to heal and momma's shame cave had scar tissue we have to have two follow ups for. After that our daughter jost born practically came out Monty Python like...15 minute labor  (Ohh, get that, would you, Deirdre ?)
 
2013-08-16 10:34:13 AM
That's what the 'daddy stitches' are for.
 
2013-08-16 10:35:53 AM

montreal_medic: My goddaughter was a big girl at birth. About 12 and a half pounds. She then levelled off and is on the thin side at 3. Very tall.

My son was just over 3 pounds, and a year later, hes almost average.

You just never know


I was 12 lbs at birth and I was a rail growing up. I only hit my "target" weight/height after college.
 
2013-08-16 10:38:51 AM

Diogenes: BafflerMeal: I'm pretty sure he goes by 'Sir.'

We moved out of state like 18 years ago so he's at least 20 now.  I'd kill to see how he grew up.


It would be funny if he turned out 5'7 140 lbs
 
2013-08-16 10:39:32 AM
Kid was 9 pounds at birth, except Mrs Crazy suffered through explosive child birth.

Yeah, apparently that's a thing. Where labor lasts like in minutes not hours. The kid rocketed through her so fast she ended up having to get stitched back together.
 
2013-08-16 10:41:21 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Kid was 9 pounds at birth, except Mrs Crazy suffered through explosive child birth.

Yeah, apparently that's a thing. Where labor lasts like in minutes not hours. The kid rocketed through her so fast she ended up having to get stitched back together.


Me too.  Mom wanted the drugs but by the time they administered them I was out.
 
2013-08-16 10:41:36 AM
Fatass moms have fatass kids. Imagine that.
 
2013-08-16 10:43:50 AM
If you stopped uneducated fatties from having babies, the population problem in this world would go in the opposite direction and we'd be looking at extinction down the road.
 
2013-08-16 10:44:12 AM
The bigger question is: who is having sex with all these fat women?
 
2013-08-16 10:46:22 AM

Diogenes: Me too. Mom wanted the drugs but by the time they administered them I was out.


That's how this one was. She was literally bent over to get the epidural when BOOM, 30 minutes later there's a kid.
 
2013-08-16 10:47:03 AM
This is what happens when you have tiny women marrying tall men...

My husband is 6'3", I'm 5'3", size 6 (pre-baby).  My son got to 6 lbs, 7 oz./19 in long by 8 months and my body decided that he was big enough.  If my son had been full-term or, FSM-forbid, late, he would would have been about 10 lbs.  The pushing it out wouldn't have been so much the problem as the moving around with it for the last month.  I was a beach ball at 8 months and between the baby and the c-section there was some permanent damage to my abdomen (2 minor hernias since the birth).

Just babbling.  Sooo tired...
 
2013-08-16 10:47:09 AM
This is not something that happens just to overweight women.My four children were all large babies, and my wife was not overweight.My daughter was just over 9lbs, one son over 10lbs and two sons over 11 lbs.All three boys had shoulder dystocia resulting in Brachial plexus Palsy (a stretching and damage of the nerves leading to the arms, resulting in paralysis) in two of them (each in one arm).This is a serious issue.
 
2013-08-16 10:47:26 AM
I was 13 3/4 lbs when born, fat little bastard. Very quick birth, at home too. My mother has been walking like John Wayne ever since.
 
2013-08-16 10:52:46 AM
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2013-08-16 10:56:15 AM

tricycleracer: The bigger question is: who is having sex with all these fat women?

125 pounds is considered fat? Maybe in E

thiopia ...
 
2013-08-16 10:58:15 AM

Kali-Ma: This is what happens when you have tiny women marrying tall men...

My husband is 6'3", I'm 5'3", size 6 (pre-baby).  My son got to 6 lbs, 7 oz./19 in long by 8 months and my body decided that he was big enough.  If my son had been full-term or, FSM-forbid, late, he would would have been about 10 lbs.  The pushing it out wouldn't have been so much the problem as the moving around with it for the last month.  I was a beach ball at 8 months and between the baby and the c-section there was some permanent damage to my abdomen (2 minor hernias since the birth).

Just babbling.  Sooo tired...


I had a similar experience - 5'2", size 3,(both pre and post baby) with a 6'3" husband. Son was 11 lbs 4 oz. He's 27 now and 6'4", played football in school. I'm ok, had to have reparative surgery a few years ago.
 
2013-08-16 10:58:49 AM
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Shannara: tricycleracer: The bigger question is: who is having sex with all these fat women?

125 pounds is considered fat? Maybe in Ethiopia ...


it might be - depends how short.
 
2013-08-16 11:00:10 AM
My last kid was over 9lbs... I didn't have diabetes, I gained the appropriate amount of weight, and I started out underweight. My sister's third kid was over 10lbs and she could say the same thing - nothing unusual about the pregnancy or her weight, just woah - big kid. Really, though, weight doesn't matter nearly as much as head circumference when it comes to birthing.
 
2013-08-16 11:03:37 AM
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2013-08-16 11:04:14 AM
You have to train for it.
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2013-08-16 11:05:43 AM
My son was a couple of ounces short of oversized, There were no complications in pregnancy, no diabetes, no obesity. He was long and scrawny is all. Now he is 21, long and scrawny. His father was 5'11 and had been quite thin until his 30s. I am 5'10 and tended to carry some extra weight sometimes.

It was easy - 5 hours no big deal labour. My little brother was right on the Oversized mark, and he was 2.5 hours, no big deal. Also, no complications in that pregnancy either.

I am thinking we got off lightly, my Mom and I. No complications, easy birth. I would have hated to add an extra lb or 2 to the kid though. That might have been incredibly difficult. I can see how this would be a real challenge to both Mom and baby.
 
2013-08-16 11:19:58 AM

Don_cos: This is not something that happens just to overweight women.My four children were all large babies, and my wife was not overweight.My daughter was just over 9lbs, one son over 10lbs and two sons over 11 lbs.All three boys had shoulder dystocia resulting in Brachial plexus Palsy (a stretching and damage of the nerves leading to the arms, resulting in paralysis) in two of them (each in one arm).This is a serious issue.


But if we can't blame fat people, who CAN we blame?

/sarcasm
 
2013-08-16 11:22:36 AM
 
2013-08-16 11:30:22 AM
All you skinny girls having big babies, I'm out to bring down the average.  Fat mama (no getational diabetes and totally uneventful pregnancies), one born 7lbs 3oz, one born 7lbs 5oz.  And they've stayed small.  The almost-4-year-old is barely 34 pounds at 40" tall, and the 1.5 year old is still 16.5 pounds and under 28".

So not all fatties have fat kids.  LOL.
 
2013-08-16 11:31:44 AM
We had twins whose combined weight was 12 lbs 9 oz.  Does that count for anything?
 
2013-08-16 11:46:14 AM

tricycleracer: The bigger question is: who is having sex with all these fat women?


You're right. Only supermodels as thin as Kate Moss have sex. I forgot.

wtf?
 
2013-08-16 11:50:30 AM
"Doctor! The 'extra stitches' aren't working!"
 
2013-08-16 11:51:48 AM
Ten years ago my doctor was worried my son was going to be in the 12+ lbs range at birth.  There was talk of inducing labor if I ended up going past 40 wks.

Doctor was completely wrong.  The kid was barely 5 lbs at birth.  I was surprised the doctor was so far off on the estimates.  I had an ultrasound just a day or two before.

----Oh, just Googled it...
Wow.  I had no idea that those kinds of estimates are typically inaccurate.  Yeesh, I wonder how many unnecessary c-sections are due to that sort of thing?
 
2013-08-16 11:53:32 AM
I was slightly over weight when I got pregnant(working on it), gained the minimum of weight. My son was born 5lbs 8oz and 19 inches long.
I did get pre eclampsia though, but he was only born 2 weeks early.
 
2013-08-16 12:04:40 PM
I'm a few days short of starting the third trimester. So far baby is measuring right where he should be, my belly is the right size, my weight gain is in range and my blood pressure is perfect. No swelling in my extremeties. My gestational diabetes test is in a few days so hopefully I'll know yhen if I'm at risk.
 
2013-08-16 12:18:51 PM
jylcat:But if we can't blame fat people, who CAN we blame?

Politicians!
 
2013-08-16 12:20:26 PM

The Singing Bush: We had twins whose combined weight was 12 lbs 9 oz.  Does that count for anything?


Only if they came out at the same time.
 
2013-08-16 01:55:42 PM

Civchic: All you skinny girls having big babies, I'm out to bring down the average.  Fat mama (no getational diabetes and totally uneventful pregnancies), one born 7lbs 3oz, one born 7lbs 5oz.  And they've stayed small.  The almost-4-year-old is barely 34 pounds at 40" tall, and the 1.5 year old is still 16.5 pounds and under 28".

So not all fatties have fat kids.  LOL.


I am a fat mama, even had gestational diabetes, but it was so tightly controlled one came out 6lb 5oz, one was right at 8lbs and then the twins at 7lbs each.  Having carried 14lbs of baby, I can empathize with someone carrying that much the last few weeks, and at least I delivered them one at a time!!! XD

The girl is 19 and petite, the 8lb boy should become a football player, as he's now 12 and taller than his older sister, and the twins are nice and regular.
 
2013-08-16 01:59:01 PM

penthesilea: Ten years ago my doctor was worried my son was going to be in the 12+ lbs range at birth.  There was talk of inducing labor if I ended up going past 40 wks.

Doctor was completely wrong.  The kid was barely 5 lbs at birth.  I was surprised the doctor was so far off on the estimates.  I had an ultrasound just a day or two before.

----Oh, just Googled it...
Wow.  I had no idea that those kinds of estimates are typically inaccurate.  Yeesh, I wonder how many unnecessary c-sections are due to that sort of thing?


It depends upon the skill of the ultrasound tech.  When I was pregnant with my daughter 19 yrs ago, they kept telling me "this child is going to be huge, because you're fat and diabetic".  Luckily, they did not do regular ultrasounds at that time.  I went to 41 weeks, and she came out 6lbs.  OTOH, with my 12 year old boy, they were literally right on the money, estimating 8lbs even, and he came out exactly 8lbs.
 
2013-08-16 02:18:43 PM
Natural selection in action folks.
 
2013-08-16 02:23:30 PM
We just had our first born 4 months ago. I'm around 6'3" and am a big guy. My wife is 5'6" and a little larger than average. Our boy was born 20.5" long (I think .5" was from the cone head) and 6lbs 6.6oz at 38 weeks. As soon as they put him on the scale in the room the nurse said and I quote: "Wow! Thats a lot of 6's". All I could think of was - can't we just round up to 7oz?

/he's a happy and healthy little guy
 
2013-08-16 08:13:44 PM
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