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2013-11-02 11:17:46 AM
www.uproxx.com
 
2013-11-02 11:19:08 AM
The father.
 
2013-11-02 11:23:04 AM
Gestational diabetes?

<checks TFA>

Yep.  Gestational diabetes.
 
2013-11-02 11:23:55 AM
Ok,Subby, I laughed.


/Cornfed?
 
2013-11-02 11:37:18 AM
I was born at 13.6 lbs and in poor health. After circumcision I was 7 lbs 3 ozs. Practically a true story.
 
2013-11-02 11:38:54 AM
Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.
 
2013-11-02 11:41:34 AM

mikeray: I was born at 13.6 lbs and in poor health. After circumcision I was 7 lbs 3 ozs. Practically a true story.


6#4skin is the name of my klezmer punk band.
 
2013-11-02 11:45:33 AM
Farkers are amazingly juvenile about vagina.
 
2013-11-02 11:46:10 AM

Andromeda: Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.


Hm, yea, but carrying twins with a total weight of 14 is passing two 7 lb kids thru the birth canal.  Passing a single 14 lb kid is rather too much like a real watermelon!  No disrespect to your mother intended.

14 pounds.  Gebus it staggers the imagination.
 
2013-11-02 11:46:45 AM
It's not just the weight, it's the head circumference.  My oldest boy was 10 lb. 13.5 oz., big but by no means a record.  Head circumference was 99th percentile. My wife didn't gain very much weight, the ultrasounds provided really no warning.
 
2013-11-02 11:47:41 AM

wademh: Farkers are amazingly juvenile about vagina.


It's just that the average Farker has no experience with the vagina's elastic properties.
 
2013-11-02 11:47:58 AM
Big baby stories often don't show the moms because they tend to be hippos.

For this one is this really the mom?
i.huffpost.com

I looks like she is just around twice the size of the baby and her cuteness and size weren't destroyed by hosting it.
 
2013-11-02 11:53:15 AM
Both the mother and baby are lucky to be alive. I don't know why our culture celebrates uncontrolled diabetes and poor pre natal care, but there's a light news article about hilariously huge babies every few months it seems.
 
2013-11-02 11:57:31 AM
Turkish women are famous for the size of their babies. The only happy newborn ever to weigh over twenty-four pounds upon entrance was the product of a southern Turkish union. Turkish hospital records list a total of eleven children who weighed over twenty pounds at birth. Another ninety-five more who weighed between fifteen and twenty. Now all of these 106 cherubs did what babies usually do at birth: they lost three or four ounces and it took them the better part of the week before they got it totally back. More accurately, 105 of them lost weight just after they were born.

Not Fezzik.

His first afternoon he gained a pound. (Since he weighed but fifteen and since his mother gave birth two weeks early the doctors weren't unduly concerned. "It's because you cane two weeks too soon," the explained to Fezzik's mother. "That explains it." Actually, of course, it didn't explain anything, but whenever doctors are confused about something, which is really more frequently than any of us would do well to think about, they always snatch at something in the vicinity of the case and add, "That explains it." If Fezzik's mother had come late, they would have said, "Well, you came late, that explains it." or "Well, it was raining during delivery, this added weight is simply moisture, that explains it.")

A healthy baby doubles his birth weight in about six months and triples it in a year. When Fezzik was a year old, he weighed eighty-five pounds. He wasn't fat, understand. He looked like a perfectly normal strong eighty-five-pound kid. Not all that normal, actually. He was pretty hairy for a one-year-old. By the time he reached kindergarten, he was ready to shave. He was the size of a normal man by this time, and all the other children made his life miserable.
 
2013-11-02 11:58:29 AM

J Noble Daggett: wademh: Farkers are amazingly juvenile about vagina.

It's just that the average Farker has no experience with the vagina's elastic properties.


It's just that the average Farker has no experience with the vagina.
 
2013-11-02 11:59:58 AM

Resident Muslim: Ok,Subby, I laughed.


/Cornfed?


This.
 
2013-11-02 12:03:18 PM
For the record I was born a 13 pounder but am now a nimble and lithe 130 pound adult.
/from the department of who gives a shiat
 
2013-11-02 12:06:27 PM

dustman81:


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-02 12:08:49 PM

Andromeda: Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.


Not really. You just have to realize their bodies are built for birthing. Plenty of people go through far more unpleasant (painful, or even other types) experiences everyday. Some of them by choice, some of them not.
 
2013-11-02 12:09:53 PM

HairBolus: Big baby stories often don't show the moms because they tend to be hippos.

For this one is this really the mom?
[i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

I looks like she is just around twice the size of the baby and her cuteness and size weren't destroyed by hosting it.


Maybe not the upper half, but the lower half probably looks like Braveheart, Part II.
 
2013-11-02 12:19:01 PM
 A beautiful kid but the question thats plaguing me is Do I poop enough? I mean , I poop a lot...a LOT...but is it enough?
hhhmmmmmmmmm , I wonder
 
2013-11-02 12:20:49 PM

bmwericus: Andromeda: Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.

Hm, yea, but carrying twins with a total weight of 14 is passing two 7 lb kids thru the birth canal.  Passing a single 14 lb kid is rather too much like a real watermelon!  No disrespect to your mother intended.

14 pounds.  Gebus it staggers the imagination.


She had a C-section.
 
2013-11-02 12:21:08 PM
Eep. 37.5 weeks pregnant. NOT getting a kick.
 
2013-11-02 12:25:19 PM

aevorea: Eep. 37.5 weeks pregnant. NOT getting a kick.


You should definitely be feeling kicks
 
2013-11-02 12:33:07 PM

Marlys: Both the mother and baby are lucky to be alive. I don't know why our culture celebrates uncontrolled diabetes and poor pre natal care, but there's a light news article about hilariously huge babies every few months it seems.


Ain't that the truth. If you're the least bit critical in pointing out the health consequences of bad nutrition, you're labeled an elite whose trying to tell people how to live their lives.
 
2013-11-02 12:39:55 PM

apoptotic: She had a C-section.

Sara Brandon gave birth to her son, Joel Brandon Jr., or "J.J.," by cesarean section


So, she should be in fine shape... as the photo would attest.
 
2013-11-02 12:40:15 PM

HairBolus: Big baby stories often don't show the moms because they tend to be hippos.

For this one is this really the mom?
[i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

I looks like she is just around twice the size of the baby and her cuteness and size weren't destroyed by hosting it.


MILF... once her vag tightens up a bit, that is.
 
2013-11-02 12:46:37 PM

FrancoFile: Gestational diabetes?

<checks TFA>

Yep.  Gestational diabetes.


nope. Type 1... Juvenile diabetes. Same effect, but not caused by her being unlucky during pregnancy or a heifer.
 
2013-11-02 01:08:35 PM

HairBolus: Big baby stories often don't show the moms because they tend to be hippos.

For this one is this really the mom?
[i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

I looks like she is just around twice the size of the baby and her cuteness and size weren't destroyed by hosting it.


It looks like she may have been a hippo but deflated like a Thanksgiving Parade balloon.
 
2013-11-02 01:16:21 PM
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Baby's first meal
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-02 01:16:37 PM
She didn't deliver that baby as much as he escaped her body.
Hope for dads sake they tidied up the playground with some stitches or else.......
www.gifcrap.com
 
2013-11-02 01:31:10 PM
115 Reasons Why It is Not Your Fault that You are Fat

I would be willing to bet a doughnut to a dollar that the woman is 1) overweight and 2) suffered from diabetes while pregnant if not before.

The child was born therefore with several times the risk of being obese, of having diabetes, and of suffering from metabolic syndrome as an adult, if it doesn't have a heart attack in childhood or its teenage years.

Not everybody, of course, would share such a "fate". It is probable but not fatal (in the sense of inevitable). But while re-reading the above book I reached the conclusion that Bill Clinton was right. "It's the economy, stupid."

Individual responsability is not over-turned but economic, political and social factors since the mid-1960s have turned Americans and then the res of the world into obesity-prone victims.

Michelle Obama is not helping much. Yes, she is right about the need for healthy eating habits and for healthy meals in schools. But the problem is societal and even global in scope, and it is built into everything via the economy.

It takes more than too much food and too little exercise to make a person obese. Hence the title of the book: 115 reasons. 115 scientifically vetted reasons which range from governments and corporations and techology down to personal traits such as vulnerability to stress and genes.

Genes don't change fast enough to change the world in a century, let alone a generation. Values and society don't change much either. But a lot of technology and thus the economy changes from year to year.

Transportation modifies exercise and work.
Production, distribution, advertising, merchandizing, and the number of outlets modify food and food consumption patters.

It is the economy that has been killing us more and more as disease and genetic flaws kill us less and less.

And it started to really hit home at the same time that the conservatives took over politics, the corporations took over the politicians of all stripes, and the economy began to go south for the majority of American families and individuals.

I don't think it is coincidence that people began to realize the the environment and health are connected and that we have been trashing them both. People caught on to this because their economic conditions began to reveal the damage that governments, corporations, consumers and pollution were doing.

These ideas came into existence because they became things. Pollution was not a think when it could float downstream and never be seen again. It is only a thing when you realize that the Oceans are not designed to be our sewers and pollution dumps. The environment is only a thing when you have the numbers and the power to destroy the conditions of your own existence, and I am not just talking nuclear bombs, but everything from nuclear bombs to hair spray.

The 60s were the turning point in all these physical and intellectual trends, and that is why I suspect that the my guess that the bearing capacity of the Earth is three billion--the population in 1960.

Before that date, we were not emptying the oceans of fish, nor were we creating as many dead zones, nor were we noticeably destroying the climate or the global life support.

But in the Sixties, we became concscious of the new unintentional consequences of cancerous growth.

And more of these giant babies are more evidence that stupidity now begins at conception if not several generations before.

It takes two generations to eliminate the worst effects of famine on people's genes and bodies. The last famines in the developed world (countries like Sweden) were at the beginning of the 1900s. For the poor in America, the Great Depression was the last great famine.

Think about it. How many things can you do that are not affected directly by economic circumstances? Not food, not exercise, not leisure, not work, not manual work, not housing, not transportation.

The correlation between transportation and obesitty is 99%. Sometimes correlation IS enough to prove causation. I was appalled to learn how little Americas walk each day. My 2.5 kilometer walk to work, and the walk back, and the walk to the grocery store and almost every place I go keeps me overweight but keeps me from becoming obese.

Sleep is not even immune to the economy and thus to causing obesity. We sleep over a hour less than we did in 1960. My generation was perhaps the last generation of children with an early and fixed bed time.

Help this child. It won't be easy. You need to change not so much the number of calories you consume yourself, but the world.

Michelle Obama is right. She is right to plant a vegetable garden. She is right to care about other people's children. Her own two daughters are just fine. There's nothing like being the children of a US President to ensure you'll be carefully watched over regardless of where Momma and Daddy are at the time.

The Obamas can afford a private nutritionist if they want or need one. Think about that too. No wonder the bi-atch is bi-atch ass skinny. She has the economy and political savey behind her.

There is no such thing as will power. There is only won't power. You can't make things happen alone, but you can sometimes stop things or compensate, adapt. But clearly this only applies to we few, we lucky few.

The rest of the world needs help, and by helping others we are helping ourselves, because we are connected and if they go down before us, the sloping deck of the sinking ship takes us with it.

And if you have ever seen the Titantic in pictures or in print, those last people to get off the deck were almost all sucked down in the wake of the sinking ship. It is the people who bailed out early who survived.
 
2013-11-02 01:49:49 PM

gja: She didn't deliver that baby as much as he escaped her body.
Hope for dads sake they tidied up the playground with some stitches or else.......
[www.gifcrap.com image 349x232]


Cesarsean (sp?) birth, the hallway was not affected.
 
2013-11-02 01:50:59 PM
Evolution never sleeps.

My bet is that if we don't fight obesity as a society, evolution will prune away those who can not survive obesity. But even if it produces more fat and healthy people, and more people who are immune to weight gain to some extent, feeding all that blubber is an economic disaster.

Fat doesn't eat much, but it can double your requirements for food, clothing, fuel, shelter, furniture, etc.

Adding 6 inches to an individual's height doubles their needs. Adding 6 inches to their waist probably does just about the same.

Big brains are OK if they are still small enough to pass through the birth canal and not cause lifetime neck and spine problems, but the human race would be twice as wealthy and more healthy if it were six inches shorter.

The increased height of humans in post-agricultural socieities is not so much a boon as a boom. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors needed the extra height and weight, but we don't probably, except for sexual selection and social status selection. Those two will probably keep as bigger than economic necessity dictates. Or they mid cause us to be a dimorphic species, with very tall overlords and short minions, like those stupid grays we hear so much about from the UFO types.

I recommend letting brains over-ride evolution and going for slimmer, not too over-weight people of middling height and girth.
 
2013-11-02 03:37:36 PM

Marlys: Both the mother and baby are lucky to be alive. I don't know why our culture celebrates uncontrolled diabetes and poor pre natal care, but there's a light news article about hilariously huge babies every few months it seems.


I was 11 lbs, 3oz when I was born, naturally I might add. My mother was a nurse, rather crazy about her health at the time and did not have diabetes, nor did I. I give yoru comment a 3/10.
 
2013-11-02 04:08:50 PM

wademh: Farkers are amazingly juvenile about vagina.



You're a doodie-head
 
2013-11-02 04:54:08 PM
portnoyd:
I was 11 lbs, 3oz when I was born, naturally I might add. My mother was a nurse, rather crazy about her health at the time and did not have diabetes, nor did I. I give yoru comment a 3/10.

Daggumit, you win.  I came here to brag but you win by 1lb, 2oz.
 
2013-11-02 04:56:08 PM

bmwericus: Andromeda: Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.

Hm, yea, but carrying twins with a total weight of 14 is passing two 7 lb kids thru the birth canal.  Passing a single 14 lb kid is rather too much like a real watermelon!  No disrespect to your mother intended.

14 pounds.  Gebus it staggers the imagination.


Except this was a c-section.
 
2013-11-02 05:50:05 PM
I was a 10 lbs 8 oz baby, but I was also two weeks late. My boys were 9 and 10 pounders, not fat babies but long and with full heads of hair. They were lifting their heads and looking around minutes after birth. It's best if you all just welcome my minions as your new large baby overlords.
 
2013-11-02 06:22:17 PM

inglixthemad: Andromeda: Hah- I have a twin brother, and when we were born we were a combined 14 pounds 3 ounces.  One of those things you get increasing sympathy for your mother for as you get older and realize just what that meant.

Not really. You just have to realize their bodies are built for birthing. Plenty of people go through far more unpleasant (painful, or even other types) experiences everyday. Some of them by choice, some of them not.


Unfortunately women's bodies being built for birthing is in competition with trying to get the largest possible infant head size. Nature only needs most women to survive the birthing process to keep the species going, if some die it is of no real consequence. Without our modern medical practices a lot of women would still be dying in childbirth. In third world countries they still do. Also, since not everyone is built exactly the same, some women have a slightly more optimal shape for birthing than others. It's hardly a walk in the park for every women.
 
2013-11-02 10:32:01 PM

aevorea: Eep. 37.5 weeks pregnant. NOT getting a kick.


Millions of women do it every day.  You are not a snowflake.
 
2013-11-03 10:31:05 AM

HairBolus: Big baby stories often don't show the moms because they tend to be hippos.

For this one is this really the mom?
[i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

I looks like she is just around twice the size of the baby and her cuteness and size weren't destroyed by hosting it.


That big headed munchkin came out of that cutie? I am shocked, totally shocked.
 
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