bigger babies

Ashleigh - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 70 moms have responded )

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My son was 9lb 12oz, born n 19th june 2008. Was just wondering how many other babies that were big just like him are out there!! Did the midwives warn you they were going to be big? x

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Renee - posted on 08/30/2012

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My daughter was 9Ibs, 14 ounces born 4 days EARLY.... on Father's Day June 15th, 2008. My son was born ONE WEEK EARLY at 12Ibs, 2 ounces on February 28th, 2011!!! I am currently due again September 12th and I am really curious what this one will be like. Doctors expected my daughter to be around 7 pounds and that my son would be around 10. They induced me early with my son anticipating the weight. They are also inducing me a week early with my 3rd and are expecting the baby to be around 9 Ibs. I am thinking we will hit 10 again at the very least :-) All natural births so far too! And no, I am not diabetic!

Danielle - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son was 9lbs 11ozs, born June 9th 2008. I knew he would be big but didn't expect he would get stuck and a nurse would basically jump on my belly!! I had 3 others and my last was 9lbs 2ozs.

Aiyana - posted on 03/08/2010

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My first baby was 9lbs 5oz (boy), then I had a 9ibs 9oz (girl), next came a 10lbs 7oz (boy), and a 9lbs 3oz (girl), and last but not least 10lbs 13oz (boy)!

The last one is 8months now and he wears 18-24months clothes!

No girl, you are not alone. I love big babies, My friend just had a baby that was like 5lbs and I thought I was going to break him! LOL!

I love getting comments on the size of my babies and watching ppls faces!

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Yes...and I'm 5'1"...small framed. My son was 9lbs 6 oz. It was tough...but I did it naturally at home. His head was HUGE and he crowned military style, so it was the largest part of his head that came out! No tearing though~thank God for excellent midwives!

Bethanie - posted on 02/27/2010

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My son was born June 30 2008 at 38 weeks weighing 8lbs 6.6oz and 21in. I was freaked the last month of my pregnancy thinking I was going to have a huge kid because I consistently measured ahead 2-4 weeks. I convinced them to do an ultrasound at 35 weeks and he was already 7lbs 15oz. I'm so glad he was born 2 weeks early because I had a narrow birth canal and had a tough time getting him out as it was. He is now 30lbs and 33.5"...think he's going to take after his 6'4 father!

Amy - posted on 02/27/2010

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My son was born just over a week EARLY on June 13 at 10lbs 11oz.. The Dr said he would have been easily over 12 lbs. I am 5'11 and his daddy is 6'7. My son is 20 months and is 37'' and 37.5 lbs. He is much bigger than the other kids his age keeps moving up in sizes. He is in a 3-4T and size 8 shoe! Thank God for resale shops because he is not in clothes long enough to pay full price...

Kat - posted on 02/19/2010

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my daughter was born on 17-june-2008 she was 8lbs 14 oz...i was not warned she would be that big. now she is growing like crazy and people dont believe she is only 20 months

Tansey - posted on 02/19/2010

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That's funny. My baby was born 6/16/08 and he was 9lbs 14oz and 22 1/2 inches long. I was 1 week early. They thought on the ultrasound that was done on the 10th that he was on track to be 7lbs. Needless to say, I had a C-section.

Marina - posted on 02/16/2010

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Our daughter was 9.9 lbs when she was born on June 25, 2008, but she dropped more than 10% in the first week. Part of that was due to slow milk, latching on problems, and a virus I picked up, so once those problems were resolved she put weight on at a steady rate. For example, she went up to 10bs, 11 ounces at her one month visit. At almost 20 months, she is around 27, which seems pretty average.

Jennifer - posted on 02/15/2010

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my son was born the 15th of june 2008 on fathers day! and he was 9lbs10oz! and I had no warning he was going to be this big! I had two doses of the epadurial! And it did not help at all!

Amy - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son was a whopping 11lbs 1oz at birth...and he was 24 inches!! I had no warning...I told my doctor I was concerned about his size because me and all my sibling and my husband and all his siblings were about 10lbs and we are all tall. My doctor kept telling me I was measuring fine...just a little big but nothing to be concerned about. 40 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing and c-section later...he was born. My doctor said he will be much more careful next time. Now my son is 20 months today...he is alittle over 37" and 32-33 lbs.

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son ws born 12th june 08 and weighed in at 8lb 12, he was 2 weeks early, I am only 5ft 2inches as was warned my baby was going to be big, I was due to be induced the week after he was born, it was a quick labour at 8 hours but needed many stitches. My daughter was born 17 months earlier 1 week early and she also weighed 8lb 12, that was a long labour at 17 hours and needed stitches also. My son now weighs 45lbs at 20 months old and is tall, when I have them in the double buggy people always think they are twins, he is going to be a big lad, he is in 3 - 4 clothes and has size 7 feet, dont know where he gets it from as his dad is only 5ft 5 inches.....

Jennifer - posted on 02/15/2010

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My daughter was born on 6/12/08...I was told she was going to be a 'big baby' at 9 lbs. 3 ounces. She was taken by c-section at 38 weeks and weighed 10 pounds 6.2 ounces! After she was born, she was taken to the NICU due to her breathing and also had an enlarged heart....they estimated by her toenails, that she was actually a 'preemie' and was actually born 3-5 weeks early!!! She spent 1 week in the NICU and has been fine ever since.....she is growing so much. At her 18 month check-up, she was 27.2 pounds and 33 inches tall. She is SO very smart and has just used the potty for the first time yesterday! :)

Melanie - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son was 9lb 9.5oz, and although my daughter was 8lb 2.5oz and they warn you that your second is usually bigger, I wasn't expecting that much of a difference. I had a home birth too and with only gas and air to assist the contractions, I nearly thought I wasn't going to make it :) -

Krystal - posted on 02/14/2010

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my son was 8 lbs and 15 oz, born on the 19th of june 2008, how funny is that. No my doctor did not tell me that my son was going to be that big.

Chelsea - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son was born 6 weeks early on June 21 and weighed 6lbs 17". AT 19 months, he is 35" and 34lbs. His daddy calls him his little line backer. The doc said that had he gone to term he would have been over 10lbs

Kelley - posted on 02/13/2010

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My largest baby was 10lb 2oz. and I had on warning. I did ask my Doc. if she seemed big and she told my I was measuring fine. I knew she was bigger than my first.

Neysa - posted on 02/12/2010

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My son (born 6/25/08) was only 6lbs 13oz but I was the first woman in my family for several generations not to have gestational diabetes...I was 10lbs 9oz at birth.

Candee - posted on 02/11/2010

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My son was born June 18th, 2008 in Plesanton Ca Born at 35 weeks 6lbs 14oz. Too bad I never made it to the hospital i was suppose to deliver at. My first son was 2 weeks early 8lbs 15oz. 21 inches At age 1 he was 31.5lbs. I had an amnio with both and when I found out that my second son was going to be bigger at 38 weeks then my first, I begged my dr to induce. The day before I delivered he promised me if he wasn't born by 38 weeks he would induce. HA! The next day my water broke. Thank god! I didn't have any midwives and had a regular delivery with both. If I went full term with my second dr said he would have been around 11lbs. yikes! Im not all that big either. The nice part about larger babies is they sleep better. My second being a preemie was also walking at 7.5 months. Crazy!

Lindsay - posted on 02/11/2010

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My boy was born June 12/08 and was 10lb 2oz and 22in long! He's about 30 lbs now and about 33in tall. We had an idea he would be big, I had gained about 40 lbs and was pretty big! I was induced at 40 weeks and after getting to hospital , he was born about 13 hours later. Not so bad, considering I hadn't had any contractions or anything!

Susan - posted on 02/11/2010

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my midwife kept telling me i was measuring big, i also had gestational diabetes so they planned a c-section at 39 weeks and he was 6 pounds 11 oz and 18 inches long. after the surgery they told me he was breech, which he wasn't two days before and i had alot of fluid. he is now almost 20 months old on feb 25th and weigh's 19 lbs 2 oz and is 29 inches tall.the thoughts of having a big baby scared me because i'm only 4 feet 10 inches tall.

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My son was just under 11lb and midwives never told me that he was big, although he has a big sister who was also big, 9lb 14oz. When I had an ultrasound we were talking about size and the lady did look at me like I was crazy when I said that second babies weren't always bigger than the first. I don't think anyone wants to scare you, and I think the presentation of the baby at the time of delivery has more to do with it "fitting" than the actual size. I still can't believe I managed without pain relief!

Lauraine - posted on 02/10/2010

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my daughter was born 23rd June 2008 10Lb 1oz. 9 days late. I thought i was going to have a big baby but didn't think she was going to be That big! I had no warning of her being big. she does't look big now , she looks like a normal 19mnth old and you woudln't think to look at her that she was soo big at birth.

Marie - posted on 02/10/2010

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Hi Ashleigh, My son was born on the 23rd June 2008 and he was 11lb 11oz I know he was gonne be on the large size but not that big!!!!!

Emer - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son was born in Feb 2007 and was 10lb 12oz,it was a huge shock to everyone in the room,the Doctor told me 2 days before hand that it was going to be a big baby likely to be 9 and a 1/2 lbs!!! I then had Kayla 17 months later at a very respectable 8lbs,everyone told me that because I had a big baby first then my second baby would be bigger but it wasn't so !!!

Marijka - posted on 02/10/2010

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My Last baby girl was born 22nd june 08 & was 3 weeks early she weighed 8lb 15oz i was really suprised at her size i was carrying big but never expected to have a baby that size @ 37 weeks gestation

Michelle - posted on 02/09/2010

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Our son was 11 pound 4 born on the 30th of June... our first bub was 9pound 9 so OB recommended a c-section, am so glad i didn't try to push him out :)

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son was also born june 19 2008...was only 7lbs 3.5oz, but now really is a big boy! He is 33" tall and 30lbs! People always assume he was a big baby!

Lauren - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son was born June 27, 2008. He weighed 10 lbs and was 22 inches. Dr. suggested a c-section because his head measured greater than 10 centimeters. Never thought he was going to be so big...my tummy never measured big and I never looked big. I actually had a couple ultrasounds at the hospital and the techs only measured him at like 7 1/2 lbs only a week or so before delivery!! My dr. told me the whole time he was big and could possibly get to 10 lbs!! Doc was right!! He has been in the greater than 95% since...now he weights 31 lbs 8 ozs and is 34 inches.

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My son was actually 9lb 11oz and no they didn't let me know that he was gonna be that big they thought he was gonna be 8lb 5oz it was really surprising to me when i found out lol...!! My son was born June 29, 2008

Leanne - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son Sage was born at 10lbs 91/2oz on june 05 2008. The delievery went actually quite quick. I went into labour around 5 in the morning and dialted to 5 centimeters by 7am. He was born at 5:30 that afternoon with some tearing because he had broad shoulders so he is going to be a big boy and still is at 19 mnths he's 36lbs.

Angie - posted on 02/09/2010

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My daughter was born June1, 2008 (4 weeks early) and weighed 10lbs 6 oz. I also have one born in 03 he was 9lbs 3oz (3 weeks early) and I have one that was born in 94 he was 11lbs (1oz 2weeks early). I have gestational diabeties so I know my babies will be big!!

Melissa - posted on 02/08/2010

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My son was 9 lbs 12 oz as well and he was born the 29th of June 2008. No, I had NO IDEA he'd be that big! My labor was really quick too. My water broke at 2 AM, and by 4:04 AM he was born. I had no time for drugs! I was astounded when the nurses announced his size!

Allison - posted on 02/08/2010

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Yeah, Evan was 10 lbs. 3 oz and I was induced right at 40 weeks. (I know because we were charting) : )

We were completely surprised! My doctor was estimating him at around 8 lbs and I never really wondered about his size until he dropped and everyone told me my belly still looked the same. LOL. He is right in the middle for his weight now, but he was over the 90th percentile for about 6 months.

Beverly - posted on 02/08/2010

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My son was also 9lbs 12 oz born on June 26, 2008. He was my biggest, all my other children were in the 8 lb range. My doctor said he would be big but did not expect how big. But I knew when I was carrying him that he was much bigger then my other babies.

Rose - posted on 02/08/2010

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My son was born 21 june 08 and he was 9lb 06oz..they did say he was going to be a big baby, my body could not handle all his weight so i gained 5 stone and my blood presure was so high. Thank God its all over! My daughter who is 6yrs now was only 6lb 08oz but her birth was so painful compared to my son. To me size does not matter LOL!

Jenn - posted on 02/07/2010

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My daughter was 9 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long. I labored for 28 hours and was induced twice before having a c-section. The doctor had a difficult time getting her out because she was so big and so long. I was also 2 weeks late! It seemed like she got bigger by the second and the day before she came the ultrasound estimated her to be about 8 and 1/2 pounds which didn't seem so bad and is what made the doctor want me to try for natural birth! Advice: Go with your instincts and not always by what the doctors say!

Joanne - posted on 02/06/2010

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Hi Ashleigh my second daughter was born 24th Junw and was 9pound 13oz and boy did it hurt lol. The drs didnt really suggest dhe was going to be that big but I knew she was going to be a big girl as my 1st little girl was 8p 12oz but was 3 weeks early. No more for me. LOL

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my son was 9lbs 4.9oz born June 13th,2008 he is now 3ft tall and 32 1/2lbs. and is perfectly healthy

Lahra - posted on 02/06/2010

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My last son was 9lbs 1 oz, and my 14 yeaar old daughter was born 9lbs 3 oz, my 8 year old daughter was born 8lbs 9oz and my first born was the lightest, he was 7lbs 4 oz...

Lindsey - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son was 9lbs 3oz! I knew he was going to be big but the nurses and midwife didn't expect him to be as big as he was. Their highest guesses were in the upper 8lb range. He continued to grow at an amazing rate until about 7months. He was over 20lbs at 7 months then didn't gain more then a few ounces until after his first birthday. Now he's a little over 25lbs.

Ann - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son was born on the exact same day but was very small. 6.2 but went down to 4.2. We were thinking he was going to be bigger but no. Hes now 27lbs and 36 ins long

Sunshine - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son was born June 12th, 2008 and weighed 9 obs. 14 Oz. He was 21 1/2 inches. They did expect him to be big and he ate a ton! He still does :)

Katie - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son was born June 19th, 2008 as well and he weighed 9lb 8oz.....which I thought was huge!! He is my only child so far and I tried soooo hard to have him naturally but 39 hours of labour and I had to get a c- section!! My doctor estimated he would be 71/2 to 8 lbs so it caught me by total surprise!! Unlike most kids who are born big that end up averaging out my son continues to grow at an above average rate he is 30lbs right now and his height is in the 97 percintile for his age group!!

Belinda - posted on 02/06/2010

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My daughter was 9lbs 12oz on the 26th June 2008....not sure if I have quite recovered from her yet! No indication that she was going to be that big and she was 4 days early! No wonder I had high blood pressure!

Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2010

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my first was 8lbs an my second june 26,2008 was only 6ibs 1oz very big difference !

Beki - posted on 02/05/2010

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Your lucky Rachael they promised not to let me go over a sthey knew my boys were going to be big but they were both overdue by almost 2 weeks before they finally induced me, I was at the end of my tether by then :o( But forgotten once they were finally in my arms of course :o) x

Rachael - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter was 9 lbs 12 oz and born on June 17, 2008. They had no idea she as going to be that big (I was measuring right on). My second daughter was just born Nov 23rd at 39 wks and weighed 8 lb, 12 oz. They did an u/s to check if she was going to be that big at 36 wks, but she was in the normal range then, so they only induced 1 wk early.

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