I have friends who get AMAZING results with cutting carbs out almost completely. I never did get as lucky as them, though I tried hard. LOL I definitely watch my intake, as well as my simple sugars overall (though I stink at it some days), and I like to eat by the GI diet when possible. But I also feel really good and best when I get fresh whole grains (we mill ourselves) in my diet. So it's an interesting situation...we were GF for a while but now are just "partial" GF (lol) because I felt worse GF than I did with my whole grains added in. I still don't eat a ton, though...which is why I'm thinking boy, because both sides of this baby's families make BIG boys (and smaller or average girls), but the head size is courtesy of DH's family. It's funny actually, 30.5 years ago when he was about to be born, MIL drove back home from OR to Albuquerque (alone with 5 other kids in the car since FIL couldn't go LOL) because they were offering epidurals down there. They had to suction DH and his head was so big that they kept dragging her to the end of the bed and having to prop her back up and try again, I think it too 3 times. EEK! So thankful I don't opt for the epi or a hospital birth, or heck, just laboring on my back. I definitely didn't DS's head size while he was coming out and he came out so quickly and easily once we got to that point, but dang, it's significantly bigger than his sisters. Fits him, though. ;)
Oh, your poor MIL!!
I had no idea my son was so big when I was laboring with him. It was super fast, too fast for me honestly. Mostly I only knew he was big based on how I felt after. Between the fast labor and the big baby I felt kind of run over (though I didn't tear!). But I wouldn't mind having a 10lber again. I just don't want to push my luck with a 12lber. LOL!