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post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by ferliemom View Post

Here are a couple of pictures on our blog taken a few weeks ago of my little chub. http://maxarthur.com/?p=243
Kim
What an angelic little chunky boy! He's so lovable! My daughter was also a very chunky baby but she's a pretty average sized toddler. She's on the tall and big side but not overweight at two.
post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by ferliemom View Post
Hi All,
Here are a couple of pictures on our blog taken a few weeks ago of my little chub. http://maxarthur.com/?p=243
Kim
Oh my gosh, your baby is cute! That picture put a smile on my face! My DS is a little big, too. He was 18 pounds at 4 months (up from 7 pounds at birth). He exclusively breastfeeds also.
post #23 of 46
My DD was pretty big too She was 7lbs and 20 inches at birth and 21lbs and 28 inches at 6 months. At one year her weight had really stabilized (24lbs) but she's still really tall (32 inches at 12 months). She wears 18-24 month clothes. When I saw my Dr. for an injury, I had DD with me and he'd never seen her before. He's a family practice Dr. so he sees babies a lot. He looked at her and said "Oh cute! How old is she? 18 months?" I said - um, no - she's 9 months YAY for big healthy breastfed babies!
post #24 of 46
LOL...I could not had said it better my self.
post #25 of 46
OMG that baby is so darn CUTE!
post #26 of 46
DS was huge for the first couple of months as well. My child health nurse told me he was gaining too much and to restrict his feeds!! Childhood obesity from breastmilk alone, who would've thought :
post #27 of 46
My dd was 7lbs 6oz at birth, and was 20 pounds by 4 months. She was quite the effective nurser LOL She was 30 pounds by a year, 40 pounds by 2 and then has tapered off 45 pounds at 4. She weaned at 3.
post #28 of 46
Keep up the good work. My first was born at 7.10 3 weeks early. was 12.5 at one month, 16.8 at two months, 22 pounds at three months, 32 pounds at one year, 40 pounds at two years. He walked at 9 months and NEVER slowed down in weight gain. He turned 7 two weeks ago and is 75 pounds without a lick of fat on him. He is ALL muscle. People were amazed that he could survive for about 18 mos on breastmilk as his main source of nutrition. people swore I was feeding him formula. Having big boys has it's challenges. Everyone thought he should be having conversations with them when he was 12 mos because he looked like he was three. Now he looks about 10. My second is a petite 35 pounds at 4.5 years. It is funny because he wears the hand-me-downs that my older son wore when he was one and two!
post #29 of 46
You may have an experience like DWAXSMOM, but on the other hand, don't let the doctors bully you if your baby stops gaining weight. I already posted about my 3 baby chunkers, but I didn't mention that my oldest quit gaining rapidly after he reached 20 pounds. So he steadily dropped down the percentiles. That is a common red flag for doctors. But if they think about it logically, they would realize that it's OK for a huge baby to slow down or stop gaining entirely and still be perfectly fine. My first was 8#8oz. at birth and I'm quite certain he reached 20 pounds well before a year, though I have no records here in front of me. He's now 6 and still hasn't reached 40 pounds! Big babies don't always make big kids!
post #30 of 46
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Originally Posted by ferliemom View Post
Hi All,

Thanks for all your replies and support.
It helps to know there are other mamas out there who are doing the same thing and succeeding.

We've still got all your babies beat in terms of size , but hey, big babies run in my family, and my little guy was big at birth.

Here are a couple of pictures on our blog taken a few weeks ago of my little chub. http://maxarthur.com/?p=243
Kim
Oh...my...gosh...adorableness overload....going to go get pregnant now to have another one of my own....
post #31 of 46
See my user name? Yup gotta fat baby here. Or rather did. She's now 6. She was 25 lbs at 5 months. Birthweight a normal 7 lbs 13 oz. She was always over 100% in wt but only 12% or so in height so she was much fatter looking than most fat babies. I never worried. And she finally did start growing upwards instead of outwards. She is a very big eater to this day though and will eat constantly and anything if we let her.

My son was 7 lbs at birth is now 3.5 years old and weighs 28 lbs.

My youngest is 3.5 weeks old and is going to be like her sissy I think. She was 8lbs 10 oz at birth and 9 lbs 13 oz at 2 weeks.

I would share a pic of thatfatbaby but I can't figure out how to work shutterfly. grr Too use to photobucket. Anyway here's some fat baby pics. http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...AaNHDZu0YuWLjQ
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by klg47 View Post
You may have an experience like DWAXSMOM, but on the other hand, don't let the doctors bully you if your baby stops gaining weight. I already posted about my 3 baby chunkers, but I didn't mention that my oldest quit gaining rapidly after he reached 20 pounds. So he steadily dropped down the percentiles. That is a common red flag for doctors. But if they think about it logically, they would realize that it's OK for a huge baby to slow down or stop gaining entirely and still be perfectly fine. My first was 8#8oz. at birth and I'm quite certain he reached 20 pounds well before a year, though I have no records here in front of me.
This is my son as well. He was 9lb 12oz at birth and gained weight rapidly over the first couple of months - seriously, he had rolls on his rolls ... but now he's just your average chunky one year old, slimming down nicely especially now that he's mobile. People still make comments about his chub (even though he technically hasn't gained much weight at all for months) and talk about how he must "like his food" which is interesting considering he eats considerably less solids than the majority of babies his age.
post #33 of 46
All 3 of mine were huge as well. ANd I agree to be on the defensive for docs who get concerned if they quit gaining. As long as they grow in length and head circumference and are meeting milestones, no weight gain is ok for a fat baby. My middle son gained *0* weight between 6 and 18 months. That's a whole year with maybe a couple ounces of weight gain. He's fine and perfectly happy now. He was a huge fat baby and now he's a skinny preschooler.
post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 
Hi Everyone,

THANKS so much for all your posts! First, for saying my little guy is cute and then for the reassurance that big babies are just fine and there are a lot of them out there. I appreciate hearing from ALL of you!

Kim & Max
post #35 of 46
Thread Starter 
>>>>>>>I would share a pic of thatfatbaby but I can't figure out how to work shutterfly. grr Too use to photobucket. Anyway here's some fat baby pics. http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...AaNHDZu0YuWLjQ[/QUOTE]




Oh my gosh-- adorable! Love the rolls! :
Kim
post #36 of 46
ferliemom, My little guy is your baby's body double! His head/neck area is identical to my ds's, I love that huge double chin Honestly I'm astounded, it's like clicking on a pic of my baby with different color hair/facial features,lol! My son is 4 months old and was born at 9lbs 8oz, he is now over 21 pounds and exclusively breastfed. My family always jokes that I make cream instead of milk because my babies are always fat...
post #37 of 46
DS was 11lbs 4 oz at birth and last weight check at 3 1/2 months was 20 lbs.
post #38 of 46
Your baby is so adorable!!

We weighed DS last week and he was 16 lbs 6 oz at (I think) at 15 weeks of age, and he was 25.5 inches long! This was from 8 lbs, 3 oz at birth. And we thought our baby was big. He's wearing mostly 6 to 9 month clothes.

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post #39 of 46
Wow, I love reading about big healthy breastfed babes!

Did your dr say anything? My sister has a huge breastfed baby (he doubled birthweight in 2 months) and the dr tried to make her start rice cereal at 4 months so he would "slim down". Apparently her dr hadn't read any of the research suggesting that starting solids too soon (rice cereal no less, and spoon fed to top it!) can actually lead to obesity later in life... But, she's smart, she politely declined and waited until he was trying to finger feed himself and then let him take the lead on eating solids.

My first baby was big, but not nearly this big My second baby is *small* (started at over 8 pounds, but has special needs, so we struggle for every ounce of weight) At 9 months old he's only now 17 pounds!!

If anyone comments to you about his size, somehow incorporate breastfeeding into your answer..."how old is he?" "4 months" "4 months!!! He's huge!!" "Yep, he sure likes his mommy's milk, it's obviously doing its job." Or something like that.
post #40 of 46
While my DD was never a big baby, one boy in her DC room was HUGE too. At 8 months he weighed 38 lbs. He is the sweetest little boy, but just totally huge. Like others, he ate pretty little compared to others in the room. I don't think he has gained any weight in the last 10 months, maybe even lost weight. He is almost 20 months now and looks like any other 2y/o.

Chunky babies are adorable. As for the Cloth diapers, give it a bit of time and try again. We didn't go full time till about 7 months because we couldn't find a system that would work for us. Now we have no problems at all.
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