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#1 of 53 Old 10-27-2009, 03:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone care to share pictures of their nice plump babies? I just want to get a visual or an idea what a bigger baby looks like.

My DD1 was 9 lbs and 22 inches and she looked solid. I had her at 38 weeks. DD2 was 8.9 and 21 inches at 39 weeks.

We're expecting Henry to be between 9-10 lbs.

Oh, and if anyone cares to share head/shoulder measurements, please do so.

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I'll look for a pic of my oldest and scan it in for you. He was 10lbs 6 oz at 2 wks old. He was 9 lbs 2 oz at birth. He had a 15.5 inch head and 15.5 inch chest at birth. He was 22" long. I am 5' 2" and I delivered him vaginally.

Good luck! You will be able to birth this beautiful little one!!!

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not quite 10lbs but my daughter was 9lbs 7oz and 23" at 41w3d

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here's what a 10lb 2oz baby looks like! http://www.mothering.com/discussions...&pictureid=952

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I don't have any pics handy, but dd1 (10lbs. 2oz) actually looked quite a bit smaller than dd2 (9lbs. 15oz.) because she was so dense. DS2 was/is softer, and was the heaviest (10lb. 8oz.) of my living babies - he looked a lot bigger than the two girls.

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I have pics of my 10 pound, 13 ouncer... but I wanted to ask before I go through the steps to get them online again (they were on a geocities page, but that all closed down yesterday.) My son was on a respirator and has other stuff hooked up on him... he did not survive. Soooooo... I don't just go shoving his pics in people's faces. He was ginormous. Looks like a fat 4 month old, I think.

I also have pics of my 9 pound, 10 ouncer who did just fine. He looks more like he's 2 months old.

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Here's my 10lb 4 oz daughter (pardon her meconium bum):

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL23/...67/6142644.jpg

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vaginal delivery at 10 days "overdue".

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Thanks for all the pics, mamas!! They all look nice and squishy.

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Just wanted to say that those babies are adorable You are all very lucky mamas

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I'll scan a photo tomorrow of dd who was 10 lb. 6 oz., 22 inches with a 14.5 inch head. She was very filled out, with chunky cheeks and rolls on her arms and legs already. Most people thought she was about 3 months old due to her size.

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I should have added that an acquaintince with GD had a 13 pound baby boy two weeks early per scheduled c-section. He was a big squishy cutie.

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I will look for some pics of DS. He was 10 pounds 4 oz. and 24 inches. He really did not look chunky at all. Probably because he was freakishly long. He looked like a three month old. No kidding.

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I will look for some pics of DS. He was 10 pounds 4 oz. and 24 inches. He really did not look chunky at all. Probably because he was freakishly long. He looked like a three month old. No kidding.

Yep, my daughter was 23 inches long. She went straight into 3 month old clothes. I brought an outfit for her to wear home, which myself and both my sisters also wore home from the hospitals. In our pictures we are swimming in the little sleeper, in hers, she looks like a sausage. We had to take it off her right after the photo op.

No GD here, just really big babies on her dad's side.

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My friend had a 12lb 2oz baby and he looked like a three month old. Another friend of ours had a baby 4 days after who was normal size, and there is a picture of them at about 10 days and 6 days old and it's just hilarious. C (the 12 pounder) looks like he's going to eat M, lol.

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I will have to look for some pics....but ds was 10+lbs. and either 23" or 21" ... m/w had measured him at 23" but they don't stretch baby out to measure and at the dr.'s the next day they measured him at 21" and he didn't exactly cooperate he screamed and fought back... so IDK...but he had a 15" head and chest and looked pretty much like a 2-3mos. old....He went straight into 0-3/3mos. size clothes and I had to REALLY squeeze him into a NB dipe because that's all I had. Was only expecting an 8 1/2lber.

This is him at about 3 days old...I had just come from my m/w's office and he weighed in at exactly 10lbs. that day. Sorry I don't have a pic from birth...our hard drive crashed and I am still working on getting my pics back.

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Here is my 10 lb. 6 oz. 22 inch dd right after she was born. I went 42 weeks, no GD. Although dh and I are not super large, there are lots of over 5' 10" women and over 6' 2" men in our families.

I had to clip the elastic on the nb coming home outfit so it would fit lol.

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not gonna post a pic, because it isn't my kid, but my SIL had a 10 lb 7 oz baby this week. basically, prepare yourself for a 3 month old look-a-like. he is beautiful and huge! no gestational diabetes or anything, just 2 tall people...she ended up with a c-section though.

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My 10 lb 2 oz daughter had 17 1/2 inch shoulders, and my 11 lb son had 17 inch shoulders. Heads around 15 inches. My son in particular was just *big* and I had no gestational diabetes (passed the stupid glucose challenge with a 1 hour level of 96) and was only 4 days over with my son.

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My 10 lb 2 oz daughter had 17 1/2 inch shoulders, and my 11 lb son had 17 inch shoulders. Heads around 15 inches. My son in particular was just *big* and I had no gestational diabetes (passed the stupid glucose challenge with a 1 hour level of 96) and was only 4 days over with my son.
I've always wondered about this....Did they measure totally around the shoulders? Or do you mean just the chest? I've seen a few people put down shoulder measurements....
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My baby girl was 10lbs even: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ove46/pic1.JPG

I'm loving all the pictures of these squishy babies!!!!!

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This is DS (i am the friend with the 12lb 2oz baby upthread) a few hours old. he was also tall so they had to bend his legs so he would fit in the box

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...yPhotos040.jpg

5 days old

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...yPhotos067.jpg

3 weekish old

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...forsale062.jpg

DD was 12 lbs even. They both started out in size 3 shoes, 9 mth clothes and needing me to fix their hair. I am only 5ft tall but dh is 6ft4 and was a 10 lb baby. No gd with either. With ds i had hyperemesis and only gained 5 lbs.
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I've always wondered about this....Did they measure totally around the shoulders? Or do you mean just the chest? I've seen a few people put down shoulder measurements....
No, they measured around the shoulders because my daughter in particular looked like a linebacker and was good and caught in there for a while. BTW, no tearing at all, although she was my 3rd baby. My midwives generally don't measure shoulders unless they look huge.

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I have pics of my 10 pound, 13 ouncer... but I wanted to ask before I go through the steps to get them online again (they were on a geocities page, but that all closed down yesterday.) My son was on a respirator and has other stuff hooked up on him... he did not survive. Soooooo... I don't just go shoving his pics in people's faces. He was ginormous. Looks like a fat 4 month old, I think.

I also have pics of my 9 pound, 10 ouncer who did just fine. He looks more like he's 2 months old.


If it doesn't bother you to share his pictures i'm sure everyone here would love to see your beautiful son.
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Dd was 10 lbs 5 oz and 21.5 inches long. She wore 3 month clothes at birth.

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If it doesn't bother you to share his pictures i'm sure everyone here would love to see your beautiful son.
Ok, I hope this works... don't have much experience linking to Picasa yet...

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

I think these are both early pics... he did end up swelling a bit from some of the medications they gave him. But that double chin was all his own. 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and yes, I apparently did have GD. Just didn't know it yet.

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Here's the link to our blog with photos of our spankin new 10 lb'er...

http://threelittleladies.shutterfly.com

The photos of her in the knit clothing are on day 1, naked baby is day 3.

She was 10 lbs 9.5 oz
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My dd was under 10 lbs, but at 20.5" and 9 lbs 13.3 oz, she was pretty plump!

Here are a couple pictures of her at birth.

Here's my brother, who was 10 lbs 1 oz (no idea on the length though).

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here is my little one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xixstar/2692872987/

10lbs1oz, 21inches long, 15 3/8" head

at 4 days old, she was already past birth weight at this point:
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Here is my "little" one...

This is actually a link to his album... you can see what a 10lb baby looks like and then what it looks like when that 10lb baby gains 1lb a week for 10 weeks ending up at 20 lbs at 10 weeks, 30 lbs at 6 months and 44 lbs at a year.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/s...7594399388645/

 
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