|View Poll Results: How big was your first full term baby?|
|Less than 6 lbs||4||2.74%|
|6 lbs and oz||17||11.64%|
|7lbs and oz||39||26.71%|
|8 lbs and oz||45||30.82%|
|9 lbs and oz||30||20.55%|
|10 lbs and oz||11||7.53%|
|11 lbs and up||0||0%|
|Voters: 146. You may not vote on this poll|
DS: 9lbs. 1.5oz. at 36w2d
DD1: 7lbs. 2.25oz at 37w5d
DD2: 8lbs. 4oz at 37w4d
Now, in all fairness, it was my size that made my OB so surprised. At 4'9" and 114 lbs. at delivery, he was happily amazed at my birthing such a large baby.
Second was 9 lb 2 oz at 39 weeks
ETA: Both kids were 22 inches, so large babies all around.
My sister's baby was 9 lb 2 oz just about at her due date. We were all fairly large babies at birth too (8-9 lbs), so I think it just runs in my family (mom was NOT crunchy, had 3 C-secs, the 2nd two scheduled)
Good thread idea!
My induction baby was actually the biggest at 7 lbs 2 oz.
Both of my other kids were born a few days on either side of 42 weeks and were both under 7 lbs.
I was a small baby, my dh was a small baby, my mom's kids were all small. I think genetics also has a lot to do with it.
Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
I was a med. size baby, around 7.5 lbs. Dd's dad was a huge baby, around 10 lbs. We're both tall and thin adults. Dd is looking that way now too-- at 15 mo shes 20 lbs and 33".
My next, after a 10 year gap, was 10lb. 2oz. (and I had a section before labour with her). Subsequent babies have been 10lb. 8oz, 10lb. 14oz. and 9lb. 15oz.
However, I don't think my crunchiness, or lack thereof, had anything to do with the difference. My ex, who is my first child's dad, and I were both 7lb. 12oz. at birth, as well. My dh, who is that father of all my subsequent children, was 9lb. 13oz. at birth. I'd say bigger babies just run in his family.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
- E . Single mom to DS E (15.12.05), T (reincarnated 18.04.08) and DD A (11.02.11) and Hoppy
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Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.
I secretly desire a huge chunky baby though - I was so jealous of my friend's 11 pounder!
I ate very well and had lots of fresh air and exercise...I just make small babies.
Julia, mama to Bumpa 2008, and The Mole 2011