10 pounds even
Head circumference: 14"
Chest circumference: 14.5" (You know how they say that the head is the biggest part? Apparently, not always the case... Let me describe that bit sometime.)
Tons of blond hair
Covered in chubby, delicious fat rolls
Cutest baby in the nursery... by far
I'll write a birth story soon, but here's the quickie version: it was an all-natural, drug-free vaginal delivery. Nobody was expecting Robert to be so big, least of all me... He surprised all of us! His shoulders got stuck briefly, but were freed up fast and it didn't cause him any damage. (I, on the other hand, am simply shredded, but that's for the long version. ) Robert's still at the hospital due to some breathing issues that are apparently common in big babies, but is doing great and is due to be released tomorrow morning. Breastfeeding going OK so far, although it's hard to tell at 48 hours; we're on the way back to the hospital now for another feeding.
Mara, mama to two boys born 05/2009 and 04/2011, after four miscarriages.
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
I wish you speedy healing! Once you get that delicious babe home, get in bed and stay there. You need to REST and move around as little as possible so you can heal. I had only minor tears the first time and learned the hard way.
SAHM CrossFitting mama to DS (6) and DD (3) and surprise #3 due in September!
My dd was the same way-her chest was bigger than her head-I so wasn't expecting to have to push more after her shoulders were out.
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
We fully understand how hard it is to leave your LO in the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My oldest had a chest circumference nearly a full inch wider than his head, which caused shoulder dystocea; I remember the stitches from that very well. Witch hazel helps and the peri bottle is a blessing. I hope you both recover quickly!