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He was 11 lbs 7 oz at 41.5 weeks to be exact.

For those of you who have had a big ol' baby, were your other babies born as big or *gulp* bigger?
 

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That's a big baby!
I'm curious to see how big my next will be if we have another. My ds was around 8.5 lbs and my dd was 10 lbs. I'm hoping my next isn't bigger than she was.
Good luck!
 

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my first was 7lbs8oz, my second 10lbs5oz, third 8lbs 3 oz ... i was worried that my third baby would be big too, but i was also really mindful of the amount of sugar i ate, and tried to eat lots more protein foods since i think i may have had mild GD with my second..maybe she was just a big baby.. it was never diagnosed. i know i craved chocolate with her

it made a difference and she was perfect. gestated the same length as my middle daughter..2 weeks past EDD i think its really hard to tell what will happen, they are all different, circumstances are different.
 

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Having already done an 11 lber, I'd just be confident in your birthing abilities!
Well yeah.


I know this one will be better regardless of how big s/he is because I'm having this one at home!!! But #1 was so big that I felt like I missed out on that tiny newborn stage. He was wearing sz 3 mos clothes the first day! I guess I was just looking for some hope that I might have a chance at a tiny 8 pounder!
 

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Ds was over 10 pounds and 24 inches. He came home in size 3-6. DD was two pounds lighter a and 2.5 inches shorter. She came home in the newborn clothes DS never wore,
 

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Well yeah.


I know this one will be better regardless of how big s/he is because I'm having this one at home!!! But #1 was so big that I felt like I missed out on that tiny newborn stage. He was wearing sz 3 mos clothes the first day! I guess I was just looking for some hope that I might have a chance at a tiny 8 pounder!

This was me as well! - My son was a 10 and a half pounds born and he went straight into 3-6 months clothing. Strangers didn't even stop to coo!...he just did not look like a newborn! lol I missed out on that
...And other things were a pain because he kept up with his size...like working out car seats, etc!

No idea yet as I am due in April but I am shooting for much smaller! lol

This time around, I have just watched my sugar (and sugary carb) intake. Basically - no sugar (processed anyhow!). And whilst I did not have GD then or now - I am trying to stick to a GD diet (lots of protein, low GI foods, eating smaller meals and often, etc). I have swapped my sweet cravings for xylitol alternatives so I am not missing out because I have a horrible sweet tooth. So far, it is looking good - I measured spot on a few weeks ago whilst I always remember my son measuring a few weeks ahead of where I really was!

At the end of the day, if I am gonna have big babies - if that is what is normal for me and my body - that is just what I am gonna have! From a birthing perspective, I am not worried! Just want a little tiddler! hehe
 

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I wonder the same thing. My last was 10lbs1oz and I want to know if this baby will be bigger. Mostly, I want to know what clothes to pull out of the attic. Plus, I feel a lot bigger this time, versus last, and can't help wondering if we're going for 12lbs or something.
 

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Me too!

Yes I know I can do it b/c I did but that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to it!

But in another thread, someone mentioned a dairy study that correlated 1.5oz of growth per serving of milk that the mom consumed during pregnancy.

So I'm thinking, in the 3rd trimester, did I eat too much icecream? B/c I had a serious craving for coffee icecream. (And I HATE coffee! Weird!).

Anyways, my thoughts are...what if my baby was the size she was supposed to be, which may have been "large" compared to the average sizes, but was probably 9.5-10.5lbs. But then I added to that by eating a bunch of those single-serving hagen daaz tubs! AH! The horror! Just a few of those (and I was eating like 2 a week) would have theoretically put several ounces on her.

Done over the last month...are we talking about .5-1lb additional weight? Hmmmm!

That's enough of a theory to make me swear off icecream this time around!

(I don't consume dairy other than incidental dairy in meals, hence why I'm talking about icecream).

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OTOH, it was nice to have a 3 month old come out of my womb! LOL She went into 3-6 months for about a 1 month! I know it's just personal opinion, but I felt like she was sturdier...she got an earache/runny nose one time as an infant. A little rash on her cheek another time that we decided was related to teething...and that's it. Not bad for a winter baby. I feel that she hit her milestone early b/c of her size as well.
 

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I don't have dairy at all and my son was still huge - so I am not sure how much I believe dairy making a big baby! lol

For the fun of it, I was looking at sugar per serving in certain foods the other day and ice cream only had 6g of sugar per serving (thats a scoop - which is a fair amount) - whilst a lemon drizzle muffin had 50g of sugar! lol If I were craving sweet things, I know which I would personally go for...the ice cream! lol

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I feel that she hit her milestone early b/c of her size as well.
My son was extremly late with all of his milestones. I think a lot contributed to this - but I don't think his size helped (we also have long torsos in our family, which means we are a bit top heavy as well and that can be a lot more for a baby considering their heads are super big and heavy to start off with! lol). Babies are really individuals and there are not many factors that contribute to this - I don't really think size makes that much of a difference in all honesty.
It was nice as a first baby though in the fact that he was much sturdier and I had something to hold onto! - I never felt like I was going to break him like you can do with some babies!...and as he was my first, and first baby I ever held ever...it was rather nice! hehe

But - I really just want a tiddler now! lol
I have a friend with a son who is over a year old and he is just in 6-9 month clothing...its super nice! Hes so cute and tiny and sweet! You could sling him for ever! (which did suck with my DS - 45lbs was my limit and he hit that well before he was 3 years old - yet he still really needed to be carried then as well).
 

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DS hit his milestones early or right on target. I think this has to do more with my superior mothering skills rather than his size. (Kidding! Totally kidding!) He crawled at 4-5 months, but didn't walk until about 14 months. Talking was earlier (I think signing had a lot to do with that), but everything else was pretty average timing.

I remember being jealous of my friends with small or average size babies who could easily hold thier newborns in the crook of one arm and go about their day, where as I had to two-arm it or sling my sumo baby!
 

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DD1 was born at 39 weeks and weighed 9 lb even. DD2 was born at 40w 3d and weighed 8 lb 6 oz.

Since DD1 was born by (unnecessary) c/s, everyone was telling me how the second baby is always bigger, and I'd better just scedule surgery, because I was obviously going to need it. They started freaking out on my EDD.

I wasn't worried. I just ate the best diet I could manage (I ate plenty of white flour and some sugar still, I just cut out things with ingredients I couldn't pronounce and haven't added them back!). I was fine. I agree that I'd be sure of my birthing abilities though!
 

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My 4th baby was 10 lbs 6oz, but my 5th baby was 8lbs 13oz, both born near 40 weeks. My diet was the same with each also.
Ya just never know about those silly babies!
 

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I don't have dairy at all and my son was still huge - so I am not sure how much I believe dairy making a big baby! lol

For the fun of it, I was looking at sugar per serving in certain foods the other day and ice cream only had 6g of sugar per serving (thats a scoop - which is a fair amount) - whilst a lemon drizzle muffin had 50g of sugar! lol If I were craving sweet things, I know which I would personally go for...the ice cream! lol

My son was extremly late with all of his milestones. I think a lot contributed to this - but I don't think his size helped (we also have long torsos in our family, which means we are a bit top heavy as well and that can be a lot more for a baby considering their heads are super big and heavy to start off with! lol). Babies are really individuals and there are not many factors that contribute to this - I don't really think size makes that much of a difference in all honesty.
It was nice as a first baby though in the fact that he was much sturdier and I had something to hold onto! - I never felt like I was going to break him like you can do with some babies!...and as he was my first, and first baby I ever held ever...it was rather nice! hehe

But - I really just want a tiddler now! lol
I have a friend with a son who is over a year old and he is just in 6-9 month clothing...its super nice! Hes so cute and tiny and sweet! You could sling him for ever! (which did suck with my DS - 45lbs was my limit and he hit that well before he was 3 years old - yet he still really needed to be carried then as well).
don't tempt me on the icecream!
 
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