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Alas, I have lost my crown as the warrior-queen of childbirth...

(65 Posts)
SuzySheepSmellsNice Tue 13-Nov-12 19:43:54

My lovely friend has today given birth to a beautiful bouncing eye-watering baby boy of 11lb13oz... I previously held the title with a solid 9lb2oz baby

though technically I still kinda retain some record, as my DS was delivered naturally (Tens plus Gas & Air) whereas my poor friend had to have a C Section as it just wasn't happening

Anyone else had little whoppers larger babies? Are the subsequent siblings actually BIGGER???


SuzySheepSmellsNice Tue 13-Nov-12 19:45:28

Sorry, the new baby is 10lb13oz... Stupid me phone... blush

DawnOfTheDee Tue 13-Nov-12 19:46:48

Ooooh not quite but nearly. DD was 10lb 10oz.

NickNacks Tue 13-Nov-12 19:47:46

Not bigger but my ds1 was 10lb 1oz, born unexpectedly at home with a whiff of gas and air. I was 22 and it nearly killed me!

gnocci Tue 13-Nov-12 19:48:04

DS was 9lb and I had him naturally with no pain relief. DD, born less than 2 years later was 7lb1oz!! Couldn't believe it. She hurt more though. My second labour was less than an hour.

NickNacks Tue 13-Nov-12 19:48:54

Oh and no my next two were smaller but earlier.

blondiep14 Tue 13-Nov-12 19:50:38

DS2 was 10lb 1oz and born naturally with just G&A.
DD (DC3) wasn't bigger thankfully, 9lb 3oz. (No G&A tho wink)

SuzySheepSmellsNice Tue 13-Nov-12 19:50:44

So a faster labour hurts more than a bigger baby?

Flisspaps Tue 13-Nov-12 19:54:05

DS was 11lb 7oz.

I attempted a homebirth with a pool and G&A but sadly he wouldn't bloody move, so I got a spinal and the salad tongs.

Can I have a sticker? grin

blondiep14 Tue 13-Nov-12 19:55:02

You get a bloody rosette fliss, no messing!

RTchoke Tue 13-Nov-12 19:55:10

DD1 was 9lbs 4oz. It hurt a lot. And took forever.
DD2 was 10lbs 2oz. It hurt less and was much quicker.

My girls are considered tiddlers by DH's family.

My SiL had a 10lbs 6oz baby boy at home with no G&A or anything.

My other SiL had a 12lbs 7oz baby by c-section. Off duty midwives came in to gawp at him.

JollyJock Tue 13-Nov-12 19:56:39

11lb 7 shock

I think you can have anything you want after birthing a baby that size.

I thought 8lb 3 oz Ds was big enough! (I am 5'1 size 10)

DawnOfTheDee Tue 13-Nov-12 19:57:04

Have I got the biggest DD on here then? Do I win something? A massage for my poor aching back would be nice.....<hopeful emoticon>

seeker Tue 13-Nov-12 19:57:05

10llb 6. 4 hours 12 minutes no pain relief. Do I win?

QueenofNightmares Tue 13-Nov-12 19:58:21

DD was 10lb 4oz natural delivery with gas and air took 3 hours to arrive and had 2 stitchs grin now pregnant again and due in April, I've been put under consultant led care because of the size of her as a first pregnancy. My family does big babies though my little brother was 13lb,

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Tue 13-Nov-12 19:59:38

My friend many years ago when she was only 17 had a ds of 13lb 2 with no pain relief at all (bar gas and air for the stiches).

She was amazing just wandered around and breathed him out, afterards she just said her legs hurt grin

DawnOfTheDee Tue 13-Nov-12 20:02:42

Gobblers I'm choosing to think your friend was delirious and said legs but meant fanjo grin

fuzzpig Tue 13-Nov-12 20:04:18

DS - 11lbs 14oz, didn't know he'd be so big so didn't even consider a CS.

Much easier birth than DD who was 8lbs 4oz.

Lots of admiration from MWs (who seemed to forget it is often easier to birth a bigger baby!) really got me through the hormone crash of the first few days!

Flisspaps Tue 13-Nov-12 20:04:27


CombustionEngine Tue 13-Nov-12 20:10:13

Ds1 was 12lb 4oz, c-section due to presentation.

Ds2 was 9lb 14oz,forceps. I think of him as my little one!

EnjoyResponsibly Tue 13-Nov-12 20:11:30

10lb 5oz with enough epidural to stun a herd of elephants.


Just as well because I had more stitches than the Bayeux (sp) tapestry confused

Fillybuster Tue 13-Nov-12 20:15:16

DC1 was 8lb 11oz, back to back, induced 13 days late, 39 hours, epidural, epesiotomy and ventouse

DC2 was 8lb 9oz, back to back, natural labour 8 days late, 26 hours and epidural (and lots of tearing)

DC3 was 9lb 4oz, back to back, 10 days late, natural labour, 15 hours and paracetamol (and some tearing, but you can't have everything....)

IME they get bigger, but better....!

ISeeThreadPeople Tue 13-Nov-12 20:18:45

It is often much easier to birth a bigger baby and not more painful in any proven or demonstrable way.

But if it's a competition you're after...

I had a 7lbs 12oz dd who I couldn't fit through my pelvis, 31hr labour including an 8hr second stage, every intervention going and emcs.

Then a 6lbs 13oz ds who I still couldn't fit through my pelvis and had an emcs after 38hrs.

So I get the 'shit at childbirth' crown surely?

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 13-Nov-12 20:21:30

Isee - I am also shit at childbirth but have babies with very large heads, a very tall husband and I am a mere 5ft.

But much respect to those who breathed out any baby smile

SuzySheepSmellsNice Tue 13-Nov-12 20:26:08

Aww ISee, have a special badge I made just for you... And big flowery badges and crowns to everyone else, hurrah! smile

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