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High birth weight

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flowerygirl Mon 17-Dec-12 18:24:30

Was just wondering, what is the heaviest baby you've heard of being born amongst friends and family?

MB34 Mon 17-Dec-12 18:44:34

My 75 year old great aunt was 12lb shock! That must have hurt lol!

heidihole Mon 17-Dec-12 18:50:04

Mine! He was 10lb 6oz so big enough to draw gasps of horror but not "record book size" smile

StrawberrytallCAKE Mon 17-Dec-12 18:57:46

10lb 2oz 9 days ago, two pushes and a few stitches....ouch!!

flowerygirl Tue 18-Dec-12 16:21:08

Yikes! Well done! I read online yesterday that apparently if a baby has a high birth weight, they are more likely to be intelligent!

The shop where I bought my wedding dress said a lady came in with her baby to have a look....he weight 14lb at birth, something like the highest on record that year! Terrifying!

Eglantyne Tue 18-Dec-12 16:21:48


Katienana Tue 18-Dec-12 17:50:51

Mine! 10lb 9.5oz. 11 weeks on and I'm still not healed but he is perfect.

woopsidaisy Tue 18-Dec-12 18:05:54

DS2- 10 ibs 11 oz
DS3- 10 lbs 12 oz-4 months ago.

DS1 was 'only' 9 lbs 7 oz! grin

No stitches with any of them, or epidurals. had great midwives and did what I call a 'controlled exit'!

And they are born so mature, DS3 held his head up 5mins after birth. They seem much sturdier too.

flowerygirl Tue 18-Dec-12 18:35:10

Gosh, I take my hat off to you!

You must have eaten your greens when you were pregnant!

janek Tue 18-Dec-12 18:37:24

My great uncle was 14lb apparently. My great nana was only 5 foot tall. Do i need to add she suffered a prolapse, or is that obvious?

NatashaBee Tue 18-Dec-12 18:40:17

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Shagmundfreud Wed 19-Dec-12 10:22:14

11lbs - ds2. Born at home.

He's very, very small now weirdly enough (he's 9)!

bangersmashandbeans Wed 19-Dec-12 19:32:04

My niece...12lb 1oz shock

elliejjtiny Wed 19-Dec-12 19:35:04

My cousin had a baby who was 12lb. My DS2 was 8 months old at the time and weighed the same! (DS2 was FTT though).

MerryChristMoose Wed 19-Dec-12 19:41:55

My DS was 10lb 11oz and 24 inches long. I had what was effectively an ELCS as he didn't descend. My induction failed and I refused to let them PROM.

AnathemaDevice Mon 24-Dec-12 09:48:22

My brother was 10lb 12oz. Apparently my Nan was around the 13lb mark bit I'm not sure how true that is.

Luckily for me it would seem that big babies don't run in the family. Though DS did have a massive head (39cm-99th centile)

sparkle12mar08 Wed 26-Dec-12 14:44:08

11lb 8, NCT friend, 6 years ago. Natural vaginal birth in hospital.

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