13 pound infant...thank goodness it was c-section! - page 3

I had to share this... :eek: In L&D the largest baby I witnessed being born was 10 pounds. The story doesn't mention if mom had GD...... Read More

  1. by   bogeydog
    Well, it's nice to know that I can start the first official big baby club. I was the youngest of 3 number 1# 20 inches 11lb 5oz (2#) 21 in 11.7oz amd me number( 3# ) also 21 in and 11.7oz. Our mom had all 3 by vaginal birth and wound up with surgery for a dropped bladder. All of this by the age or 23 . No sugar prolems at all. Here's the kicker though, she was always a petite woman 5ft 6 in average weight110 lbs. Her heaviest weight during pregnancy? 125lbs. She ate and we all got fat, and still are fat for that matter. Wish I had her skinny genes

    Bogeydog,
  2. by   NurseAnn08
    My first was 10 lbs, 8 oz 22 inches, one week late. Suspected GD, but not diagnosed. Pushed for 2 1/2 hours, severe tear. Thank goodness for epidurals.

    Second baby induced one week early for fear of size, and she was 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Much shorter delivery with no problems.
  3. by   JenniferNRN
    My first was 9#15oz (C-section for FTP after 3 day IOL) and second was 11#13oz (repeat C-section). I thought I was having twins and they missed it! Was very uncomfortable and couldn't sleep from about the 7th month on. Blood sugars were fine.
  4. by   RedSox33RN
    I've had big babies, had GD 2x (1st and 3rd preg), but no signs of it at all with my last, 4th pregnancy (even with weekly blood draws, and me checking at home), and A1c never got above 4.8, but still, my last baby was 11 lb., 1 oz. But he was long also (which GD doesn't affect length), at almost 25". He was a waterbirth in the hospital - the biggest waterbaby they've had by far. Goes to show how far off late ultrasounds can be - they said he was 9 lb two days before delivery, which was around the norm weight for my babies.
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from JenniferNRN
    My first was 9#15oz (C-section for FTP after 3 day IOL) and second was 11#13oz (repeat C-section). I thought I was having twins and they missed it! Was very uncomfortable and couldn't sleep from about the 7th month on. Blood sugars were fine.
    I couldn't sleep either, Jennifer. I spent the last 2 months of my pregnancy sleeping in a recliner or propped up on the sofa. The minute I laid flat on the bed, I felt like I was suffocating.
  6. by   KarenAR
    My 2nd baby was 10 lbs 8 oz. Birth was OK, 13 hrs total, vag deliv, no lacs, one dose of Nubain & that's it.

    I knew she was going to be big b/c during that last week, I could feel her head grinding my bladder/pelvis at the same time her feet were ramming my lungs up into my throat! My first was 8 lbs 15 oz and I knew this baby would be bigger just from the feel of it.

    However, my first had a bigger/harder head and THAT'S when I had the lac, although it was minor.

    Also no gest diabetes in my case. Although I am aware it is a risk factor for DM later in life.
  7. by   gingerzoe
    My first baby a son was 10lb 2oz and was 22 inches long. I did not have gestational diabetes. I had him vaginally and had an epidural for pain. My second baby was a girl 11lbs 2oz and was 24 inches long. I had her vaginally with an epidural. I did not have gestational diabetes with her either. Both the babies had normal blood sugars. They are 21(son) and 17(daughter). It was funny because when my husband and I went to the nursery window everyone exclaimed, especially with our daughter "Who had that 11 pound baby?" It was almost embarassing to admit it was me, I got alot of strange looks. :chuckle
  8. by   MarySunshine
    My friend tells the story of an older relative in her family who got married young many decades ago. Catholic marriage, didn't believe in birth control. Got pregnant on her honeymoon and 9 months later delivered, without pain meds, a 13 pounder. Was in a coma for a week afterwards. I don't know the medical reasons, I'm telling all of the story that I know.

    After coming out of the coma she promptly moved into a separate bedroom and never had sex with her husband again. They stayed married and raised their one son together until one of them died of old age. Kindof sad, kindof funny.
  9. by   laurakoko
    WOW! My baby was 9 lbs 10oz just 5 months ago. For me, I was HUGE!!!!! I am 5 foot tall, and weighed 110 lbs (before birth!) My belly was the biggest thing I had ever seen in my life.
  10. by   michelle95
    Mine were: 11'4 and 10'1. Both had low blood sugars at birth. I did not have gestational diabetes but with the second one, my sugar did go up a little with 7th month sugar test. When I had a repeat it was ok.

    They were both vaginal. But, of course, I am 5'9" and have hips the size of Texas. :chuckle

    Oh, and the second one (10'1) was born in an hour and a half. Man, if I ever had a 7 pound baby I could just squat and lift a leg. :chuckle
  11. by   Amylcd
    yikes! Mine were both 10 pounders lol
  12. by   KarenAR
    Quote from gingerzoe
    ...when my husband and I went to the nursery window everyone exclaimed, especially with our daughter "Who had that 11 pound baby?" It was almost embarassing to admit it was me, I got alot of strange looks. :chuckle
    You reminded me -

    The next day, when I went to the nursery to tell them I was ready to bring the baby back to my room, I told the nurse my name, and she went to look for the right baby.

    I said, "She was the 10-pounder," and the nurse immediately knew exactly which bassinet to go to! (And of course then proceeded to check ID bands, etc.)

    :chuckle
  13. by   mother/babyRN
    We just had a multip deliver vaginally an 11 lb 11 ounce baby. Yes, she had a midline...
    The guy who played Hercules on Tv, and his wife , recently had a 14 pound child by csection.

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