17-lb Russian baby

  1. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Internatio...ory?id=3652779

    Can we say GDM, anyone???
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  3. by   agent66
  4. by   kstec
    I wonder if the mom had undiagnosed gestational diabetes, or is that just a given?
  5. by   DaFreak71
    On the right hand side of the linked page is a place for people to comment. One person said (and it is spot on) that the baby next to the huge one looked stunned too. LOL.
  6. by   Diary/Dairy
    Wow - My mom had a 10lb 3 oz baby and my aunt had a 12 lb baby - this one beats them all - All I can say is OW!!!!!! I am having sympathy pains!
  7. by   TexasPediRN
    Quote from agent66
    Took the words right out of my mouth..... (even if mom did have a c-section!!)
  8. by   moonchild20002000
    Thats going to be a load to carry around!I bet mom had gestational diabetes.
  9. by   ManyRN2B
    Wholy smokes! That's like having a toddler. It was a 12th baby too!!!
  10. by   RainDreamer
    All I know is I would hate to be the one having to get an IV in that kid!! Good luck!
  11. by   dawngloves
    After 11 kids you wouldn't think she'd need a C/S.
  12. by   ElvishDNP
    All her previous kids were over 5kg, the article says. So yeah, I'm thinking maybe undxed DM/GDM... If she'd been born at my hospital she'd have won herself a ticket to a LOT of blood sugars!
  13. by   RNLaborNurse4U
    Did you also see what it said that she ate? A lot of potatoes, pasta and tomatoes. Not exactly a good variety of foods to eat, especially if you're diabetic (which I highly suspect that she is!)
  14. by   me&myboys
    That makes me very thankful for my little babies!!! That is not a newborn, that is a linebacker.