16 Pound Baby

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16 Pound Baby

Hi, apparently a newborn in Texas set a new record when he came out of the womb weighing 16 lbs. Holy Mackerel. Thank goodness for cesareans. The link to the story is here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43710841/ns/today-parenting_and_family/
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I saw that! OMG!!!!!

jac81's picture
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They have been talking about that on the news every day here! Everybody has been loving to quote our favorite phrase too "Everything is bigger in TX!" LOL! I just can't believe the doctors did not do a c-section sooner. They told her the week before that he could be a 13 lb baby!

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Holy crap! I didn't read the article... Pre-e??

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Wow! Looks like it was the fault of gestational diabetes.

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Pics of Him

There are pics of him in the article. He is what we endearingly term a "chunky little monkey." Still cute but I would have been a little upset that the docs waited that long, too. Why wait that long? Poor guy and poor Mom. But kuddos to Mom. She must be a warrior.

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I would have loved to see what she looked like before she gave birth. Can't imagine how big that belly would be carrying a 16 lb. baby!

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I know exactly what it's like to carry 16lbs worth of baby and it's HORRIBLE. When I delivered the twins at 37 weeks (induced) they were 7.8lbs and 7.7lbs. This isn't including the weight of the placentas and amniotic fluid... the doctors said I had over 22lbs worth of "baby stuff" in there. I spent the last 6 weeks sleeping in a chair upright as I couldn't breathe if I laid down in bed... the swelling was so bad I could barely hear and none of my shoes fit and I had to go to the hospital in slippers.

Here's a pic... I was only smiling because I knew they were coming OUT!! LOL I feel bad for that woman.... any woman with multiples, it's super hard. When I delivered I was measuring 56 weeks... the doctor said enough was enough!

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Wow that is one big baby! I can't believe the biggest of her previous 3 was only 8 lbs.

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Eeeppp...is this what's in store for me???? Gah!

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I know a lady who had twin girls and she used to joke that at the very end of her pregnancy she was as big around as she was tall :lmao She was only about 5'2 or 5'3 so she very well could've been!

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Wow, that's huge! One of my friends last year delivered her son at almost 13 pounds completely naturally, she is my hero!