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Some moms of 'big' babies annoy me *edit*

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I rarely say anything about DD's birth weight because I really couldn't care less, but moms who brag and go on and on about how big their baby was, how they had no drugs, etc bug me. I don't use my daughter's birth weight as a measure of good parenting and neither does anyone else. For the record, dd was 13lbs 5oz at birth and was born at 40+1. She was born by c-section after 28 hours of drug-free labor. She had some health issues, mostly shoulder dystocia and recieved oxygen. She was in the NICU for a few hours while they ran tests.

I don't brag and I don't get why anyone else does.

Again, this isn't a brag post, just one to state annoyance. My kids are more than just big babies. They are smart, funny, sweet and just good little people. I don't understand why some moms just focus on what they can push out of their vaginas or have cut out of them lol.

ETA: No diabetes, no gestational diabetes. I was not obese or overweight. I am 5'2 and weighed 122 when I got pregnant. I gained 27 lbs during the pregnancy. This child was my first. During the pregnancy my midwife did notice I was measuring large-for-dates and did many ultrasounds. She predicted DD to be about 10.5 lbs. My second child was large also, 12 lbs 8oz and born at 41+3, and by c-section because of the issues with DD's birth.

Both my babies were exclusively breastfed, the first until 14 months and the second until 16 months, so to the woman who stated that I MUST have had to give them formula because you can't sustain a baby on breastmilk who is that size, you are very incorrect, because I did with no problems whatsoever.

I do not know if there is a family history related to large babies; I'm adopted as is my mom. Both pregnancies physically exhausting, but I have never known anything different, so it might just be normal. However, I know I will not be having more children. I know the risks associated with macrosomia later in life for the babies. Both my kids are healthy and thriving, but they're still very large. DD is 6 years old, 47 inches tall and weighs 58 lbs. DS is 3 years old and 40 inches tall and weighs 43 lbs. I weigh 125 now and I don't know if I have a family history of diabetes, but we are very careful about what we eat just in case.

Thanks for all the replies. It's very interesting that there's so a wide array of opinions out there, and even those who believe that having a c-section is not giving birth. 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth?s=t

birth

1.

an act or instance of being born: the day of his birth.
2.
the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring;childbirth parturition: a difficult birth.

If you don't believe that a c-section is giving birth, you are certainly incorrect. Last I checked, that's still bringing forth offspring; it's still the act of being born. Therefore, a c-section is not a vaginal or natural birth, but it's still giving birth :).

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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turtle68
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

 LMAO @ being rude.  I was flabbergasted you couldnt read properly.  Just jumped on a post without taking into account the OP...just a random internet personality told you so! LOL

Quoting brettsmomma:

eye rolling if you are rude to me and you act an E-fool i will call you one every time. If I get suspended from a cafemom group as a result I think I could survive the event. 

Quoting turtle68:

 Try and follow here....when you push out a 13lber then you want to brag about it.  When its cut out of you...no work on your part, no hard labour....no bragging rights. 

Do you understand why it was bought up now?  It was not bought up to make anyones "birthing" experience any less wonderous.

Name calling is not allowed in here...Just saying :-)  But then it always goes there for some.

Quoting brettsmomma:

psst you made it about how the baby was born. I responded.. see highlighted area.. fool!

Quoting turtle68:

 FFS...really?  The post is about why women brag about the weight of their baby.  Not who has less of a birth experience.  Get over yourself.

Quoting brettsmomma:

eye rolling My son was "cut" out of me. It didn't make my birth experience any less then yours. It was the single most wonderful moment in my life and some random Internet personality will never change that. :) 

Quoting turtle68:

 I pushed a large pumpkin out....I'll brag as much as I want thankyou very much.  You had a baby cut out of you...no bragging rights.  Sorry just the way it is.


 


 


 

brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Oct. 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I made the comment in the beginning that has 18 likes. I knew what the post was about. i simply felt your comment was rude as hell and stated my opinion on the whole I'm a better bragger because i pushed my child out of my vagina rather then had a c-section argument. go back and read the second reply silly woman. 

Quoting turtle68:

 LMAO @ being rude.  I was flabbergasted you couldnt read properly.  Just jumped on a post without taking into account the OP...just a random internet personality told you so! LOL

Quoting brettsmomma:

eye rolling if you are rude to me and you act an E-fool i will call you one every time. If I get suspended from a cafemom group as a result I think I could survive the event. 

Quoting turtle68:

 Try and follow here....when you push out a 13lber then you want to brag about it.  When its cut out of you...no work on your part, no hard labour....no bragging rights. 

Do you understand why it was bought up now?  It was not bought up to make anyones "birthing" experience any less wonderous.

Name calling is not allowed in here...Just saying :-)  But then it always goes there for some.

Quoting brettsmomma:

psst you made it about how the baby was born. I responded.. see highlighted area.. fool!

Quoting turtle68:

 FFS...really?  The post is about why women brag about the weight of their baby.  Not who has less of a birth experience.  Get over yourself.

Quoting brettsmomma:

eye rolling My son was "cut" out of me. It didn't make my birth experience any less then yours. It was the single most wonderful moment in my life and some random Internet personality will never change that. :) 

Quoting turtle68:

 I pushed a large pumpkin out....I'll brag as much as I want thankyou very much.  You had a baby cut out of you...no bragging rights.  Sorry just the way it is.


 


 


 



Uzma_mom_of_2
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Well my son was to opposite, only 2 lbs 13oz. 3 months premature.  It's not bragging to me to share that, since there is no sense of happiness or pride.

The fact he started out so small and is now a huge, smart, handsome boy is what I brag about. :)

GraceJames86
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Wow, there really were people saying that a c-section isn't giving birth? Thanks for posting that definition. I had an emergency c-section with my son. I gave birth to my son. Anyone who feels otherwise, that's their opinion. I don't understand how you can argue with facts though. :D
Anonymous
by Anonymous 106 on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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If you don't believe that a c-section is giving birth, you are certainly incorrect. Last I checked, that's still bringing forth offspring; it's still the act of being born. Therefore, a c-section is not a vaginal or natural birth, but it's still giving birth :).

bringing is an action word, what action does being cut open and having a child surgically removed from your body entail on your end? dont you lay there while someone operates on you?  It is your childs birth day, they were born but i dont understand how you can say you gave birth... you gave life because  but i dont know about giving birth. Sorry, i wasnt going to say anything but that urks me.... just like when people ask for "help" but then dont do anything... thats not help that is asking me to do it for you... sorry OT-lol.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 107 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:40 AM

My son was only 7 lbs 9 ozs, but he gained 5 lbs a month for 5 months, on nothing but breast milk.  My doctor joked and told me I had cream for milk.  He nursed only until about 10 months of age.  He hated baby food and would not take more than a bite when I tried to introduce him to it.  He started table food at 10 months, soft stuff.  He was a big boy and at 5 months was wearing 3T's.  He was so very long.  It used to annoy me when people would state he was so big and long, to me he was just perfect.  He was over the charts, for the chart people.  Now, looking at the pictures, he WAS LONG!!  He is 6 ft now and a great 29 year old.

Quoting Anonymous:

eh people give me crap about how big my 5 month old is (21 pounds) and i could care less.  i go out of my way to not let people hold him because then all i hear is "he is SO heavy!  you should put him on a DIET!"....wtf.  the kid is in the 98th percentile for height and weight and i refuse to give him a water bottle and rice cereal just because people think my kid is huge.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:47 AM

lol i just put an 18 month sleeper on him and it JUST fit him!  people are so strange about what size a child should be.  my son is perfect the way he is...even if i have to steal his older brothers clothes for him to wear HA!

i think the funniest part if the child wont have anything to do with real food....anytime you give him a tastse (he is too young to start eating actual servings imo) he gets this disgusted look on his face like "that is NOT my milk" an gags lol :)

Quoting Anonymous:

My son was only 7 lbs 9 ozs, but he gained 5 lbs a month for 5 months, on nothing but breast milk.  My doctor joked and told me I had cream for milk.  He nursed only until about 10 months of age.  He hated baby food and would not take more than a bite when I tried to introduce him to it.  He started table food at 10 months, soft stuff.  He was a big boy and at 5 months was wearing 3T's.  He was so very long.  It used to annoy me when people would state he was so big and long, to me he was just perfect.  He was over the charts, for the chart people.  Now, looking at the pictures, he WAS LONG!!  He is 6 ft now and a great 29 year old.

Quoting Anonymous:

eh people give me crap about how big my 5 month old is (21 pounds) and i could care less.  i go out of my way to not let people hold him because then all i hear is "he is SO heavy!  you should put him on a DIET!"....wtf.  the kid is in the 98th percentile for height and weight and i refuse to give him a water bottle and rice cereal just because people think my kid is huge.



houghmom
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I wouldn't consider it bragging.  Mom's just love to go on and on about their birth stories.  For some reason, it just goes with the territory.  We all do it, and the birth weight , especially if it's large, is just one of the details involved.

terri.a
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM

A mom should be able to talk about the size of her baby without being accused of bragging.  You are too sensitive.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 108 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM

well your bragging....

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