April 2013 Moms

Anyone else with a mega-baby?

My daughter is three months old and 18lbs 6oz and 26 inches long.

She was 21 inches and 7lbs 14oz at birth. My husband and I are both roughly six feet tall, so I was expecting a larger kid, but my back is starting to kill me from carrying her around all day!

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  • DS is 11 weeks tomorrow. Earlier this week he weighed 16 lbs. I'm not sure of his height tho. He was 7 lbs 15 oz at birth and 20.5 inches long. I'm 5 feet tall and DH is 5'10... I don't know how we made such a massive, fast growing baby. Strangers say he looks 4 months old.
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  • My 17lb 3 month old looks like the jolly green giant next to his 8lb 1 month old cousin. Mine was born 10lb though so we knew he'd be a big boy!
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  • evertzevertz
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    Yep! 15 lbs at 11 weeks.. He's average length - just a chunk. But man is he heavy! He weight more than his 4 month old cousin. He was 9 lbs at birth.
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  • My LO was 14lbs 8 oz at 8 weeks which was apparently 101 percentile for weight! His 3 month appt is next week so I can't wait to see what he is now. And he was only 7 7 at birth and I bf. we are not giants either. My dh is 6 1 and I am only 5 6. I guess he's just a huge baby!
  • My little girl was 8lbs 8oz and 21in at birth. On June 21st she weighed 16lbs and was 25in, 5 days short of her 3 month birthday. She's definitely grown more since then. She must be 18lbs now. My husband and I are both big people, so we're not surprised. And our doctor is not concerned since she's in proportion.
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  • I have an extremely long baby. He looks skinny compared to 'normal' babies. My husband is 6'2, I am 5'8, but my dad was 6'8 so I have a tall gene I would like to think lol.
     
     
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  • leasajleasaj
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    My baby girl is a little peanut. 3 mon on Monday and a little over 12 lbs. Should I be worried?
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  • 98 percentile over here! DH is 6 ft 7 in though. Someone asked me the other day if he was 6 mos, lol
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  • image leasaj:
    My baby girl is a little peanut. 3 mon on Monday and a little over 12 lbs. Should I be worried?


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  • image leasaj:
    My baby girl is a little peanut. 3 mon on Monday and a little over 12 lbs. Should I be worried?

    Not at all! That's totally within the normal range. 

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  • how are all your big babies doing with holding their heads?? I feell like his head is so big that hes having issues holding it up.
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  • DS was in the 80th percentile at his 2 mo appointment (both height and weight) and I felt like that was big!  He grew like crazy since at his 2 week appointment he was in the 11th percentile for weight and something like 30th for height.

    He was born 6 lb 9 oz but yesterday I weighed him on our bathroom scale and he's just over 14 lb. 

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    how are all your big babies doing with holding their heads?? I feell like his head is so big that hes having issues holding it up.

    She's actually doing really well with it. I think it's helped that I've pretty much exclusively carried her (in a carrier or not) since she was born (hence my aching back) - no stroller, swing, or bouncy chair until just a few weeks ago and her carseat doesn't come out of the car. So whenever she's awake, she's been pretty much upright and although her head leans against me, when she wants to look around, she's forced to lift it. Dunno if it made a difference or not, just a guess.

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  • image leasaj:
    My baby girl is a little peanut. 3 mon on Monday and a little over 12 lbs. Should I be worried?

     

    Nah, that's pretty normal, still! My daughter will be 3 months at the end of the month and is still only 10 1/2lbs. There is such a wide range on what is considered normal!

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    image RussianMommy:
    how are all your big babies doing with holding their heads?? I feell like his head is so big that hes having issues holding it up.

    She's actually doing really well with it. I think it's helped that I've pretty much exclusively carried her (in a carrier or not) since she was born (hence my aching back) - no stroller, swing, or bouncy chair until just a few weeks ago and her carseat doesn't come out of the car. So whenever she's awake, she's been pretty much upright and although her head leans against me, when she wants to look around, she's forced to lift it. Dunno if it made a difference or not, just a guess.

    Same here. My guy wants to sit up more than anything, and he gets pretty close! He's just aching for the Bumbo seat!  

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  • DS was 7lb9oz at birth and is a little over 16lbs now. He's nearly 26" long. He was 3mo on the 11th. DH is 6'1" and I'm 5'6". 

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