giant baby?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Sugar bee
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daniellemc :  your new comments and updates are incredibly concerning. Please contact your family practitioner immediately for a referral for counseling. Resenting your baby for growing is not normal. Who cares if she won’t fit into new born clothes? A healthy baby should be all that matters. I’d also get a second opinion because your OB is pressuring you into major surgery based on junk science. 

Post # 47
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Bumble bee

Same thing happened to me (no GD either) and I ended up with a c-section and a 9 pounder. It all worked out fine though. We’re just wanting healthy babies no matter their size or exit plan:) 

Post # 48
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daniellemc :  I left my last comment before your recent posts. It’s normal to be uncomfortable during the end of pregnancy. It’s normal to have pains and trouble sleeping.  It is NOT NORMAL to resent your baby because of it or have bad feelings towards your baby.  Please speak to your OB and/or a therapist about your feelings. 

 

A C-Section is NOT the end of the world. If your doctor believes it’s the healthiest way to get your baby out, then that’s what you do.  I would ask your OB if they’ll let you go into labor to see if your body can birth the baby if she ends up being on the bigger side. Because a larger baby is not a medical emergency, you won’t be able to schedule a CS until you’re 39 weeks anyways. Giving birth is just one of the thousands of things you’ll do FOR YOUR CHILD in her life. It’s not about you anymore so toss your “birth plan” and make decisions based on what’s best for you, not what your plans were. Plenty of us had horrific complications where we’re lucky to be here still that worrying about a birth plan just sounds so narcissistic.

 

Sorry about your shower but I honestly can’t believe everyone bought you newborn sized clothes. That’s such a waste since babies – even 6-7 lb babies- are maybe in NB clothes for 4-6 weeks and then they’re in 0-3 for a few months. I had a 9 pounder and we were in NB clothes for about a week or 10 days. Then moved on to 0-3Mo. Can you exchange anything for bigger sizes? There’s no need to go crazy bagging it up and tossing it if you can exchange, resell, etc.

 

Ppregnancy has its ups and downs but if you’re having more down days, please please speak to your GP and OB. Post-partum depression seeds are planted during pregnancy so you may need help managing your feelings of indifference / not caring about your baby. 

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah I have no idea what your doctor is talking about. If you think you’re going to have to have a c section regardless, why on Earth would your Dr want an early c section as oppose to a c section at 40 weeks??!

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
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I don’t understand any of this. My baby was measuring at 11+ lbs. No one was suggesting a c-section. I’m 5’2” and not a big person by any means. I went over as well: 41+3.

My son was born weighing 9 lbs. I had a c-section, but not due to his size; due to his position and failure to progres. It was great! I really had an excellent experience.

As for the newborn clothes, my son didn’t really fit into the 0-3 or 3 month clothes when he was born, even at 9 lbs. I had known I wasn’t having the smallest baby so I didn’t have many newborn clothes. My husband ran out to Toys ‘R’ Us the day we brought him home to buy whatever newborn clothes they had on sale…. So don’t pack those up just yet.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
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fiver :  the dr is not advising an early c section. Just a c section in general. OPs baby is at “6lbs” accordingly to their measurements now and by the time they deliver in 6 weeks will be another 3lbs. 40 weeks and 9lbs. But again… this is all estimation… unless OP has some sort of issue with anatomy 9lbs is not a gigantic baby necessary of scheduled surgery. 

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Bumble bee
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somathemagical :   ah I see. I was confused when OP said shed be scheduled for a section at her next appt.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

My sister in law delivered a baby just a few weeks ago. She was in the same situation as you and when she delivered the baby weighed 8lbs 4 ounces, almost a pound smaller than projected and she also had a natural birth and everything was great

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Busy bee
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daniellemc :  34 weeks their lungs are not even fully mature. What kind of quack doctor are you going to? This is not normal. I’m genuinely concerned about your mental health. 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

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somathemagical :  all of this. Very worrying.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

Recommending a section on a first birth regardless of size unless the mother is at a true risk is asinine and not ok. Suggesting the mother “throw out” newborn clothes is also bizarre. I’m concerned about OPs mental health, and I’m concerned about her doctor as he or she is not calming OP. 

Post # 57
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Bumble Beekeeper

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daniellemc :  Because I am so concerned for you I just checked your post history–this is your rainbow baby, a child you worked so hard for, your sweet baby girl. Please, please, please seek out help from a therapist who understands and has experience working with women who have been through difficult fertility issues, challenging pregnancies and PPD. Take advantage of all of the help and support you can get to address resentment issues and your physical discomfort. A 9 lb baby is not a giant baby, it’s at the higher end of normal, a healthy baby. If you have to have a c-section then you have to have a c-section but it is not ideal for you or the baby and should be avoided if possible. 

The Bees are here to help you get through this next few weeks. Hugs. 

Post # 58
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Busy bee
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courtneysokal :  they are talking about this baby like he is a 6 month old infant. It’s a tiny human. I’m flabbergasted.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
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daniellemc :  good grief! It may be too late but I would be seeking out another doctor, even one in the same practice. Yours seems totally out to lunch. There is no reason to schedule a c section at this point because of baby’s guestimated size. I would refuse. And yes please seek some counseling in the months you have before baby’s arrival. 

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