How big were your children at birth?

@quispy (573)
United States
January 24, 2007 7:44pm CST
How much did they weigh and did you have them "naturally" or by C-Section? My first child was 9 pounds 11 ounces and he was natural. UGGHHH! My second was 8 pounds 12 ounces and I had an epidural. My third child was 8 pounds 10 ounces and he was natural. I vote for the epidural!
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My oldest, he's 8 years old, was 9 lbs, 10 oz. He got stuck in the birth canal (his head was to big) so I had a c-section. My second child, also a boy, is 9 months old. He was 7 lbs 10 oz. I had a repeat c-section. :) Epidurals rock! :) Since I didn't have the pain meds they often give with c-sections (which is why some people can't walk for 24 hours or so afterwards) I was up and around within a couple of hours, so it wasn't bad. I'm allergic to Demerol and Morphine, which is what they usually use in Epidurals. I just had the numbing stuff, and it only last about 1 1/2 hours.
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@quispy (573)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My oldest was stuck also, but she pulled him out with the forceps, first trying unsuccessfully with suction! I would never let that happen again. Yes, epidurals rock!
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
My firstborn weighed 4 pounds and six ounces only because she had to be delivered prematurely. I had little amniotic fluid and at 32 weeks, my baby had to be taken out. Thank God she's well!
@quispy (573)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My girlfriend went through that and she was confined to the hospital for 7 weeks so that they could monitor her until the baby was big enough to take. Glad she's well!
@EdwardF (431)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My son was 5 lbs. 1 ounce. He was a premature baby. He was taken by a C-section. He stayed at the hospital for three weeks before coming home. For the first 6 months of his life, he had to sit up. This was all of the time, even sleeping. We had him in a car seat which propped him up. The reason why was because his lungs were not completely formed yet. He finally matured for his age at about 6 months and has been fine since.
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@quispy (573)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I am glad that he is doing well.
@armywifey (883)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I had all three of my daughters naturally. They weren't that big though. My oldest was 7 lbs 5 oz, my second was 7lbs, 15oz, and my youngest was 6 lb, 11 oz, I am due any day now and my doctor says that this baby is at least 8 lbs already. Can't wait....lol! I did have an epidural with all three though and plan to have one with this one.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
My children have been 8 pounds 2 ozs, 7 pounds 7 ounces and 5 pounds 11 ounces. The first was an epidural and the last two have been 100% natural. I opt for natural because I feel it is safer for me and the baby.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
my first child (girl) was 7 pds 8oz my 2nd (son) was 8pds 5 oz and my 3rd (girl) was 8pds 7oz
@quispy (573)
• United States
25 Jan 07
the pounds just kept getting bigger! Glad mine didn't!
@darckj (885)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i don't have a child yet but my nephew was 6.8 pounds when he was born, that is an average of the filipino babies i think.. i couldn't imagine how my nephew cries! he is so cute.. i have him in my arms when he was two days old, he is soo cute.. hehe...
@quispy (573)
• United States
25 Jan 07
It's great to hold them when they are that little.
@teyang (136)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
mine was 6 lbs & 2oz . . normal
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
i do not have a child yet. When i was born i was 8.5 pounds my mother had a hard time getting me out.
@Bizziebod (3526)
5 Feb 07
Hi quispy, I only have one child and she was 8lb 8oz when born with vontous (I think that's how you spell it) suction! I had an epidural with her but was in labour 18 hours - a problem with epidurals apparently!!
@rlshaw (872)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My oldest daughter was 9lbs 13ounces.. I pushed and pushed and there was no way she was going out, so i ended up with a c-section... My second was only 7lbs 6 ounces and wow she easy..epidural all the way.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I had 4 C-Sections. My first weighed 8lbs 4 oz; my second weighed 7lbs 19oz; my third weighed 6lbs 3oz; my 4th weighed 6lbs 12oz.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i had a normal delivery and my baby weighed 5kgs..he was really small..
@UnAUnO (106)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My daughter was 6 pounds but there was a lady there at the hospital who had a 13 pound baby.
@mommycrat (148)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Mine was 8.5 lbs and all natural..and at home. I wouldn't change anything. : )
@Erika79 (28)
• United States
25 Jan 07
A peanut! 4 lbs 6 oz.. by c-section, she had to be delivered early!