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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Seventeen Pounds!

Seventeen pounds!

No, that is not how much weight I've lost.
A girl can dream...but no.

Nor is it how much I have gained,

What it is, however,
is the size of a NEWBORN baby
born in a small town in Russia this week.

Can you imagine??

That is the size of an average six month old baby!

Not to mention, this huge baby is the woman's
twelfth child!

Can you imagine 12 children either?

I actually felt a bit sad for her.
Part of the amazing thing about newborns
is how itty bitty they are.

I think I would feel gypped out of that stage
if I were her.
Although, with 12 kids, she may not give a damn. lol

My children were 7#10 oz (Kate, late delivery)
8# 2 oz (Chris, two weeks early)
8# 11oz (Trey, two weeks early)

How big were your children?


MOM said...

WOW! Aren't you glad that baby wasn't yours? I can't imagine a baby that large. Not even cute...already past the cutsie stage.
Richard was 6 lbs. 2 1/2 oz.(over a week early) and you were 6 lbs. 1 oz..( 3 weeks early). Now you have a record of both of your weights in case you ever want to look them up. You would have out weighed him if I had gone to term.
Little babies really ARE cuter...

Pam said...

Mine were little - and early. 5 lbs 7 oz and 4 lbs 11 oz. I used to feel so defensive for the first 6 months or so, becasue everyone would comment, "They're so little, they're so tiny..."

Twelve years later, they're in the 90th percentile for height, having long surpassed their petite mother. Now all I hear is, "They'er so tall, they're so tall..."

Just thinking about that 17 lb. baby makes my arms hurt (not to mention other parts of the female anatomy!!!) Just think about how heavy it would be to lug around a floppy 17-lb. newborn!

Splaneyo said...

I feel a little bit sorry for her too. I am a bit embarrassed, but I can�t remember the exact weights. My husband could tell you, but I never paid much attention to the scale. The biggest one was 6 pounds 12 ounces - that was Owen. Spencer was a week overdue and I think he was 6 pounds 5 oz. I think Laney was more the Spencer, but less than Owen. I'm going to have to look it up now because I am feeling like a looser mom. By that way, I thought you were hanging out with Mickey already.

Anonymous said...

Well, Mikey was 8'14, Caitey was 7'6, and Brooks was a wopping 10'5 and two weeks over due. And as big as he was, he was still my itty bitty baby and I didn't feel gypped. Granted, 2 pounds bigger is a lot when your talking about little babies. In any case, I hope that poor woman had a c/s or some good drugs. Nic

Anonymous said...

OK wait! I take my previous comment back! I read that as the baby was 12 lbs. Not 17lbs! Holy crap!