Big birthweight babies have a bad rap. Moms hear 12-pound baby, and they cringe. But a set of babies dubbed the world's heaviest triplets have left me appreciating just how lucky some of us are to never have worried about how much our babies weighed.
When Brittany and Jason Deen's three sons came into the world, the doctors added up their three birthweights. Together, they topped the Guinness record of 18 pounds, 11 ounces. Come on, make your guesses!
The triplets weighed a total of 20 pounds. Even!
That means that all three kids weighed in the "normal" birthweight range for singletons! Jenson weighed 5.5 pounds, Elliott weighed 7.3, and Sidney was 7.8.
Now consider that the average triplet is around 4 pounds.
Those two bigger boys? They are both bigger than my (very healthy) daughter was when she came out. And I remember being so worried about how much my child would weigh. I was worried that a big baby would make me tear (didn't happen), would hurt more ...
And here this woman is LUCKY to have had babies who were considered "big," at least for multiples. Certainly changes my perspective on big babies.
How about you?
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November 16, 2012 at 2:59 PMMy older boy was 9 even and he came on hid due date and my younger boy 8.23 lbs. And he was 4 days early.
by nikkita311November 17, 2012 at 1:30 PMMy son was born at 30 weeks and 1 day, and weighed 2lb. 6.5 oz. And was 15 inches long.
by Suitter2010November 17, 2012 at 1:45 PMMy daughter was 5 lbs 13 oz and my son was 10 lbs 14 oz
by yellownes8November 17, 2012 at 1:46 PMWow that's crazy! My kids were 7 lbs 3 oz, 5 lbs 12 oz and 6 lbs 13 oz.
by Mom2Just1November 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM
I had my first at 39 weeks, 4 days and he was 7lbs even. I am 38 weeks and this baby weighs about 6.5lbs right now.
by pegleg63November 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Oldest daughter, 9# 10 oz., youngest daughter 11# 5 oz., both natural delivery
November 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM
Wow! Poor mama!
by Dayna29November 18, 2012 at 2:47 AM
Poor mom on carrying them. My oldest was 7lbs 13oz. My youngest was 9lbs 1oz. You wouldn't be able to tell that now though. They both are tiny.
by mayaloveNovember 18, 2012 at 12:37 PMMy daghter was 6.8
My son was 8.8
by luvmybugNovember 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM
wow. my dd was born 6lbs 4oz and left the hospital under 6 lbs.