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People are always SHOCKED when they find out.... Pics added on p. 13
October 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM
.....that my son weighed 11lb 2oz at birth.
& that I didnt have a c-section....
....or an epidural....

Is it really THAT shocking?


  • thedathree
    October 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM
    sounds like you had it all! a healthy vagina and a healthy baby!
  • khoberg
    by khoberg
    October 5, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Not shocking, but definitely an accomplishment! Way to go!!

  • ahasugar
    October 5, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    It IS surprising! Good job :))
  • hippiemamax3
    October 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    He was by far my most difficult. He was my 3rd. My first two (7lb 5oz) and 7lb 10oz were super easy.
    His birth was super difficult bc his shoulders were so wide.

    Quoting melindabelcher:

    Your awesome and I dont think it should be that shocking. I actually found my hardest natural labor was my smallest baby(5.7)

  • jshalas89
    October 5, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    Not common but my mil did it. Exact same as you.

    Probably shocking because of the uncommon weight of the baby. Did he/she have diabetes? Also uncommon having the ability to do it naturally and with enough strength to not have an epi. Was it all of a sudden or what?
  • hippiemamax3
    October 5, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    I didnt see a dr.

    I also needed two blood transfusions.
    I never said it was easy. Just that I did it.

    Quoting Jenn8604:

    IDK! I guess. Most drs want u to have a csection if ir baby is that big tho. To prevent tearing all the way back to. But if u and baby are fine good. I know one girl who had an 11lb baby and pushing him out broke his shoulder and tore mom so bad she needed two blood transfusions.

  • GaBrIeLlEsMaMa
    October 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    My vagina hurts for They say the bigger ones come out easier because they cant wiggle around and get stuck in odd positions.. Took me 2 hours to push out my 8 pound 6 oz baby, and only 2 pushes to push out my 9 pound 11 oz
  • hippiemamax3
    October 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    He was a homebirth, but we had to transfer right after.
    I needed blood transfusion and stitches :-/
    His birth was very difficult due to shoulder dystocia.
    He ended up in the nicu for several days.

    Quoting Allie_kat1:

    I get the same reaction when i tell people i have had 2 over 9lb babies drug free, 1 at home. I honestly don't think baby size has much to do with how hard labor/birth is. My 9lb 11oz baby was actually easier to push out than my 7lb11oz one. And my youngest one (9.1) that was born at home, i didn't even have to consciously push, i just let my body do it's thing and only thought about it and tried to do it slowly while he was crowning so i wouldn't tear, which i didn't with any of my kids.

  • hippiemamax3
    October 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    Trust me, it was NOT EASY.

    Quoting BraeBaysMom:

    Wow! Idk how u did it but good job! I had my 5pound baby all natural and it hurt sooooo bad lol

  • AubreeG16
    October 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Quoting ahasugar:

    It IS surprising! Good job :))


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