Royalty Thread #4 Nappies and Nuptials

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  1. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...it's about time for a new thread. What will the next one be called? Abdications and Afterbirth? :p
     
  2. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    :huh: That's not a big size.
     
  3. mag

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    That gets my vote!
     
  4. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is! The average baby is less than 7 pounds at birth. Even babies born 6 weeks overdue (42 weeks) average less than this baby. It was born via natural birth, not caesarean. Ouch!!!
     
  5. myhoneyhoney

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    I think that's a big size. I thought my 1st son was huge, he was 8 lbs 4 oz and I ended up with a c-section because he wouldn't go through! Then again I am just exactly 5 ft tall, if that matters. lol
     
  6. PDilemma

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    My friend had one that was 9lbs 9 oz. She also had two sets of twins, all four over six and half lbs. My cousin had a 10 lb baby delivered naturally. And my aunt's last of six boys was 12 lbs 13 oz and that was a natural delivery, also.

    The prince was a big baby, but not huge.
     
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    My mom's 5ft 1 and TINY, and she had two kids that were around the 9lb range (my brother & sister) - all naturally, without painkillers. She had super fast labors, too. I'm hoping the latter is genetic; I'm hoping that if I do ever have kids, they're not that big. And give me the epidural ASAP. :p

    I was 7lbs7oz, and I was born two weeks early.
     
  9. Lanie

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    I'm 4'11" and my son was 7lb 10oz. My OB was like, "That isn't right! How did that thing come out of you? You barely looked pregnant! Weigh him again! Holy sh*t!" :rofl:
     
  10. Wyliefan

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    You must be an overachiever, Lanie! :D
     
  11. Parsley Sage

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    My niece is 5'2" and delivered an 8 1/2 pounder and an 11 pounder vaginally.
     
  12. purple skates

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    :::So glad for my 5 pound 9 oz kid:::
     
  13. A.H.Black

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    Isn't it time for a new thread. The royal baby may deserve his own thread for a while, don't you think?
     
  14. heckles

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    No, just no. I get the Diana connection and all, but they just can't give their kid the same name as a chain store at the mall that sells plastic dog turds and sex toys. Besides, giving your kid someone else's last name as a first name is way white trash, even when in the case of a name like Spencer that actually sometimes is a first name.
     
  15. Rafter

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    The average baby worldwide? I doubt the average baby in North America is less than 7lbs at birth. I thought the average was 8lbs but could be wrong. I don't consider 8lbs 6oz that huge at all, especially when I'm hearing of all the 9 and 10 pounders lately.
     
  16. Spareoom

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    I believe it is a legitimate stat that North American babies tend to be of a lower birth weight than other babies around the world? My sister studied child birth for while so I think that's where I picked that up. I could be wrong, though, but if it's true, that would be why there seems to be some disagreement about weight averages here. For a US baby, eight pounds is on the heavy side, whereas in Europe that might be more average.
     
  17. luna_skater

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    If the baby had been 15 lbs, I guarantee somebody here would *still* have gone, "That's not big! I know someone who is 3'5" and had a baby that weighed 25 lbs!"
     
  18. nubka

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    Ick. :yikes:
     
  19. IceAlisa

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    This.
     
  20. Anita18

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    My friend is your size and she had babies larger than 8 lbs both times, naturally. And her SIL who is loads bigger than her, delivered 6.5-lb babies! :rofl:

    My mom is 5'0" and both of us were about 6.5 lbs, but she has such teeny hips that they weren't sure she could do it naturally. :rofl:
     
  21. Zemgirl

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    Arrivals and departures? ;)
     
  22. AxelAnnie

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    my daughter's latest was 9 lbs. 4oz.....one push! 8.6...not huge... but good sized. . she carried him well. it
     
  23. DarrellH

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    The name Arthur will be in there somewhere. I think they give them 4 names.
     
  24. paskatefan

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    Mazal tov to Kate & William! :encore:
     
  25. skatefan

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    :cheer2:

    So, we have three Kings in waiting :lol:

    Hope he's a James :D
     
  26. DarrellH

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    We, Three Kings...
     
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