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Did your babies' weights differ before and after surgery?

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DH and I had a gorgeous baby boy three weeks ago, and boy we were surprised over his size!

I had big babies before surgery.I never tested positive for gestational diabetes (which is shocking), but I had whoppers. Son #1 was taken by c-section early at 38 weeks due to presumed size, and he was 11 lbs, 4 oz. Son #2 was taken by c-section at 37 weeks so that he wouldn't break records like his brother did and was 9 lb 8 oz. I weighed around 400 lbs with each of these deliveries.

With this one, I figured he'd be a tad smaller, maybe eight or nine lbs, as big babies run in my family (along with GD). No diabetes this time again, of course, and ultrasounds predicted Son #3 would be 8.5-9 lbs. Boy, were we wrong. Born at 39 weeks by c-section, LO was a miniature 7 lbs, 6 oz - puny compared to his sumo wrestler brothers. He was so little compared to what we were used to that DH was a little apprehensive of holding him! Although it's a very average birth weight, it seems so tiny to us.

I can only attribute it to the fact that I'm much smaller, and Son #3 didn't get a constant infusion of Dr. Pepper, carbs, and sugar, even though my diet wasn't stellar during pregnancy. Did you have major birth weight differences before and after surgery?

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Congratulations on the birth of your son! So wonderful. I hope everyone is happy and healthy.

I can't answer this now, but will let you know in 6 weeks ;) My first two were 6.7 and 6.9, and I was at my heaviest, more than surgery weight by at least 30 pounds. So I think it is more genetic than having to do with your actual weight. The specialist thinks this little guy will be smaller than my first two, around 6 pounds, based on growth scans and my limited intake. I have stuck to my RNY diet throughout the pregnancy, and still have an enormous amount of restriction. So we will see!

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Greer, that is AWESOME!! Congrats! 

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My first baby was 7 lbs 7 oz and my second baby was 8 lbs 15 oz at 37 weeks due to the fact that I weighed over 200 lbs and had gestational diabetes. I had surgery 6 years ago and I will have to let you know when the 3rd comes this year. I am 6 weeks along.

 

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