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Bigger Babies Ashley&Kai Due July 14; 1 child; Missouri 119 posts
31st Oct '12

For all you mothers out there who had babies bigger than 8lbs, did you eat a lot of sugar during your pregnancy? I recently went to the doctor and based on the ultrasound(which I do know can be off by 2lbs), he said I need to cut all sugar out of my diet or I will end up having a 8+ lbs baby. I don't have gestational diabietes or anything but I do eat sugar whenever I want. I always have and right now its all I want...

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
31st Oct '12

No. But, I had GD.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16073 posts
31st Oct '12

You probably should start eating it in moderation.
I had a 9 pound baby..but I blame it on my mother who would cook steak twice a week

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1651 posts
status 31st Oct '12
Quoting Ashley Agnes:" For all you mothers out there who had babies bigger than 8lbs, did you eat a lot of sugar during your ... [snip!] ... don't have gestational diabietes or anything but I do eat sugar whenever I want. I always have and right now its all I want..."

I ate a ton, did not have GD and had a 9lb 13oz baby...and honestly it really wasn't that bad (having a large baby that is)

BgdSdbmommy 2 kids; Virginia 481 posts
31st Oct '12

my son was 10lbs at birth and i rarely ate sweets i aint big on them and my daughter was 7lbs and i ate everything in site

Blue mommy Japan 132 posts
31st Oct '12

I ate tons of fruit and veggies and had a 8.7 ounce boy

Ashley&Kai Due July 14; 1 child; Missouri 119 posts
31st Oct '12

Yeah my doctor acted like 8 lbs is humongous for a baby. My mom had all small children like less than 7 lbs with all of us, well actually my entire family has always had small babies, so I am hoping he will be less than 9lbs.

user banned 1 child; New Orleans, Louisiana 18159 posts
31st Oct '12

No I ate as I always have. Minimal refined sugars an processed foods. Dd was 8.11. Although big babies "run in the family" on both sides. DH and I were both 9pounders and most of the kids on my side were above 9. If I have another and actually make it to my due date I have a feeling that LO will be just as big as dd

Leigh Riggins 1 child; Rancho Cordova, California 443 posts
31st Oct '12

no and my baby was 9lbs 11oz

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
31st Oct '12

My youngest was 9lbs 6oz and I did not eat much sweets nor did I have GD.

MichelleCampbell 2 kids; Tauranga, New Zealand 297 posts
31st Oct '12

with my first son I ate sugary things allll the time and he was 7pounds exact! with this baby I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and they are already saying hes gonna be over 7pounds because hes a very tall baby (unlike my first), and I've eatten ALOT healther with this pregnancy

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8930 posts
31st Oct '12

I ate lots, did not have GD and had a 9 pounder. But I dont think size matters as much as position of the baby when they're coming out.

Momma to J & S 2 kids; Calgary, Alberta 1934 posts
31st Oct '12

I didn't eat a lot of sugar with either pregnancy. I didn't cout calories by any means but I ate decently. I gained the same amount with both pregnancies.
1st (boy) 6lbs 13oz at 40w4d
2nd (boy) 8lbs 1oz at 39w6d

AndreaDanae 1 child; Port Washington, Ohio 273 posts
31st Oct '12

My bf was 9.14 and I have gd. I eat what I want but not an enormous amt of sugar. He told me it didn't matter if I eat sugar or not I would have gd because my placenta doesn't process it correctly. He told me to eat how I have been and take my medication for it. I really just crave "real food" over all. My dr told me at my 36 week ultrasound if baby boy is measuring big he will think about inducing me.

user banned 2 kids; Bellingham, Washington 1616 posts
31st Oct '12

My first I ate nothing but junk food and he was 7 lbs 7 oz my second I ate healthy no junk food and he was 9 lbs 1 oz