MEQUON, Wis., June 29-The third child in a family of remarkably big babies was the biggest of all, tipping the scales at 6,250 grams, according to John Waeltz, M.D., the mother's Milwaukee ob-gyn. The mother tested negative repeatedly for gestational diabetes.
The new baby, who was born slightly jaundiced but otherwise healthy, with an Apgar score of 8 and 9, came home to this Milwaukee suburb yesterday after three days of light therapy for mildly elevated bilirubin, said Dr. Waeltz.
Paul and Robin Buzzell displayed their "Big Enchilada" on national TV. The mother, a nurse, is of normal size, at five feet, seven inches. Her husband is six feet two inches.
Cameron, their first child, now four, weighed 11 pounds, eight ounces, and their second child, Alexis, now two, weighed 10 pounds, eight ounces. Their new sister, Delaney Jessica, was 13 pounds, 12 ounces.
During the first pregnancy, said Dr. Waeltz, the mother had a one-hour 50 gram glucose screening at 24 weeks, which was normal. During her second pregnancy, she had another one-hour screening, which was normal, and a three-hour oral glucose tolerance test after a 100 gram glucose load, which was also normal. In her third pregnancy, she had two glycosylated hemoglobin tests, one immediately after birth. Both HbA1C readings were under 6.
During the third pregnancy, Mrs. Buzzell gained nearly 50 pounds.
In Dr. Waeltz's eyes, the most remarkable feature of Delaney Jessica's size is that she was born three weeks early, unlike some large babies who are born late. Nevertheless, he pointed out, any baby over 5 kg is rare, and this one was 6.25 kg.
He noted that there was a 17-pound baby born in Brazil in January who had a number of postnatal complications.
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AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
When I worked as a nurse in a local hospital, it wasn't unusual to have ten pound babies born. A six pounder would be considered a lightweight. I think there have been research studies done to figure out why Wisconsin has so many big babies. Most of them grow up to be normal-sized kids.
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16): I think there have been research studies done to figure out why Wisconsin has so many big babies
Because we have big ass woman. If you want to do some research go to an Old Country Buffet in Janesville or Beloit and you can watch as the heffers park up next to the fried food bar and stay for hours on end.
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