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how much bigger was your # 2?

(32 Posts)
mamameme Thu 31-Jan-13 13:58:07

My first was 8lb 4oz. She was 15 days late.

i am terrified my next one is going to be a monster! I am much bigger this time round (although i am a slim build 5ft 6) - i already look like i did at 7.5 months last time and im only 20 weeks.

How do you know if your going to have a big baby.

How much bigger in comparision was your second to your first?

Thanks :-)

elliejjtiny Fri 01-Feb-13 16:23:06

DS1 - 8lb 13oz, 41+4
DS2 - 8lb 10oz, 40+6
DS3 - 8lb 12oz, 40+2

Garza? How did that happen? Had a!

My dd first child was born weighing ten lbs and eight oz.
My ds was born weighing seven lbs and six ounces. My daughter was also longer too.
I suspect 'the difference was that I garza much better handle on my diet and exercise during my second pregnancy, I also was not caught unawares by spd, like I was in the first pregnancy, when I hadn't even heard of it, so as soon as it kicked in I took measures to deal with it, which meant I was a lot more mobile with ds.

HeadFairy Fri 01-Feb-13 11:49:29

ds was 7lbs 7oz born a week early
dd was 6lbs 10oz born two weeks late.

So no, second wasn't larger. But I was.. a uterus that's already been stretched once stretches much more readily second time. I was in maternity clothes at 17 weeks with ds, but at about 8 weeks with dd. Everything just felt bigger but she was quite a bit smaller (in fact I had growth scans at 32 and 36 weeks because she was small)

no1 - 6lb 3.5 41w
no2 - 7lb 6.5 39w

Nearly 2lbs lighter.

But:
a) DS1 was 10lb 1oz and
b) DS2 was 2 weeks early.

Flisspaps Fri 01-Feb-13 11:46:23

DD 40+16 8lbs 2oz
DS 40+1 11lbs 7oz

They thought DS was going to be around 9/10lb.

beckie90 Fri 01-Feb-13 11:38:20

Ds1 42wk 6ib 8
Ds2 40wk 9ib

It wasn't picked up that ds2 was biggish, they said he was smaller than ds1, I had a different feeling though cause whenever he moved he hurt me and ds1 didn't.

metimeatlast Fri 01-Feb-13 10:16:53

DS1 born 3 weeks early weighed in at 5lb12oz smile
DD2 was 14 days overdue and weighed in at 10lb shock

i put 4 1/2 stone on for both pregnancies
it was picked up by a late MW apt, she said "ooh yes, heads nicely down in possition, you Do realise your having a big baby??!!"
er... no! i hadnt!
Looking back DS1 made alot of movement, if you pushed my belly an elbow would poke back out at you grin. DD2 however wriggled a little, but never felt near as much or kicked out like that. probably due to lack of space.
only pethadine and gas for both deliveries.

Watto1 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:25:19

DD 10lb 13 (40+10)
DS 8lb 12 (39+2)

Gestational diabetes with DS. General consensus is that I probably had it with DD too but it was missed. DD measured average size all through my pregnancy until my midwife appointment 2 days after my due date.

Both DC on the 50th centile these days (age 4 and 2)

DD 6lb 5oz (37+5)
DS 9lb 14oz (40+9)

chickabilla Thu 31-Jan-13 16:13:24

Ds1 7.11 at 40+5
Ds2 7.5 at 40+4

Measured small with both and both times the midwives said they would be under 6 pounds while I was in labour.

shottspar Thu 31-Jan-13 15:50:11

DD 8lb 13oz (40 + 10)
DS 7 lb 2 oz (38)

Both were back to back, DD - 17 hour labour, DS - 3.5 hours smile

TinkyPeet Thu 31-Jan-13 15:47:30

Ds 6.2 (39+5)
Dd 9.3 (39+5)
Both back to back
Relatively quick active labours.
This one has already had a growth spurt from 2 scans n I'm only 16 weeks. Eek lol

Lindor Thu 31-Jan-13 15:14:57

ds - 6lb 7oz at 42 weeks

dd - 6lb 2oz at 40 weeks

DD1 7lb 3oz
DD2 6lb 5oz

dinkystinky Thu 31-Jan-13 15:09:29

DS1 9 lbs - 2 weeks overdue
DS2 - 38 weeks - 8 lbs 6 oz

ouch Ewan!

atrcts Thu 31-Jan-13 15:08:05

The ultrasound scan report usually has a tiny scale a bit like a percentile chart on the right hand side about half way down the page.

This will give you a clue as to how big your baby is! I believe that most hospitals will dig out your previous scan on the first baby to compare measurements if you ask. smile

EwanHoozami Thu 31-Jan-13 14:53:15

DS1 6lb 7oz
DS2 10lb 2oz

Bloody hell.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 31-Jan-13 14:53:10

Dc1 was 6lb 8 oz born at 38+1
Dc2 was 8lb 3oz born at 40+1

Wandastartup Thu 31-Jan-13 14:49:02

Dd 1 6lb 9 oz 37 weeks
DD2 8lb 9 oz 41+3

abigboydidit Thu 31-Jan-13 14:43:47

DS 8lb 13oz @ 41 + 5
DD 8lb @ 41 + 1

I had a growth scan at 30 weeks for DD and was told she was much bigger than average & would be considerably heavier than DS. Nope!

MirandaWest Thu 31-Jan-13 14:29:32

Ds was 6lb 1oz at 38+3
DD was 7lb 11oz at 40+4

Much easier birth second time round

PandaNot Thu 31-Jan-13 14:27:53

Ds 5.13 42+2
Dd 7.15 39+1

littlemissnormal Thu 31-Jan-13 14:13:31

2lbs bigger exactly, but an hour and half labour compared to 9 hours!

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