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Cantthinkofausername1990 Fri 05-Apr-19 13:46:57

So I've heard a lot of people saying that the second baby is usually bigger than the first, what has your experience of this been? My first was 9lb 6oz so afraid this one will be bigger blush
And did your pregnancies last the same length of time? Ds was born at 38 weeks so hoping number 2 will arrive around the same time and doesn't go on to 40 + weeks.

chillpizza Fri 05-Apr-19 13:47:38

My second was smaller than my first and my third was my biggest.

Hoppinggreen Fri 05-Apr-19 13:48:14

He was bigger but he was a boy and almost 2 weeks late, as opposed to a girl born a day or 2 early

Goatrider Fri 05-Apr-19 13:48:52

They were almost the same weight, can't remember which was heavier.

My pregnancies were within 3 hours of each other in length.

SharkSave Fri 05-Apr-19 13:48:59

Bigger and he was a week earlier

buckeejit Fri 05-Apr-19 13:49:38

Smaller - boy was first at 10lb 1oz then daughter was 8lb 11oz

Thesearmsofmine Fri 05-Apr-19 13:49:46

My second was smaller. They were born at 40+1 and 39+6. My third was my biggest but was born at 41+2.

eosmum Fri 05-Apr-19 13:49:48

Smaller, and third was smaller again.

MTBMummy Fri 05-Apr-19 13:50:12

Bigger and 5 days earlier than DC1

eatingtomuch Fri 05-Apr-19 13:50:46

Mine was smaller. 8lb 12 oz first. 6lb 7oz second. Both ten days late. First was a boy. Second a girl.

VictoriaBun Fri 05-Apr-19 13:51:08

First 7lb.12 . Second 7lb.8 .

SoyDora Fri 05-Apr-19 13:51:20

Second quite a lot bigger than my first. Third the same size as my first!

CandyCreeper Fri 05-Apr-19 13:51:48

yes first was 8,9 second 10,3

Chocolateisfab Fri 05-Apr-19 13:52:25

Dd was 6-13..
Ds was 9-3,next ds was 8.7,then 7-10.

babyboyHarrison Fri 05-Apr-19 13:52:35

Identical, both 7lb 11oz. Both around same gestation.

mindutopia Fri 05-Apr-19 13:52:41

My first was 6lb 9oz and my second was 8lbs 6oz. But my 2nd cooked for nearly 4 weeks longer, first born at 37 weeks and second at 40+6. My 2nd birth was definitely easier and faster recovery, though both were relatively straightforward home births.

sparklytwinklyfairylights Fri 05-Apr-19 13:53:07

My 2nd was 2lbs exactly heavier and 12 days earlier

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 05-Apr-19 13:54:15

Each of mine got progressively smaller - ds1 was 7lb 4.5oz, ds2 was 7lb 2oz, and ds3 was 7lb on the nose. And all were approximately the same gestation too - ds1 and ds3 were 10 days early, and ds2 was 7 days early.

ForFrithsSake Fri 05-Apr-19 13:54:21

My 2nd was smaller smile

DS 9lb12oz
DD 8lb 10oz

Both were 2 weeks overdue and arrived the day before I was booked in for induction. DS was quite the surprise as I'd measured on the small side all through my pregnancy with him!

notsosureaboutthatthough Fri 05-Apr-19 13:54:56

Second was a week later and a pound lighter

JassyRadlett Fri 05-Apr-19 13:55:49

DS1 was 9lb4 and DS2 was 10lb5, sorry!

BUT. DS2’s birth was so, so much easier despite his enormousness.

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Fri 05-Apr-19 13:55:48

Dc2 (8lb 9oz) was bigger than dc1(7lb, 3 oz) Dc 3,4 and 5 were all 8lb so smaller than dc2. Dc6 was 10lb and dc7 was smaller at 8lb 7oz. So subsequent babies aren't always heavier

Whatafustercluck Fri 05-Apr-19 13:57:45

My second was bigger. Ds was 8lbs 1oz (born at 39 weeks) and dd was 8lbs 14oz (born at 40 + 3).

Breathingfire Fri 05-Apr-19 13:57:47

8'2 and then 7'8

Thishatisnotmine Fri 05-Apr-19 13:58:13

First dd was 8lb 1, dd2 was 7lb 9. Both nearly two weeks late

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