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Do 3rd babies tend to arrive earlier then 1st & 2nd?

(13 Posts)
wintersnow Thu 25-Nov-10 20:29:12

1st arrived on her due date, 2nd 2 days late, now have 10 days to go intil due with no3!

whoknowswhatthefutureholds Thu 25-Nov-10 20:36:05

well we had:
DS1 -10 days early
DS2 - on then day
DD - 10 days late

we had loads and loads of false starts with no.3 apparently very common!

good luck, let us know how you get on. How old are you other ones?

MumNWLondon Thu 25-Nov-10 20:39:20

DD 2 days late
DS1 3 days late
DS2 8 days early

was not ready, day after i'd finished work, hadn't packed hospital bag etc etc.

wintersnow Thu 25-Nov-10 20:47:26

I'm all packed and ready to go, ha! Had a show 2 weeks ago so thought I ought to get ready... DD is 5 and DS is 2

galwaygal Thu 25-Nov-10 20:50:51

DS1 - 8 days early
DD - 10 days early
DS2 - 5 days early but felt like an eternity as the others came at 38 weeks so to make it to 39 weeks was horrible grin (sorry I don't know how I would have dealt with an overdue one!)

Also third labour many false alarms, and when it did happen ended up so fast that it was at home! Biggest baby but fastest / easiest birth.

thisisyesterday Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:04

not mine!

ds1- 2 weeks late
ds2- 1 day late
ds3- 1 week late

ilovesprouts Thu 25-Nov-10 20:55:55

ds1 32wks, dd1 4 days early,ds2 12 days late !

mrsbigw Thu 25-Nov-10 21:01:01

Yes it's true in my case

DS1 2wks over
DS2 2days over
DS3 1wk early

spendalittlelivealot Mon 29-Nov-10 20:57:59

DD1 2 days early
DS 2 days late
DD2 5 days late!!! little minx had me thinking i was in labour several times before the main event!!

TheNextMrsDepp Mon 29-Nov-10 20:58:45

No. Wishful thinking on your part. grin

wendyhappysmile Tue 30-Nov-10 16:57:12

I am waiting for DC3

DS 3 weeks early
DD 2 days early
DC3 now 5 days late!

I have also had so many false starts, keep thinking i'm in labour! I am so sick of waiting now! The snow isn't helping the anxiety!!

usualsuspect Tue 30-Nov-10 16:59:08

Not in my experience, ds3 was 10 days late the same as dd2 ..dd1 was 4 weeks early

millymae Tue 30-Nov-10 21:29:13

Nor mine - all three went beyond date.

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