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Is there any correlation between how early/late you had your first child and subsequent ones?

(19 Posts)
DitaVonCheese Mon 20-Jun-11 20:51:12

Suspect the answer is that it's all completely random but could do with some cheering up.

With DD I went 12 days overdue and was utterly fed up but physically absolutely fine, very sprightly and had no problems at all except for puffy feet, but they just gave me something to do to pass the time (applying hot towels to my legs, pressing different shaped things into them to make patterns etc). Moved house at 33 weeks and again at about 38.

Currently 36 weeks with DC2 and so fucking uncomfortable I can hardly bear it. CANNOT do another 6 weeks of this. Egads. The thought of another month is bad enough. Argh.

So - if I was late last time (and tbh I'm late for absolutely bloody everything blush) does that mean I'll be late this time too? <whimpers>

PrinceHumperdink Mon 20-Jun-11 20:57:54

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DitaVonCheese Mon 20-Jun-11 21:17:06

Balls! Will need to find someone else to knock me up for DC3 then grin

(So this is all DH's fault, right?)

BarbaraBar Mon 20-Jun-11 21:19:14

Ds1 - 2.5 weeks late

Ds2 - 6 weeks early.

Same father, 8.5 weeks difference in delivery dates.

You never know!

MrsMcJnr Mon 20-Jun-11 21:21:44

DS 9 days late
DD 6 days late
If I have a 3rd I´m expecting it to be 3 days late!

DitaVonCheese Mon 20-Jun-11 22:35:20

Ooh Barbara, that's more like it grin Though now I'm fretting I haven't packed my hospital bag yet ... Or um put up the cot. Oh god.

msbuggywinkle Tue 21-Jun-11 09:26:21

I was 3 weeks early with DD1, 4 days early with DD2. I am hoping the pattern does not continue and put me 2 weeks over with DC3!

ithaka Tue 21-Jun-11 09:29:43

1st - 2 weeks late
2nd - 10 days late
3rd - 2 weeks early, bless her!

All same father: girl, boy, girl.

numptysmummy Tue 21-Jun-11 09:31:11

Tbh i think they tend to come whenever they like regardless of what any siblings did. Mine were 6wks early, 19 days late, 21 days late and 2 wks early. All the same father, the late ones were the boys, girls were early.

mumblebum Tue 21-Jun-11 09:34:12

1st 3 days early, 2nd 6 days early, waiting for no.3 now and wondering if it will be 9 days early!

grinningbee Tue 21-Jun-11 09:37:11

Dd was 9 days late
Ds was 7 days late

Spookily, they were both born on a Saturday on a day that Arsenal were playing Chelsea. Poor dh grin

orangehead Tue 21-Jun-11 09:38:15

1st bang on his due date
2nd 5 days early.
Both boys and same father. Most friends thought it was down to my personality too impatient too be late.

wobblyweeble82 Tue 21-Jun-11 09:38:41

DD is 5 weeks old, DS is 7 years old and ...

both had the same due date and both were born on the same friggin' day! Two days early, the pair of them! It'll be like Christmas Day next May in our house confused

BellasYummyMummy Tue 21-Jun-11 10:37:33

DD1 6 days late
DD2 12 days late (though super quick delivery!!!!)
Hoping my third wont be as late as my second!

Junebugjr Tue 21-Jun-11 19:07:50

11 days over with dd1- no sign of labour pending, failed induction, emcs blah blah. I wasn't too bothered about going overdue though, and wasn't overly uncomfortable, I enjoyed the last few days to myself!

Dd2- was extremely uncomfortable and huge from 33wks onwards, had pregnancy insomnia and generally miserable as sin. The thought of going overdue again would make me cry. Went into labour day before EDD, had dd on due date.

Btw- having a newborn and toddler was a lot easier than pregnancy an toddler, maybe being so miserable at the end has a purpose ;)

LawrieMarlow Tue 21-Jun-11 19:26:55

DS 11 days early
DD 4 days late

Flisspaps Tue 21-Jun-11 19:30:23

Glad there appears to be bugger all correlation, DD was 16 days late. More reassured that any future DCs aren't guaranteed to be so bloody late!

purepurple Tue 21-Jun-11 19:40:12

DS 4 days late
DD on due date

DitaVonCheese Wed 22-Jun-11 23:22:54

Thanks all - it seems to be as random as I suspected then! It's so bloody infuriating having no idea when it might happen. Plus SPD seems to have kicked in today so could really do with getting this baby out NOW. Argh.

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