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sambrads Mon 09-Jun-08 10:06:39

hello everyone not sure if i am posting in the right topic but i was wondering does anyone know or think that second babies will be bigger ???

i heard they were but i also read that if your baby was over 8:3 then the second would be smaller just not sure???

VictorianSqualor Mon 09-Jun-08 10:08:13

There is nothing to prove either theory.
It is more common to have larger babies each time, but there was a thread on here not long ago about the weight of people's first and subsequent babies.
Some people had larger some smaller.

VictorianSqualor Mon 09-Jun-08 10:08:56

DD was prem, so not a good indicator, but DS1 was 8lb 7.5oz, DS2 10lb 3oz, so that blows the 8.3 theory out of the

BlueDragonfly Mon 09-Jun-08 10:09:10

ds1 8lb 1oz
ds2 8lb 14oz
ds3 6lb 11oz

ZoeC Mon 09-Jun-08 10:11:16

My second was bigger...

dd1 8lb 3.5oz
dd2 9lb 5.5oz

so increase of 1lb 2oz between first and second.

girlandboy Mon 09-Jun-08 10:13:51

My first was 7lb 6oz
My second was 9lb 13oz

An increase of about 2.5 lbs (didn't want to risk a 3rd!)

VictorianSqualor Mon 09-Jun-08 10:15:22

Lol girlandboy, I had an increase of about 1 and a half pounds, my last was 10lb 3oz, I reckon I'm mad going for a fourthgrin
<books up the c-section>

Niecie Mon 09-Jun-08 10:15:33

DS1 6lb 10oz
DS2 9lb

However, I was 10lb 6oz at birth but my younger brother was 9lb 12oz so your theory holds for

<Sorry not usually a resident of Pedants corner but shouldn't it be 'Are second babies bigger'?

Phew thank goodness I got that off my chest.wink>

girlandboy Mon 09-Jun-08 10:23:11

You're braver than me VictorianSqualor, I couldn't bear the thought of pushing a 12.5lb baby out! OMG that's nearly a stone!!!!! shock

NatalieJaneIsPregnant Mon 09-Jun-08 10:26:42

DS1 7lb 15oz
DS2 8lb 10oz

DH was only 4lb something at full term.... and he was a 5th baby! He is a bit bigger now!

lizziemun Mon 09-Jun-08 10:31:18


dd1 9lb 4oz - one week early
dd2 9lb 2oz - one week late.

Disenchanted Mon 09-Jun-08 10:34:14


1st - 9lbs

2nd - 7lbs 11oz

lollyheart Mon 09-Jun-08 10:34:43

DD 6lb 7oz
DS 6lb 4oz

MintyandTink Mon 09-Jun-08 10:35:38

are second babies bigger? me thinks

flubdub Mon 09-Jun-08 10:37:44

DS1 - 7lb 4oz
DS2 - 7lb 1 oz

merryberry Mon 09-Jun-08 10:42:34

ds1 6lb13
ds2 11lb11

so yes shock IME

Nemoandthefishes Mon 09-Jun-08 10:46:58

nope not always
DS was 9lb1oz both dds were diddy 6lbs14ozs in comparison!!

minster Mon 09-Jun-08 11:35:07

My second was smaller by about half a pound.

FioFio Mon 09-Jun-08 11:36:00

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PestoMonster Mon 09-Jun-08 11:40:18

My first dd was 8lbs 2oz
dd2 was 8lbs 8oz

and my consultant did tell me after dd1 that it was quite likely that any second baby would be bigger.

KerryMum Mon 09-Jun-08 11:41:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

schneebly Mon 09-Jun-08 11:42:10

mine both weighed exactly the same

8lb 1oz

ConnorTraceptive Mon 09-Jun-08 11:43:18

DS1 10lb (2 weeks late)
DS2 11lb (1 week late)

fourlittlefeet Mon 09-Jun-08 11:46:24

interestingly in the guardian today

fourlittlefeet Mon 09-Jun-08 11:46:57

hope #2 is bigger, #1 was under 6lb!

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