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So, how true is that business about second babies coming earlier than first babies (especially if the first was early)?

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norktasticninja Fri 29-May-09 12:39:31

Is it just nonsense, or can I reasonably hope that the baby will be here pretty soon?

DD was born at 39+2 and I'm now 38+3 with DC2, for the record I'm still more curious than desperate...

TheProvincialLady Fri 29-May-09 12:40:34

Well it was true from me - DS1 was 20 days late and DS2 was 4 days early.

TheProvincialLady Fri 29-May-09 12:41:39

FOR me.

Weegiemum Fri 29-May-09 12:43:10

dd1 - 4 days early
ds - 10 days early
dd2 - 3 weeks early but she was an induced labour - though it didn't take very much to get it going.

random Fri 29-May-09 12:43:59

I had my first at 35 weeks...second at 42 weeks so not true in my case

Niecie Fri 29-May-09 12:44:23

True for me too

DS1 born on due date

DS2 born 39+1

suiledonn Fri 29-May-09 12:44:57

Wasn't true for me. DD1 was a few days early and dd2 a week late. Felt like longer though because I convinced myself that because dd1 was early then dd2 would be too.

traceybath Fri 29-May-09 12:45:00

DS1 39 weeks.

DS2 37 weeks.

Currently 31 weeks pregnant with dc3 and very much hoping to get to 39 weeks.

choklit Fri 29-May-09 12:48:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

norktasticninja Fri 29-May-09 13:00:06

Hmmm, thanks all - no general consensus then. I should have known shouldn't I? wink

With DD I'd convinced myself she'd be at least a week late and even totally failed to believe I was in labour for ages. Maybe I'm looking at the total opposite experience this time...

duchesse Fri 29-May-09 13:04:23

It's nonsense as far as I'm concerned- each of mine was later than the previous. (10, 11 and 13 days "overdue")

elliepac Fri 29-May-09 13:13:20

Sorry to not be able to give a consensus but both mine were induced at 40+10!

twinklegreen Fri 29-May-09 14:06:05

My first came at 40+3
My second came at 40+14.
Came as a bit of a shock, as I was thinking number 2 would be earlier. At least number three can't get any later!

Monkeyandbooba Fri 29-May-09 14:07:16

DD 38+4
DS 40+5


twinklegreen Fri 29-May-09 14:07:42

And my sister
Number 1 39+5
Number 2 40+7
Number 3 40+9
Number 4 38+6

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Fri 29-May-09 14:22:03

2 DDs 42 weeks (no.3 currently 41+2, induction booked for 42, no signs of baby being born before then. Don't want induction so may be 42+!!!!)

norktasticninja Fri 29-May-09 18:41:28

A highly scientific sample hmm but it sounds like I should be preparing myself to go well and truly "overdue". Ho hum.

ChasingSquirrels Fri 29-May-09 18:43:47

ds1: 37+0 (just after midnight) / ds2 37-0 (just before midnight)

Noonki Fri 29-May-09 18:44:54

wrong for me
DS1 10 days early
DS2 3 hours late!

AprilMeadow Fri 29-May-09 18:47:12

DS born at 40+6
DD born at 36+3

Goodness knows what DC3 will do.......

WriggleJiggle Fri 29-May-09 20:55:14

Not true for me.
40+2 !

Disenchanted3 Fri 29-May-09 20:57:15

True for me each time,

DS1 - 40 + 15
DD1 - 39+5

Olihan Fri 29-May-09 20:57:45

Not true for me either,

Ds1 - 40+5
Dd - 42+1 via induction. She was NOT coming out of her own accord!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 29-May-09 21:01:45

True for me

DS1 induced 2 1/2 weeks late
DS2 arrivedon due date.

mrsjammi Fri 29-May-09 21:02:57

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