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Are second and subsequent babies almost always bigger?

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hunkermunker Sat 30-Jul-05 21:42:33

DS was 8lb 10oz and just wondering really!

sallystrawberry Sat 30-Jul-05 21:43:17

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gigglinggoblin Sat 30-Jul-05 21:44:17

ds1 9lb 13 @41wks
ds2 8lb 7 @38wks
ds3 9lb 6 @41wks

so no. and if it helps, birth is easier anyway 2nd/3rd time round

hunkermunker Sat 30-Jul-05 21:44:47

It helps - oh, it helps

coppertop Sat 30-Jul-05 21:47:47

Ds2 would have been bigger if I hadn't been induced early:

ds1 - 9lb 8oz at 41wks

ds2 - 9lbs at 38wks

Hopefully no.3 will be a bit smaller.

franke Sat 30-Jul-05 21:53:56

No - dd about 8lb, ds (born last year) about 7.5lb

Janh Sat 30-Jul-05 21:58:22

Not necessarily...

dd1 (41+) 5.11 (I think! have forgotten! )
dd2 (40) 7.12 (ditto!)
ds1 (38) 8.3
ds2 (37) 7.4

HTH!

sandycheeks Sat 30-Jul-05 21:58:42

dd was 6lb 14 and ds was 9lb 8, so in my case second baby was much bigger!

rickman Sat 30-Jul-05 21:59:56

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hunkermunker Sat 30-Jul-05 22:02:32

Rickman, back labour - so painful! DS was back to back - would be nice to have a labour I feel in my bump really!

spidermama Sat 30-Jul-05 22:05:56

Good greif. So many big babies!

Weights and labours ... in chronological order...

8lb 12oz ....Straighforward
9lb 2oz ...Very tough and long
9lb 4oz......Piece of piss
10lb......very tough but mercifully short.

MrsATeam Sat 30-Jul-05 23:06:00

hi hunkermunker my first dd was 8lb 4oz, my second dd was 7lb 4oz, my fourth ds was 8lb 15oz, and my fourth dd was 71b 6oz...............so just goes to show you cannot tell at all

jamiesam Sat 30-Jul-05 23:15:24

Yes here.
Ds1, 7lbs 8oz, back to back and cs.
Ds2, 9lbs 3oz, vbac and big tear.

Carla Sat 30-Jul-05 23:28:57

No.

Maddison Sun 31-Jul-05 07:20:18

DS1 @ 39+3 6lb 9oz back to back - ouch!
DS2 @ 40+4 7lb 9oz

My second labour was much quicker (2 hours!) and dare I say it, a nicer experience than first time around, it didn't hurt much at all, was only really painful for the last 10 mins - and almost didn't get to hospital in time

mandyc66 Sun 31-Jul-05 07:33:49

my 2nd and 3rd were smaller than first 4 was the biggest and 5 was a bit smaller than 4 but came early!!!!
People always say 2nd are bigger but I dont think it always follows!!! Well obviously it doesnt or Mine would have done!!!

Twiglett Sun 31-Jul-05 07:36:27

2nd was smaller

mandyc66 Sun 31-Jul-05 07:38:05

didnt post weights sorry
ds1 8lb 1 (40+6)
DD 7lb 13 (40+6)
Ds2 7lb 10 (42+2)
Ds3 10lb 2 born on due date
Ds4 9lb 15 (11 days early!)

janeybops Sun 31-Jul-05 07:52:37

yes ds was over 3 lbs bigger than dd

hana Sun 31-Jul-05 07:53:58

dd1 7lbs 11 oz
dd2 7lbs 12 oz

so glad they were that size!

bensmum3 Sun 31-Jul-05 11:50:03

dd 4lb6oz
ds1 6lb9oz
ds2 8lb

dd was induced due to pre eclampsia.

Rachey1969 Sun 31-Jul-05 17:41:51

No! They're not always.
Ds1 9lb 5 - 10 days over
DS2 8lb 12 - 14 days over
dd 9lb 2 - 11 days over

chocolateaddict Sun 31-Jul-05 22:03:24

in my case yes;
dd1 6lb 2oz
dd2 7lb 6oz
dd3 7lb 11oz
all at 39 weeks

biglips Sun 31-Jul-05 22:05:32

i hope not as my 1st was 9lb 1oz (induced at 12 days late)

AnotherHelen Mon 01-Aug-05 15:40:05

mine werent! my first was 9lb 14oz znd my second was 7lb 13 oz! expecting my third in about 6 weeks so who knows how big he/she will be!!!
xxx

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