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Did anyone have a big baby boy and go on to have an even bigger baby girl?

(24 Posts)
Gateau Mon 24-Aug-09 11:58:37

Sorry, I know 'Pregnancy' is the right section for this but I can't get on to it for some reason. So posted here.
I'm 31 weeks pregnant and just trying to guess what I may be having. DS was 9,4 at birth and the midwives say this baby could be big as well, maybe bigger than DS. Plus I'm much bigger than I was with DS. Does this more than likely mean I'm having another boy, or is there a chance I could be having a girl?
I'm just wondering - I'll be delighted either way.

Gateau Mon 24-Aug-09 12:29:44


nimbs Mon 24-Aug-09 20:19:56

Not huge but DS was 8lb14, DD was 9lb 5

DTW's - DD2 - 7lb8 DD3 - 6lb8

though my friend was told she was carrying a large baby (her third) and he was 6lb8 - smaller than the others - in my experience i was bigger with the subsequent pregnancies as my tummy muscles just gave up - grin

jeee Mon 24-Aug-09 20:21:09

My boy was the runt of my litter, coming in at more than 1lb lighter than the lightest girl.

Skimty Mon 24-Aug-09 20:21:56

DS was 9lb and DD was 9 2 but she was just fat! Seriously, she looked smaller than DS and has now slimmed down

PleaseDeleteMeLetmeGo Mon 24-Aug-09 20:22:39

ds2 was 9, 8 at 7 days late

dd was 10lbs and 4 days late.

princessx2 Mon 24-Aug-09 20:35:12

I had two daughters - the first was 10lb 6oz and second was 9lb 1oz - I expected second baby to be bigger! Both times they said 8lb babies in there!

MrsMattie Mon 24-Aug-09 20:40:45

1st baby - DS was 10 lbs 2 oz

2nd baby - DD was 7 lbs 2 oz

Mind you, DS was born at 42+5 and DD at 38 wks, so perhaps she would have been a bruiser too if she'd been cooked as long...

MrsMattie Mon 24-Aug-09 20:41:38

Oh, and I waqs told Ds was about '8 or 9 lbs' and DD was around 8 lbs. Wrong both times, then!

MrsJamin Mon 24-Aug-09 20:53:00

My sister (Picante) had a 9lb boy then last week had a 10lb 7oz girl! So yes it could happen to you!

puffylovett Mon 24-Aug-09 20:56:36

I'll let you know in a few weeks !

Another one who was told small baby, then birthed a nearly 9lber. Hoping for a 6lb sleeper this time around grin

LightningBolt Mon 24-Aug-09 20:58:38

Not hugely massive but ds was 8lb 5 and dd 9lb 3.

dizzydixies Mon 24-Aug-09 21:00:10

I was 10lb4 with DD1, then DD2 was 11lb 1oz and finally DD3 was 9lb 14oz bless her

please don't worry about it, there's nothing you can do grin

pinknosedevereux Mon 24-Aug-09 21:02:04

Hm My son was 9lb3oz followed by daughter 9lb13oz so size really is no indication of sex.
Also when people talk about ds i gather they don't mean the kind made by nintendo, so could someone please explain?

pinknosedevereux Mon 24-Aug-09 21:05:28

oops, just found explaination of abbrieviations-certainly did not wish to offend anyone. Sorryblush

CyradisTheSeer Mon 24-Aug-09 21:41:23

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JHKE Mon 24-Aug-09 21:46:40

Ds was 10lb 4oz C-Section
dd was 7lb 11oz VBAC

I had a growth scan with dd to make sure she wasn't as big so knew she was going to be smaller.

Claire2009 Mon 24-Aug-09 22:00:11

DD (1st) 8.4
DS (2nd) 9.4

peppapighastakenovermylife Mon 24-Aug-09 23:29:35

DS (1st) 7.7
DD (2nd) 8.13

I had a smaller bump with DD - they estimated a 6 lb baby hmm

Heated Mon 24-Aug-09 23:32:50

Bumps same size
DS1 8lb 2
DD 8lb 10 but much easier to pop out

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Mon 24-Aug-09 23:53:21

DS1 10lb 5oz;
DD 11lb 12oz;
DS2 a mere 8lb 10oz.

I had a neater bump with DD, but was swollen all over with DS1 and half a stone heavier.

By the time I was having DS2 I'd given up sugar which I'm sure made a difference to his weight.

NotanOtter Mon 24-Aug-09 23:58:45

peppa i am with you

ds 7 10
dd tiny bump growth scans estimate 6lbs ..8lbs 8 hmm

Gateau Tue 25-Aug-09 09:19:13

Blimey, some big girl babies on here!!
Not worried about it at all; am just wondering whether I'm having a boy or girl! smile

weegiemum Tue 25-Aug-09 09:22:56

I don't think that I've ever heard that girls shouldn't be bigger than boys?

Dd1 - 9lb12 at 4 days early
Ds - 9lb3 at 10 days early
Dd2 7lb15 at 3 weeks early.

So for me I think that gestation was more important than gender.

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