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Are subsequent babies always bigger?

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Tigerinmysoup Fri 10-Jun-11 12:55:34

My first baby weighed in at 9lb 2oz. No idea how we made one so big as me and DH are both on the small side, but there you go. Now I'm 4 months pregnant with number two and am looking huge already. Just wondered if those of you who have had more than one baby have found that the next ones are always bigger?
I know it's more to do with head circumference rather than weight, but the thought of this one being even bigger than DS1 does make my eyes water.

RockStockandTwoOpenBottles Fri 10-Jun-11 12:58:44

Mine didn't.

DD1 - 8lb3oz
DD2 - 7lb14oz
DS - 1lb14oz
DD3 - 6lb9oz

I am the eldest of 5 and was the second lightest, so I think it is probably not true that second and subsequents are heavier....I hope for you anyway!

GrownUpNow Fri 10-Jun-11 13:14:06

Not necessarily. My DS1 was 9lbs and 9oz, I had growth scans with DD1 because of it and she was born at a similar gestation 2lbs lighter, at 7lbs 9oz.

I ate a better diet with my DD, thus gaining less weight myself. I also thought that perhaps her gender had something to do with it.

Coppernoddle Fri 10-Jun-11 13:14:25

Mine was unfortunately! DD1 7.5lb, DD2 8.6lb, have no idea what number three will be!
Did you birth well with your first?

washingmachinefiend Fri 10-Jun-11 13:22:54

no is the short answer smile I have 3 sons, ds1 was 9lb 3oz, ds2 was 8lb 6oz and ds3 was a whopping 10lb 14oz!!!!

And its true that the bigger the weight does not necessarily mean the harder the birth, number one birth was horrible, and I cried all the way through pregnancy number two as I was dreading the birth so much, however it was much better, and I got the epidural I asked for wink

Birth number three was the best by far, I did it all myself with just gas and air, no ventouse (which was how the other 2 had been delivered) and I made a much quicker recovery. And apart from having to send out for 3 month old babygrows because he wouldnt fit in the newborn ones I brought, every thing went pretty smoothly

Best of luck smile

dodo29 Fri 10-Jun-11 13:23:05

Mine wasn't - first was 7lb5, second was 6lb15.

ajandjjmum Fri 10-Jun-11 13:24:09

DS 8 lb 10 ozs and then DD 7 lb 11 ozs

buttonmoon78 Fri 10-Jun-11 13:28:36

8lb 15oz, 7lb 11.5oz, 7lb. Am now expecting #4 though and being predicted a 9lber. grin

bigbadbarry Fri 10-Jun-11 13:30:29

I have had three all without 2 oz of each other.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Fri 10-Jun-11 13:38:34

dd1 8lb 2
dd2 8lb 15
ds1 8lb 10
dd3 9lb 9
ds2 9lb 8

varied with my lot.

msbuggywinkle Fri 10-Jun-11 16:22:04

DD1 6lb 13
DD2 6lb 3

So not here, this time I am hoping for a baby big enough to fit newborn clothes and not need a mad run to get tiny baby size!

pantaloons Fri 10-Jun-11 16:24:19

DD1 9lb3 - 41wks
DS 8lb13 - 41wks
DD2 7lb6 - 37wks

Isthreetoomany Fri 10-Jun-11 16:27:56

I'm sure I read somewhere that this can also depend on the age gaps between the children, and that if you get pregnant less than 18 months after your first child is born your second is more likely to be slightly smaller as your body hasn't fully recovered it's reserves. But I'm sure that theory won't apply to everyone!

DaisyGoneCrazy Fri 10-Jun-11 16:30:51

DS1 9lb5oz @42 weeks
DD1 10lb3oz @40 weeks
Im currently pregnant with number 3 and im slightly panicking about how huge this one will be grin

Tigerinmysoup Fri 10-Jun-11 16:42:35

Interesting! Maybe there is some hope for me then. I put on nearly 3 stone with my first, so I guess that could have been part of it, but I think my diet is much better nowadays guiltily hides the empty biscuit packet in the bottom of the bin.
Despite his size, the birth of my son went well - had a water birth with gas and air - but he was in quite a hurry to arrive so I ended up with a bad tear. Anyone know if you're likely to tear again if you did the first time?

m1nn1em0u5e Fri 10-Jun-11 18:51:35

ds1 8lb
ds2 8lb 13oz

Second delivery was much easier, with no tear unlike with ds1! smile

Pregnant with no 3 now, who knows?!?!

DiscoDaisy Fri 10-Jun-11 18:58:55

DD1 7lb 10oz
DD2 6lb 12oz
DD3 8lb 3oz
DS1 8lb 5oz
DS2 9lb 2oz

DD2 was born at 37 weeks and DS2 at 41 weeks. The other 3 were born at 40 weeks.
Between DD1 and DD2 there is 4 1/2 years.
Between DD2 and DS2 there is 4yrs.

GreenTeapot Fri 10-Jun-11 19:00:42

8lb 3oz followed by 6lb 15oz. DD must have known she was lined up for a VBAC and considerately didn't get as big as her brother, who entered the world arse-first via a surgical incision grin

Valiant1 Fri 10-Jun-11 19:02:26

ds 8lb 3oz 39+4
dd 7lb 1oz 37+2
ds2 7lb 13oz 41+5

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 10-Jun-11 19:06:33

Op: my first was 9lb 2oz too grin.

2nd was 8lb 15oz, but born at 39+2, whereas first baby was born at 40+5.

WanderingSheep Fri 10-Jun-11 19:18:13

I know quite a few people whose second babies have been smaller than their first!

DD1 was 8 lbs 7.5
DD2 was 8 lbs 3.5

exoticfruits Fri 10-Jun-11 19:20:01

No
1. 7lb 5oz
2. 8lbs 2oz
3. 7lbs 1oz

graciousenid Fri 10-Jun-11 19:24:03

not in my case - 3.5kg, 3.3kg, 3kg - all similar gestations. #4 is predicted to be bigger but will have to wait & see.

willitbe Fri 10-Jun-11 19:35:34

Not for me,

1st - 7lb 13oz, hard labour
2nd - 7lb 3 oz, quick gas and air only
3rd - 9lb, very fast and no pain relief available, but the quickest and easiest by far.

Funny thing is that my 2nd was the one I was biggest for, but she was all fluid and little baby. 3rd, I was smaller but was bigger baby and little fluid!!!!!

So size of bump means nothing.

Hope you get a perfect small one this time around!

LawrieMarlow Fri 10-Jun-11 19:43:38

Did for me but DS was born at 38+3 with suspected pre-eclampsia and was 6lb 1oz

DD (born 22 months later) was born at 40+4 and weighed 7lb 11oz

I put on a lot of weight both times grin. Birth much easier with DD.

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