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Baby size

(15 Posts)
LittleSquirt Sun 23-Oct-11 22:46:34

Are babies of the same sex generally always bigger in subsequent pregnancies? DS was nearly 10lbs and I am now 32 weeks & a bit scared if it's another boy!!

stottiecake Sun 23-Oct-11 23:02:07

ds1 9lb 7oz

ds2 9lb 11oz

not that much bigger and a really really brilliant birth!

All the best smile

LittleSquirt Mon 24-Oct-11 08:31:57

Awww, lovely to hear the birth of your second son was so great. Gives me hope! smile

BedatHogwarts Mon 24-Oct-11 09:24:25

I'll let you know in a few days!! grin

DS was 10lb 4oz. This baby looks smaller on the scans and I don't know the sex. Lots of my friends have had smaller second babies though.

LittleSquirt Mon 24-Oct-11 10:39:34

Oooh, how exciting bed!!! Do come back & let us know what you have. Did this pregnancy feel different! I hardly had any nausea with DS but was feeling awfully queasy till 17 weeks this time!!

LittleSquirt Mon 24-Oct-11 10:40:27

Were your friends babies a different gender?

pinkgirlythoughts Mon 24-Oct-11 12:03:56

FWIW, my mum's babies got smaller each time.... 7 lbs 10oz, 6lbs 8oz, 5lbs 5 oz.

hayleysd Mon 24-Oct-11 12:46:24

Ds1 was 6lb 3 (suspected iugr but turned out not)

Ds2 was 4lb 14 (iugr)

Induced both times so hard to compare but with ds2 I was only in labour 20 mins!

MrsHoolie Mon 24-Oct-11 13:01:58

DD1 9lb 5oz
DS1 10lb 6oz

The scans said he would be a bigun.

We are both tall and DP was a 10lb baby.
Both labours ended in emcs but that wasn't because of their size.

I know many people who had the usual hideous 1st birth with an average sized baby and then a quick and easy birth with a much bigger baby the 2nd time.

Secondtimelucky Mon 24-Oct-11 13:15:24

Not IME. DD2 was nearly a pound smaller than her big sister, despite being an extra day overdue.

I've never really understood worrying too much about size TBH. As far as I can tell (within normal limits) position, size of head and size of shoulders make a lot more difference than overall weight. Certainly once your pelvis has done it once women seem to find it a lot easier second time around.

LittleSquirt Mon 24-Oct-11 14:42:21

Thanks, all good to hear!

4kidsnobump Mon 24-Oct-11 20:10:11

No - all of my subsequent ones where smaller than the sibling of the same sex:

DS1 - 8lb 15oz and only 37 weeks!, DS2 - 8lb 6oz at 39 weeks
DD1 - 8lb 1oz, DD2 - 7lb 1oz (although had diabetes with this one, so was eating way less sugary stuff than with any of the others!)

I was also getting quite worried with DS2, as DS1 had been early and still pretty big. I could tell the moment he was born that he was smaller than DS1! All the births were fine, apart from the first (DD1), but she was induced anyway!

Dinosaurdrip Tue 25-Oct-11 07:50:51

Ds1 9lb15 1/2 oz 2 days late
Ds2 9lb 10 oz 5 days late

Kayzr Tue 25-Oct-11 07:52:41

Ds1 was 7lb 2oz

Ds2 was 10lb 5oz

LittleSquirt Tue 25-Oct-11 17:31:20

Thanks everyone. So it sounds like babies of the same sex do tend to be bigger the second time around (overall) but that doesn't necessarily mean a nightmare birth which is very good to hear!! smile

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