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Those of you who produced LARGE first babies...

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Baguettes Mon 29-Jun-15 09:57:08

...were your subsequent babies of similar size?

DS was 10lb 4oz. Now pregnant with second and mildly concerned about producing another whopper. Have already had my glucose tolerance test and I'm not even 12 weeks.

I know there's little I can do to avoid another big un, just interested as I've heard second / subsequent babies can be larger panics confused

Quickchangeup Mon 29-Jun-15 09:58:08

My second was larger but only by a few ounces!

Buffyitout Mon 29-Jun-15 09:58:54

My 9lb lump was followed by premie twins who were both 7lb! If I had got to term i would have popped!shock

OldBloodCallsToOldBlood Mon 29-Jun-15 09:59:45

I'll tell you in October. wink DS was 10lb 14oz, with forceps. I'm having an elective section this time.

cosmicglittergirl Mon 29-Jun-15 10:02:17

First DD was 9lb 4 at 40 weeks.
Second DD was 9lb at 38 weeks. (She was induced as I had gest diabetes and they thought she would be getting a bit big). Not up there with the ten pounders!

Buffyitout Mon 29-Jun-15 10:02:38

Mine were ELCS too. A good move, I feel.

S2b16 Mon 29-Jun-15 10:04:16

Wow I thought I had big babies at 8lb 1oz, 8lb 11oz and a bump who's measuring 4 weeks ahead.

broomchickabroomchick Mon 29-Jun-15 10:05:51

Oh wow, 10lb 14oz OldBlood?! That's just put me off having a third I think.. grin

DS was 9lb 2oz and then DD was 10lb 8oz, I'm now scared to have a third (but DD is only 13 weeks)

ChocolateBreakfastBalls Mon 29-Jun-15 10:07:09

My first weren't that big, 9lb babies with a few ounces in it for all three. Baby four was close to 11lb. shock

Baguettes Mon 29-Jun-15 10:07:29

<salutes those who gave birth vaginally to large babies>

I had an EMCS after a traumatic induction and 72 hour labour, 48 of those were contractions one in three. HELL.

MW said I will see the birth choices team later and also have growth scans at 28 and 32 weeks. I'm debating whether I trust them to diagnose another whopper given the had no fucking idea that DS was big. The idea of an ELCS is tempting me.

ApocalypseNowt Mon 29-Jun-15 10:08:20

DD1 was 10lb 10oz (42 weeks) - emcs.

DD2 was 9lb 7oz (39 weeks) - elcs. If she'd have gone to 42 weeks i'm pretty sure she would have been just as big or even a bit bigger than DD1.

Big babies are ace. Lovely sturdy squishy things! grin

ApocalypseNowt Mon 29-Jun-15 10:10:17

xpost. I had growth scan which was one of the deciding factors in having an elcs. It was obvious DD2 was going to be v big. My preferred option would have been vbac but it was looking more and more likely that i'd end up with the same scenario as DD1 (back to back biggie and an emcs) that made me decide to go for an elective.

Floralnomad Mon 29-Jun-15 10:10:18

My first was 10lb3oz , vaginal delivery , I had an ELCS with the second who they estimated as big but turned out to be 7lb 14oz ,still glad I had the section though as it was a much better experience than the first .

Tiggy78 Mon 29-Jun-15 10:10:21

DS was 9lbs 8 and very difficult birth but that's because he was in op position not because of his size. DD was 10lbs 7 and her birth was a piece of cake!

FenellaFellorick Mon 29-Jun-15 10:12:50

My first was 10 4 and my second was 10 5

First birth was hard. Second time round was easier.

Baguettes Mon 29-Jun-15 10:13:02

This is really interesting. Thank you for all your replies.

apocalypse TOTALLY agree with the big baby love - they're just so cuddly and squashy! Those little fat rolls when they get bigger... <sigh>

sliceofsoup Mon 29-Jun-15 10:13:41

My first was 9lb2oz and my second was 7lb14.

They have different dads, and I have always wondered if that affected it. Eldest is tall for her age, youngest is small for her age. But they do look like each other.

TheJiminyConjecture Mon 29-Jun-15 10:17:28

Dd1 was 9 lb 1

Dd2 was 10 lb 10.

2 x HG pregnancies, no gest. Diabetes and measured bang on throughout both.

BertrandRussell Mon 29-Jun-15 10:19:37

I think the evidence shows that unless you're a tiny person, the baby's size makes very little difference to the ease or otherwise of your labours. Not sure where I read that, though.

To add to the data, I had a 9lb9 in 12 hours textbook labour- and a 10lb 6 in about 4 hours from first twinge to baby. He was nearly a back seat of the car baby!

Baguettes Mon 29-Jun-15 10:24:12

jiminy I measured spot on too. Bizarre. Makes you wonder what the frigging point of bump measuring is...

DixieNormas Mon 29-Jun-15 10:32:11

My first was 11lb 2. all the others were early a
nd much smaller

NighteyesLovesGingerbread Mon 29-Jun-15 10:36:48

oldblood - do I spy a fellow Hobb fan?

My first was 9lb (40 weeks) followed by 2 x 7lb twins at 38weeks. one of the twins gave me more issues that my first did at birth.

I am a bit nervous about impending DC4 being huge though! will be checked for G.D as I'm a bit chunky this time round!

I measured 43 weeks with DC1 and 48 weeks with DTs!

TheJiminyConjecture Mon 29-Jun-15 10:42:42

I know it's not an exact science but anecdotally I've only ever known people who have been told to expect a whopper give birth to 7 lb or less and the opposite.

speak2me Mon 29-Jun-15 12:01:35

DS1 9lbs 8oz at 40wks
DS2 10lbs 9oz at 40wks

bluewisteria Mon 29-Jun-15 12:28:04

DD1 9bs 4oz at 40+4
DD2 8lbs 13oz at 42+0
DD3 due Feb '16...

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