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second baby earlier than the first?

(38 Posts)
almmummy Sat 26-Mar-16 20:37:30

I know nothing will change it but still keen to hear if baby number two made an earlier appearance than number one? I was 40+9 last time (angry) so intrigued whether it might be the same this time around. Plus hubby is away in the USA at nearly 39 weeks eek!! (It's work - can't cancel)

Firstmum24 Sat 26-Mar-16 20:39:28

All three of my older cousins went over their dates - with 2nd and 3rd babies taking just as long! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news..! i was 40+12 !!!
You never know!

NotWithoutMyMerkin Sat 26-Mar-16 20:40:08

Statistically second babies do come sooner, but obviously there are exceptions!

Dogsmom Sat 26-Mar-16 22:21:12

Both of mine were born at 39w 5d, I was also woken both times at 5.30am with my first contractions.

I think I'm wired up to evict babies 2 days early.

weegiemum Sat 26-Mar-16 22:25:25

My first was 39+3
My second was 38+4
My third was 36+6 (but that was an induction).

They got lighter each time too - 9lb12, 9lb3, 7lb15.

GoodEggy Sun 27-Mar-16 10:14:13

My 1st was at 39+4 and my second was at 41. So not for me.

wonkylegs Sun 27-Mar-16 10:25:42

I hope not as no 1 came at 36wks and I'm 34 weeks now and not ready to have this one quite yet!

ThisWasCrownjewel Sun 27-Mar-16 10:30:33

Nope, sorry.

DC1 - 37+1.
DC2 - 40+4 under threat of a forced eviction later that day!

Annabrooke90 Sun 27-Mar-16 10:42:58

Mine went ds1 induced at almost 42weeks
Ds2 spontaneous labour began on due date arrived slowly at 40+5
Ds3 spontaneous at 38 weeks
And ds4 spontaneous at 34 weeks.

MyNameIsSuz Sun 27-Mar-16 11:08:53

Not for me - my first was born at 40 weeks exactly, my second at 41+1 after a sweep the previous day.

SweepTheHalls Sun 27-Mar-16 11:11:49

40+6, then 40+10, then 40 (but she was a planned c section!)

IndomitabIe Sun 27-Mar-16 11:18:33

DS1 came at 40+3. Currently 40+4 with DS2 hmm

The spacefem stats have 2nd babies at .55 days after first babies. We've missed that too...

Kapowdee4 Sun 27-Mar-16 13:24:03

DD1 came at 40+9.
Had DS1 last week at 38+3. Had convinced myself he would be as late as his sister but he had other plans. The midwife did say he wanted to be out by Easter!

almmummy Sun 27-Mar-16 17:44:35

Thanks everyone - not too desperate for baby to come as I have a couple of weeks and note potentially to spend with DD and I am making the most of the sleep. However still can't help getting excited at every pang and braxton hicks contraction!

yetanotherdeskmove Sun 27-Mar-16 18:00:00

42 weeks for dc1, 40+1 for dc2

Kitkatmonster Sun 27-Mar-16 18:23:21

Dc1 38+0, dc2 39+3

FellOutOfBedTwice Sun 27-Mar-16 18:25:56

I'm still pregnant with number 2 but my mum went 40+14 with me and 40+8 with my sister... So a slight improvement!

RNBrie Sun 27-Mar-16 18:31:46

There aren't many studies about this... The only one I found is

Statistically your second baby will be 0.53 days later than your first according to this study of 10,000 women.

My first was 8 days late and my second 11 days late... My third is due on my birthday so hoping for another late one!!

HeteronormativeHaybales Sun 27-Mar-16 18:34:14

Dc1: 38 weeks exactly
Dc 2: 40 + 8
Dc 3: 40 + 10, no sign of labour despite walk up steep hill at 40 + 8, gave up and got induced

GizzyBoo Sun 27-Mar-16 19:48:53

1st = 40+2
2nd = 40+13
3rd = 37+4 (induced)
4th = 40+8

5th?? Currently 33 weeks. Not holding out much hope of seeing baby before 41 weeks!

NeedACleverNN Sun 27-Mar-16 19:54:17

Dd= 38+4. 5lb 14oz
Ds=37+3. 5lb 3oz

zoomtothespoon Sun 27-Mar-16 21:31:18

DC1- 37+3
DC2- 39+1

pollyblack Sun 27-Mar-16 21:42:32

Not for me, my first was 10 days early and my second was 7 days late

OhGoToSleepPLEASE Sun 27-Mar-16 21:50:58

DC 1 37+3
DC 2 38+2

PacificDogwod Sun 27-Mar-16 21:53:28

DS2 was almost 11 weeks earlier than DS1 (T+15) - does that help?! grin
Nope, did not think so <no help at all>

Hope it all goes v well, whenever it happens.

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