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So they say second babies are bigger than your first - is your third bigger than your second?

(52 Posts)
MamaG Mon 21-Jul-08 13:55:43

[pregnant with third baby emoticon]

PrettyCandles Mon 21-Jul-08 14:00:01

Mine was. But I don't want to scare you, so I won't give you numbers wink

Each of mine was bigger than the previous, but each labour was easier than the previous one. In fact the biggest baby of all was the shortest and easiest labour, and the only one for whic I didn't need stitching.

foxythesnowfox Mon 21-Jul-08 14:00:21

umm, what would you like me to say here?

IN MY EXPERIENCE, yes. But that's only my experience, thats not to say its the same for everyone ...

<<<backs slowly away just incase its not what you wanted to hear>>> wink

MamaG Mon 21-Jul-08 14:01:12

No no, I want honesty! Numbers are fine (in fact, numbers are preferred grin)

Bumblelion Mon 21-Jul-08 14:01:20

Mine increased in size. First only 6 lbs 14 oz, second 7 lbs 4oz and third 7 lbs 15 oz so, yes, they did get bigger.

foxythesnowfox Mon 21-Jul-08 14:02:51

Oh yes! It was a much easier labour, I remember at one point thinking 'I could do this without pain relief'. Then I came to my senses. grin

foxythesnowfox Mon 21-Jul-08 14:04:09

7-ish pounds, 8-ish, 9-ish, 10-ish.

No stitches. Not sure what that says about me blush grin

coppertop Mon 21-Jul-08 14:04:47

Not true for me. My 3rd was actually the smallest (and not a premature birth either).

<wafts faint hope in MamaG's direction>

MamaG Mon 21-Jul-08 14:04:49

I had 8 4 then 8 9 - do you think I 'll go over 9 this time? [eek]

SazzlesA Mon 21-Jul-08 14:04:55

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coastalmum Mon 21-Jul-08 14:10:45

I had 6lb (1 day late), 7lb (7 days early), 7lb 5oz (7 days early) & 7lb 8oz (4 days early).

PrettyCandles Mon 21-Jul-08 14:11:02

8lb10, 9lb3, 11lb.

If you're a pessimist, foxy, it says that we've been stretched to there and back.

OTOH, if you're an optimist, it says that we have learnt how to relax our bodies, go with the flow, and birth well, and are now dab hands at it.

Peckarolloveragain Mon 21-Jul-08 14:11:40

1st - 7lb 6oz
2nd - 8lb 7oz
3rd way smaller than both at 6lb 6oz

foxythesnowfox Mon 21-Jul-08 14:11:46

well, its possible, but everything is so much, erm, looser, chances are it'll be easier.

Don't worry, there's not much in it. My DC4 came out 10lbs and in the bag.

And still I didn't tear blush

SixSpotBurnet Mon 21-Jul-08 14:15:13

Yes, rather a lot bigger in my case:

DS1 - 7 lbs 2 oz

Ds2 - 8 lbs

DS3 - a whopping 9 lbs 6 oz!

But it was the easiest birth, all the same.

Ate Mon 21-Jul-08 14:17:36

I was 6lb, my sister 7 and a half lb followed my brother who was 9lb.

Mine are the opposite in pattern! DD1:7lb, DD2:6.8lb, DD3:6.4lb.

They've always measured consistently at scans on their chosen centile lines throughout pregnancy. Funnily enough, DC4 is measuring at the highest centile of any of mine at the midway mark @12 week scan! Hmmm, my pattern could be blown out of the window by January!

warthog Mon 21-Jul-08 14:19:15

my second baby is not bigger than my first...

4andnotout Mon 21-Jul-08 14:25:39

My 2nd was my smallest baby and was only a day early.
im 26 weeks pregnant with dd3 and hoping she wont be bigger than dd3 grin
I only had to have stitches with dd1, i must be a right bucket crutch now wink

reban Mon 21-Jul-08 14:27:01

yes mine did get bigger dd1 6lb 5 ds1 7lb 13 and ds2 8lb 1 .. however 5 years between 1st and second and only 14 months between second and third. Also different sexes and i was heavier to start with by the time i had second so i would say there are lots of reasons why they could eb bigger! But i do know people who had babies consistently the same size and those who had subsequent babies who were smaller.

MamaG Mon 21-Jul-08 16:29:00



SoupDragon Mon 21-Jul-08 16:30:16

DS1: 10lb 1oz (3 days late0
DS2: 8lb 4oz (2 weeks early)
DD: 8lb 10oz (bang on time)

DanJARMouse Mon 21-Jul-08 16:30:41

mine got bigger...

DD1 6lbs 6oz (1 week early)
DD2 7lbs 3oz (4 days late)
DS 8lbs 4oz (3 days late)

WombFor1More Mon 21-Jul-08 16:31:47

ds1 - 7lb 6oz
ds2 - 7lb 13oz
dd - 9lb 4oz

You'll be fine winkgrin

DanJARMouse Mon 21-Jul-08 16:32:51

(a woman at nursery this morning brought her 2week old DS - born at 11lbs 10oz!!! 3rd child)

WombFor1More Mon 21-Jul-08 16:34:09

shock wow that's big shock

Forgot to say ds1 & 2 both 6days late dd was 8days late, I'm hoping this ds is a bit early!!

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