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hawksley Thu 30-Jun-05 11:48:03

I have had a girl, 7lb 8oz, and a boy, 9lb 13oz! Will my next baby be even bigger??!!

Loobie Thu 30-Jun-05 14:33:46

mines went 8lb, then no.2 was 8lb 13oz ,no.3 came back doqwn a bit to 8lb 4oz

AnotherHelen Thu 30-Jun-05 15:00:32

Its debatable this one i think, my first was 10lb and my second was 7lb 12oz! i think as a general rule though they do get bigger! my sisters first was 6lb 15oz and she just had her second 3 weeks early and she weighed 8lb 4 oz! i wonder why they get bigger though?? xxx

jessicasmummy Thu 30-Jun-05 15:01:11

AH.... dont tell me that.... Jess was 6lb 6oz and i was looking forward to another SMALL baby!!!

AnotherHelen Thu 30-Jun-05 15:42:48

lol!! sorry JM!! xx

LibbyandBensMummy Thu 30-Jun-05 16:10:27

my first dd was 6lb 10oz and my second ds was 8lb both born two weeks early im dreadin going full term with this one number three. help me !!!

geogteach Thu 30-Jun-05 16:12:26

No 3rd was smallest, but still over 8lbs!

zubb Thu 30-Jun-05 16:14:02

thats reassuring goegteach as ds1 was 8lb 15oz (a couple of days early) and ds2 was 9lb 9oz (8 days late), and with ds3 due in 10 weeks I was preparing for a 10lb+ one!

cupcakes Thu 30-Jun-05 16:14:32

I was wondering just the other day why they tend to get bigger. My first was 6lb5oz and my second was 8lb10oz so I'm a little nervous about getting pregnant for a third time!
Do you think it might just be that the mum is (generally) a little bit (ahem) bigger with each pregnancy and that affects it?
Or could it be linked to the mother's increasing age?

starlover Thu 30-Jun-05 16:15:17

someone i know had

7lb 8
8lb 13
10lb 3
10lb 2
7lb 13
and finally a 9lb 3

so... it varies!

dinosaur Thu 30-Jun-05 16:16:16

My first was a dainty 7 lb 2 oz, second a rather more chunky 8 lbs - and DS3 weighed in at a whopping nine and a half pounds!

suedonim Thu 30-Jun-05 16:18:44

Not ime! My first two were 8.8lbs but my third was 7.5lb and fourth was just 7lb.

Aero Thu 30-Jun-05 16:21:20

Mine have gone totally against the grain!! Ds1 was 8lb 10oz, dd was 8lb 4oz and ds2 was a midget at 7lb 10oz - he just looked tiny in comparrison to the others!!
Also, ds1 was 5 days overdue, dd was 2 days early and ds2 was 9 days early, so maybe the stress of already being a mummy brought on earlier deliveries each time and they just weren't in there as long so didn't get as big. Does that make sense?

wordgirl Thu 30-Jun-05 16:22:12

DS1 7lb 8oz
DS2 7lb 13oz
DS3 7lb 10oz
Consistent or what!

Kidstrack2 Thu 30-Jun-05 16:28:10

My first was 9lb 2oz second was 7lb 10oz
My mum had 6 of us and we all varied from smallest which was me at 6lb 11oz to 8lb 7oz but not in any particular order.

QueenEagle Thu 30-Jun-05 16:30:02

No not necessarily hawksley!

dd 7lb 4oz
ds1 9lb 14oz
ds2 8lb 4oz
ds3 9lb 4oz
ds4 9lb 1oz

tabitha Thu 30-Jun-05 16:42:33

My first one was the biggest (8lb 13oz) although they've not varied that much in weight - smallest of the four was 8lb 7 1/2 oz.

hawksley Thu 30-Jun-05 16:51:51

well it certainly doen’t sound like it’s a given that this one will be supersized (although does feel very packed in, and at my last midwife appointment they quite flippantly said ‘mmm, I think pretty big). I’ve got another scan in acouple of weeks (36 weeks) to see after ds1, but someone told me there’s a 20% variation either way. Would rather not be induced, but equally, would prefer not to get another 10lber out!

lovecloud Thu 30-Jun-05 16:54:02

I was my mumns third and weiged a wopping 10.11 - yikes! i LOOKED LIKE LES DAWSON

my mum had five
1st - 7.8
2nd 8.6
me 10.11
4th 5.0 - ahhhhhh
5th 8.8

i dont think nec think 3rd babies are bigger but one thing is they will be bigger than the first

PeachyClair Thu 30-Jun-05 16:54:10

First- 5 lbs 5oz
Second 6 lbs 11 i/2 oz
Third 7 lbs 4 ozs

all lads

lovecloud Thu 30-Jun-05 16:55:13

excuse my terrible typing - im sure i am pregnant

Mosschops30 Thu 30-Jun-05 16:57:36

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QueenEagle Thu 30-Jun-05 17:02:26

hawksley, I was worried about having another 10lber so when ds4 looked on course for about 11lb, my consultant agreed to induce me 2 weeks early. He was still 9lb 1oz then so if I had gone to term or over he would easily have been that, so I felt quite justified in asking for an induction.

Could you ask to speak to the consultnat at the hospital if you are really that worried?

Mosschops30 Thu 30-Jun-05 17:08:00

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mandyc66 Thu 30-Jun-05 18:09:30

ds 8lb 2
dd 7lb 13
ds2 7lb 11
ds3 10lb 2
ds4 9lb 15


cant see a pattern!!!!!

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