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I'm just curious how many weeks you were when you had your third baby? I have heard that baby 1 is usually about 41ish weeks, baby 2 is usually about 40 weeks, and baby 3 can be a wildcard.

I was induced at 40w0d with #1
Am currently 35 weeks with #3

Please share how many weeks you were with all 3 (or more!)

Thanks
#1 = 41w2d
#2 = 39w2d
#3 = 38w

Good luck!
Both of my boys were born at 40 weeks exactly, each born one day before their due dates, the first in the hospital, the second at home. I was never induced, went into labor naturally both times. I am pregnant with my 3rd, and I don't anticipate it being any different this time, but we'll have to see!
38
40
42
41+4
41+3
42+1
40+4

We'll see what happens with #5!
41+5
33+0
39+2
ds1--39 w 4(?) days
ds2--42 w 2 days
ds3--42 w 2 days
DD1 38 + 4
DD2 38 + 4
DS1 38 + 4

(notice a pattern here )
#1 - 34 w 5d
#2 - 39w 6d
#3 - 41w 2d (and boy, was I ready!)
1st 40 wks + 1 day
2nd 40 wks + 3 days
3rd 40wks + 4 days
4th 39wks + 1 day
#1 42 wks
#2 40 wks
#3 41 wks

All babies were born on their own time without interventions.

Be well,

#1 (DS): 36w, 1d
#2 (DD): 39w, 1d
#3 (DS): 37w, 3d
I'm very consistent.
1 39+6
2 40+1
3 39+6
4 40+1
5 39+5 (but hey, she was born at 9:30pm, she almost completed the pattern )
#1 - induced 11 days over
#2 - naturally 26 days over
#3 - naturally 28 days early (VERY complicated pregnancy though, bedrest from 19 weeks on)
#4 - 1 day "late"
#5 - currently 37 weeks exactly! So we shall see!
#1: 39w1d
#2: 39w1d
#3: 41w

My labor was also longer for #3. It really is a wild card!
39w5d
40w 1hr 43m (due the 18th, born at 1:43 am on the 19th)
43w 1d
40w3d
42w
40w2d
34w2d (induction for twins with TTTS and IUGR in one twin)
40w
41w

I seem to get longer with each pregnancy!
#1: 39w5d
#2: 39w4d
#3: 40w0d
Quote:
 Originally Posted by MsElle07 #1: 39w1d #2: 39w1d #3: 41w My labor was also longer for #3. It really is a wild card!

I've heard this from a lot of women. One woman in my mom's group just had her second recently and the labor was several hours longer, and the woman who started the group said her 3rd took longer because he was 1.5lbs bigger than her first two babes! I hope I keep with my pattern of the labor being shorter each time. My first labor was 20 hours, my second was 8 hours.
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