So, has this come true for you?
In all seriousness though, I know a lot of women for whom their second baby was the same size or smaller than their first.
My first was 38 weeks, 9lbs 1oz
Second 38+5 weeks, 8lbs 4oz
Third 41 weeks, 9lbs 13oz
Second Boy 41 weeks, 7 lbs, 3 oz.
They both are very healthy, strong and slim.
I had a friend how carried 6 pounders healthy babies(2 boy and a girl) to term. After born her babies growns like crazy.
I suppose my norm is carry 7 pounders babies and my friend's carry 6 pounders. Although, my friend's children looks now way more bigger than mine's. LOL
and I wouldn't panic that your 2nd was going to be that big. You got your first one out who was about that same size. You can do it!
Second was born at 40 weeks 3 days....a girl, 7.9 lbs, 20.5 inches
There was such a big difference between my kiddos weight, and yet I gained the same amount with both!
It was true for my MIL though. She had six boys. The first being 7lbs 5oz. They all went up from there. DH was second to youngest and was 10lbs 3oz and the youngest was 10lbs 5 oz.
That being said, I have had all girls, and boys tend to weigh more...so if I am shocked to have a boy this time, I would expect he would be as big or bigger than #4, who was 9lbs12oz.
Birthing #2 is usually much faster and easier, even if they weigh a little more. Fat squishes, after all!
Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
My #1 was 7lb 8oz and #2 was 9lb 13oz. #2 was so much easier to deliver even being 2lb+ heavier(3hr labor), his head and shoulders were narrower, no ring of fire burning like with #1.
#1 was induced due to pre-eclampsia at 38 weeks: 6lbs., 4oz. (girl)
#2 was spontaneous at 39 weeks: 8lbs, 14oz (girl)
#3 was born prematurely and spontaneously at 34 weeks: 6lbs., 6oz (boy)
On a side note...Funny they were so close in weight at birth b/c they are so different now. My older son is short and stout (50% for height and 80% for weight)and my younger son is long and lean (90% for height and 20% for weight)
Mama to Nell (11/15/06) and Maggie (10/9/10) . AFTER 2.5 YEARS, I AM AN AUNTIE!!! HOORAY TEAR78 and welcome Anika and Brand New Baby Boy!!!! Circumcision: the more you know, the worse it is; please leave the decision up to your son!
I've heard that if you stop drinking milk in the last month or two it can help keep birth weight a bit lower (advice from a midwife after my last dd's birth; she was 10lbs 7oz!). I certainly plan to try it this time around
I cant drink milk at all.
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