DD1 - 40w3d - 7lb14oz
DD2 - 38w1d - 7lb 6oz
DS1 - 39w1d - 8lb14oz
So, yes, for me, they did get a little bigger (I imagine if DD2 had been "late" like DD1, she would've been bigger). DD1 was a scheduled c-section. DD2 was an easy VBAC with a 45 minute pushing phase. DS1 was a much harder (but also quicker) VBAC with a 30 minute pushing phase. Obviously a hard labor hasn't made me avoid doing it again, since I'm 9 weeks with #4.
DD1 - 41w - 10lb 6oz - C-section for FTP (hospital was impatient)
DD2 - 40w - 10lb 7oz - HBAC - She was also posterior and had a ginormous head!
DD3 - 40w - 7lb 10oz - HBAC
Not perfect, Just amazing!
Girl, 6 lbs, 11 oz, 3 days past EDD
Girl, 8 lbs, 0 oz., 21 days (yep, 21), past EDD
Boy, 7 lbs 10 oz, 10 days past EDD
Boy, 8 lbs 7 oz., 7 days past EDD
Girl, 6 lbs, 8 oz., born ON her EDD
For me, the bigger issue was boy vs girl. Even my 3 week-over baby was still only 8 lbs.
Bookworm Mama to 6 wonderkids and stepmama to one more: 22, 21, 18, 13, 10, 8 and our Z born April 2013. . Partner to my
My first was 9lbs 7oz, no tearing :D
Second was 8lbs 5oz, no tearing or injuries with him either. They were both born pretty close to their due date.
Jessica, wife to Greg since 7/04, mama to the Gman 7/06, 3 , Asher 1/11 and a wonderful surprise due in August!
First of all I would definitely find a care provider that is VBAC friendly and pro-natural birth.
My first was 9 lbs 3 oz's, born at 40 weeks- 15 inch head circumferance, no tearing
My second was 9 lbs even, born at 42 weeks- 14.5 inch head circumferance, again no tearing
not a big difference in size, but there was a 2 week gestation difference, so DS1 may have been closer to 10 lbs by 42 weeks..
I am 38+ weeks pregnant with my 3rd, and my MW thinks he will probably be between 8.5-9 lbs as well.
If you are truly concerned about size, you can cut out sugar and refined carbs and that will help grow a smaller baby
Catie - Happy wife to Aaron (01.05), mama to Liam(08.08), and Ian (11.10)! and due Feb 2013 with blessing #3!
I dont know if this helps but i had a 9lbs2.4oz baby and then 2 more babies under 8 lbs. so its not always true. also its not the over all size and weight of baby that matters but the head size, what position you are giving birth in ect.. if you were to be on your hands and knees during your pushing stage that would help alot, another position that would give you more room about 25% mor room is squatting.