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#1: 7 lbs 8 oz
#2: 9 lbs
#3: 8 lbs 14 oz

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Why does that size make you nervous? That's a perfectly healthy birthweight. Mine were 8, 9, and 7.5ish respectively.
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#1: 6 lbs 8 oz
#2: 7 lbs 10 oz
#3: 6 lbs 11 oz
My first and third are built like me- small bones. My second is built like her daddy- large boned and sturdy. She weighs as much as her older brother now! Also, my first two were both born 4 days before my due date, and my third was born a week before my due date, so they were all very close in gestational age.
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#1-7lb 13oz
#2-9lb 9oz
#3-7lb 7oz
#4-10lb 4oz
#5-9lb 11oz
#6-10lb 8oz
#7-9lb 2oz
#8-9lb 4oz

I say it varies. Why does the size worry you?
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DD1 (40w2d) 8 lbs 6 oz
DD2: (39w4d) 7 lbs 13 oz
DS: (41w) 8 lbs 8 oz

I think they are all different - I don't think they necessarily get bigger with successive pregnancies - anyway I wouldn't worry, there's no evidence of a problem, right? The doc could be wrong, or this babe could simply be destined to be a little more petite.

Forget weight trends - in my case this past time I kept saying, aren't successive babies "supposed to" arrive earlier???

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#1 - Don't worry about a big baby. My biggest was my easiest. (Easiest deliver... Possibly the hardest pregnancy.)

#1/DD - 9lb 2.75oz (but she was induced at 38 weeks, because she was "getting too big" - Gimme a break... So, she would've been bigger than my second daughter, most likely)

#2/DD - 9lb 4oz (Came naturally at 39w 6d)

#3/DS - 11lb 7oz (Came naturally at 42w 4d)
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1st - 7 lbs 6 oz (40 wks 1 day)

2nd - 6 lbs 15.9 oz (38 wks 5 days) just .1 oz under 7 lbs

3rd - 8 lbs 2 oz (39 wks 4 days)

I think the *average* baby weighs a little over 7 lbs so I wouldn't worry about an estimate, and it could very well be off a pound or so either way, it's just a guess.

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DD1- 7 Lbs 3 oz
DD2- 7 Lbs 5 oz
DS - 9 Lbs 11 oz

I have never heard of an hard and fast rules about sizes and birth order. I wouldn't be too sad if #4 was a bit smaller than #3
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6/8
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8/8
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#1 was 8 lbs. 12 oz.
#2 was 9 lbs. 1 oz.
#3 was 10 lbs. 2 oz.
#4 isn't born yet but I would be really amazed if she was bigger than my youngest son.
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My babies got smaller the more I had

DS1 10 lbs 2 oz
DS2 8 lbs 8 oz
DD 8 lbs 2 oz

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My doc keeps saying this babe will be average size 7.5-8lb which is freaking me out a little. I know docs aren't very accurate when guessing, my last ob had no idea at all, but I still feel a little nervous that my babe could be that small. My son was 8lb3oz at 41w, my full term daughter 9lb7oz at 39w. So my question is; I always thought that babes get bigger the more you birth (within your own body's limits of course) but what is your personal experience? Did your babes get larger, smaller, or did it vary? Thanks for any responses.
My first was 7lbs, the second 7lbs 12 0z, the last one 6lbs. My mother had me and I was 9.5lbs but my brother was only 7lbs. I think it really varies and that there are several factors to how much a baby will weigh.
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#1 8lbs 14oz
#2 9lbs 2oz
#3 7lbs 15oz
#4 9lbs 2oz

All of mine were born at 40 weeks(no inductions of any kind)
With #3 I was very sick for 2.5 months of the pregnancy with gallbladder problems...that's why I think she was so small.
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#1 9lb 2oz (41-42 weeks)
#2 8lb 9oz (40weeks+3 days)
#3 9lb 9oz (39 weeks)

I was never gestational diabetic, but with DS#1 I had pretty severe hypoglycemia. Also, interestingly enough DS#3 was by far the easiest labour and birth of all 3 of them.
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Ds#1--39w4d-7lbs 5ozs
Ds#2--40w2d-7lbs 9ozs
Ds#3--39w2d-7lbs 3ozs

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DD #1 7.3
DD #2 7.8
DD #3 7.6
DD #4 8.0

Mine were all about the same. They were all born within 2 days of the EDD.
I think the gestational age they were delivered is more important. Plus birth weight and Length have NOTHING to do with how large or small a child will be into adulthood.
My second was 40 pounds at 2 years old, my first was 20 pounds at 2 years old. They are what they are. I would not worry unless you are going to have like a 14 pounder or soemthing....
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In order:

#1 (38w): 7 lb 13 oz
#2 (38w): 8 lb
#3 (39w): 8 lb 7 oz
#4 (38w): 7 lb 1 oz

I wouldn't worry about a 7-9 lb baby.

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DD #1-7lbs, 7 oz 38w 1day
DD #2-8lbs, 3oz 40wks on edd
DD #3-7lbs, 14oz 39 weeks

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#1- 41wks4days - 9lbs
#2- 41 wks4days - 9lbs 2ozs
#3- 40wks2days - 9lbs 5ozs
#4- 39wks - 7lbs 13ozs
#5- 39wks4days - 7lbs 8ozs

Mine have gotten smaller but were a little earlier too.
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7.5 to 8 are fine weights. Why does that worry you?

My kids got bigger each time: 6.8, 7.2, 8 ish.
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I agree that anywhere from 7 lbs, 8 oz and up is a healthy baby.

My babies:

#1 (boy): 8 lbs
#2 (boy): 8 lbs, 9 oz
#3 (boy): 7 lbs, 15 oz
#4 (girl): 7 lbs, 11 oz

Does gender have anything to do with birthweight?

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Under 7lb. 8oz can be healthy, too.

Boys tend to be a little bigger than girls.
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dd#1- 9.7
dd#2- 10.9
ds#1- 8.14

I found it interesting that I gained the least amount of weight with my biggest baby!
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#1 8lbs. 4 and a half oz. (boy)

#2 8lbs 3 and a half oz. (boy)

#3 8lbs. 12 oz. (boy)

I'd like to point out I was 2 weeks past my due date with #1, 10 days past my due date with #2 and only a week past with #3. The baby will be whatever weight and size they are meant to be. I think it is silly that doctor's guess at weights and sizes like that because it can put mama in a panic about weight (big or small) and most of the time their guesses are rather inaccurate. I wouldn't worry too much because what weight they are guessing sounds pretty normal.

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