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We are pg with what will likely be our last - and shocked to find out, it's a boy! After 4 girls we were all very surprised to say the least!

We have big babies, who come late. The girls have all been big, with *very* big heads...and I have delivered 2 of them face up.

8 lbs 9 oz
9 lbs 3 oz
9 lbs 12 oz
9 lbs 6.5 oz

How much bigger was your subsequent boy than girls? Is there an average to how much bigger?

Dh's mother had a csec due to a face presentation, as did dh's grandmother with his father. So needless to say that makes me more than a little nervous, despite having a 'proven' pelvis and having 3 totally unmedicated and 2 HB's.

Any experiences or words of encouragement?

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1st baby - girl - 8 lbs 9 oz
2nd baby - boy - 8 lbs 3 oz.

No guarantees boys are bigger

We'll have to see how it goes with this one...

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1st DD-8.2
2nd DS-8.2
No bigger, no smaller in my case!
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#1 Boy 10 lbs
#2 Boy 9 lbs 3 oz
#3 Girl 9 lbs 7 oz
#4 Girl 10 lbs 12 oz

#1 was two weeks overdue. The rest were early

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Sorry, this is in kilos, but
DS1 3.7kg
DD1 3.4kg
DS2 3.2kg
DD2 3.5 kg

So as u can see my second son was my smallest child and he still is quite small. He was also my only child who came past his due date. My eldest son is the biggest and he came 2 wks early, so there is really no telling!

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my DS was a full pound bigger than my DD (7lbs 2 oz, 8lbs 2 oz) but his head was 'only' 1/4 in bigger.. (15in) .. my DS came 2 weeks later than my DD too (and that was with being induced at 41 weeks) i'm not really worried about a bigger baby, but i am worried about bigger heads and was glad for the increase of only 1/4 of an inch...

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My Mom had 3 girls one boy. The biggest was my sister by almost a pound. The rest of us were all 7 pounds some she was over 8. My boys were small.

DS1 was 6 pounds 15 ounces
DS2 was 7 pounds 4 ounces

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i'm not really worried about a bigger baby, but i am worried about bigger heads and was glad for the increase of only 1/4 of an inch...
just what i was coming back to post! depends on how the bigger comes about, if it's just wonderfully happy baby padding, it doesn't really make a difference, only if it's larger head or shoulders
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Hopefully this is an old wive's tale!!!

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DS 6 lb. 2 oz.
DD 8 lb. 8 oz. (easier time pushing her out though)

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DS is my oldest and smallest and my only one born before 41 weeks.

My brother was the middle child and the smallest.
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DD#1- 8.1
DS#1- 9.12
DD#2- 9.6 (Hardest birth)
DS#2- 9.4 (Easiest birth)



I have never seen a pattern in baby sizes. Good luck with your birth!!
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DD was born at 39 wks and was 8. 14 oz
DS was born at 40 + 3 and was 9. 2 oz

I think nutrition plays a bigger role than gender.

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just what i was coming back to post! depends on how the bigger comes about, if it's just wonderfully happy baby padding, it doesn't really make a difference, only if it's larger head or shoulders
Sadly...that's not so reassuring since dh and his father were both csections...giant heads with face presentation. Dh's head is slightly smaller than his father's, but both of them can hardly ever find hats to fit. Dh also has big shoulders.

Surely after birthing 4 of our girls it can't be so bad that I couldn't do it, right? I'm trying to keep in mind that I birthed 2 of them face up...and even a bigger-headed baby should come fine as long as he's positioned well, right?

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In order....

ds#1 7lbs 11oz
ds#2 7lbs 3 oz
ds#3 10 lbs *easiest and fastest birth
dd#1 8lbs 8oz

 
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Two of my boys were smaller (weight wise) than my girl and one of them was the same weight. My girl was signifigantly shorter than all of my boys, though, and was the biggest around. She was also my easiest birth. Actually, my two bigger kids (8lb 10oz) were my easiest births by far.
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my DD was 10 lbs 4 oz.
my DS was 7lbs 7oz.
No anomalies with either (GD or anything), but they did have two different dads. They both had similar head size, and length.

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My DD was 2 lbs heavier than both my boys and was longer with bigger head and shoulders. She was my first and only vag birth too(easiest too). I'm planning a HBA2C with baby boy number 3. So boys have been smaller for me.

DD 10lbs 4oz 22in long 14.5 inch shoulders
DS 7lbs 14oz 19 in long I think his shoulders were 13 inches
DS 8 lbs 3 oz 21 inches long do not know what his shoulders were.

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My daughter was my largest.
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My DS was the smallest.

DS: 8 lb 3 oz at 39 weeks
DD1: 10 lb at 39w 6d
DD2: 9 lb 9 oz at 38w

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#1 Boy- 2 days early. 8lbs 13oz
#2 Girl- 12 days early. 8lbs 1oz
#3 Girl- 4 days late. 7lbs 9oz
#4 Boy- 4 days early. 9lbs 13oz (born 2 weeks ago- posterior... ouch!)

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I've been wondering the same thing!

DD1 7lb. 11oz (3 days over)
DS1 8lb. 14oz (4 days over)
DD2 6lb. 9oz (4 days early)

I also wonder if the mothers starting out weight has anything to do with it?? I was around 120 pounds when I conceived DD1, then probably 160 when I conceived DS1... Then around 120 again when I conceived DD2... This time around it's another boy and I started out around 160-170 again... So I'm wondering if this little guy will be closer to 9 pounds than the 7 pounds my girls were??
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I've been wondering the same thing!

DD1 7lb. 11oz (3 days over)
DS1 8lb. 14oz (4 days over)
DD2 6lb. 9oz (4 days early)

I also wonder if the mothers starting out weight has anything to do with it??
I was around 120 pounds when I conceived DD1, then probably 160 when I conceived DS1... Then around 120 again when I conceived DD2... This time around it's another boy and I started out around 160-170 again... So I'm wondering if this little guy will be closer to 9 pounds than the 7 pounds my girls were??
I was 100 lbs pre-pregnancy with my 10lb 4oz daughter, and 105lbs pre-pregnancy with my 7lb 7oz son. (laughing because she was 10% of my freaking body weight)

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My last dd was bigger than ds. My biggest baby was also my easiest.

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Were the csection births midwife attended? I'd think you'd have a better chance with a midwife as they are more knowledgeable with positioning, ect.

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For me it was true....DD1 and DD2 were both in the 8lb range (#1 a little over and #2 a little under) #1's head was 14" and #2 was 13 1/2".....DS was over 10lbs. with a 15" head and his chest only (m/w didn't measure all the way around including his shoulders) was also 15". He was by far my hardest.

BUT my mom had 2 boys first and then me.... #1 was over 10, #2 was over 9lbs. and I was just over 10lbs.

So you can't always go by what you hear....just like most people will try to tell you that each subsequent baby gets bigger and I think the majority of the time that is just NOT true.
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DD1: 9lb 6oz 40w 5d
DD2: 7lb 7oz AROM 39w
DS1: 9lb 2oz 41w 2d
DS2: 9lb 4oz 42w

I really don't think gender has much to do with it, and I think birth order is just one of *many* factors. I believe the reason DD2 was so much smaller (besides being induced early), is I was traumatized by my first birth, thought her size had something to do with it and cut out sugar on the OBs advice. Not that cutting sugar is a bad thing at all, but I do think nutrition is a big factor in baby size.

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We only have boys, our DS was 7 lbs 13 oz, and still waiting for DS2.
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I don't think it has anything to do with gender at all. Just because your dh has a big head doesn't mean that your boy will necessarily have a big head too. I was my moms biggest baby weighing in at 11 pounds...(and her 7th of 8 kids) and she said I was her easiest delivery so size doesn't always mean torture either as long as positioning is ok. Hopefully you have a great midwife who will be able to help you out with positioning and things like that to make the delievery easier.

But to answer your question
dd- 8 lbs 6.5 os (born on due date)
ds- 8 lbs 5 oz (born 8 days early)
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DS, induced at 38+weeks: 7lbs 10oz
DD, born at 39weeks, 5 days: 8lbs 4oz
Funny, my neighbor was just saying she thinks girls tend to be "bigger"! I don't believe gender has anything to do with it!!

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