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#1 of 53 Old 11-20-2007, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am 38 +5 with my second child. My first was born at 38+1, so I am already feeling like this one is "late". I just want to know if there are many people out there whose second or later children were born "later" than their first. I was under the impression that first babies were usually the late ones.

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41 + 4
#2
41 + 3
#3
42 + 1
#4
40 + 4
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first - 42 +4
second - 42
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They were all pretty much the same at 41 weeks and change.

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dd1 -- 39 w 4 d
dd2 -- 35 w 3 d

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don't count on this one being early! my first was born at 38+4. my second was born at 40+4 : even though he was only a few days past his due date, it felt like a lot more.

don't get your hopes up for another early one or the next couple of weeks could feel really long and be pretty miserable. i know they were for me
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Interesting thread! My first was 40+2, I wonder what the second one will be. (not sure of dates so I will probably never know)
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38, 40 and 42

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38w 4d for DD1

38w 6d for DD2

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39 w 4 days with 1st
40 w exactly with 2nd

wondering about the 3rd.

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#1 - 40w3d
#2 - 41.5w
#3 - 37w

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1st - 40 wk 6 days
2nd - 39 wk 4 days
3rd - 41 wk 2 days
4th - 40 wk exactly

all spontaneous labors
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1st-33w 4 d
2nd-36w 3d
3rd-42w 5d

if the pattern keeps up, i may end up with a 50 week baby next time!
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36w
9 months (literally, from conception to delivery!! I was amazed!) so that would be 40w? we had differences of opinion regarding EDD (acc'd to EDD itw as 42w+1)

The first baby was clearly premature now that I look back at it, the second being SOOO healthy and we had so many problems with my first that NO ONE ever told me were b/c she was premature or to expect them.

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Ds1 42+5
Ds2 42
DD1 40+2 by 9 week US; by my tracking cycles and DTD 40+1 (Stillbirth)
DD2 again this one varies -- LMP 40+6; 13 week US 4+3; 20 week US 39+5; my calculation was 39+3 to 39+5
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37w exactly
39w exactly

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29 weeks
38 weeks 2 days
39 weeks 5 days
37 weeks
33 weeks
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My first was 40w 4d
My 2nd was 40w 9d (oops I mean 41w 2d)

My sister's births seemed to take longer and longer each time. She was about 2 weeks post date with each, but close to 3 weeks post with her 4th child.
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38W3days
37W exactly

This coming from a woman whose mother gave birth at 42W3days exactly with each child, and whose six sisters averaged 42.5 to a full 44(six babies from two sisters gestated a full 44 weeks). I was fully expecting my kids to come AFTER 42 weeks. My daughter, to me, was a full month early, at least! Had my son been born a day earlier, because I transported to the hospital during labor, he would have been in special care simply because they'd have considered him "premature!" Crazy.

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1st: 42w 1d

2nd: 41w 3d

3rd: 40w 5d

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First: 40w exactly

Second: 40w 1day (only 3 hours into that day, though! )

Both spontanteous labors, unprovoked by anything.

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1st: 41 + 4
2nd: 40 + 6

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1st 37w 1d (and over 9pounds!)
2nd 38w 4d
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dd1 - 39w4d
ds1 - 38w1d
ds2 - 40w1d
ds3 - 39w4d

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DD--39 weeks

DS2--40W4D
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#1 41w
#2 37w
#3 39w 1d
#4 41w 3d
#5 39w 5d
#6 40w 2d
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#1-41w2d

#2-41w0d

#3-40w2d

so when iw as preg with #4, i thought, hey, pg is getting shorter, this one will too! nope. #4 was 41w2d.

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#1 - 40w5d
#2 - 39w4d
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H - 40w6d
B - 40w1d

Mama to H (6) B (3) : A (1)
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40 weeks 3 days for both of my daughters.
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