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Alvenchrst's Avatar Alvenchrst 12:10 AM 03-15-2008
I'm just curious how many weeks you were when you had your third baby? I have heard that baby 1 is usually about 41ish weeks, baby 2 is usually about 40 weeks, and baby 3 can be a wildcard.

I was induced at 40w0d with #1
Had #2 naturally at 38w6d
Am currently 35 weeks with #3

Please share how many weeks you were with all 3 (or more!)

Thanks

spewie's Avatar spewie 12:46 AM 03-15-2008
#1 = 41w2d
#2 = 39w2d
#3 = 38w

Good luck!
Mama Poot's Avatar Mama Poot 12:46 AM 03-15-2008
Both of my boys were born at 40 weeks exactly, each born one day before their due dates, the first in the hospital, the second at home. I was never induced, went into labor naturally both times. I am pregnant with my 3rd, and I don't anticipate it being any different this time, but we'll have to see!
georgia's Avatar georgia 01:13 AM 03-15-2008
38
40
42
DreamsInDigital's Avatar DreamsInDigital 01:29 AM 03-15-2008
41+4
41+3
42+1
40+4

We'll see what happens with #5!
sadiejane08's Avatar sadiejane08 05:47 AM 03-15-2008
41+5
33+0
39+2
cappuccinosmom's Avatar cappuccinosmom 07:22 AM 03-15-2008
ds1--39 w 4(?) days
ds2--42 w 2 days
ds3--42 w 2 days
ameliabedelia's Avatar ameliabedelia 10:24 AM 03-15-2008
DD1 38 + 4
DD2 38 + 4
DS1 38 + 4

(notice a pattern here )
sweeetpea's Avatar sweeetpea 12:14 PM 03-15-2008
#1 - 34 w 5d
#2 - 39w 6d
#3 - 41w 2d (and boy, was I ready!)
Graceoc's Avatar Graceoc 12:25 PM 03-15-2008
1st 40 wks + 1 day
2nd 40 wks + 3 days
3rd 40wks + 4 days
4th 39wks + 1 day
shanetedissac's Avatar shanetedissac 12:33 PM 03-15-2008
#1 42 wks
#2 40 wks
#3 41 wks

All babies were born on their own time without interventions.

Be well,
spamama's Avatar spamama 12:41 PM 03-15-2008
Just had baby #3, so I can answer this question!

#1 (DS): 36w, 1d
#2 (DD): 39w, 1d
#3 (DS): 37w, 3d
yeahwhat's Avatar yeahwhat 12:44 PM 03-15-2008
I'm very consistent.
1 39+6
2 40+1
3 39+6
4 40+1
5 39+5 (but hey, she was born at 9:30pm, she almost completed the pattern )
mama_ani's Avatar mama_ani 12:50 PM 03-15-2008
#1 - induced 11 days over
#2 - naturally 26 days over
#3 - naturally 28 days early (VERY complicated pregnancy though, bedrest from 19 weeks on)
#4 - 1 day "late"
#5 - currently 37 weeks exactly! So we shall see!
MsElle07's Avatar MsElle07 10:10 PM 03-15-2008
#1: 39w1d
#2: 39w1d
#3: 41w

My labor was also longer for #3. It really is a wild card!
HarperRose's Avatar HarperRose 10:12 PM 03-15-2008
39w5d
40w 1hr 43m (due the 18th, born at 1:43 am on the 19th)
43w 1d
Eliseatthebeach's Avatar Eliseatthebeach 10:51 PM 03-15-2008
40w3d
42w
40w2d
DoomaYula's Avatar DoomaYula 12:12 AM 03-16-2008
34w2d (induction for twins with TTTS and IUGR in one twin)
40w
41w

I seem to get longer with each pregnancy!
theatermom's Avatar theatermom 12:24 AM 03-16-2008
#1: 39w5d
#2: 39w4d
#3: 40w0d
Mama Poot's Avatar Mama Poot 12:27 AM 03-16-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsElle07 View Post
#1: 39w1d
#2: 39w1d
#3: 41w

My labor was also longer for #3. It really is a wild card!

I've heard this from a lot of women. One woman in my mom's group just had her second recently and the labor was several hours longer, and the woman who started the group said her 3rd took longer because he was 1.5lbs bigger than her first two babes! I hope I keep with my pattern of the labor being shorter each time. My first labor was 20 hours, my second was 8 hours.
TattooedMommy's Avatar TattooedMommy 12:28 AM 03-16-2008
39weeks 1day

Went into labor on my own. Vaginal birth.

FWIW, 1st was 42 weeks, vaginal birth, induced with castor oil, #2 was 38 weeks, 2 days, vaginal birth, water broke on its own during the night. Born the next morning.
georgia's Avatar georgia 01:08 AM 03-16-2008
#3 was a total wildcard for virtually almost all the mamas I know irl
gigismom's Avatar gigismom 01:14 AM 03-16-2008
#1... 42 weeks (induced
#2... 40 weeks 5 days
#3... 41 weeks 3 days
mamallama's Avatar mamallama 01:18 AM 03-16-2008
#1 39+6 induced b/c ROM 12hr no ctx (wish I'd known better)
#2 41+3 I had a week or so of prodromal labor.
#3 40+3 I was so surprised when my labor started. I woke up thinking I had another week or so, and by mid afternoon I was holding my baby.

The wild card theory totally scared me. I was preoccupied with the possibility of a difficult labor. I did not at all expect it to be as quick and easy as it was!

May yours be quick and easy, but not shockingly so!
applejuice's Avatar applejuice 01:41 AM 03-16-2008
my third - 40 weeks 1 day unbelievably easy 4 hour labor at home after two posterior labors.
Rachelsmom's Avatar Rachelsmom 03:44 PM 03-16-2008
#1~40w 2d (c/s for footling...went to 8cm)

#2~38w 6d (went to the hospital too early and had intervention city done on me)

#3~40w, born on due date at home after 42min of labor and NO pushing...was trying to slow down
doctorjen's Avatar doctorjen 04:49 PM 03-16-2008
#1 - 40 wks 6 days
#2 39 wks 4 days
#3 41 wks 2 days
#4 40 wks 0 days

#3 was my longest pregnancy and longest labor - but it was also one of my easier labors.
MelKnee's Avatar MelKnee 05:19 PM 03-16-2008
#1 - 24 wks
#2 - 40 wks 4 ds
#3 - 41 wks 2 ds
Kidzaplenty's Avatar Kidzaplenty 06:02 PM 03-16-2008
#1 36
#2 40
#3 42
candipooh's Avatar candipooh 06:09 PM 03-16-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post

I seem to get longer with each pregnancy!
Me too

#1= 37 weeks 4 days
#2= 39 weeks
#3= 40 weeks 1 day
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