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In your experience, is it true that each of a woman's babies will be bigger than the one before it?

(I mean, of course, with the exception of multiples or babies born really early or really late.)

My daughter weighed just over 9 lbs when she was born. At the time, my doctor joked, "That's it, I am delivering you at 38 weeks from now on!" The women in my family keep telling me that, under normal circumstances, my future children will just keep getting bigger with each pregnancy. We will be trying for baby #2 some time within the next year or so, and this thought worries me a bit.

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Asked by EternalChild86 at 5:44 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I delivered both of my kids at 37 weeks. Baby #1 was 8 pounds, baby #2 was 7.7

    Answer by ave.maria. at 5:45 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My son was born at 41 weeks and he was 8 lbs 14 oz
    My daughter was born at 39 weeks and was 8 lbs 9 ozs
    So ya if she would had gone as long as my son did she would had been way bigger LOL
    But no it doesnt always happen that way in my family my mom had me the biggest then we all started geting smaller LOL
    My sister was the smallest she was smaller than a cabbage patch baby doll .

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • #1 6lbs 8oz
    #2 6lbs 13oz
    #3 7lbs 9oz
    #4 6lbs 10oz

    My grandmother's children started out big and went noticeably smaller (5 children). lol I guess you can never tell.
    Your doctor/midwife will know what to do. When you do start ttc let them know your concerns.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • i was 6lb 3 oz..then my sister was 7lb. 4 oz and finally my brother at 8lb it was true for my mom.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • In my experience,
    #1 8lbs (born at 37 wks)
    #2 10lbs 2oz (2 days late)
    #3 9lbs 12oz ( 4 days late)
    I am 5mo preg with #4 and I am anticipating her to be atleast 9lbs

    My older sister however was the opposite lol!
    #1 9lbs 5oz
    #2 8lbs 9oz
    #3 6lbs 6oz (6 wks early)
    My mom had 1 7lb baby, 3 8lb babies and 2 9lb babies!!

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 5:59 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • my babies were
    5 lbs 12 oz (37 weeks)
    6 lbs 4 oz (39 weeks)
    8 lbs 9 oz (40 weeks)

    Answer by tdawn_21 at 6:08 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My mom:
    me- 6 lbs 9 oz
    sis #1- 6 lbs 14 oz
    sis #2 (20 yrs later)- 7 lbs 14 oz

    For me:
    daughter- 9lbs 1 oz (40 wks)
    son- 8lbs 11 oz (38 wks)--was expected to be 10 lbs
    My doc said MY babies WOULD get bigger each time because my uterus is UNUSUALLY LARGE for my body size (I am a small framed woman). I got my tubes cut, tied, and more big babies for

    Answer by JamiDesigns at 6:14 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My DD lexie...was 7lbs and 2 oz...and bella was 7 even...

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 6:23 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Well hon, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
    My babies weights-
    1st- 7lbs 11 oz
    2nd-7lb 3oz
    3rd-7lb 3oz
    4th-6lb 9oz
    5th-6lb 5oz
    6th- 7lb 9oz
    7th-8lb 11oz
    8th-9lb 11oz
    All were 40 wks except for babies 3 & 8 they were over due by three wks and baby #4 was three wks early.
    I believe it just depends on the baby.
    Good luck to you.

    Answer by butterfly227 at 6:27 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • #1- 7lbs 12 oz - 40 weeks
    #2 - 7lbs 15 oz - 39 weeks
    #3 - 8lbs 8 oz - 38 weeks (glad he didn't go a day later either.)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:36 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

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