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Is the 2nd baby bigger than the first?

My daughter was 9 lbs. and 8 oz. when she was born. I am due in January and was just wondering what to expect with baby number 2 (which is also a girl) Are 2nd babies normally bigger than your first or does it just depend on something else? Let me know what your experiences were?

 
cloverlover24

Asked by cloverlover24 at 12:25 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (14)
  • Statistically,yes
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:26 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • They aren't always..my friends kids kept getting smaller. She went from 9lb 2 oz all they way to 7lbs.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:26 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Not necessarily.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 12:26 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • yeah, not always the case but my first was 7# 5oz and my second was 9# 7oz.
    jenfraker

    Answer by jenfraker at 12:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My first boy was 8 lbs 2 oz and second boy was 6 lbs 9 oz.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • i'm 8 months preg with my second and doc is saying this one will not be nearly as big. my first was 8lb 8oz and they are expecting this one to be a full pound smaller. i have not gained nearly as much weight this time either though.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I went up from 1st -2nd first was 8.1 second was 8.11 and an inch longer. Both were born about 1 week (give or take a day or 2) before the due date
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 12:29 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My daughter just had her second baby on Labor Day and Tristan weighed 9 lbs 8oz's her first born was a boy and he weighed 9lbs 4 oz's.
    MistressMinerva

    Answer by MistressMinerva at 12:29 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Back in the day (my day...lol), general rule, each consecutive baby was a bit bigger. But, that was just an average national statistic. However, my 1st was 7lbs 8oz & my 2nd was 6lbs 13oz. Nowadays, there are many different factors involved. Different fathers due to divorce & remarriage or whatever, boy vs girl, different eating & health habits. So, it is hard to say. Your doctor should be able to tell you as you go, approximately how much your baby weighs & how much it will most likely weigh at full term.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:30 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My 2nd baby was a pound smaller. He was soo tiny compared to my first.
    BrittanyD07

    Answer by BrittanyD07 at 12:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2010