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is it true..

alright i have a question... i'm preg. i think.. but i have an appt on tuesday to find out forsure. heh. okay well i've heard that when your first child is big the second is bigger.. well my first son weighed 10lbs 6ounces.. is that true or not?


Asked by MommaBear1129 at 1:32 AM on Nov. 29, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • No, all pregnancies are different, no matter which one you're on =] This one could be bigger or smaller...most likely smaller, since your first was on the big side, lol.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:33 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • lol.. okay good! bcuz i was thinkin.. if he's bigger than my ant.. then how big will that be lol..

    Answer by MommaBear1129 at 1:35 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • My first was 7lb 6oz and the second was 6oz 6oz and third was 8lb 5oz so I would say no, but they wll probably watch the size closer

    Answer by perksmom at 1:36 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • This one may or may not be bigger, but it probably really won't matter as far as the difficulty in delivering. I think after you've had a baby that big, a few ounces to a pound isn't really gonna matter all that much! Mine were all big babies too (9-4, 8-8, 9-5).

    Answer by Mishelly728 at 1:39 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • This one could be bigger or this one could be half the size as the first.
    All pregnancies are different.
    Your doctor should be able to estimate the size of the baby later on.

    Answer by Jill42721 at 5:06 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • My 1st was almost 11 lbs, 2nd was 10 lbs, 3rd was a lightweight at only 8 lbs. I actually put on the least amount of weight with the second one (I only gained 14 lbs, I'm big but not obese) and the most w/ the first one (nearly 60 lbs). still trying to lose that baby weight, 14 years later.....

    Answer by plylerjones at 7:38 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • sometimes it is true but not always first for me was 5#4oz, second 6#10oz, third 6#11oz, forth 6#7oz, fifth 7#4oz. What was consistant was all thier head sizes was between 12inches to 13 inches and that is the important part. Fat is squishy but bone is harder and although the head has soft spots so it can squeeze through it only gives to a certian point. Don't worry about weight as much as head and shoulder size.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 9:25 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Mine were 7.8, 6.6 and 7.10 - my sister was 10.11 and now 11.6! Glad I am not her! She had to have c section with both b/c she was too small for both.


    Answer by Babylove76 at 12:15 PM on Nov. 29, 2008