A Conversation for H2G2 Parent and Child Group.

Broodiness and Birthweights!

Post 1

Serephina

Hiya everyone .Im feeling incredibly broody at the mo (well on n off since my scummy little nephew was born a year ago)and Ive decided that soon as I find someone insane enough to settle down with I AM having more kids (whether said fella like it or not!smiley - biggrin).
One thing does concern me a little though.Ive heard that second babies tend to be bigger than the first ..sometimes substantially bigger (my brother was 2lbs heavier than me!) so is thia total myth or is there some truth to it?
My first baby ,Joshua,whos
no coming up for 6,weighed in at 9lb51/2 oz..which I thought was just about right(he looked tiny to me)but everyone else assured me was huge!.I wouldnt like to have one much bigger..10lb probably being all my nerves could take!...lol


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Post 2

Cloviscat

With a first baby that size, it might not apply - that is a HUGE birthweight!

The difference in 1st and 2nd babies is typical, but it doesn't have to be a lot - I was heavier than my older sister, but by less than 2 oz!

Beware though - friend had a large 1st baby and a second child who weighed in at.......14lb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post 3

Serephina

Yes that happened to my Aunt Helen too!...lol Think Ill end up opting for a ceaser just to be sure!...lol


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Post 4

Cloviscat

Were you huge with the first one? You may be able to tell in advance if it's a biggy... and a hard birth with one that size, I wonder?

me, I'm going for a homebirth next time...smiley - bigeyes


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Post 5

Serephina

I was absolutely enormous!..like mr greedy out of the mr men...lol but i did have an infection that they hadnt detected which meant that his placenta was nearly 8lbs too! i might as well have been carrying twins...lol
I believe its supposed to be easier to give birth to a bigger baby than a smaller one as theyre supposed to be stronger and be more help ..i wouldnt like to chance a really huge one though! youd be wetting yourself for life!..lol


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Post 6

Cloviscat

An 8lb placenta smiley - ill thank you for sahring that image with us - not!


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Post 7

Serephina

Your'e welcome...lol


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Post 8

World Service Memoryshare team

oooof blimey! All good and healthy though... don't bigger babies get a better start or something (though I'm not sure if that's altogether ocorrect - Dom wasn't huge and I don't like to think he's been deprived!). Seems to be that the bigger a baby is the better that gravity works! (If you see what I mean)

smiley - smiley

Anna


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Post 9

Serephina

Theres supposed to be a link between birth weight and intelligence but I think thats a load of nonsense myself!..big babies have mothers with big pelvises!..anything else is probably not true!..apart from the gravity thing!...lol


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Post 10

World Service Memoryshare team

smiley - laugh

But what to do about broodiness. I saw a little teeny baby at the weekend - he was so sweet!

smiley - smiley

Anna


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Post 11

Cloviscat

Thank goodness I'm not getting this yet. I took some newborn clothes to a friend who is fostering a week old baby - I just found it so hard to equate that scrap of flesh with the huge, pink, gurgling creature sitting on the floor in front of me - how do we forget so quickly?

Any plans foranother, Anna? Of course we don't want to lose you smiley - sadface


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Post 12

World Service Memoryshare team

Not just at the moment! It's just that little teeny ones are all cute and lovely and they don't run around going 'rah! yah! yah! rah!' hitting me on the nose and laughing! Newborns seem so easy (though I know that they are not AT ALL!) It's the grass is greener thing again.

smiley - smiley

Anna


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Post 13

Cloviscat

Your mind is definitely playing tricks - someone get this woman chocolate - she's hallucinating! Newborns are not *easy*, they're *different* - Do you remember what it was like before there was any form of communication? Before there was no difference between 'tired' crying, or hungry, or wet, or in pain? before there was any pattern of sleeping and waking? When every orifice squirted, projectile-style, at regular intervals, and you could go through six outfits a day - you as well as the baby...

...OK, but they are cute when clean and asleep - only last for 40 minutes though, remember? smiley - winkeye


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Post 14

Serephina

You just wait till the stork starts jangling on your hormones Cloviscat!...lol youll be surprised at what you forget! ...but then if we didnt forget the human race would probably just die out!


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Post 15

World Service Memoryshare team

The chocolate's helping though

Anna smiley - smiley


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Post 16

Cloviscat

smiley - laugh

Somehow, I think you remember the facts, but miss out on the actual sensations - that's how I feel about the birth anyway!


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Post 17

Bernadette Lynn_ Home Educator

At 3 months pregnant and still feeling permanently sick, I still managed to feel broody when a friend had a new baby - even though we were staying in her house at the time and I could hear her entire labour, and how many times the baby was up that night. Do I deserve chocolate too?


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Post 18

World Service Memoryshare team

Bernadette, definitely. Here you go smiley - choc

smiley - smiley

Anna


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Post 19

Bernadette Lynn_ Home Educator

Thankyou, Anna. Luckily I haven't gone off that kind yet...


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Post 20

World Service Memoryshare team

smiley - biggrin Me neither smiley - smiley


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