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meme
08-30-2004, 03:06 PM
I have a question for all you mommies out there with more then one child. I heard and it could be an old wives tale that usually the second, third and so on usually delivers earlier opposed to your first child.

How many of you out there actually had your second or third baby earlier then your due date? :banana:

CMC122
08-30-2004, 03:08 PM
Not me:ohwell:

I've never went into labor on my own:shrug:

Luckily I worked with the doctor for #2 and #3 and she induced on my due dates:diva: (thank God she did because they were biguns!!(and so were the babies!)

kwillia
08-30-2004, 03:09 PM
I have a question for all you mommies out there with more then one child. I heard and it could be an old wives tale that usually the second, third and so on usually delivers earlier opposed to your first child.

How many of you out there actually had your second or third baby earlier then your due date? :banana:
Nice try... but it really is just an old wives tale. That baby ain't coming out 'til it's ready. :bubble:

mixallagist
08-30-2004, 03:12 PM
Nice try... but it really is just an old wives tale. That baby ain't coming out 'til it's ready. :bubble:
:yeahthat:

My third and last they had to induce me after his due date. he was a stobborn little guy and didn't want to be born yet.(And he really wasn't little either)

suzeQ
08-30-2004, 03:13 PM
Sorry. Mine were all late--and all large.

CMC122
08-30-2004, 03:14 PM
Actually, it isn't an old wives tale, just doesn't happen as often as they make it sound. You will probably have a shorter labor though. Your body has a memory and once those hormone's are released it get's ready to boogie much faster than the first time!

geminigrl
08-30-2004, 03:20 PM
I have 4 kids. My kids came at 40,39,37, and 39 weeks. And my 4th was 17 hours, longer then the other 3 put together. Well good luck.

CMC122
08-30-2004, 03:23 PM
Didn't you have complications with the 4th one?




Anyway not many people follow "textbook" births:lol: It's just a rule of thumb:wink:

libragirl
08-30-2004, 03:23 PM
my son was born 2 months early (5lbs 9 oz) havent worked on # 2 yet

libragirl
08-30-2004, 03:25 PM
ill give you credit. 17 hours you are one tough cookie

geminigrl
08-30-2004, 03:32 PM
Didn't you have complications with the 4th one?




Anyway not many people follow "textbook" births:lol: It's just a rule of thumb:wink:


Complications, no. Had a big baby that's why my labor was 17 hours. .

meme
08-30-2004, 03:37 PM
Ahhh...the old wives tale. I knew it was to good to be true. :spank:

meme
08-30-2004, 03:39 PM
I went into labor with my daughter my exact due date. She was 8lbs and 8oz. Not to bad.

This one...I would just like him to come before the hurricane hits. :dance:

geminigrl
08-30-2004, 03:42 PM
I went into labor with my daughter my exact due date. She was 8lbs and 8oz. Not to bad.

This one...I would just like him to come before the hurricane hits. :dance:


Cool , I had my son at 39 weeks he was 9lbs 3 ozs, never again, lol.

When is the next hurricane due?

meme
08-30-2004, 03:52 PM
Cool , I had my son at 39 weeks he was 9lbs 3 ozs, never again, lol.

When is the next hurricane due?

I don't think it's suppose to hit until next week. I'm trying to track it but it's still to early. I'm still recovering from Hurricane Charley. I have my fingers cross that it bypasses us. :yay:

itsbob
08-30-2004, 04:01 PM
I have a question for all you mommies out there with more then one child. I heard and it could be an old wives tale that usually the second, third and so on usually delivers earlier opposed to your first child.

How many of you out there actually had your second or third baby earlier then your due date? :banana:
I'm not a mommy, but have been present for all phases of conception to delivery on four kids.. and would disagree.. First was Preemie.. second was CLOSER to due date but still early.. third was about right.. fourth was induced two weeks past. and then Goldilocks said.. THIS one is juuuuuuust right!!

itsbob
08-30-2004, 04:01 PM
Labor seemed to get better baby by baby.. but hell, I don't know what the big deal is.. I never felt a thing..

meme
08-30-2004, 04:12 PM
I'm not a mommy, but have been present for all phases of conception to delivery on four kids.. and would disagree.. First was Preemie.. second was CLOSER to due date but still early.. third was about right.. fourth was induced two weeks past. and then Goldilocks said.. THIS one is juuuuuuust right!!


:killingme

geminigrl
08-30-2004, 04:46 PM
I don't think it's suppose to hit until next week. I'm trying to track it but it's still to early. I'm still recovering from Hurricane Charley. I have my fingers cross that it bypasses us. :yay:

Tropical storm hermine looks like a bad SOB. We are supposed to be keeping an eye on that one.
http://html.nbc4.com/sh/idi/weather/hurricanes/hurricanetracker.html

JabbaJawz
08-30-2004, 04:48 PM
My 1st labor was pretty long...over 30 hours. Labor #2 started at 3am and I had her at 8:38am. :yikes: I didn't even get to the hospital until just after 6am. If I have another baby I'm camping out at the hospital just in case. :lmao:

geminigrl
08-30-2004, 04:53 PM
My 1st labor was pretty long...over 30 hours. Labor #2 started at 3am and I had her at 8:38am. :yikes: I didn't even get to the hospital until just after 6am. If I have another baby I'm camping out at the hospital just in case. :lmao:


Well mine were. 1st was 9 hours, 2nd was 2.5 hours, 3rd was 8 hours and 4th was 17 hours, whew and thank god no more.... :lol:

Kain99
08-30-2004, 05:00 PM
The wives tale was true for me.... My youngest came in 3 hours his head was out when I walked into the hospital.

Hope that wasn't too graphic. :lmao:

meme
08-30-2004, 05:07 PM
My 1st labor was pretty long...over 30 hours. Labor #2 started at 3am and I had her at 8:38am. :yikes: I didn't even get to the hospital until just after 6am. If I have another baby I'm camping out at the hospital just in case. :lmao:

30 hours? OUCH! WOW! I couldn't imagine. I have to cross my legs just to think about it. As for #2 I bet that was alot easier. I hate having to be at the hospital any longer then I have too. I think if I were you, I would definitely camp out at the hospital for #3 too! :razz:

meme
08-30-2004, 05:09 PM
The wives tale was true for me.... My youngest came in 3 hours his head was out when I walked into the hospital.

Hope that wasn't too graphic. :lmao:

Not to graphic for me. My mom was telling me that she was in labor with me forever. I was 9lbs 15oz at birth. However, when she had my younger sister, she never made it to the delivery room. She had her in the hallway of the hospital. She was 10lbs 8oz. Talk about OUCH too! :killingme

Chasey_Lane
08-30-2004, 06:01 PM
I only have one, but thought I would chime in anyhow. I delivered at 38 weeks after 23 hours of labor. :shocking:

vraiblonde
08-30-2004, 06:09 PM
Sorry, Meme - my son was born on his due date and his little sister was a month overdue when they induced me. :frown:

meme
08-30-2004, 06:23 PM
Sorry, Meme - my son was born on his due date and his little sister was a month overdue when they induced me. :frown:

A MONTH?!?! :yikes:

Nanny Pam
08-30-2004, 07:13 PM
My son was due Sept. 25th. He came Sept 27th. He was 6 lbs. 13 1/2 oz.
Crabcake was supposed to be my "little firecracker" due on July 4th. She came July 27th. She was 10 lbs. 8 oz. :yikes:
I had my tubes done the next day. :lmao:

Nickel
08-30-2004, 07:43 PM
I only have one, but thought I would chime in anyhow. I delivered at 38 weeks after 23 hours of labor. :shocking::howdy: Delivered at 37 weeks with 21 hours of labor. Went in for a checkup and came out with a baby. :ohwell: He was induced, b/c I was in labor and didn't know it, and I lived so far away from the hospital that they were afraid if they sent me home I wouldn't make it back. Labor was pretty easy for the first 16 or 17 hours, and when the going got tough, I got an epidural...definitely a good experience. I know for a fact that when I decide to have a 2nd, I won't be so lucky. :ohwell:

CableChick
08-30-2004, 08:42 PM
My Dr said my due date was 5/27. My first sono said May 12th. My son was born May 9th. I tend to go w/ the first sono dob. I went into labor at 6:30am and he was born at 10:27am. We arrived at Anne Arundel Medical Center at 9:30am. I was ready to push at the intersection of Route 2 and West Street. My husband was turning white!!!

meme
08-30-2004, 08:55 PM
And of course my doctors say..."WOW you are right on time." Go figure. :lol:

Dymphna
08-30-2004, 09:18 PM
My 1st labor was pretty long...over 30 hours. Labor #2 started at 3am and I had her at 8:38am. :yikes: I didn't even get to the hospital until just after 6am. If I have another baby I'm camping out at the hospital just in case. :lmao:
My SIL had 6 hrs labor with the first, 3 with the second and was induced for the third because the doctor didn't want her having it on the side of the road. Good thing too, because she had number 3 about an hour and a half after the induction. One push. :yikes:

meme
08-30-2004, 10:59 PM
My SIL had 6 hrs labor with the first, 3 with the second and was induced for the third because the doctor didn't want her having it on the side of the road. Good thing too, because she had number 3 about an hour and a half after the induction. One push. :yikes:

WOW...talk about fast labor. If only labor was that easy with each and every kid. Ahhhh....the joys of motherhood. :lol:

CMC122
08-30-2004, 11:01 PM
My Dr said my due date was 5/27. My first sono said May 12th. My son was born May 9th. I tend to go w/ the first sono dob. I went into labor at 6:30am and he was born at 10:27am. We arrived at Anne Arundel Medical Center at 9:30am. I was ready to push at the intersection of Route 2 and West Street. My husband was turning white!!!
In most cases the first sono is the most accurate one.

itsbob
08-30-2004, 11:30 PM
anybody need a labor coach? AM well practiced.. for that matter.. need a conception coach.. pretty damn good at that too!! 3rd and 4th could have done on my own.. midwife just kept getting in the way..

geminigrl
08-31-2004, 07:04 AM
My son was due Sept. 25th. He came Sept 27th. He was 6 lbs. 13 1/2 oz.
Crabcake was supposed to be my "little firecracker" due on July 4th. She came July 27th. She was 10 lbs. 8 oz. :yikes:
I had my tubes done the next day. :lmao:

:twitch: I can imagine the size of #4 if I went that far past due date, he would have been close to 11 lbs ( glad I didn't go past 39 weeks) :)

JabbaJawz
08-31-2004, 07:40 AM
I got an epidural...definitely a good experience. I know for a fact that when I decide to have a 2nd, I won't be so lucky. :ohwell:

Don't say that! I thought the same thing, but my experience w/#2 was just as fine as my 1st experience. :cheers:

geminigrl
08-31-2004, 09:45 AM
Don't say that! I thought the same thing, but my experience w/#2 was just as fine as my 1st experience. :cheers:

I had pretty good experiences with 1,2,and 3, no epi and natural, but #4 no way I have having him without med's :lol:, had an epi about 14 hours into labor. :howdy:

meme
08-31-2004, 03:53 PM
I'm a big sissy...I think I'll stick with the epidural this time again.