Post # 1
I was talking with another mom about this today, and I mentioned how my sister had her son a week early, he is now 5 mos old, and I was joking that it gives me hope that I may go a week early as well. She said that actually there have been studies showing that genetically sisters are likely to have similarities when it comes to pregnancies/labor/birth, moreso than their mother. But also it is genetic from the mother.
Well my sister was a week early, and my mom had six kids, all of which were right on time or early (only by about 5-8 days).
Sooo on that information alone, I am likely to have this baby the last week of February (my EDD is 3/1).
What do you ladies/moms think about this? If you have a sister, were you similar to her? How about your mom?
Post # 3
mom also had six kids but each one was different side of spectrum.. her oldest was 2 months early. im the youngest and i was 2 weeks late plus the biggest. 9 pounds 10 ounces.
my kids were also different. first born was one week early induced. second child was 3 weeks early- thank god o he would have been 10 pounds easy. (he was 7 pounds 7 ounces) last baby was 4 days over due- 8 pounds 9 ounces
Post # 4
God, I hope so. My mom had all up about a week and a half to 2 weeks early. I need this one to come 11 days early so she can be born on St. Patty’s! lol
Not to mention that I am DONE being pregnant.
Post # 5
I hope not! I was born 8 weeks early, SO 12 weeks.
Post # 6
@zippylef: I didn’t know you wanted a St. Patty’s Day baby! So do I–I bought her a little outfit just in case she comes early enough to wear it 🙂
As for the OP, all of my sisters had scheduled C-Sections, so it’s hard for me to say. I sort of hope I don’t follow in my Mom’s footsteps–with her first baby, the head was out before she got to the hospital.
No thank you.
Post # 7
They won’t let me be like my Mom thank goodness! My due date was July 28th and I wasn’t born until August 20th, my sister was also 3 weeks late. Now they would never let that happen.
My sister had her daughter 4 days late and her son 4 days early. So I don’t think either of this situations help me to determine anything.
Post # 8
@mwitter80: Oh my gosh! that is insane… I didn’t know they ever let a woman go that late. Were there any post-maturity problems?
@zippylef: haha ME TOO! If I go two weeks early I could have a V-day baby! One day early and I have a leap day baby. My husband wants leap day lol
Post # 9
My mom was three days late with me. I probably would have been late as well but I was induced at 39 weeks due to some problems (I assume I would have been late because at my 39 week appt I had made NO progress).
My Mother-In-Law was three weeks early with her first baby, and her daughter was one week early with her son.
I do not think there is any genetic tie regarding when the baby will come, but I am no expert.
Post # 10
My mom was 10 days late with me (she had to be induced) and right on her due date with my sister. Both of my kids were early, one was 2 weeks early and the other was 1 week early, and neither were induced or anything. My sister doesn’t have children, so I can’t compare to her.
I think it all depends on your body, but that’s just my opinion.
Post # 11
@miss-spunkin: We were both in great health with no issues. We actually were ahead in most cases from a development standpoint. We were big babies though (both almost 10lbs) and my Mom is quite small in stature and she did it natural. eeks!
Post # 12
My mom went weeks early with all of us. I was a few days late with my first and had my second on her due date. I think it varies person to person.
Post # 13
My mom had all of us 1-3 months early; my sister was induced (and eventually had a c-section) a week overdue with my nephew; I had Dirty Delete about a week early. I don’t think it’s genetic, but I am really hoping baby #2 follows suit with Dirty Delete. 🙂 I would love to be about a week early again.
Post # 14
I’m not preggers but gawd I hope not! My sister was induced with all 3 of hers! 10 days over with first, 4 with second and 6 with third!
Post # 15
My Mom was all over the map, I was first and was on my due date, sister #2 was 10 days late and was born (without induction) on the day she was scheduled to be induced, and sister #3 was 2 weeks early, but labour needed a little augmentation because it slowed.
I am the first of my sisters to be pregnant, so we won’t be able to test the sister theory for a long time!
Post # 16
No sisters, but my mom had three kids. 14 days, 10 days, and 14 days late respectively. I had my LO on my due date. I did take after her and have a fast labor though!