(Closed) Moms of more than one- difference in babies?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Never been pregnant but my mom said that my sister and I were completely different.

ME:  Put on tons of weight all over.  I hardly ever moved…she’d hit her tummy to get me to kick.  I was 3 weeks late.  I slept all night starting at 6 weeks.  I was a super happy, always smiling baby.

My sister:  Put on weight in belly only.  She really thought it was a boy.  Her stomach used to move from side to side during meetings…freaking people out.  She was early.  My sister had colic until 5 months.  I only remember her from all the crying she used to do.  There aren’t a ton of photos of her b/c she was always crying. 

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t have kids myself yet, but I can tell you the little I know from my sister’s kids. The first (boy) was really calm, relaxed, slept a lot, great baby. Even during pregnancy he was really quiet and had hiccups a lot, LOL! He’s still a pretty chilled out kid, quiet, keeps to himself.

The second (another boy) was the EXACT opposite. He was always moving and turning when my sister was pregnant, and after he was born he would scream if he couldn’t see my sister. He’s SO active, so high energy, it’s a little crazy. He has to be the centre of attention and he’s the class clown in his JK class. He and his brother couldn’t be more opposite.

My sister has just had her third (a girl! yay!), and she’s another pretty relaxed baby. She’s a good sleeper so far (she’s a few weeks old and sleeping 6 hours straight now), and likes to be snuggled and held. She’s pretty low maintenance so far!

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes, both of my pregnancies were unique and both of my babies are special in different ways.  My Dirty Delete is 2 years old, and my DS is 3 months.

Pregnancy:  DD’s pregnancy was harder.  I did a lot of research in between pregnancies to make things easier on myself, and I was able to gain more weight and feel less sick with DS, thanks to drugs and a special diet.  DS was also much bigger than Dirty Delete, and he was much stronger. 

Births:  Actually, both of my birth experiences were really similar.  Both were born at exactly 39 weeks, after 11.5 hours of labor/30 minutes of pushing, and both kids were born at almost the same time at night (DD was 8:31 pm; DS was 8:59 pm).

Kids:  Dirty Delete was a little more high maintenance than DS.  DS is super social, loves laughing and smiling and is very easy going, whereas Dirty Delete was a little more fussy and had more quiet, alert time as an infant.  DS stays awake for longer periods, but he’s not as good of a sleeper as Dirty Delete.  He’s also as big right now as Dirty Delete was at 6 months, so there is a huge size difference!

Really, though, I think parents change from one kid to the next, so I’m not sure how many of the differences can be attributed to biology and how many are the result of environment.  I’m much more laid back and a lot less anxious with DS, which I do think has had an effect on him.

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