Was anyone's second baby smaller than first?
W wasn't expected to be massive, but I was always measuring 1cm ahead for my dates. She was 8lb 15oz at 40+6.
this time I've been measuring 2-3 cm smaller than my dates. No one seems concerned by this. When I had my consultant appointment last week she measured me and didn't seem concerned that this one was smaller, she said so long as the bump is growing steadily that's more important .
i don't think she will be "small" but not as big as W. I know normally your second is bigger and so can't help feeling paranoid its something I'm doing wrong. I'm taking pregnacare , I make a conscious effort to have plenty of calcium every day (I hate milk), eating meat,veg , carbs etc. i don't think I'm eating as big quantities as last time though .
Its daft because I only expected to have a 7 1/2 ish pounder last time as wasn't particularly huge and I'm only small myself. But now I've had a good sized baby, I'm feeling worried and paranoid I'm not doing a good enough job this time because she isn't as big.
i know I'm being silly and every baby and pregnancy is different, and that bump measurements aren't at all accurate, but its impossible not to worry about these things