Just checking in - this thread is hopping, and it's great to see!
Kendall/mum2lillie, I wanted to respond to something you said even though it's now a moot point - congrats on finding out about twins! I am feeling intuitively that mine is only one baby, but I do plan to have my midwife friend have a listen to confirm that when we go to pick up the birth pool at about 36 weeks (I am now 20 weeks).
Anyway you said: I had a very early positive test at 9 DPO on a dollar store test with this pregnancy and wonder if I had a really high amount of HCG. I felt definate flutters around 8 or 9 weeks. Started having Braxton-hicks non-stop at 13 weeks. All of that could just be second baby stuff right?
IFor anyone else who is curious that I had a positive test at 9 dpo this time (actually, I started having round ligament pains about four days before that, which is how I realized I might be PG). In my pregnancies I have felt the first flutters at 22 weeks, 12-13 weeks, 10 weeks, and 11 weeks. I started having Braxton-Hicks contractions beginning at about 6 weeks, which I attribute to the fact that I'm still nursing (this is the third pregnancy I have nursed through so it's familiar to me by now). I suppose there is no guarantee that I'm not having twins, but I don't think I am. Now, there is also a possibility my dates might have been off because my charting was misleading that month, but not by much. I think feeling things early is just the way it happens for some people, and perhaps more so for those who have had more than one baby.
That said, congratulations, Kendall! A good friend of mine birthed her twins at home just over a year ago, and had a wonderful hands-off midwife-attended birth.
One more thing, about GD...Henci Goer has a very informative article about GD at http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/gdhgoer.html.
I am 20 weeks along and feeling good. Had a couple of "hormonal" days this week, for the first time this pregnancy, weepy and all that. Also noticed last night that my gums are bleeding when I floss so I'm going to start taking Vitamin C. Lots and lots of movement. Feeling healthy.