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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by 2+twins View Post
Oh, and since different HPT's detect different minimum levels of hCG in the urine and user error can play a role in detection, it would be really hard to take a look at who has a darker or lighter line and what that means unless we all were using the exact same test and doing it at the same time past LMP or ovulation as well as having done those same exact things with the singleton pregnancies.
Good point!
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by mamamolly1 View Post
Also, not feeling anything yet-- and my doctor said that twin moms don't feel movement any earlier than non-twin moms, and in fact sometimes later-- it's more based on the indiviudal size of the babies and the strength of their bones, when you start to feel kicks, than the overall size of the two combined.
I realize doctors have varying opinions on this. I was just basing it off of my friends' experience and both of them felt fetal movement earlier with their twins than with their singletons (which also seems to be the case with me, not saying it is twins, just feeling the baby MUCH earlier than I usually do).
post #23 of 47
So, do you think you'll get an ultrasound to find out for sure?
post #24 of 47
With my twins, I didn't feel movement til way later than I did with my singleton pregnancies.
post #25 of 47
My pregnancy test with the twins was super-dark, but more than that, I remember that the line appeared almost instantly. You know how usually it takes a minute or so to slowly appear. With the twins, the line appeared and darkened really quickly. I remember remarking, "wow, I'm really pregnant." Didn't know how true that was until months later!

But, like others said, it doesn't necessarily mean anything. Some things in my pregnancies shouted "twins!" and some shouted "singleton!" and it wasn't until the ultrasound (at 20 weeks) that I found out. I'm glad I was lying down, too!
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by blumom2boyz View Post
True, but so far, the women I have talked to who have had results the same as mine ended up with twin pregnancies. NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton. So maybe it is quite relevant and the only way to find out is to ask. That is, after all, how we learn.
Mine was quite dark and early (like 5 or more days before AF was due) this pregnancy. My first ever early positive. M/W wouldn't rule out twins due to other issues (large fundus and extreme m/s).

It's only one, though.
post #27 of 47
Mine was so light that I at first sighed in relief (wasn't quite ready for a pregnancy let alone a twin one!) and just as I was about to throw it out I glanced again and saw it, but it was so light I got a second test and that one was about the same.
post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by mamamolly1 View Post
So, do you think you'll get an ultrasound to find out for sure?
Only if my MW thinks it is necessary. It would be nice to satisfy my curiousity, but it is still early in the pregnancy. So we will see! I will definitely keep y'all posted if it turns out to be twins!

Thanks, everyone, for your responses!
post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by blumom2boyz View Post
True, but so far, the women I have talked to who have had results the same as mine ended up with twin pregnancies. NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton. So maybe it is quite relevant and the only way to find out is to ask. That is, after all, how we learn.
Of course you are not going to get an answer of "my line was super dark but I only had a singleton" because you are asking on a multiples board. Ask the same question on the regular board and you will get a ton of women who had really dark lines and only had one baby. The darkness of the line is dependent on your hcg level. You can have high hcg levels with one baby. With my second daughter I got a very visible + at 8dpo and really dark by 12dpo and I only had one baby.
post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by blumom2boyz View Post
NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton.
Well, now they have.

I have a set of twins and two singletons.

With my twin pg, my + tests were indeed +, but not overly dark or impressive in any way. First beta hcg was 114.

With my last singleton pg, my + test was much, much, much darker. First beta hcg was 26.

Obviously, having a lightish line with a beta of 114 and a super dark line with a beta of 26 makes no sense, but there it is. Same brand, though obviously several years apart.

I think the replies to questions like this are to be expected on a multiples board. It gets rather, um, not sure what the word is...to answer what do indeed seem to be strange questions about the possibility of twins. If you are truly curious, have an u/s. No amount of anecdotal evidence about pregnancy test lines, morning sickness severity, how soon you start showing, when you feel movement, etc etc etc is going to answer the question of how many babies are in there accurately, so it starts to seem a bit silly.
post #31 of 47
That last part wasn't meant in a snarky way at all. Just an attempt at explaining why you tend to get varying responses to questions like this.
post #32 of 47
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That last part wasn't meant in a snarky way at all. Just an attempt at explaining why you tend to get varying responses to questions like this.
No offense...after yesterday, I think I am use to it. I am sure you all are sick of "could it be twins" questions. Like I said (and keep saying), I dismissed it, it was just my mom-of-twins friend who brought it up and then sparked my curiousity. I realize everyone is different, so at this point, it really doesn't matter one way or the other!
post #33 of 47
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[QUOTE=Heavenly;12814231]Of course you are not going to get an answer of "my line was super dark but I only had a singleton" because you are asking on a multiples board. [QUOTE]

I have actually, just wanted to get the perspectives of moms who have multiples and singletons. And FWIW, only 3 have had really dark lines and singleton pregnancies. But thanks for your opinion anyways.
post #34 of 47
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I am sure you all are sick of "could it be twins" questions.
You could say that.

No, really, we LOVE that question. Its just that none of us moms on this board are psychics, nor are we u/s techs, and I left my magic 8 ball at the dry cleaners last week, so I have no way of telling if you have 1, 2, 3, or 12 children in your tummy.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
You could say that.

No, really, we LOVE that question. Its just that none of us moms on this board are psychics, nor are we u/s techs, and I left my magic 8 ball at the dry cleaners last week, so I have no way of telling if you have 1, 2, 3, or 12 children in your tummy.

Yeah, but it is human nature to "compare and contrast" which is why you will ALWAYS get the "could it be twins" questions!

I guess I will just have to ask my psychic friend when I talk to her later
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by blumom2boyz View Post
Yeah, but it is human nature to "compare and contrast" which is why you will ALWAYS get the "could it be twins" questions!
Actually I think the human nature part is wanting twins.
post #37 of 47
With my singleton DD, I didn't show a positive HPT until well after I was expecting my period and even then it was very faint. With my twins, I took the test well before I was expecting my period and it was soooooo positive. I didn't even know HPT's could get that dark!
post #38 of 47
I know I got a bfp on a digital test at 11 dpo and I thought that was pretty early for that!!!
post #39 of 47
With my twin pregnancy I never did get a positive test result on a hpt.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by blumom2boyz View Post
True, but so far, the women I have talked to who have had results the same as mine ended up with twin pregnancies. NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton. So maybe it is quite relevant and the only way to find out is to ask. That is, after all, how we learn.
Um...you asked this question on the "parents of multiples" board.

I hope your twin dreams turn out the way you want them to! My twins started as the faintest whisper of a thought of a possibility of a line on a test.
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