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hey multiple mamas...what was the first sign that made you think...hmmmm, I am having multiples!!

post #1 of 38
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Just curious.

I am newly pregnant (6 weeks). My Dr recommended waiting a couple months after having my Mirena removed, as it suppressed ovulation and when it comes out can cause hyperovulation (and higher chance of multiples).

So now, OF COURSE, it is playing in my head, lol. My first Dr appt isnt for a couple weeks.

My cousin was 17 weeks along, had not had a sono, etc (pretty crunchy, non-testing kind of person) and she agreed to a sono since she was bigbigbig and found out then it was twins...she said she had NO idea. Another friend said she knew immediately.

Just curious, as I am entertaining my pregnant brain....
post #2 of 38
My HCG levels were double what they were with my son.

That was my first clue. But if I had never gotten the levels tested, I wouldn't have known until I started measuring big.
post #3 of 38
About 18 mo after the birth of my first child, my sister told me that I was going to have twins. She said she knew because of a dream she had. I got pg the first time and said she was nuts, I lost that baby at 12 weeks. I got pg the second time and lost that baby around 7 weeks. When I got pg the third time, I kind of just knew that it was twins, it was like my babies wanted to be together. Sure enough, found out at six weeks in that it was twins. My husband wanted to think I was crazy, but they are now 2 and it's all very real!!
post #4 of 38
I had multiple losses, so I had an early ultrasound to see if it was a viable pregnancy. 5 week ultrasound had one baby and no heartbeat visable yet, and 8 week had two healthy babies!

I was huge at 12 weeks, so I probably would have suspected at that point.
post #5 of 38
My first clue was when the ultrasound technician (at 12wks) placed the wand on my abdomen and said "oh, there's two" So, I had no clue at all, but looking back I was way more tired and sick than I had been with previous pregnancies.
post #6 of 38
Terrible nausea. TERRIBLE. It is just now beginning to get better at 16+ weeks.

Also, I had braxton hicks really early. Like in the first week I knew I was pregnant. Not sure if that is a multiples thing or not.
post #7 of 38
really high fundus by 7 weeks and then ultrasound. had awful sickness but only slightly worse than with my girls.

then by 12 or so weeks my body was pretty much falling apart so even if we hadn't seen i would have guessed something was up

aww, it's nice to remember finding out.
post #8 of 38
an ultrasound

In retrospect, I also had EXTREME nausea and was a little bigger than I expected, but didn't really POP out all huge until around 18 weeks-- after the ultrasound.
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by christyc View Post
an ultrasound

In retrospect, I also had EXTREME nausea and was a little bigger than I expected, but didn't really POP out all huge until around 18 weeks-- after the ultrasound.


Me too although I didn't really pop out until about 20 weeks, and my fateful u/s was at 19.
post #10 of 38
When I thought I was going to die from exhaustion.

I *knew* something was wrong from the very beginning of my pregnancy. I also had done ivf and transfered two embryos which should have been my first clue. but I requested an ultrasound (6 weeks? 12 weeks??) because I was sure the embryo had died and I was also going to die because I just felt so sick and tired. My twins are 2+ years old and I'm not so tired now.
post #11 of 38
I had no feelings. Actually I had a miscarriage in which I swore there must have been twins. It was pg symptons to the EXTREME and so early. With my boys I didn't know until the 14 week u/s. My pregnancy symptons were non existant until the 2nd trimester and then they kicked in with a venegeance. Extreme hunger, tired and nausea.
post #12 of 38
My first sign was hearing "Oh, and there's a second sac...let's see..."

I hope you find what you want to find!
post #13 of 38
"Ah, there is one very nice heartbeat...uh...uh...and there is another..."

I also got big quicker, but was off on my dates since I didn't have a real cycle after the birth of DD so I didn't realize.
post #14 of 38
Thread Starter 
Ah, these are great stories (minus the sickness that seems to be a theme). It's just so funny, because this is pregnancy 3 for me and my mom has had a twin dream, I have had several, and 3-4 close friends have said "I think it is twins" when I tell them.

Now all of that really means ABSOLUTELY nothing, lol. My chances of twins is probably pretty small.

But I love your stories, none the less.

I had 2 cycles between Mirena removal and conception. Each of those were accompanied by insane hyperovulation (diagnosed when I crawled into the ER with so much abdominal pain that I was thinking my guts were going to spill out, lol).
post #15 of 38
I had no clue. My nausea really wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was worse with my daughter. The only "sign" was the u/s at 7 weeks :
post #16 of 38
All in hindsight, mind you, since any of it could have been for a normal singleton pregnancy but with me, added all together, something was "off":

I was REALLY sick, REALLY early. Like, I started puking at 5 weeks post ovulation. It was incredibly more intense but completely gone by 12 weeks which is not my norm.

I was unbelieveably tired. I would be sitting up on the couch around 2pm and just doze off. One minute I was there, the next minute some kid was shaking me awake to get something for them.

I had a weird "pointy" boy belly but my gut was telling me girl. Turns out they were both right.

Kept having dreams about twins

Felt beginning movement at 12 weeks

Ironically, I started showing LATER than normal, heehee

The big one was that I put on so much weight. At my 16 week check I'd already put on 6 pounds (and I'm SURE I lost some from all the sickness so I'd gained quite a lot) and then at my 20 week appt the day of the Big Sono I had gained ANOTHER 6 for a total of 12 up from prepreg weight. I only gained 12 pounds TOTAL with my previous three babies!

Good luck!
post #17 of 38
I was so sick just 2 days after I POS, and I hadn't even missed my cycle yet. And...I don't usually get very sick at all. Slight nausea starting around 8 wks or so.

I also started to wonder, after I knew I was pregnant, if I could have ovulated more than one egg after I started thinking about due dates, my cycles (which weren't normal).

U/S confirmed at 9 wks. I had requested the U/S because of my suspicions.
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by DeChRi View Post
I had 2 cycles between Mirena removal and conception. Each of those were accompanied by insane hyperovulation (diagnosed when I crawled into the ER with so much abdominal pain that I was thinking my guts were going to spill out, lol).
That is what my ovulation was like the month I conceived the twins. I was in such horrible amount of pain that I couldn't walk without holding on to my side. I always have pain during ovulation but nothing like this particular month. And in actuality, they began as trips....not to scare you even more!
post #19 of 38
My uterus was measuring way bigger than normal for 12 weeks, extra fatigue and nausea. U/S at 12 weeks showed two. Didn't help that my husband had prayed for twins with a room as witness about 1 year before that
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by rachel65655 View Post
That is what my ovulation was like the month I conceived the twins. I was in such horrible amount of pain that I couldn't walk without holding on to my side. I always have pain during ovulation but nothing like this particular month. And in actuality, they began as trips....not to scare you even more!
Oh wow! I'm now REALLY grateful that I ovulated at two different times! I have pain with ovulation (which is how I know it was twice, four days apart) and it never occurred to me how much worse it would hurt to do it twice at the same time! EEK!
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