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post #21 of 38
My husband tells me that I said, "What if it's twins?" at some point early on. But I think that's a normal thought and probably not at all related to actually being pregnant with twins. I didn't have any extreme sickness, just mild nausea that I kept in check by eating often. I gained weight quickly, but so does every woman in my family. My first clue that it might be twins was when my fundal height went from right on at 12 weeks to 9cm ahead at 16 weeks.

I spent three weeks fretting about all of the things that could cause me to be big for my dates (I was temping, so I knew my dates were right). I definitely thought it might be twins, but I didn't have any of the "risk factors" for multiples (first pregnancy, mid-20s, no hormonal BC, no recent twins on my side of the family). Of all the things that might have caused me to measure so large, twins were a blessing. We found out at 19 weeks with an u/s. Now I suspect that our twins are identical, since I didn't have any factors that might cause hyperovulation.
post #22 of 38
Twins run in both sides of the family, both his parents and mine, so we knew the chances were high. I also suspect that I miscarried at about three weeks one cycle before I conceived the boys. The docs also thought that I might have even conceived about a week apart, because from the beginning one was measuring a week ahead.

I knew almost right away, in fact I am convinced that I felt conception. My DH thought I was nuts when I woke him up at 3 am to tell him I was pregnant. Twins was confirmed at an 8 week ultrasound. The technician looked, looked at me, and looked back at the monitor. I got a little scared and asked her what was wrong and she said I can see two. And that was that. I was so very, very, very sick. But it was my first pregnancy and my mother was also sick with all of us right into the delivery room (which is not something you want to hear while you have your head in the toilet ) I stopped throwing up around 18 weeks.

Good luck. I hope you get the answer that you want.
post #23 of 38
The day I found out I was pregnant I said to my husband... wouldn't it be crazy if this was twins... I seriously had this strange feeling. I only have 1/2 of one ovary left due to many surgeries so the chances of having one baby was slim, nevermind 2, thus everyone laughed off my thoughts, as did I. I started showing at 9 weeks which made my doctor think that my dates were off... then my one and a half year old proclaimed that mommy had a baby boy and girl in her tummy... then at 13 weeks, I went in for my "dating" ultrasound and voila... 2 babes Wow, that seems so long ago, yet that day is forever printed in my memory. No matter your situation, twins are always a possibility for anyone out there
post #24 of 38
I had a feeling it was more than one, but the actual confirmation in my mind was how huge I was. I was already looking quite pregnant by 8/10 weeks. Then we medically confirmed the triplets on ultrasound.
post #25 of 38
Honestly? none. I started getting nauseous around week 2 of pregnancy (which is normal for me, I've had previous pregnancies that never made it to term though), I never threw up one time during my pg. it was mostly mild nausea, I started showing at 4 weeks but I was super skinny to begin with. I don't like vaginal u/s so I passed on one but I knew my conception date (they were planned and I charted my ovulation) so we waited until I was 12 weeks and did a belly u/s and found 2 little babies! We were completely stunned!! We always kinda knew that twins was a possiblity as I have twins on my side and my dh has 4 (or 5) sets of ID twins on his side but we never dreamed it would really happen!
post #26 of 38
There are a few sets of twins in both my family and my dh's but none of our siblings, cousin, aunts or uncle are or have had twins so we knew it may be possible but didn't think it was a big chance. Everyone thought I was crazy but starting at about 10 weeks I kept telling everyone that I felt too "heavy" it was weird but it just felt like my abdomen was heavy than I remembered with dd1, I was also feeling mov't around 12-14 weeks which everyone said was probably just gas...and maybe it was but I was pretty sure it was baby mov't. Around 15 weeks I started feeling mov't in two places at once and that was when I was really convinced. Still everyone thought I was nuts to think we were having twins. At my 16 week check I measured a bit big and told my midwife I thought I was having twins and she still said "I'm sure there's jsut one" sure enough I had an ultrasound at 18 weeks and within 2 seconds there were two heads on the screen. The funny thing is I asked my midwife to order the ultrasound when I was 6 weeks because I wanted to find out if we were having twins ASAP, she said 18 weeks would be the best time to determine it. When we walked in the tech asked if we wanted to find out the gender and we said "yes, but first we want to know if there is one or two babies in there".
post #27 of 38
I'm not sure I ever really thought it was twins beyond the joking "imagine if it were twins" conversations with dh. I think everyone might think that when they're newly pregnant. Looking back I like to think my inner voice was telling me something.

At 9 weeks I needed to pull out my maternity pants and at my 14 week appointment I was measuring 18 weeks. Not such a big deal as everyone talks about getting bigger faster with each pregnancy but with my two previous pregnancies I always measured a couple of weeks behind and it just seemed kind of "off". I was also very sick but I was during previous pregnancies as well. The ultrasound at 14 weeks confirmed twins although during the actual procedure I had completely talked myself out of the possibility so I was still blown away by the techs announcement.
post #28 of 38
I felt a LOT of movement all over and on both sides at the same time.......so I started to wonder. My 2nd appointment, Dr said he heard a heartbeat in 2 different places, but was the same rate.....he wanted an ultrasound and I didn't......then at 22 weeks, I switched to a midwife, she felt a lot of movement and heard 2 heartbeats about 10 bpm difference between the two. She recommended an u/s so that way I could adjust my diet properly if it was twins. I had my first u/s at 23 weeks and no doubt about it there was 2! So to say, I was 'two' surprised when I found out:-)
post #29 of 38
We'd joked about twins from pretty early on, because I already had a visible belly at like eight weeks, where I hadn't "shown" at all until 18 weeks with DD1. But I never really actually believed the jokes. I was honestly stunned when my midwife mentioned the possibility to me. She was clued in by my fundal height and by the difficulties we had in trying to hear a heartbeat with a doppler-- she kept swearing it was over THERE and suddenly here it was over HERE and a different rate, to boot. Even then it was just speculation. She suggested we consider ultrasound. We had it that same afternoon, and sure enough. But up until the ultrasound tech showed me two babies on the screen, I really honestly didn't think it was twins.
post #30 of 38
I just KNEW. I just felt like I needed to research twin pregnancy and tried to push the thought back. Sure enough at 7w ultrasound confirmed it. The tech said "there's the baby and the HB, you can't get any better then that" I told her how relieved I was because I had just had a M/C and wanted to make sure baby was ok and that there was only one. She was shocked, asked WHY I thought it was twins and I said I just couldn't shake the feeling. Then she showed me the second baby. It was a shock to say the least, but I was right.
post #31 of 38
Only the ultrasound. But I had one at 9 weeks. I should have known by how decisive the pregnancy test was so early on and my extreme exhaustion, which thankfully only did last for my first trimester.
post #32 of 38
I just "knew" subconsciously right away. I didn't try to think that way but when thinking of the baby I'd say in my head "the babies". Then I got big fast so that was the next clue. Didn't actually know for sure until 26 weeks though.
post #33 of 38
The first thing that made me think that I was having twins was an ultrasound at 8 weeks when there were two little paisleys blinking away. My husband, though, swore it was twins shortly before that because I was showing already. Who knew!
post #34 of 38
14 weeks ... having an ultrasound to check cervical length, the u/s tech says ....
"has this baby been scanned before?"

I said, "No, Why?"
She said, "Momma, I'm going to rock your world." .... I immediately started crying.

Before that, I could feel my uterus, midway between my umbilicus and pubic bone -- way high for that time. I was EXHAUSTED to the bone, like 24 hours of sleep would not help. I was also hungry ALL.THE.TIME. -- like the minute I took the pregnancy test, I could eat like Conan the Barbarian.
post #35 of 38
This thread is really interesting to me. I am almost 19 weeks and haven't had an U/S yet. But am wondering about twins myself.

I have had dreams of twins and thought/hoped with each pregnancy I would have them. But this pregnancy was a total shock. We were SO done having kids! I ovulated 2 days early, which I've NEVER done, to my knowledge! But I *thought* I felt implantation twice... or it lasted a week! And I told my dh, "It would be just like God's sense of humor to give us twins NOW when we didn't even want another one! haha!"

So hmmmmmmm! I will let you know in another week or two...
post #36 of 38
Oh...just my 10 week apt. when they did an ultrasound and asked me if twins run in my family (which they don't) cause they said there were TWO of them! Total shocker...never would have guessed, lol.
post #37 of 38
I had a feeling before I conceived. But I also took clomid (5-10% chance of twins), so that was a big clue. I felt sure that I was having twins right away because I just felt so different so early, like two days post conception. Also, an early positive hpt (at 9 dpo), which prompted a beta hcg test and I found out that my levels were quite high (405 at 14 dpo). The twins weren't confirmed until my 6 week u/s. If I hadn't had an u/s, I probably would have known by 20 weeks or so, when I was feeling movement everywhere all the time, and was measuring at least 8 cm ahead.

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Lex
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by AbigailGrace View Post
This thread is really interesting to me. I am almost 19 weeks and haven't had an U/S yet. But am wondering about twins myself.

I have had dreams of twins and thought/hoped with each pregnancy I would have them. But this pregnancy was a total shock. We were SO done having kids! I ovulated 2 days early, which I've NEVER done, to my knowledge! But I *thought* I felt implantation twice... or it lasted a week! And I told my dh, "It would be just like God's sense of humor to give us twins NOW when we didn't even want another one! haha!"

So hmmmmmmm! I will let you know in another week or two...
Dh and I wanted a break from babies for awhile also when....ooops....I'm pregnant.....and then oooops again.....IT'S TWINS!!

For a while I struggled with what God was trying to teach me through this but I think that I am finally really at peace with it and can't wait to see my girls!
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