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Here is a pic of my belly at 39 weeks + 4 days! I'm feeling more like it's only one baby, but will keep you posted! 

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It does come out very far, like a lot of twins I have seen, but some women just have that anyway when pregnant. How tall are you, mama? Do you feel pretty normal for your full-term size now that you're further along? Looking forward to hearing how many it ends up being smile.gif

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I measured large from the very get-go, and had a very active little one, which led the midwives to request an ultrasound around 17 weeks. I was measuring around 21 at that time. At 20 weeks, they initially measured me at 30cm!, then played with the baby a bit before settling for the 24 they came up with after getting her to curl up a bit. And at 30 weeks, after wildly fluctuating measurements, the midwives requested a second US. Had a normal, uncomplicated birth at 41 weeks and my little girl was 7 pounds 4 ounces. From the get-go, I felt a lot of stretching from her, like she'd just push out on all sides as far as she could, and this seemed to be the cause of the unusual readings for me. I explained this to the midwives, and after her delivery, I think they better understood what I was saying, but as I was a first time mother, I think they weren't really too sure if I understood completely what I was feeling. By your weight gain, I wouldn't be concerned about an over-excess of amniotic fluid, but since there hasn't been an US, then I'd think twins MIGHT be a possibility. From my experiences, I'd say that it probably isn't anything to worry over, but a woman is more in-tune with her own body and what is happening in there that might explain things. I felt like I stressed more over the midwives concerns than I would have simply on my own. But I'd felt my little one doing what I dubbed the "superman pose" with arms and legs completely outstretched from about 12 weeks (so even before you would have thought I should have been able to feel her). Of course, originally I only felt this when she would be front to back (stretched from my belly to my back, so that it'd feel like there was a little rod through my midsection), but soon she only had enough space to do this up and down which was when my measurements started fluctuating so wildly.

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