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When/how did you find out you were having twins (and, am I having them?)?

post #1 of 28
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OK ladies, this is my third pregnancy and I am huge. I mean HUGE. I'm 6w4d and as big as I was at 15w with DS, and at least 13w with DD. My grandmother had fraternal twins 3 out of 4 pregnancies. Here I am, first me now, then me with DS at 15w in the same pants, then a few of me with DD. Do I need to be getting an ultrasound or is it just some crazy huge bellied fluke? :
post #2 of 28
I found out at 12 weeks I was having twins via u/s. But my symptoms kind of tipped me off that it *might* be twins. During ovulation I had very sharp pains in my ovary, I can feel myself ovulate sometimes but this was intense. I called my OB and he said it sounds like I am ovulating strong . I started showing at 4 weeks, this was my first pg and was very skinny to start with so I didnt think much about it. At 2 weeks pg I starting getting nausea. At 3 weeks (1 week before my missed period) I took a hpt and it was bright positive! My headaches were horrible and I was so tired...My friend had bets that it was twins but I didnt believe her until I saw 2 little babies!!!

If you think you are pg with twins you can always have an u/s. It is better now that way you can find out sooner so you can begin to have things monitored and they also might be able to tell if they are in the same sac and/or placenta. That helps in determining if you will have problems with TTTS and other issues that can arise in a twin pregnancy.

Good luck to you and your bump is adorable!!!

ETA: I wanted to add that the reason I didnt find out until 12 weeks is b/c I didnt want a vaginal u/s so I waited until they could do a belly one.
post #3 of 28
I found out at 9wks via u/s. My OB does an u/s to confirm due date. I had no symptoms and was not showing at all.

If they run in your family you have a better chance, so you could be having them but also you start getting bigger and showing sooner than you did with previous pregnancies.

Either way, good luck and keep us posted!
post #4 of 28
It could be nothing or it could be something. Not what you want to hear I know. If you want to know go ahead and get an u/s. I didn't know until 20 weeks and I would have preferred knowing sooner.
post #5 of 28
I found out at 9-weeks via ultrasound. I was bf'ing when I became pg so my OB wanted to be 100% sure of my edd. That's when we got our amazing surprise. I had no real early symptoms that would have tipped me off. I didn't start showing until normal and didn't get big until the second half of my pregnancy. You can always tell your OB of your concerns and see if you could get an ultrasound soon (if you are comfortable with ultrasound). Either way....congratulations on your new pregnancy!!!
post #6 of 28
I found out at 16 weeks at an ultrasound, but had suspected since I was in maternity clothes by 9 weeks, extremely nauseous, and my grandma kept calling my "one baby" twins and messing with me.
post #7 of 28
I found out at 6 1/2 weeks via ultrasound. I had an early ultrasound due to cramping and spotting and because I took Clomid.

Be sure to keep us updated
post #8 of 28
I highly suspected by 10 - 11 weeks as I was measuring for what was 18wk and normal for me. I did decide on U/S at 12 wk and was so glad to know the diagnosis early.
post #9 of 28
We found out at my 18 week u/s. I was measuring bigger, my uterus was even with my belly button by 15 weeks, and I was more nauseous than ever before.
post #10 of 28
We found out at 8 weeks but I had no clues that I was having twins. It was my second pregnancy and no one believed I was pregnant with twins because I didn't look it until about week 28.
post #11 of 28
I found out at 19 week ultrasound. There are twins in my family on my mom's side. I was measuring ahead fairly early and I felt the babies around 13 weeks.
post #12 of 28
I found out at 6 weeks with an ultrasound. I was very sick by then but didn't start showing until 16 weeks.
post #13 of 28
It is said that with each preg you get bigger earlier...I don't know from experience, though. You are carrying a lot bigger than with your other kids... you look great!

I found out at 15 1/2 weeks and was SHOCKED. I had no over-the-top symptoms. I knew so few pregnant people I didn't have any bellies to compare to. I started wearing maternity pants at 12 weeks and I thought it was just bloating and gas that were making my pants uncomfortable. Within just a few weeks I was noticeably pregnant... enough for strangers to feel comfortable asking when I was due (although, as I've learned since having twins, strangers feel pretty comfortable asking a lot of things!) I feel like I found out at a good time. Early enough to get on the right track with my diet (I was doing good, but not twin good) but late enough that I had a little time to adjust to the pregnancy and ease into pre-motherhood. Good luck, whatever the outcome!
post #14 of 28
That's way too high to be your uterus, even if it is twins.

You're probably bloated. :
post #15 of 28
I found out at 26 weeks but I suspected all along. I was clearly showing by 12-13 weeks. I think I measured about 18 weeks at 14 weeks and then the gap kept widening from there. I felt movement at 9 weeks and other people could feel movement at 14 weeks. I think you have good reason to suspect, although it's certainly hard to say for sure. Let us know!
post #16 of 28
We found out at our 8 week ultrasound used here to confirm a pregnancy. I knew instinctively from conception that it was twins (I actually thought it might be triplets, but we will take what we can get as we had a hard time conceiving). I wanted to wait until the end of 12 weeks to start telling people, but I was showing way earlier than that! One of the girls at work came to me and said that they already knew and that I should go in and tell my boss before he heard it from someone else. When I told him, he already suspected - probably due to the fact that I was sick at my desk almost every morning (the bathroom is way too far from my desk for me to have gotten there safely ) I started wearing maternity at about 14 weeks.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by appleseed View Post
That's way too high to be your uterus, even if it is twins.

You're probably bloated. :
I've started thinking that too now....though isn't that crazy bloating?????? It's actually gone down some, to where I'm a bit big but not THAT big LOL. Which is probably good, bc I don't know how to go from 2 kids to 4! (I give all you mamas credit!!) But, I was wondering, if my uterus is bigger than normal it would have to push everything else out of the way, right?
post #18 of 28
I don't know how to go from 2 kids to 4 either, but I guess I will any day now!
post #19 of 28
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I don't know how to go from 2 kids to 4 either, but I guess I will any day now!
I did, and I still don't know
post #20 of 28
I wouldn't say that you are having twins based on a bigger belly. I am not a twin mom, so just lurking here, but I barely showed with my first until 28 weeks, with my second I was in maternity clothes by 6 weeks and with my 3rd at 4 weeks. When I was 8 weeks pregnant with my 3rd I look about 6 months pregnant! I think its normal to get bigger faster with subsequent pregnancies.
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