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post #21 of 54
I think it says something wonderful about a mother's intuition - so many of us knew (before anything was confirmed by science) that we were having more than one. It's wild too all the twin dreams, I thought I was the only one!
post #22 of 54
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Originally Posted by esaesa View Post
As soon as I knew I was pregnant, I started referring to them as "them" not he, she or it.
This was me exactly! Drove my dh nuts, but I didn't do in consciously - it's just what happened when I'd talk or think about them.
post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by esaesa View Post
I think it says something wonderful about a mother's intuition - so many of us knew (before anything was confirmed by science) that we were having more than one. It's wild too all the twin dreams, I thought I was the only one!
In my case, my grandmother was the one with intuition! She'd been predicting for YEARS that I would have twins. No one has had twins in either family for generations, so I always just laughed it off. When I told her our news, she just chuckled and said, "I told you so. Now you go tell (dh) he's getting some boys." She was right again!
post #24 of 54
cjcolorado - my grandma knew too! she had dreams that i was having twins. she also knew my mom was preg with me before the announcement was made.

nak
post #25 of 54
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Originally Posted by esaesa View Post
I think it says something wonderful about a mother's intuition - so many of us knew (before anything was confirmed by science) that we were having more than one. It's wild too all the twin dreams, I thought I was the only one!
I knew nothing before I found out it was twins. When I posted on another board to announce my news, my subject line was something like "I thought you weren't supposed to poop on the table until L&D..."

But 2 weeks later I posted that I had a weird feeling that I was having girls and that they were identical (they are di/di so I wasn't cheating). I was right about that one, even though everyone and their sister thought it wasn't possible.
post #26 of 54
It was my first pregnancy and I found out at 6wks. I still don't know why my OB ordered an ultrasound that early but she did it at my first appt and there they were. Not being prepared for a surprise pregnancy in the first place, and not knowing what pregnancy felt like normally I would have never known if we hadn't had the ultrasound. My mom knew from the beginning but never said anything and she also knew they would be boys.
post #27 of 54
I kept saying "my intuition is telling me it's a girl but my BODY is looking like a boy" Turns out I was right.....
post #28 of 54
Something I haven't shared here before: My DH prayed for twins about a year before we found out. He teaches at a Christian school and prays before the beginning of his homeroom with his class. During the prayer he said he felt a very strong instruction from God to pray for twins. And he thought, why that's silly. But towards the end of the prayer he still felt that God was telling him to pray for twins. So he added to the end of the prayer, "and so thank you for my two children, and if you choose to bless me with twins in the future, so be it."

Then he forgot about it.

Exactly a year later, I call him to tell him it's twins, and he's with the SAME CLASS. I rarely call him during school but of course he had to know. He got off the phone with me, told the class, and one of the girls said, "But Mr D, you shouldn't be so surprised, we remember you praying for twins."

So my DH uses that as an example of how God puts desires in our hearts of what He wants for us and all we have to do is ask.

What did I say when he told me about the prayer a year later?
"You should have asked me first"
post #29 of 54
we found out at an 8 week u/s. my 3 year old had been arguing with us about their being 2 babies in there. we would just laugh and say - no, just one! he was right. like i said on the other thread we saw two sacks with 2 babies immediately. everyone in the room was silent for like 30 seconds then the sonographer said "so...umm.....do you see what i see?" an we just laughed for a long time. i laughed so hard she lost the picture of one of the twins and it took another several minutes to find them again. we were so happy, but like silly goofy happy. every friend and family member that we told that day had the same reaction - "i knew it!".
post #30 of 54
I'm not one to do ultrasounds-I really don't believe in doing them, unless there is something wrong and it would be necassary. So anyways, I was measuring 30cm at 22 weeks. My MW heard heartbeats in 2 different spots. The HB's were pretty close to the same rate, but my MW suggested I go for the u/s. We were all pretty sure it was twins by then. We had our suspicions. Because I was so big so early and I felt alot of movement all over the place at the same time. My MW even said "either you have one crazy baby all over the place in there or there's two." I remember early in my pregnancy when I would eat, I would end up feeling so full. Not just I ate too much kind of full but just an all over FULL, if you know what I mean. It was wierd. Even wierder, I had 2 miscarriages before this pregnancy, and when DH and I were first together, he had a dream that we had twins. Cool huh? I think my miscarriages were just because they wanted to come into the world together.
post #31 of 54
My husband had a dream a year ago that I understood to mean twins. I dreamt of triplets a couple of times this pregnancy, and twins once. Because of the triplet dreams I'm still not 100% sure it's only two but extremely unlikely to be more than two: I've now had two scans and I'm small size-wise. It's maybe a fancy that if I think of three and there are 'only' two I'll cope better!?!?!

Found out at 8 weeks U/S as was worried after a previous miscarriage just prior to this conception. Wasn't shocked at all, was relieved and very, very happy - NOW, months later I'm SHOCKED!!!!

It was a surprise to me to find out my Great Grandmother was a twin. I've often wondered if I'd personally been part of a twin early in utero. I don't feel any particular emotion about that, maybe peaceful/ complete, but I've felt it since childhood which is kind of weird.
post #32 of 54
Weird you say that Skukr! I've often felt that same vibe. Like maybe there were two of us at one point and one (me) at the end. I know that sounds so strange but I've often felt like I was missing a twin. I used to dream when I was a kid that my mom would tell me we'd been separated at birth.
post #33 of 54
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I think my miscarriages were just because they wanted to come into the world together.
that is such a healthy way to look at that. good for you.
post #34 of 54
I could feel my uterus around 8 wks. I was wearing maternity clothes by 10 wks. I was sooooo sick, oh man, it was something awful. Since I had had all boys beofre this, I knew it was either a girl or twins. I started measuring big around 16 wks. At my 20 wk appt w/ my midwife, she was finding heartbeats all over the place. I already had joked w/ her that it was twins prior to this. She then looked at me and said, I am not completely sure that there is just one baby in there. That is when I decided that i would get an ultrasound, even tho I REALLY was against them.

So, the next week I went to see an OB and as soon as she got a picture up on the screen, she said "Yup, it's twins". I just stared at her b/c, really, I thought she HAD to be joking. And then I looked at DH who could see the screen as well and his jaw was literally hanging wide open. We just looked at each other in disbelief, trying to wrap our brains around going from 3 kiddos to 5!
post #35 of 54
20 weeks during a routine U/S.
We were twinshocked.
post #36 of 54
this thread inspired us to go looking on youtube for videos of people finding out they were having twins. PRICELESS! made me wish we had videotaped our u/s!
post #37 of 54
What a fun thread, as it takes us all back to when it all began
16 weeks for me, but my DD1 who was 3 at the time kept asking me why I had 2 bellies, and then started talking about my 2 babies in my belly. I had a dream of being somewhere and gathering my kids, and it was not just 2, it was more.....
My DD1 was crawling on me while I got the U/S and trying to nurse, and my DH pretty much shouted at me when the tech said "two babies", something like, "Elizabeth!!!!!!.......ELIZABETH!!!!!!!" I felt like a child being scolded
I put the picture up on the fridge and was up all nite walking by it and just cracking up. And yes, my MW was clued in by 12 weeks, and started mentioning it then, but I had completely shut that option out of my concious mind.
post #38 of 54
14 weeks ..... was having an u/s to check cervical length,and asked the tech if she would check the baby.

She says ....."has this baby been scanned before??"
I said, "no ... is everything OK"
She says,"I'm getting ready to rock your world, momma!" I immediately KNEW .... I started to cry, then laugh ....:

Life changes in a BIG way
post #39 of 54
Routine 20 week ultrasound for us. I was SO excited to find out gender, but having twins was way more than I bargained for. I will never ever forget that feeling. Shock....and then so many nights that felt like Christmas Eve, I could barely sleep from the excitement and nerves!
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Something I haven't shared here before: My DH prayed for twins about a year before we found out. He teaches at a Christian school and prays before the beginning of his homeroom with his class. During the prayer he said he felt a very strong instruction from God to pray for twins. And he thought, why that's silly. But towards the end of the prayer he still felt that God was telling him to pray for twins. So he added to the end of the prayer, "and so thank you for my two children, and if you choose to bless me with twins in the future, so be it."

Then he forgot about it.

Exactly a year later, I call him to tell him it's twins, and he's with the SAME CLASS. I rarely call him during school but of course he had to know. He got off the phone with me, told the class, and one of the girls said, "But Mr D, you shouldn't be so surprised, we remember you praying for twins."

So my DH uses that as an example of how God puts desires in our hearts of what He wants for us and all we have to do is ask.

What did I say when he told me about the prayer a year later?
"You should have asked me first"

Wow....what a great story!
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