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post #1 of 26
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I would like you guys opinion of what you think of this situation.

This is my 3rd pregnancy and I've never had this much thought about possibility of twins than with the other two pregnancies. The thought of twin first came into my mind when I heard my Hcg level was high but then there are some signs that lead me to "could it be?". However, this is 3rd pregnancy so I don't know if it is just different being 3rd pregnancy or the motherly intuition.

I'm 17 weeks now so I will have to wait until 20 weeks or so for u/s and almost don't want to find out since prospecting and wishing is fun (kind of but anxious as well) but then I do want to prepare and eat more in case there were indeed two babies.

Some of my signs/facts that lead me to wonder are:

high Hcg level at 8 weeks blood check to confirm the pregnancy, worst nausea out of 3, more tiredness, was nursing a toddler when pregnant, my AF had just come back 3 month prior to conception, 37 years old, father & paternal grand father was a twin (I did find some info online that twin genes can come from paternal side of my family too), starts to feel movement since around 11 weeks and now I feel more active and prominent movement (but then I'm petite 90 lbs, 5 ft 2), no cravings, my husband has been having intuition what we were having with the other two pregnancies and he was right on with the gender but he doesn't feel either way for this one, dizziness, feeling heavy at the bottom (pelvic muscle area) although I'm not big yet, (silly but want to add- a few weeks ago my 6 year old son told me that he had a dream about us having twin baby girls, 2 days in a row (this past Sunday & Monday) I met a mother with twin babies, etc).

Some of the factors that doesn't match up with twin preggo:

I'm not that big or gained a lot of weight yet, no ravenous eating or craving..., I don't know how much I gained so far as I need a new scale.


We do have a boy and a girl so we joke about having boy/girl twin and we would be done. I just don't know if I am having legitimate gut feeling or just wishful thinking that is going too far... Although I would like twin but then I am afraid of possible c/s and not being able to do a homebirth.


I know that some of my symptoms can come from other factors too so that is why I'm curious...
Did any of you experienced similar to this and found out that you were having twin? What do you recommend?


Thanks for reading my rambling...
post #2 of 26
I hope so!

My belly popped out pretty quick. I was in maternity clothes by 3 months. I had 3 dreams 3 nights in a row about twins. I always referred to them as "them". I felt movement early on too. Sooooo tired. The whole 9 months. Intense morning (all day and night) sickness.

However, this was my first preg so nothing to relate it too. Seems like I've heard that with subsequent pregs, you feel movement and your uterus expands quicker.
post #3 of 26
when i was 8 wks pg i started bleeding, i went in to the hozzy and they took a HcG level and said.. umm it says your 10-12wks PG, i said hiumm no.. theres NO way, my husband was on leaves these days... they said lets a do a U/S.. they came back and said, we are sry, there is nothing but an empty sac, would you like to do a D&C.. I said ARE YOU CRAZY !!!! NO.. good golly.. im soo early in my pG that it will pass on its own, well a week later i went into another u/s to make sure everything was passing, and guess what they found... a HEARTBEAT... i just about dyed...

soo long story short..lol.. i was PG w/ twin and lost one very early on.. im told that it happens more than ppl realize and now we have the cutest little bella princess.. she is our sweetheart!!!
post #4 of 26
Found out I was having twins at 13 week ultrasound as I started to show at 9 weeks, doctor thought it was due to me being futher along than I thought I was. The day that I found out I was initially pregnant, I had a very weird feeling that I was pregnant with twins, strange with no twins in the family and only one ovary working, so I couldn't explain this strong feeling and actually dismissed it altogther. I personally had more "morning" sickness with my first pregnancy than my one with the twins. The biggest difference I found between the two was that I never got out of the first trimester feeling of being tired alot and that my belly popped WAY earlier with the twins than my singleton pregnancy.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by *KnottyMama* View Post
they said lets a do a U/S.. they came back and said, we are sry, there is nothing but an empty sac, woudl you liek to do a D&C.. I said ARE YOU CRAZY !!!! NO.. good golly.. im soo early in my pG that it will pass on its own, well a week later i went into another u/s to make sure everything was passing, and guess what they found... a HEARTBEAT... i just about dyed...
post #6 of 26
re: hunger... i'm not really that hungry all the time honestly. i fully expected to be constantly starving - not so. i could definitely eat the same as pre-pregnancy, just have to remind myself to get some extra good stuff in... so i don't think that's necessarily an indicator...

my hcg levels were always high, when they were being checked.

i did get a belly pretty quickly. at nearly 16wks now, i definitely look pregnant, and these are my first. i wore a size 4 or 6 pre-preg, for reference... my belly measured 19wks at my midwife appt yesterday.

had bad nausea for 2 weeks, stopped the prenatal and it totally went away. i have been feeling totally normal since, wouldn't even know i was pregnant if not for the belly/boobs/peeing

the waiting is the hardest part, eh? everyone is different, so you never really know!

feel good!
post #7 of 26
There is really no way to tell you without an ultrasound!

That being said, I KNEW I was having twins and was in deep denial about it. I kept asking people to confirm for me it was one baby. It was not. I showed later than any of my five pregnancies and I was SO SUPER sick but for a much shorter time.
post #8 of 26
With my third I was completely convinced I was having twins. I got big really fast, I was really sick, I was completely exhausted, my oldest kept telling me I was having a boy and a girl. I wasn't having twins though. Just one sweet golden haired boy.

Best wishes for your pregnancy. Keep us posted!
post #9 of 26
Maybe, maybe not. Even every twin pregnancy is different.
post #10 of 26
Honestly, my twin pregnancy wasn't much different from my singleton. I wasn't sick or tired with either one. actually, I had very few symptoms of being pregnant either time. I was in maternity clothes by 8-9 weeks with the twin pregnancy, though!
post #11 of 26
My HCG was always right in the middel of the "normal" range and I only had sickness when I was around fish or smokers. No morning sickness, no vomiting, nothing.
post #12 of 26
I was just EXHAUSTED .. but then again, I was running after a toddler. At 14 weeks, when I found out we were having twins, I had a NET GAIN of 1 measly pound, and was still wearing my regular clothes.

I may be alone in this camp, but if I was concerned about having twins, I'd have an U/S.
post #13 of 26
You aren't alone Dianna! We had an U/S in pregnancies 3 and 4 only because we suspected twins as I was large for dates! ROFL
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Intertwined View Post
You aren't alone Dianna! We had an U/S in pregnancies 3 and 4 only because we suspected twins as I was large for dates! ROFL
Girl ... you SO KNOW if I get pregnant again, I will be BEGGING for an early U/S, just so I can breathe easy!
post #15 of 26
It's so hard to know without an u/s. With my twin pregnancy, I didn't have any idea that I was carrying twins because my symptoms so to speak weren't really out of the ordinary.
post #16 of 26
I suspected twins from the VERY beginning (as in before I could even get a positive pregnancy test...weird). My rational side kept dismissing it entirely. I kept bringing it up all the time. I think part of me knew it was true, but I just thought I was crazy for even thinking it could be. I was really sick, whereas with my first pregnancy I wasn't sick at all. I also grew a belly more quickly. But all pregnancies are different, everybody told me. I considered getting a 1st trimester u/s just to make sure, but I didn't (too many hoops with prescriptions and insurance and such). At 14 weeks I saw a midwife who said I measured 19 weeks, and found a heartbeat on both sides of my uterus with the doppler. But they were the same range, so there was still no telling. So I did go ahead and get an u/s just before 15 weeks and that's when we saw the twins for the first time.

For me it was just intuition, I think. I don't know actually, I still think it's a bit crazy that I knew. In your case, the hcg numbers may have thrown off your intuition, you know? It's so hard to say. (And I know somebody who thought she was having twins up until birth, and only had one! She never had an u/s of course.) Definitely update us after your u/s
post #17 of 26
Congrats on your pregnancy!

When I was pregnant with our twins and didn't even know I was pregnant yet, I was heard saying that I would love to have twins (I REALLY don't remember this! ). Then, after we found out we were pregnant, but didn't know that there were two, my husband had two people at his work tell him that they had dreamed I was having twins. My father in law had someone at his work have the same dream, too! Wierd....

As far as twin pregnancy vs. singleton pregnancy goes, I can tell you the difference I felt between the two. In the beginning, with the twins, I was WAY more tired and had WAY more morning sickness, which was only satisfied be eating gobs of protein (I had to eat 2 eggs every morning, at least!). I didn't gain as much in my twin pregnancy as I did with my 3rd singleton, which seems odd, but I wasn't very hungry near the end. And I would get light headed if I really overdid it with the twins.

I guess you'll just have to wait to find out, but maybe you are just being prepared to accept two gifts at once!
post #18 of 26
I love this thread because I had my midwife appt last week when I was 16 weeks and was measuring 20 weeks and the MW said that we would wait a month and see if I was still big and THEN start to think about twins and I felt OK about that but ever since I have been unable to think of anything else and I'm not sure I can wait that long!!! But I guess there is such a huge range of normal that it could be anything and since I don't want to just do a random ultrasound I need to be patient!
post #19 of 26
i definitely felt double pregnant with twins.
i never get morning sickness, but i was twice as tired, twice as hungry, bbs hurt twice as much.
i did not gain much weight, none in the 1st trimester. but did show early.
and, i did dream i had twins.
i found out early (6 weeks). i had never wanted or considered that i would have twins, but when the u/s showed 2 sacs, i suddenly remembered that i had dreamed it was 2 babies, and so was not as surprised as i could have been.
good luck mama!
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post
i had never wanted or considered that i would have twins
everybody who knows me actually knows that my entire life I explicitly said I did NOT want twins
God has a sense of humor And it's a good thing, since I adore my little guys!
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