Hello, ladies! Thanks for taking the time to read my post-I really hope that I don't drive anyone nuts!
I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and (yep, it's one of *those* posts
) I am really wondering if we're having twins. For family history, as far as I know there are no twins on my mother's side, but we don't know about my dad's as he was adopted (fathers can pass the twin genes to their daughters, right?). However I am 6' tall, and overweight and consume a lot of dairy. I have a 3 year old ds, and a 1 year old dd, so I have gone through full pregnancy twice. And I have one of each gender, so that's not it.
This pregnancy has been very different:
*horrible morning sickness that was going strong until 18-20 weeks (with my dd I had almost no ms and with ds it was yucky but def. not THIS bad and both times anything i had was totally gone at around 12 weeks)
very early (14 weeks?) and plenty of movement even before that.
*Feeling movement on oposite sides of my tummy at the same time (yesterday I felt kicking very low down and 1-3 seconds later felt kicking very high up-both were about the same strength...)
*Feeling that we're having twins (with ds within a few weeks of getting pregnant I *knew* we were having a boy, and with dd I *knew* we were having a girl. This time I've had no definite feelings gender wise, but *knew* we were having twins within a few weeks of getting pregnant. (I don't tend to take this too seriously though.)
*as of last MW visit I am measuring 4 cm ahead.
*at one MW appointment heard 2 heartbeats on top of each other that seemed too fast to be baby and me.
*cramping/painful BH since 21 weeks
*feeling like there are 2 heads or 2 butts sitting heavy on either side of my uterus.
I have been seeing a MW in a town about 1 1/2 hour drive from where I live. At my 9 week appointment with her we tried to hear the heartbeat, but didn't hear it. At 10 weeks I was so scared of having a m/c that I went to a pregnancy caring center that offers free services to women and I had an ultrasound done. This was preformed by a volunteer nurse and not a "professional" tech. She/we only saw one baby.
At my last visit with my MW she measured me and said, "that can't be right" and measured me again. Then she told me that I as measuring 29 weeks (I was 25w 1d at the time). I have NEVER measured that far ahead before. I know that there are a few different reasons besides multiples that would make me measure ahead. I go in to see her again in 2 weeks.
Now, I am NOT asking anyone to tell me if they think that I may or may not be having twins-I am not asking what my chances are and I am not asking one of you to tell me what only a U/S can tell me.
I know full well that more than likely there is one baby in there and that I probably just have a ton of wishful thinking.
What I was wondering was this-if I keep feeling these "weird" movements and if at my next MW appointment I am still measuring so big or bigger and I do not have GD, should I have an U/S done (by a professional)? My dd was a c/s and I really, really, really want to have a vaginal delivery this time. I don't ever want to be cut open again.
But around here, twins-esp. twins+previous c/s-means definite c/s. No other option.
I would prefer to just have "surprise" twins at home.
But, I do know that there are risks with twins and I sure don't want anything bad to happen if there are two.
What do you think?
Thanks again ladies for putting up with me and listening to all of my rambling.