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#31 of 47 Old 12-17-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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That last part wasn't meant in a snarky way at all. Just an attempt at explaining why you tend to get varying responses to questions like this.
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That last part wasn't meant in a snarky way at all. Just an attempt at explaining why you tend to get varying responses to questions like this.
No offense...after yesterday, I think I am use to it. I am sure you all are sick of "could it be twins" questions. Like I said (and keep saying), I dismissed it, it was just my mom-of-twins friend who brought it up and then sparked my curiousity. I realize everyone is different, so at this point, it really doesn't matter one way or the other!

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[QUOTE=Heavenly;12814231]Of course you are not going to get an answer of "my line was super dark but I only had a singleton" because you are asking on a multiples board. [QUOTE]

I have actually, just wanted to get the perspectives of moms who have multiples and singletons. And FWIW, only 3 have had really dark lines and singleton pregnancies. But thanks for your opinion anyways.

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I am sure you all are sick of "could it be twins" questions.
You could say that.

No, really, we LOVE that question. Its just that none of us moms on this board are psychics, nor are we u/s techs, and I left my magic 8 ball at the dry cleaners last week, so I have no way of telling if you have 1, 2, 3, or 12 children in your tummy.

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You could say that.

No, really, we LOVE that question. Its just that none of us moms on this board are psychics, nor are we u/s techs, and I left my magic 8 ball at the dry cleaners last week, so I have no way of telling if you have 1, 2, 3, or 12 children in your tummy.

Yeah, but it is human nature to "compare and contrast" which is why you will ALWAYS get the "could it be twins" questions!

I guess I will just have to ask my psychic friend when I talk to her later

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Yeah, but it is human nature to "compare and contrast" which is why you will ALWAYS get the "could it be twins" questions!
Actually I think the human nature part is wanting twins.

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With my singleton DD, I didn't show a positive HPT until well after I was expecting my period and even then it was very faint. With my twins, I took the test well before I was expecting my period and it was soooooo positive. I didn't even know HPT's could get that dark!

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I know I got a bfp on a digital test at 11 dpo and I thought that was pretty early for that!!!
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With my twin pregnancy I never did get a positive test result on a hpt.
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True, but so far, the women I have talked to who have had results the same as mine ended up with twin pregnancies. NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton. So maybe it is quite relevant and the only way to find out is to ask. That is, after all, how we learn.
Um...you asked this question on the "parents of multiples" board.

I hope your twin dreams turn out the way you want them to! My twins started as the faintest whisper of a thought of a possibility of a line on a test.

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To answer the original question, I was in my second pregnancy so I suspected it anyway, but when I took the pee test (there was 12 years of improvement in those sticks), it said it would take up to 2 minutes for any colour to change. For me, it took only as long as my urine to soak up the stick and it immediately changed colour within less than 5 seconds, not kidding, just the time to soak it and it turned colour. I didn't think anything of it at the time but a week later I was in hosp for morning sickness and my HCG count was over 200K so they immediately suspected "multiples" and after an u/s they found my 2 tiny jellybean babies.::. I was only 6 weeks pregnant. It wasn't about colour, it was about how quickly the stick changed colour.

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To answer the original question, I was in my second pregnancy so I suspected it anyway, but when I took the pee test (there was 12 years of improvement in those sticks), it said it would take up to 2 minutes for any colour to change. For me, it took only as long as my urine to soak up the stick and it immediately changed colour within less than 5 seconds, not kidding, just the time to soak it and it turned colour. I didn't think anything of it at the time but a week later I was in hosp for morning sickness and my HCG count was over 200K so they immediately suspected "multiples" and after an u/s they found my 2 tiny jellybean babies.::. I was only 6 weeks pregnant. It wasn't about colour, it was about how quickly the stick changed colour.
my HCG level are always so low and with both pregnancies.. I was tested negatives but at both times I knew those tests were wrong and I was right!

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I got an early BFP with my twins. It was clearly positive at 10 dpo. At 14 dpo, my HCG level was 405. With my second, singleton pregnancy, I didn't test until 13 dpo. I tested in the evening (not with FMU), and the test was positive, but pretty faint. I had a Beta level drawn the next morning (14 dpo), and my level was 236--definitely in the "twin range" of HCG levels. The test I used (First Response Early Response) was supposed to pick up HCG levels of 15 or 20, so I was surprised that I got a faint line with a level of close to 200. I later learned that HPTs do not indicate HOW pregnant you are, only that you ARE pregnant. I wouldn't base anything on the darkness of the line, though I do think it's more common for moms of multiples to get early BFPs (10 dpo or sooner).

My dw is now nearly 14 weeks pregnant, and we are somewhat curious about how many babies she's pregnant with. The chance of her having twins is incredibly small, but I do think it's human nature to wonder about it. I think the percentage of pregnant women who wonder if they're having twins in early pregnancy is probably quite high (I remember several people dismissing me during my first pregnancy when I thought I was having twins and saying, "oh everyone thinks they're having twins." I was in fact having twins, but then when I got pregnant for the second time, I AGAIN thought I was having twins, so I'm not sure if it was my intuition the first time around or not!).

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I got a faint positive with the twins at 8dpo and a big fat whopper at 10dpo.

But I also got the same with baby #4 who came out by herself.

I had many "classic" twin signs with that pregnancy as well. Enough that it led me to have an u/s at 24 weeks to find one darling baby girl. I will forever wonder if she had a vanishing twin now that I DO have twins.

Anyway, I digress.
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True, but so far, the women I have talked to who have had results the same as mine ended up with twin pregnancies. NO ONE has said, yes the line was super dark, but I only had/have a singleton.
I did the two line tests for both my boys and they both had very, very dark lines that were almost immediately apparent at 10 DPO. Both were singleton pregnancies. The only times I've had lighter lines on a test are when the pg ended in miscarriage.
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I did the two line tests for both my boys and they both had very, very dark lines that were almost immediately apparent at 10 DPO. Both were singleton pregnancies. The only times I've had lighter lines on a test are when the pg ended in miscarriage.
I said as much (super dark) in my post further up and it's just a singleton. It was also my first super early positive.

So, yes, some of us have indeed said that.

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I've gotten positives early- at 9dpo- with three of my pregnancies, but only one of those was twins.

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