Ha! i know i'm a bit late on this thread, but i got to reply to this one. i am really hanging out on the ttc forum here at mdc, but i have really enjoyed checking in on the multiples forum- it has brought back so many memories of my twins as babies! Today, Baby A was accepted at Emory Law School. I do promise you, as hard as it is, time really does fly.
i found out i was having twins at 28+ weeks, with an u/s. i never suspected it at all- no twins ever in either side of the family, and it just wasnt even on my radar. my AFP was normal (i think now they do quad screens instead, but this was in the old days!) and i measured on target. at 25 weeks i had preterm labor, and was hospitalized and treated with tocolytics and never had an u/s. now, today, this would be considered malpractice, but this was 1988. i had started doing kick counts, and while the books were saying, "you should have at least 10 kicks and hour" i was counting 300ish. i said to the nurse in the hospital, it's either twins or an octopus, and she said, oh, it's not twins, just an active baby. and at that time, i thought that you heard 2 heartbeats simultaneously with a doppler or monitor if you had twins, what did i know? at my 28 week check, for the first time, my midwife said i was a little big, and suggested an u/s. bingo.
the weirdest thing is, if i hadnt had that u/s that day i WOULD have figured it out the NEXT DAY, because they for the first time got the hiccups at the same time!
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