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I found out at 6 weeks when I had an ultrasound to check for twins (I just KNEW I was having twins. . . but then again, I thought I was having twins again this time, and it's just one baby, so I don't trust my intuition that much, lol). I measured at least 10 cm ahead from about 20 weeks on. When my boys were born at 38 weeks, I measured 53 cm.
My bestfriend had surprise twins last summer and never measured big at all. Her twin boys were born 10 days late, and while she looked HUGE (and gave birth to almost 13 pounds of baby), her actual fundal measurements were never off. It's a mystery to me!
I've never heard of an ultrasound missing twins before, but it sounds like in your situation (new machine, etc.), it certainly could have been possible.
I've had three ultrasounds with this pregnancy, and all of them showed one little baby, and I *still* have moments of thinking "what if it's twins?!" I think I have a little PTSD about it, and also I am just amazed at how similar the two pregnancies have been (I thought this one would be a lot easier--I was totally wrong!).
Let us know when you find out!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.