i am due in late oct. i went in for my 24 wk check yesterday (i should note that so far i have declined all scans and tests). i have gained 31lbs (but i did gain 50lbs with dd), and i am now measuring 4 wks ahead (i was right on track til now. throughout my dd's pg i was right on track). with the doppler, the doc 'thought' he heard 2 heart tones. one holding steady in the 140's - this is the tone i am familiar with from prior visits - and one in the 160's. he thinks there is a good chance i am carrying twins. but he couldn't palpate two.
he wants me to have a u/s right away. we pay out of pocket and if i really am carrying twins, it's going to mean more $ we pay. a scan will cost $600+, but if i wait til aug 18th or there abouts, i can get one for free at the local tech from one of the sonography students. i'd rather wait and get a free one and than fork out unnecessarily for a u/s on a singleton. i also dont think waiting for a confirmatory u/s til 31 wks will make too much difference to anything.
my question to you is (and you probably get questions like this all the time and are probably sick of them
) what do you think the odds are?
there are some other differences with this pg. i was only felt rough for 2 weeks with dd, this pg i was rough for 15 wks and still have some food aversions. my breasts are enormous, i grew out of all the maternity/nursing bras i had with dd and cannot find a bra to fit me in any store. i have had some severe stretching and cramping pains, so much so that i ended up in urgent care at 12wks fearing another m/c. i cannot walk more than a few 100yards without experiencing pain around my uterine ligaments and abdominal muscles. when i go to bed i regularly comment to dh that it feels like beaker (our name for the unborn) has friends over, for some reason it becomes particulary active when it's bedtime. last night in bed, after hearing the docs comments about possible twins, i paid attention to the location of the pokes and prods and i just dont know if one baby could do all that.
i would be most grateful for any input you have for me
(sorry if this was a bit rambled, i have terrible pg brain this time and struggle with grammar