Okay, I want to clarify that I really don't think I'm having twins, and that my strange and different symptoms are probably due to the fact that I'm nursing right now. However, there are some *huge* differences between this pregnancy and my first.
1. I'm STARVING all the time. I wake up two or three times at night to eat. I'm only five weeks along, and already I feel like my brain is telling me to eat more than my body can handle. When I was 5 weeks along with Eli, I had lost about 15 pounds because I couldn't eat anything at all. I was very very sick, and lost 45 pounds all together in the first trimester (and early second; I didn't start gaining until I was 5.5 months).
I'm told that this can happen with twins, (which is what dh keeps saying) but I would guess that there are other nursing mothers who go through this (though I haven't heard from any..
2. I can feel my uterus, and it's literally doubled in size in the past week. Every time Eli nurses, I can feel my uterus contract a bit, so I always know exactly what position it's in. I could feel it while I was pregnant with Eli too, and while I started to show very early (around 8 weeks), I could tell that it was still fairly small. (I just grew straight out because I'm a short person and it had nowhere else to go! :LOL). My uterus was definately not this big with Eli, but it is normal for you to get bigger sooner with the second baby, even if it's not twins, right?
3. I feel very different, emotionally and physically. I've got acne, which I didn't get with Eli, I've already got heartburn (probably because I'm eating so much, right?) and (tmi?) my bm's are very different from what they were early in my first pregnancy.
So... I guess I'm looking for thoughts, and something to say to dh, who thinks he's clever. :LOL Perhaps the different symptoms mean that I'm having a girl? I think it's fairly unlikely that I'm having twins; I mean, no one in my family does unless you count the ones my mother lost at 7 weeks...