This first part is X-posted on the March mamas thread:
So, I tried to get that U/S today. But, I was merely reminded why I chose not to go with my general care provider. After a couple hours of waiting, she just called me back. She said that she wouldn't order an U/S without seeing me and measuring me herself. She said that she thought the measurements could be off. When I told her about the midwife palpating my belly and feeling a baby transverse and an additional head in my pelvis, she said that it's nearly impossible to palpate to feel what position a baby is in. Huh?!?! And, then she said that U/S always detect multiples if they are present. They just don't mess up ever. So, it looks like she thinks that probably the MW doesn't know how to measure (after 22 years assisting moms I would think she does, plus I'm huge) or that I have excess water (the MW checked for that and said, No excess water.) or that I have a tumor. Yeah! What fun! Soooo, they couldn't get me in today, but I have an appt on Monday at 11. Then, if I am still measuring big according to her tape, I can go try to get in at the U/S place. Long story short, it'll probably be another week at least until we know what's going on. In the mean time, I'm not sure how I should refer to my belly -- "Hi, baby" or "Hi, babies." I am so glad we decided NOT to say anything to people in real life about this. I think my mom would be driving me crazy by now. It seems like twins to me, but propbability would suggest that it's just one and I'm freakishly large. I'm trying to not commit myself either way.
I keep trying to see how this time waiting might be for the highest good. If it is twins, maybe I'll need this extra time to get used to the idea before it's pronounced to me at an U/S or if it's not maybe I need this so I can relax a bit more about adding to our family?
It's all just a little insane. Feeling my belly, there certainly seems to be extra parts in there. Whoever in there is really active and kicks all over the place at the same time.
Kendall -- soon after I found out I was pregnant, I asked to talk to my baby before I fell asleep. Then, I found myself on a boat, looking at a little girl. She was so amazing. I just took her all in. Then, I talked to her and asked if she was my daughter, she just smiled and said I should go talk to him. She pointed down the boat and there was a boy there. He said he was my son. I talked to him for a while & then told him that I had to get back. He said, "Wait, I want to show you something..." He ran back down the boat where the little girl was sitting. He sat down next to her and they locked arms. Then, they both looked up and me and smiled really mischievously. So, from the beginning of this pregnancy I was thinking that it could be two. Now with measuring so big & feeling so differently, I think twins would make this pregnancy make sense. That's wild about all the twins you have around you.
Tracy -- Yes, the pack we made to have daughters on our birthdays did enter my mind when the posibility of twins came up! Ha! Also, remember, despite not having a PPAF, I said I wanted to come back from my romantic getaway with husband and find out I was pregnant. That IS the way it happened!
2mcuh2love -- That's wild about your January birthdays. You know a thing or two about shared birthdays. I think they can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your outlook. You're right though, you may really love it when you're 48 and people can remember that your last birthday was at 42.
Peace to you all!