Wow, Ashley! How about adding a little excitedment to our board!
The last time I was pregnant there due date club just before me had 3 sets of twins and mine had one set. It was fun seeing so many cute pairs!
Ok, and I should note that in each of my pregnacies there have been major twin thoughts. I need you all to talk me down if I get back into that mode. I usually show early/test positive early. With Jude I was in maternity clothes full time at about 10 weeks and measured big. With Cicely I was in maternity clothes at 6 weeks and measured big for dates (at 24 weeks I was measuring 36 weeks), plus in our U/S of her profile there was another face in the darkness. It's very clear to see it in person. Turned out it was a "calcium shadow" which is commone. Also, my MW felt extra parts during one exam. But, man oh man! I don't want to go on the emotional rollar coaster of TWINS again this time. It's not always fun. There's so much excitement and nervousness about twins. Ask any twin mama and they all seem to talk about trying to "survive" that first year. It's a scary thing to have hanging over your head! And, yet exciting, too! I must say, with Cicely we opted for a second U/S because of all the mixed messages and the calcium shadow. I was dissapointed to see just one baby. I don't want to feel that dissapointment again! (I was also relieved for the record!)
Ashley do you need us to talk you down or add to your excitement? I did so much research with both pregnancies about twins. Pick an option... I'll write both...
Talk you Down-- Most twin pregnancies begin like most others. Some test positive early just like many singleton pregnancies and others do not. In most cases, the differences in measurements occurs later like around 10-12 weeks. The difference in size this time is most likely from subsequent pregnancies. U/S seems to be the most reliable way to tell if twins are present or not. The test, showing bigger and intuition are pretty common. If you go to other bigger main stream boards and look at their "Pregnant with Multiples" information, you'll find 1 out of ever 4 posts, "I think I might be having twins!" There seems to be a lot more people who think that they're having twins than who actually do.
Add to your excitement -- A huge percentage of pregancies start out with twins. So, this may be exactly what you're feeling right now. The early weight gain is really your best sign, I'd think. Ooh, and it would be SO MUCH FUN to have a twin mama on our board!!!!
Oh, have twins, ok? Please? I think it would be fun to watch your belly grow!