So I'm kind of in shock. I saw my midwife earlier this afternoon, and we're pretty dang sure we heard a second heartbeat, at a significantly different rate than the first. And after measuring slightly ahead all pregnancy, my fundal height has suddenly jumped to 36 cm-that's over nine weeks ahead! My mw stressed that she's not 100% sure we heard what we thought we heard, and, partially because of an anterior placenta, we couldn't palpate individual baby parts to count. She suggested an U/S if we wanted to know now, but money is tight and we'd have to pay out of pocket, so we may have to wait and see.
I'm...I don't even have a word for it. I had an idea early on that maybe there were two, but I had dismissed it. After all, I'm nearly in my third trimester! I've never measured big enough that the difference couldn't be brushed off as fourth baby "looseness", and until today we'd had trouble finding even one heartbeat at appointments! Now suddenly there could be TWO?
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Jenny (27) partner to Michael (28) mama to Zoe (8) Selene (4) Garvin (2) and baby Gwendolyn (born 14 Jan 2011)