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I have already had 2 people say "oh, you must be due soon". Ummm, no, I have a couple months yet to go. And then they get a little embarrassed at their mistake so I feel compelled to tell them that I'm big because I'm carrying twins, and then it turns into this long conversation with the grocery store clerk that continues while I stand there because I'm done bagging my groceries. Yes, I know I don't have to tell them, but I am just not used to being this big this soon. I could still hide it at this point with both my singletons.<br><br>
Oh, it is going to be a long summer...
 

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I know what you mean but, when I tell them I am having twins every one thinks I am small after that. I had to use one of those electric things at Wal-mart the other day. I was so so embarred because they were looking at me like why are you using that. I had all ready been to Home Depot and some other places pushing a cart and by the time I got to Wal-mart I was so tired out and I just knew I couldn't walk and push any thing else.<br>
The heat is also all ready getting to me and I am getting more cranky. I have a ice pack on my head right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
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You poor thing, I know exactly how you feel. I got so tired of it when I was pregnant with twins too. Because I was measuring 50cm by the time I gave birth I would just tell them, " I was due 10 weeks ago!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My twins are boy/girl, so I loved seeing the look on people's faces when they would ask me if I'm having a boy or a girl and I would look at them and say "Both."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You poor thing, I know exactly how you feel. I got so tired of it when I was pregnant with twins too. Because I was measuring 50cm by the time I gave birth I would just tell them, " I was due 10 weeks ago!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My twins are boy/girl, so I loved seeing the look on people's faces when they would ask me if I'm having a boy or a girl and I would look at them and say "Both."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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LOL I do the same, I have been going to some yard sales and getting some clothes and nursery decoration stuff. I have been asked many times if I am having a boy or girl and I tell them both. They kind of sit there stuned for a second and say "O your having twins?" And then they say "Is this your first children?" and when I say no this is #8 and #9 and then they look like they are ready to fall over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . Sometimes I wish I could get a picture of there face to show my husband.<br>
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Wow, I bet that is an interesting face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Yes, there are many random people out there who know I'm carrying twins, including people at garage sales.<br><br>
I'm jealous of you guys with a boy/girl. I would love, love, love for this to be boy/girl, but she saw boy/boy on the ultrasound.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LOL I do the same, I have been going to some yard sales and getting some clothes and nursery decoration stuff. I have been asked many times if I am having a boy or girl and I tell them both. They kind of sit there stuned for a second and say "O your having twins?" And then they say "Is this your first children?" and when I say no this is #8 and #9 and then they look like they are ready to fall over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . Sometimes I wish I could get a picture of there face to show my husband.<br>
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Wait till you get the "Ooooo, how do you tell them apart?" I used to say "Well, one of them has a penis for starters..."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Well I'm not pregnant with twins, and I've only gained 5lbs, but all this week I 've heard "Oh, so you're due...next month?"<br>
......."No I'm actually due at the very end of July or the early part of August<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> "<br>
.........Stare, sigh, "Oh, I'm sorry...Are you sure it's not twins?"<br>
I honestly want to laugh. My stretch marks haven't even pinked up yet, and my belly button is still slightly concave, and I can still walk without masive ps joint pain. I've still got a long ways to grow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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my mom and family, who have only seen photos of me since january keep saying "you are HUGE, are you sure you aren't farther along"..... and i try to tell them i look bigger in the photos than i really am, and they don't believe me! i think it is the angle of the picture, since my dh is taller than me.
 

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Another twin mom here with the same thing going on! When I get the "you must be due soon" I just say, "I hope not!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
"Due to be where? Did I forget something?"<br><br>
I really haven't come up with a good one. Though now that I'm measuring 36 weeks, when I go in to do doula support, on more than one occasion they've that I was the one in labor. Wait until next month when I'm gignormous!
 

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mamarabbit: are you still doing doula work? Oh, I can't imagine doing that at this point. I get exhausted so easily, I would be afraid that I wouldn't be much help. Of course I did attend while I was in my first trimester and I was way more tired, so I guess it's all in how you look at it.<br><br>
You go girl!
 

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I'm doing it, but the couples know in advance that I won't be able to do a lot of the physical stuff and need to just sit there, but I can still do some things, suggest some things, advocate, etc. Heck, just another woman in the room can help. I've been lucky to have some very short births recently!
 
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