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Hey mamas. Just got home from my second midwife appointment at 13 weeks. All is well. Midwife said I'm measuring 20 weeks! She really wants me to have an ultrasound to check if there are two. I have twins already and am 42, which puts me at a greater than normal chance for having multiples. I could have just popped out early as this is my third pregnancy. When my dd spilled the beans to dh, he got super upset and grumpy <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"> Makes me so sad.<br><br>
Anyone else measuring big for their dates? I'll be going for my first ultrasound now on Friday. I don't think there are two, but of course it's possible!<br><br>
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<p>I feel huge, but haven't been measured yet considering I'm not quite 12 weeks.  I'm sorry your dh reacted that way.  I think it takes men a bit longer to adjust to things than we do.  I'm sure if it comes down to it, he will be fine.  I think someone posted a similar question on another board and  she ended up only having one.  However, there were others that said they didn't measure ahead yet had twins.  I guess sometimes your can't tell just from that this early?  I hope things work out for you!</p>
 

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<p>Yesterday, at 12w4d, I was told I'm measuring at about 16w. I have an NT scan tomorrow morning but don't think I'm carrying twins or very off on my dates. </p>
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<p>I don't fully understand why your DH got upset. Because twins are a possibility for you? I'm sorry, lady. </p>
 

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I don't fully understand why your DH got upset. Because twins are a possibility for you? I'm sorry, lady. </p>
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Yes. The first time around, finding out there were two was cool. I guess at this point it would be not so cool. Or maybe as pp said, he just takes a bit longer to digest the enormity (no pun intended) of it all. I'm sure he'll be fine if it turns out to be two. But his reaction surprised me.<br><br>
Thanks for the support! Hopefully I just have a womb with extra room!<br><br>
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<p>Having twins is huge! I seriously cannot imagine. Honestly, I don't understand men at least 90% of the time. They're just DIFFERENT. It'll all be good, I'm betting <img alt="blowkiss.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif"></p>
 

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I feel huge, but haven't been measured yet considering I'm not quite 12 weeks.  I'm sorry your dh reacted that way.  I think it takes men a bit longer to adjust to things than we do.  I'm sure if it comes down to it, he will be fine.  I think someone posted a similar question on another board and  she ended up only having one.  However, there were others that said they didn't measure ahead yet had twins.  I guess sometimes your can't tell just from that this early?  I hope things work out for you!</p>
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Thank you! Even at my 9week appointment my midwife said I was looking a few weeks ahead. And you're right about the not being able to tell from the outside. With my firstborn (twins) we never suspected and were fairly shocked at the 20week ultrasound to discover two in there!<br><br>
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<p>Fundal height measurements are not very accurate before 20 weeks especially in multi para mamas. Most HB midwives do not even get out that measuring tape before then. My fundus is less than an inch under my belly button at 12 weeks today. I have also had twins before so who knows.</p>
 

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<p>My MW measured me (no tape) at my last appointment - 12 or 13 weeks, and said I was measuring around 16 weeks, but that it's not really accurate in second pregnancies.  Fundus was around my belly button, or just under.   First pregnancy, I wasn't measured until 20-something weeks (and was spot on with each measurement).  I know mine is a singleton.  I'm not sure it means anything at this point.</p>
 

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<p>I really don't think it means a thing. My fundus is right up under my navel and I'll be 13w tomorrow. Baby is measuring spot on and there's only one.</p>
 

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<p>the more i think about it, the more i believe my mw is just really wanting me to have an ultrasound. she's been gently pushing it since the start. i'm willing to give in to her on this account, although honestly, there's nothing different for me to do if there are two in there. the only thing i can think is that twins would put me on a different path in this midwife/ob practice. </p>
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<p>had first ultrasound today.... saw little wiggler measuring 14 weeks +1 day! <img alt="biggrinbounce.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif">only one in there... yay! <img alt="blowkiss.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif"> looks like edd is somewhere between 5/30-6/2.</p>
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<p>hope y'all have a super weekend.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mamatoabunch</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282930/anyone-measuring-big#post_16088025"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Fundal height measurements are not very accurate before 20 weeks especially in multi para mamas. Most HB midwives do not even get out that measuring tape before then. My fundus is less than an inch under my belly button at 12 weeks today. I have also had twins before so who knows.</p>
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Thank you for saying this! I was just going to say it too: fundal heigh measurements ARE NOT ACCURATE prior to 20 weeks, and on top of that they're not great measuring devices in and of themselves. It's inaccurate science, and the tracking of fundal height measurement is about graphing changes and progress to ensure that growth is happening at a normal rate (ie, give or take 1cm per week following 20weeks of pregnancy), and <strong>not</strong> seeing how close you are to the national average.  I measured 5-6cm ahead throughout my last pregnancy, 2cm ahead in my first, and right on target with my second (which was actually afflicted with fairly severe oligohydramnios). What fundal height graphing is looking for is things like a sudden jump ahead, or a loss in growth over weeks.</p>
<p>Right now I'm at 15 weeks and mine is also about an inch under my belly button (about halfway between pelvis and navel for my body; I have an abnormally short torso due to irregular growth caused by pituitary dwarfism).</p>
 
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