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Just for fun, really, I'd love to know the symptoms from twin mamas at around 17 weeks. How high was your fundus? Energy level? Nausea? Hunger? Could you tell there were two babies by palpating your tummy? What did or didn't you notice that would be different from a singleton pregnancy?<br><br>
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Well, this is my first pregnancy - so I didn't even think to wonder if my insane nausea and fatigue was a sign of something special going on... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> At 16 weeks my fh was 20. That's what tipped us off! Other than that, I was clueless - I didn't "pop out" super early or anything, didn't feel movement early, etc.<br><br>
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Seizing fatigue is one of my earliest pregnancy symptoms (ie. even before I'm late with period) and usually subsides almost completely by around 10 weeks. Didn't at all with the twin pregnancy - I just felt so tired all the way through that I think of it as my "missing year". I was at home so much that I continue to find (babes 4 months) that I am completely out-of-touch with lots of things that happened in the lives of friends and acquaintances last year.<br><br>
Aches. I had very, very little of this with my other pregnancies - even at the ends. This time, major back pain, sore varicose veins in leg and vulva, felt like I was carrying huge weight. Couldn't believe I felt like this when I hardly looked pregnant yet!<br><br>
Low mood. Felt like crap. Poor motivation, lack of appetite, etc. A non-issue in other pregnancies.<br><br>
No, I couldn't palpate that it was twins. AND, I felt movement LATER than with my three older kids (around 18 weeks versus 14-ish with others).Even then, felt movement only on one side and the middle for a further 2-3 weeks before feeling anything that was definitely on the other side.<br><br>
So when the 13-week ultrasound showed twins it was a total surprise. But it was a relief to be able to say, "Oh, maybe THAT'S why this pregnancy really seems to suck compared to the others!"
 

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My experiance is mostly the same as ManitobaMom. My twin pg (current) has sucked. Lot's of body pains and stuff from the start and sleepy all the time, no searge of energy during the 2nd tri. My single pg was great for the most part till the very end. I am almost 23 weeks now and have a count down going, last time, when I approched my due date I was crying because I would miss being pg. I have been weepy for the most part the whole time as well and that sucks bad! It has just been within the past month that movement has picked up a lot and I can tell where each baby is most of the time. Skin is breaking out like crazy too and that didn't happen last time. I knew very early on that I was having twins, but due to u/s, not symptoms. I don't think you always have clear cut signs and every pg is diffrent, so you never know.
 

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It was my first pregnancy, I started out pretty normal-sized-to-thin, and I suddenly got ENORMOUS. I mean, I was like FULLY in maternity by 9w. Like, I couldn't wear normal stuff. I was so freaking huge. Not like, oh, hee, I have a cute little belly. No, this was, WOW I SWALLOWED A BASKETBALL AND I HAVE 30 MORE WEEKS TO GO. Still, I didn't find out til I was 18w.
 

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Thanks, mamas! I'd love to hear more, too!<br><br>
I think it's pretty unlikely that we're having twins, but it's great to compare to REAL stories just to be sure! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> This is our 3rd, so that may account for some of my symptoms, like unshakeable exhaustion, a fundus that's about 2cm over my navel already (17wks), even with an empty bladder, and just a basic difficulty in getting past all of those first tri symptoms. I haven't been NEARLY as sick as I was with my first two boys, though, but I've been ravenous! It's all just... different. So I figure it's probably a girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But we'll have an u/s in about 3 weeks to find out for sure if it's a singleton or twins (but we won't find out about the girl part!).
 

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Thanks for this thread....I've been thinking about this a lot.....I'm so much more tired, but actually less nauseous......and since we used certain fertility drugs to get pg, our chance of having twins is actually about 10X higher than a natural pregnancy, so the chance is really there...LOL! I've been having dreams about having twins...I am so expecting to get to our 11 week check and be told....there are two!
 
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