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So here's the deal----I am 13 weeks along as of yesterday and have been feeling very distinct movement for about 1-2 weeks now. Even for me that's early. i didn't feel my first til 21 weeks, and the second at 16 weeks. i know it's the baby--it's hard to explain--but after you've felt it before you just know:giggle:<br><br>
anyways, at 10 weeks i had a quick appt with my homebirth midwife who was able to get a very strong heartbeat:headscratch: very early for a doppler and she kept asking me if i was sure about my dates. i am quite sure about my dates cause i had tonsilitis for 2 weeks and we only dtd like 2 times during that whole after period fertile time. and i had my period regularly for 4 months prior to that.<br><br>
Also, i can feel my uterus at my belly button already. I'm positive what it is, and my dh was able to hear a heartbeat with just a stethescope the other night. He checked all around my pubic bone and lower abdomen with no luck, then moved to my belly button and heard it loud and clear:giggle:<br><br>
So..... my question is. do you think it may be twins, or do you think i have my dates wrong. how normal is it to have a period during the first month of your pregnancy?? I have another appt with the midwife next week, and she said if she thinks it's twins she'll send me for an ultrasound in lemoyne. which is like 2 hours away. but it's the cheapest route to go since they only charge $85 out of pocket for a 3d ultrasound.
 

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Sounds like your dates might be wrong. Yes, you can have a period-- do a google of decidual bleeding. It happens.<br><br>
How far along are you measuring?
 

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I'd think dates first, but twins are always a possibility. Did your midwife say your fundus is up at your belly button already?<br><br>
I had normal fundal height at 12 weeks and then by 14 weeks, it was up to my belly button. By 20 weeks, I was measuring 27 weeks, etc. I only have one in there and this is my 5th, I dont normally measure like this (every other pregnancy I've measured 2 weeks behind what I should, lol).<br><br>
Also, its VERY hard to hear a baby's heartbeat with a stethoscope, especially at that gestation. I really dont think you could (I could be wrong but I have yet to even be able to hear a baby's heartbeat at 40 weeks with one), he may have been hearing your heartbeat. I'd also avoid a 3D ultrasound if you could, especially at this gestation. Its more risky than a 2D (I forget why, I just know it is, lol)
 

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Just for a point of reference, I just heard the heartbeat at 9 weeks 1 day, and once she found it it was clear as could be! So the 10 week heartbeat sounding loud and clear isn't that unusual. Not much help on the rest though! I measured large with subsequent pregnancies compared to the first, enough so that the OB last time was convinced there were twins or dates were wrong, but the dates were right on and just one baby!<br><br>
Do you have consistent morning sickness patterns? Mine all start at 6 weeks, and turn off right at the first day or two of week 11. If yours are really predictable, maybe that can cue you in if the dates are right or not!<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
Christy
 

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yup...what was the heart rate? a babies will be 120 - 180 and your should only be 60 - 90 (beats per minute). i can feel my own pulse in my abdomen just by pressing down with my fingers...and its super easy to find with the stethoscope...so i would guess your dh found yoru pulse.<br><br>
also...wouldn't twins have fainter, and thus more difficult to find, heartbeats? and wouldn't movement be a little delayed, not early, since they are smaller? as far as size, you are almost always bigger earlier with subsequent children.<br><br>
i would just stick to the dopler fetal heart rate monitor and skip the US.
 

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I'm only having one but my uterus was above my pubic bone at 10 weeks with my third baby.
 
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