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Theresa - posted on 06/04/2010
When I found out I was pregnant, it seemed like most people responded with a joking "what if it's twins!" I started to sort of fantasize about the idea and decided it would be perfect-I wanted more than 2 kids (already have a 5 year old) but I'm 38, so I knew this would probably be my last pregnancy. At my first OB appt at 10 weeks, she did an ultrasound, and I saw 2 black spots on the screen. I hadn't really put it together yet when the Dr said, "well, there's at least 2 in there." It was wonderful and exciting and a little weird. Like someone else said, it's like thinking about winning the lottery, and then it's really happening! When I first saw them at the level II u/s later that day, I knew it was a boy and a girl, and I was right. I'm 27 weeks along, (nearly the same size waist as when I delivered my son on exactly his due date) and I'm so excited for my little ones to arrive!
Amanda - posted on 06/03/2010
the moment i took the at home pregnancy test before the pee could even get to the second box it showed i was pregnant, with my son it took the full 3 minutes, so i kinda felt i was having twins but wasnt sure till 4 weeks later when i went into urgent care for having pelvic pain and they did both internal and external ultrasounds and found the bigger twin hiding behind the smaller twin. i was SO shocked.
Maria - posted on 06/02/2010
I knew I was pregnant but I had no idea that I was pregnant with twins.When the doctor saw them at the ultrasound smile and told me... and I was shocked. It was my first pregnancy and I was only 21years old.!
Sarah - posted on 05/31/2010
i stopped taking the pill on 1st october, by 1st november, my boobs had become sore, and i was moody (so says my husband), and i was late. so took a pregnancy test that showed positive within seconds. went to the doctor, so she could verify it. she felt my tummy and said that my uterus was quite large so early in the pregnancy, so made an appointment the following week for a scan. the tech scanned for a while, turned the screen and asked me what i could see, i said two black blobs, he said yes, that means there's more than one but less than 3!!! it took a while and then the penny dropped for me. the only thing my husband said at the time was "F** me!" first thing we did when we left was called our parents. the kids will be 4 in june, but i can still remember those two "blobs" on the screen. how they have grown ...
Julia - posted on 05/31/2010
had no idea, had a routine nuchal scan at 12 weeks and the dry humoured sonographer just said, well theres twin A, as if we knew all about it!
hadnt even been sick, just excessively tired. i dont remeber too much about drivibg home and had to ring my mum at 3 in the morning in the UK! she was ok about it ha ha.
Sylvie - posted on 05/25/2010
My husband was serving overseas and came home for 2 weeks (break) and that's when we tried to get pregnant again. It worked...double! :) I took a home pregnancy test the day he was leaving to go back and it was possitive. We were happy to get pregnant quickly again. After that, I kept dreaming that I was having twins and was always having these weird feelings of having twins. When he would get a chance to call me I told him about this. When my Dr. listned for the heartbeat the first time, I asked her if there was only one or two. She said one. For some reason,...that just seemed weird to me. At 16 weeks when she was listening to for the heartbeat again...we heard it on my right side and then she moved over to the left to see if she could hear it better and there it was...OF course she told me the baby moved but I had felt NOTHING move! I asked her again about twins almost joking. It was only at my 18 week ultrasound that I found out I was having fraternal twin boys. My father's mother was a fraternal twin. I didn't know this till I told my parents I was having twins. My grandmother died before my parents were married so we never really talked about her and my dad had never mentionned she was a twin.
Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2010
My second pregnancy was so different than my first. Twins run in my family and by 7 or 8 weeks I suspected twins.; I was just looking really big. At my 12 week appt, I told my Dr. "please tell me I am not having twins". She said nope. By my 17th week appt, she was looking for the heartbeat and she went to the right and then to the left, and I thought I heard 2 different rhythms. I was scheduled for my 20 week ultrasound but my Dr. said, to do one now to be sure everything is okay. Sure enough, Twins! I cried in fear. However, Alex and Rachel just turned 2 today and I can't be more happier they are in my life.
Amber - posted on 05/23/2010
The day before my THIRD ultrasound to find out if it was A girl or boy, I was in the shower thinking...what if I had twins. Sure enough, we go in to find out if it's a girl or boy and it's BOTH! :) It was definitely a surprise, especially since the other 2 ultrasounds showed just one baby!
Carol - posted on 05/22/2010
From the min i was pregnant i felt realy sick day n night I had had 3 boys previously so i thought well this must be a girl as i have never felt this sick before when i was pregnant When i went to the midwife foe my first check up she said well it could be Then i went for my ultra-souind scan n on the screen i thought i could see 2 but she was not sayin anythin n my husband just thought she was goin back n fore over the baby then she turned n said to me that she was only trainin so she wanted to go n get someone else to have a look n said not to worry nothin is wrong n i said im havin twins am i n she said yes i think so It was a shock to both of us but my husband seemed to be more shocked than me lol Nobody could believe it when we told them It was funny seein peoples faces when i told them I was very lucky that i did not have any serious problems durin my pregnancy Just severe heartburn which i got mixture for n as long as i ate regularly it seemed to help I was very lucky also in havin a natural birth with no complications n was home in 2 days I had a boy n a girl they are now soon to be 4 n it has flown by Cant believe that they will be 4 soon If anybody who has twins would like to chat i would love to hear from other mums that have had twins
Margaret - posted on 05/22/2010
I have a 7and a half year old girl, a 6 year old boy and 2 and a half year old twins (boy and girl). I always wanted 2 boys and 2 girls but never thought I'd have twins! My mother-in-law thought I was pregnant with twins from about the start. My sister-in-law had 2-3 dreams (one before I was even pregnant) that we were having twins!! But I went into the ultrasound 100% sure I wasn't having twins!! I was 20 weeks along by this time. The two heads showed up on the ultrasound immediately and we knew our lives were going to change even more so than we thought. My husband does have fraternal twin nephews and twin cousins. I have fraternal twin nieces (but my sister is adopted) and I also had twin cousins. But it was a shock!!! Our daughter wanted a sister and our son wanted a brother so God blessed us with both!! They are so much fun to watch and they (all 4 kids) are a a joy in our lives.
Diane - posted on 05/22/2010
I have difficult pregnancies and we didn't know how many times I'd be able to do it so my husband and I spent a year praying for twins and we got them! We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks and I wasn't even a little surprised, my husband says he was surprised in the same way you are on Christmas morning when you ask for something really big and you think you might get it but you know it's a longshot and then you open it up and there it is!
Ana - posted on 05/22/2010
I knew I was pregnant with a home test at 4 weeks, but at 7 weeks I went to my OB because because the morning sickness was unbearable - when at that time he did an ultrasound and let us know we were having twins. It was a tremendous shock, but now my boy/girl are turning 3 years old in 1 week and I feel so very blessed.
Ariel - posted on 05/21/2010
The first pregnancy test I'd taken in my entire life was POSITIVE literally the SECOND I peed on it. (so I knew something was up) and then went I went in to the dr. at 5 weeks and 5 days I found out I was having twins.
Amanda - posted on 05/21/2010
It was my first pregnancy, I was 11 weeks along when I saw the doctor. He told me I was bigger than he thought I should be for 11 weeks. 2 weeks later sent me for an ultra sound and there were twins on the screen. I almost cried and my husband was shocked. It was news that took some adjusting to in our "game plan" but they are now 16 months old and I wouldn't change it if I could.
Jillian - posted on 05/21/2010
I didn't officially find out that I was having twins until I had an ultra sound at 20 weeks. I had wondered a couple of times because I was so sick with morning sickness and seem to be getting bigger faster that I thought I should.
Ellen - posted on 05/21/2010
I took 5 pregnancey test over 5 weeks, all came back neg. I went to the doctor to see what was wrong, why i was 2 months late. She asked if i could be prego, i said we have been trying for about 2 1/2 months. So she did pregnancey test. She said Ellen, when was the last time you took a test, i said yesterday. She said well you are prego. She made a U/S appointment the next week to see how far along i was. I was 8 weeks with twins. Thankfully my husband was with me, because i almost fell of the table. :)
Lisa - posted on 05/21/2010
Within 8 weeks of having my tubes reversed..I found out that I was pregnant..I went to the doctor the following week and they had to give me a vaginal ultrasound because we needed to make sure that I didin't have an etopic pregnancy..she proceed to tell me that I have two sacs..I asked what did that mean and she told me that I was goign to have twins...I was very surprised but extremely happy...as well as my husband...and my twins girls are now 14 months and they are two of the best things that has happened to me...I have two older children and my husband is the other best things that have happened to me....
Jacqueline - posted on 05/21/2010
Well I had an ultra-sound at 7 weeks and they told me they thought there was two but it looked like one might be hiding so I had to come back. So I went back at 9 weeks and of course it was twins. I kind of knew after the 7 week ultra-sound. It was wonderful.
Vicki - posted on 05/20/2010
When I went for a check up at 8 weeks my uterus was measuring four weeks larger so the doctor performed an ultrasound the following week. I will never forget seeing those two hearts beating on the ultrasound.
Flick - posted on 05/20/2010
I found out at the ultrasound. My mum had been joking about it beforehand but I didn't really think I was having two. Was brilliant because since I got pregnant we'd been arguing over whether to have anymore. He wanted to have an only child. Stopped that argument pretty quickly. He's even letting me plan more in a few years. Lol.
Andrea - posted on 05/19/2010
my first ultra sound when I was two month into my pregnatcey my mom was with me and the nurse told me. and she asked me if I wanted to know the sex of the kids and I said yes well one boy and one girl is good for me.
Jewell - posted on 05/19/2010
Forgot to mention..I was a week over due. One wreighed 7lbs and 1 oz. The other weighed 7lbs. and 11 oz. They are 1 hour and 15 minutes apart (11:00am and 12:15pm). Luckily the same day. My second one was breech but the doctors let him turn around. That' s what took so long. They are 6'3" now and size 13 shoe.
Jewell - posted on 05/19/2010
I was taken to emergency at 3 months when I began spotting. I thought I was threatening a miscarriage. The nurse did an ultrasound but appeared to be unsure of what she was seeing. She had three other techs come in the room and look. I was fearing the worst when she said, "Guess what?" I did't know what to think so I just looked at her and then without saying another word she just held up two fingers. I screamed so loud. I started laughing hysterically then I burst into tears. The nurses and techs were asking me what was wrong. I said, "I'm laughing because I'm happy but I'm crying when I think of how much money we are going to have to spend on diapers!" That was 21 years ago come June 20 (double Geminis). I have identical sons who are working and in college with pretty good heads on their shoulders. When they were born, my daughter was 21 months. It was like having tripletts. It was hard but I wouldn't change nothing for the world.
Carla - posted on 05/19/2010
I didn't know I was having twins until I was 35 weeks and in early labor. When the doctors realized it was twins, they stopped the labor and hoped I would wait a couple of weeks. Little did I realize they would still be born on their due date! They were perfect little girls, one 6 lbs, and one 6.5 lbs.
Nolan - posted on 05/19/2010
I had a dream that we were pregnant with twins about 3 weeks before we found we were pregnant. We had a 6 month old and 2 year old at the time, so my cylces hadn't started yet. My husband laughed and told me not to joke. 3 weeks later I began to feel ill and took the test, which was very positive. I looked at my husband and said "you don't think?" and he was positive I was wrong.
We saw the Dr and she recommended we wait a month before we ultrasound because my uterus felt small...between 4-6 weeks along. A month later we went to date the pregnancy via ultrasound and found there were two and that I was 12 weeks along. It was a silent ultrasound because we were in shock. They told us they were identical and that we needed to see a high risk Dr. because there was no dividing membrane. It turned out they were mono mono babies. They are 10 months now.
Tracy - posted on 05/19/2010
I went in for my first prenatal appointment and told the doctor I seemed to be "popping out" so much faster. She told me that was normal for my 3rd pregnancy. I said, I don't know, I actually gained 20 lbs less with my 2nd pregnancy than my 1st so it doesn't seem normal to me. I was measuring maybe a week or two ahead so to humor me, she sent me for an ultrasound. At 11 weeks I found out I was right. I was so shocked and my husband asked why I was so surprised when I was the only one who actually thought I might be having twins. I said, I thought I was having twins in the way you "think" you're going to win Powerball. Fun to think about but not very likely to happen :) Glad my doctor humored me, I would have spent the next 7 weeks beating myself up for getting so big until my 18 wk ultrasound. Plus we were buying a new car and it probably wouldn't have been appropriate for our size family. It's certainly a day you'll never forget!!!
Beth - posted on 05/19/2010
If found out through an ultrasound. I had one the first month I found out I was pregnant to see how far along I was and it wasn't until my second month that they saw there were two. The same person doing the ultrasound said at my first month exam that she thought the second baby was a cyst. I'm so glad he wasn't!
Catherine - posted on 05/19/2010
I didnt find out till I was 19 weeks pregnant that I was having twins, looking back I was extremely sick, much more sicker than with 2 previous pregnamcies, my doctor at 16 weeks tried to listen for 2 heartbeats, but only found one, I was much higher than my dates. So surprise at 19 weeks 2 heartbeats.. But no surprise to my husband as said from the start I was having twins!!! We only had 12 weeks to get use to the idea when boy/girl twins arrived. They are now 7 years old.
Whitney - posted on 05/18/2010
I found out i was pregnant at 4 weeks and I went back to the doctor at 8 weeks for an ultrasound and to get a more acurate due date and during the ultrasound, my hubby was at my head and neither of us could see the screen and the tech said 'i'm just going to take some pics for the doctor then i'll let you see' well she cut the heart beat monitor on twice and we thought she was just getting another reading and then she turned the screen around and said 'ok i'm done now look at your twins'. I think we both passed out for like 10 seconds. lol. complete shock.
Tarina - posted on 05/18/2010
Lol mine was sort of a fluke. I went in for my first appointment and was like "is there any way to rule out twins for sure, my husband has them in his family and boy wouldnt that be a kick in the ass right now" (we found out we were pregnant again 2 days before our youngest turned 1...!) lucky (??) for us, they couldnt hear a heartbeat cuz it was too early (only 10 weeks) so they pulled out the ultrasound just to be sure things were going ok, and poof there they were!!!
Charlene - posted on 05/18/2010
When I told my 4 yr old I was pregnant and I asked him if he wanted a brother or a sister he simply patted my tummy and said momma there are 2 babies in there. I told him he was silly and I was only have 1 baby. He always told me I had 2 babies in there. I went the the doctor when I was 14 weeks pregnant and I was measuring 18 weeks and asked me if I was sure when I got pregnant, and I assured her I knew. Then I jokingly said you know my grandma says twins run in the family. So she took me to the US room and started the US and she said OMG, I thought something was wrong. I said what is it, she said you ARE having twins!!! And I cried.......
Yolanda - posted on 05/18/2010
We used clomid (a drug to increase ovulation) and TIC. When I went in for the pre-ovulation ultrasound, there were 2 ripe eggs, and about 5 ovum that were too small. 10 days later I had a positive pregnancy test. My husband and I went on a 'baby moon' to calm our jitters before the confirmation ultrasound (we'd miscarried the previous go round). The day we left, morning sickness hit hard and I barfed every meal for the week. So I had a clue that there were 2 babies and not one. We got the pregnancy (and twins) confirmed by ultrasound at 6 weeks. For the record, I never measured larger than normal. I'm a big girl, so I didn't really show until the end (and I was on bed rest, so nobody ever really saw me pregnant- some of my coworkers say I made it up!)
Sheila - posted on 05/18/2010
I knew at 8 weeks from my first ultrasound, but at 6 weeks I was showing and thought something was different, but I just figured I was farther along than I thought...I didn't "really" think I was having twins! I am so glad my husband went with me to that first ultrasound. We were so excited! :)
Vicki - posted on 05/18/2010
When I went to the doc at like my second month appt I said you know I feel movement in two different places too far apart for one baby at that time so I asked him to check. Well he did and later confessed he was only humoring me but glad I brought it up. We have some twins in the family quite a ways back nothing recent.
Kimberly - posted on 05/18/2010
We found out at our 1st ultrasound. However, I had a dream 2 nights before that I was having twins! I just blew it off, but I told my husband and my mom and we all just kinda laughed about it. I couldn't see the monitor during the ultrasound, but my husband could. So, when I heard him say "is that what I think it is?", I just looked at him and said, "don't tell me my dream was right!?!" We both started crying and laughing and all I could say was "Oh my God!" We were so shocked and very excited all at the same time.
Theresa - posted on 05/17/2010
The Ultrasound...lol. Twins run in my Family on both my Mom & Dads side. My mom had twins. But I always heard that it would skip a generation. Hah, I guess not. In the Ultrasound it showed on baby behind the other, I kept asking the Dr. ' was that 2 heads, Oh my God, my baby has 2 heads", no one
answered. Then they brought 2 other Drs. in to check, cause they thought they seen a 3rd...By the time they came to the conclusion it was only 2, thats when they finally answered my question with "Do TWINS run in your Family"...I said yes, & just started crying on the table. Felt so Blessed.
Samantha - posted on 05/17/2010
We have a lot of twins in both of our families, and i knew it was my generation to have them. So when I tested myself at home my husband and I both were figuring it was twins. Had an U/S at 6 weeks since I was on birth control and have a tilted cervix so we weren't sure when we conceived. Turns out the timeline we had was right and we also confirmed the twins!
Elizabeth - posted on 05/17/2010
I found out I was having twins on my first appointment. Didn't know how far along I was so they did the internal ultrasound and he said the baby looked big enough so that we could do a regular ultrasound and he was just about to stop looking and he said wait a minute. I think I saw another head. Then he started to do a regular ultrasound and he said yep your having twins. Soooo shocked!!! Twins don't run in either of my or my husbands familes.
Amy - posted on 05/16/2010
I found out about my twins at 20 weeks at my ultrasound. I saw the two head was confused wondering why the tech was taking too long. She was counting arms and legs to make sure. We conceived twins by chance. I just wanted one more girl and got a two more boys.
Lidia - posted on 05/16/2010
We turned to a fertility clinic when we couldn't conceive for 9 months. When we got pregnant after 4 months of consultation there - wouldn't call it treatment 'cause all it took was one round of a fertility drug called Clomid - we got pregnant and went at six weeks for a followup ultrasound. While there the technician asked us if it was a fertility treatment pregnancy and we said, "yes, why?" and then she showed us - two amniotic sacs! We were very excited and now they're almost 18 months and fantastic!
Heather - posted on 05/16/2010
I found out at 8 weeks along by ultrasound. The MD sent me to get an ultrsound because my belly was growing too fast. They thought my due date was off, never thought about it being more than one in there-lol. My test also showed positive very quickly, must be all those hormones.
Marsha - posted on 05/16/2010
I FOUND OUT WHEN MY MOTHER KEPT TELLING ME THAT I WAS HUGE TO ONLY BE 3 MONTHS ALONG. SO I WENT FOR A ULTRA SOUND AND MY DOCTOR VERIFIED IT. I WAS SHOCKED THAT ENTIRE DAY. NOW MY TWIN SONS ARE 12 YEARS OLD.
Lisa - posted on 05/16/2010
we did have # 7 after the twins. wouldn't change it for the world. we had 3 in double digits when we had number 4 (10 yrs between the youngest of the older set and the oldest of the younger set). That's why we were pregnant again. The twins will be graduating and off to college this year. They are identical and for the first time ever will be going separate ways.
Heidi - posted on 05/16/2010
Within days the nausea was overwhelming. This was my 5th pregnancy and the worse. Then I took an early pregnancy test that immediately turned positive. Usually takes me 1-2 weeks after the expected period to turn positive. I was either expecting twins or another boy. My 8 week ultrasound came and the doctor only found one. I was kinda surprised. I had to beg the doctor for Zofran because I could not take care of my kids I was so nauseated. This is the first time I ever lost weight being pregnant.
Than Thanksgiving came and I was about 16 weeks along. My belly was just sticking out of my shirts. I did get that feeling that we were expecting a little more than normal. 18 week ultrasound came and the tech looked around in there and then remarked, "have you had twins before?" I was in shock. Just laughed at her. We had just been given a Suburban and with 4 kids and twins on the way we actually felt great knowing that we would have a seat for everyone without having to buy a new van this time around. The absolutely shocking part is that they were IDENTICAL. With PCOS I was supposed to have fraternal. Let's just say that there will not be a number 7 or 8. We love all 6 of our children.