How far along were you when you found out you were having twins?

Heather - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 113 moms have responded )

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Just curious, how far along were you when you found out you were having twins? My husband and I had the first ultrasound at 6 weeks and specifically asked if we were having twins because they run in my family nad the doctor said there was just one. At 11 weeks we had a second ultrasound because we had a new doctor and the ultrasound stll showed one although it was a really quick one and she had no reason to look for a second baby. Then at our 21 week appt. to find out the sex a third doctor who does the 3D ultrasounds flicked on the machine and said "well it's twins" and we were shocked. I told myself not to get too excited b/c I thought he was joking, but he wasn't and we were thrilled! I just wondered if anyone else had a similar situation.

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Angie - posted on 01/24/2010

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I was 30 weeks along and my twin boys were born at 32 weeks. They were born on a Super Bowl Sunday!!!

Alyson - posted on 01/24/2010

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I was 12 weeks when I found out. It was funny, I had my first appointment with my OB-GYN that day and when he found a heartbeat I asked him to listen for a second because my sister had twins and they only heard one heartbeat but found out on an ultrasound later there were twins and I had a lot of people telling me I was having twins because of how much I was showing. He just laughed at me but I had an ultrasound after he did his exam and there were twins! They knew right away they were fraternal and at 19 weeks I found out I was having a boy and a girl, and we had a feeling there was one of each from the get-go. I already started buying clothes for each before we found out the sexes for sure :-) Oh, and my twins ended up being born 3 days before my sister's identical boys turned 12.

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i was 11 weeks, it was my first ultrrasound for the pregnancy....it was very clear there were 2 bubs...2 sacs...a big line down the middle and 2 blobs....even i knew i was seeing twins before they said it

Lori - posted on 01/23/2010

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we found out at my first ultrasound at 20 weeks. it was a huge shocker, as my husbands cousin & his wife were about 5 weeks behind us in our pregnancy with identical twin boys! we chose not to find out what we were having.

we ended up with two boys, haven't done DNA testing yet, but we believe they are fraternal.

all 4 of the baby boys ended up being born within 2 weeks of each other =)

Christel - posted on 01/23/2010

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We found out when I was 4 weeks preggo, , but the doc said not to get our hopes up because of something called "twin death syndrome" 4 weeks later it was confirmed 2 different heartbeats...I was told for 16 years that I could not get pregnant my son had done some damage ......17 years later and we have twin girls.

Victoria - posted on 01/23/2010

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We found out at 19 weeks with our first ultrasound. I always had a suspision, but it became offical then, maybe a mother just knows. They had never heard two heart beats, but they always ran close together. We even had one trip to the Dr where they struggled to find a heart beat at all, imagine what we thought when they found two heads!

Heather - posted on 01/23/2010

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I found out at 6 weeks because I was very ill and was afraid something was wrong. I had a miscarriage 3 months prior and the doctor wanted to make sure everything was ok. My husband and I were shocked and very very happy!!

Erica - posted on 01/23/2010

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I found out at my first ultrasound at 20 weeks. Two heads just popped up on the screen! :)

Janine - posted on 01/23/2010

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I was 11 weeks. I always have an early ultrasound because my first pregnancy was ectopic. My hubby almost passed out with the news as this made #4 & #5!!

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2010

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My son and my niece constantly told me I was having twins but I always told them there was only 1 heartbeat which means there is only 1 baby. I went for my first ultrasound at 4 1/2 months and we found out we were having twin girls! My doctor never heard 2 heartbeats because they were exact the same beat and in sync with each other!! Needless to say I got "I told you so from my son and niece!" :o)

Hillary - posted on 01/22/2010

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I was four months along when I found out I was having twins. My first sonogram was when I was 4 weeks and 2 days and it wasn't very clear because I wasn't very far along. It was basically just a conformation of pregnancy. My next sonogram wasn't untill almost 16 weeks and our doctor told us we were having twins. Talk about shocker, two weeks later we found out their sexes.

Ora - posted on 01/22/2010

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I was 4 weeks along when I found out it was twins. And I KNEW before I even had an ultrasound. I had a gut feeling and the pregnancy test came out pos WAY too early. With my first pregnancy I was 6 weeks along before the test would come out pos. With the twins the day after I found out I was pregnant I started having cramps. The doc did a vaginal ultrasound and found 2 sacks. Only one had something in it. He said it was too early to really tell if there was a baby in the 2nd one. We went back a week later and we saw 2 heartbeats!!

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