twins...?? or not twins??

Karrie - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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did any one stay small with twins?? and what was the symptoms??

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Rikki - posted on 02/12/2010

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I thought I was having twins from the get-go. My husband even asked the dr at the 12 week appt and dr said I was measuring normal, hadn't gained any weight and there was one heartbeat. Everything was normal at 20 week visit, still measuring normally, no weight gain and one heartbeat. At 21 weeks had 1st ultrasound and sure enogh it was twins. Over the next couple of weeks my belly exploded but I only gained 10lbs over the entire 37 week pregnancy, although I was overweight to begin with. My B/G twins were 6lbs and 6lbs 14oz at 37 weeks. I had horrible morning, noon and night sickness and swear I felt movement at 8 weeks although it was my 4th pregnancy. Hope that helps!

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Liz - posted on 02/13/2010

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I stayed small with twins. I had people trying to convince me all the time that I wasn't as far along as I was. But ultrasounds will usually tell you if you have multiples. I found out when I was 4 months along, but that was only because of stupid insurance issues I couldn't find a doctor before then.

As for my current pregnancy, I am due with number 3 in July but I'm still small and hardly showing right now and I'll be 18 weeks on tuesday and apparently measuring two weeks bigger than I actually am.

Julia - posted on 02/12/2010

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I was pretty small during the first trimester and about half of the second trimester with my twins. However, after the 5 month mark, people started thinking I was due any day, almost overnight.

Jeanne - posted on 02/12/2010

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Being pregnant with twins you generally get pretty big. The symptoms for me was that I did everything early - got sick early, got bigger early, felt movement early......what are you feeling?

Claire - posted on 02/12/2010

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I found out that i was having twins at 9 weeks. During my pregnancy i put on a 1 stone, went up to a size 10, didn't go full term, i made it to 29 weeks, then within a week i dropped back down to my size 6.
No-one in the street would have guessed that i was carrying twins.

Jolene - posted on 02/11/2010

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i was 115 lbs when i found out i was pregnant, and found out it was twins at 9 wks. I was a little nausious, but the only craving i had was lemons, and I actually was only 117lbs by the beginning of my 2nd trimester.Throughout the pregnancy I ate the same as I would have if I wasnt pregant, I worked and went to the gym until 29wks, and then was admitted to hospital at 30 wks for bed rest. I had the girls at 34 weeks, and weighed 155 lbs before birth. they were healthy for 6 wks prem, and weighed 3lbs 11oz and 4lbs 3oz, and were only in hospital for 12 days

Alicia - posted on 02/11/2010

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I think I gained around 25lbs but I was also losing weight during the first few months. So in the end I was all belly. and I didn't find out they were twins until after the first one was born. But for the most part it was just like my previous pregnancy

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2010

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I did not have any symptoms of pregnancy at all. I didnt stay small though, sorry I cant help more. :( I found out I was pregnant at 9 weeks and that it was twins at 11 weeks, but I gained 70 pounds during my whole pregnancy. I started out small though, so I started showing early... but not everyone does. I ended up having two 5 1/2 pounders though! LoL

Rachel - posted on 02/10/2010

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I gained 55lbs with my twin pregnancy. I knew I was having twins very early on as I had a private scan and saw the 2 sacs. The early symptoms I had were hunger, thirst & sickness. During the first month or two I was starving hungry every 2 hours - to the point of fainting if I didnt eat!! I also used to wake in the middle of the night due to hunger! The morning sickness started at around 6 weeks and didnt go until 4 months. I have lost all the weight since. Both babies were born with healthy weights. Good luck!

Michele - posted on 02/10/2010

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Found out via ultrasound at 8 weeks. Dr was suspicious because I gained 15 lbs in eight weeks (I was starving), and I started throwing up before I could even take a pregnancy test to confirm I was pregnant. All of those double hormones kept me very ill for 70% of the pregnancy.

Alda - posted on 02/10/2010

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I had my first scan at 6 weeks because they thought it might be ectopic, and found out I was having twins. Was a bit worried about vanishing twin syndrome. I looked full-term at 28 weeks when my twins were born. I did, however, gain 75lb during my pregnancy. No idea how since I could barely eat anything. Almost glad I didn't have a third trimester lol.

Debbie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I found out at 12 weeks; I was already in the hospital with a bad stomach flu, and they just sent me down for an ultrasound too. My belly was pretty small until about 5-6 months along, and it just popped. I gained about 40-50 lbs, and had morning, afternoon and night sickness. But the most annoying thing was everyone asking "Any minute now?" when I was 7 months along. Although when you tell them you've got 2 months to go, the awkward, shocked face is great.

Jamie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I found out I was having twins at 11 wks, I have been nothing but sick with the preggers with the twins. it just depends on your body

Ciera - posted on 02/09/2010

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I am 5'9 and weighed 130 before I got pregnant so I was pretty little. My highest weight gain I got to 199. That is a little more than they say you should gain but I ended up having 2 7-pounders and I was very healthy throughout the entire pregnancy. Bc I started out little, I almost immediately began poking out. I found out at ten weeks and I was already showing more than my sister who was a month ahead of me with her third child. I had a little bit of nausea in the 2nd month but never got really sick. Other than that I didn't have any symptoms at all. I delivered at 36 weeks. When I was only 7 months, people in the grocery store would say, "oh, you are about to pop!" When I told them I still had 2 months to go, they just looked at me pitifully. Sometimes I would tell them it was twins, other times, I would just let them feel bad for making that sort of comment to me! Strangely, I kinda knew I was having twins almost from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Oh, and also, the pregnancy test I did at home showed up IMMEDIATELY and it was still 3 days before I was even supposed to start my period.

Heidi - posted on 02/08/2010

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I didn't find out I had twins until I was 20 weeks because my doctor REFUSED to do an ultrasound before then. I was HUGE and everyone was asking me if I was having twins before I was even 4 months along but I only gained 25lbs.

Jodie - posted on 02/08/2010

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i found out at 16weeks that it was twins!! I had my suspicions though as i had felt early movement was terribly sick for 4 months and had not had that with my first pregnancy, and i started to show quite eaerly!! However every pregnancy is different the only way to be sure is to have an ultrasound!!

Holly - posted on 02/07/2010

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I was smaller then most, and i didnt know i was having twins until i was 25 weeks, if this is your fist time around you really cant tell. But you will know soon! I gained 35 pounds with my twins, but i gained 50 pounds with my first! GOOD LUCK! Twins are fun!

Tiffany - posted on 02/07/2010

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Most ultrasounds will tell you early. I found out at 7 weeks. If you have had an ultrasound and they only saw one then most likely there is just one. I had zero symptoms but my belly got huge. I am skinny so it looked pretty obvious that there were two.

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