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to think I'm not 'bonkers' for thinking I might be pregnant with twins?

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jessiefish Wed 22-Feb-17 22:36:30

This is my fourth pregnancy. With the first three I didn't truly believe I was pregnant until the scan as I didn't feel any symptoms at all. This time I tested early and a clearly visible line appeared within thirty seconds. I felt 'heavy' in my stomach within a week, totally went off food, feel completely sick and can't eat after 2pm, apologies for TMI but I have lots of discharge, a really dry mouth, I've gone up a dress size and look the same as I did at 4 months pregnant during my last pregnancy.

I've seen people looking but they've been too polite to ask. I've had lots of cramping and have been so tired I've had to pull over after driving for just ten minutes. All this and I'm only 9 weeks. I mentioned to my sister today that I'm worried it could be twins and she said I was bonkers and over dramatic and that it's just because I'm older than my last pregnancy and because all pregnancies are different. I agree the latter could well be the case but I was only last pregnant two years ago. I feel so very different and think twins could be the reason. AIBU to suspect it or am I being a drama queen?

Tobebythesea Wed 22-Feb-17 22:38:12

It is entirely possible. Congratulations smile

Thegirlinthefireplace Wed 22-Feb-17 22:39:31

I think showing sooner and feeling more tired is probably because it's your 4th.

smileygrapefruit Wed 22-Feb-17 22:39:52

Trust your gut. I was certain from the minute I took the test it was twins. 12 week scan and I was right, although very sadly we lost one.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:00

First congratulations!!
Likely separation of the stomach muscles is making you look further on!! Strong line /early positive tests dont necessarily indicate twins!! But can't say it won't be two for def either!!

PacificDogwod Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:33

<not helping>

Twins are more common in older mothers.... grin


Mummymoanasaurus Wed 22-Feb-17 22:42:10

I thought I was dying before I found out I was having twins 😀Never been so exhausted in my life, well until I had them! Good luck with your pregnancy

jessiefish Wed 22-Feb-17 22:45:43

I understand that girlinthefireplace but that could've been said about my third too and I didn't show for several months with her.

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Wed 22-Feb-17 22:48:05

I had twins with my fourth pregnancy. I had no clue until the scan confirmed it, but it made sense: i had all the usual symptoms but just multiplied - very sick, very sore boobs, very tired, very horny, etc. I was over 40 so much more likely to have twins.


Iwantawhippet Wed 22-Feb-17 22:49:49

I thought I was pregnant with twins after terrible morning sickness and tiredness. I was right. So I don't think you're bonkers!

ceeveebee Wed 22-Feb-17 22:51:06

Well I had no morning sickness at all with twins so not always a sign. But congrats whether it's one or two!

WorraLiberty Wed 22-Feb-17 22:51:33

Could be bloating or it could be twins.

YANBU to think it might be either of those things.

As to whether you're being 'over dramatic' or a 'drama queen', only you and your sister know that.

Either way, congratulations thanks

UnbornMortificado Wed 22-Feb-17 22:53:11

Congratulations flowers

I had similar shit loads of sickness and showing early (it's my 5th pregnancy) I was stupidly relieved there was only one in there!

You'll find out soon enough YANBU to think it.

BillyButtfuck Wed 22-Feb-17 22:53:29

I went on holiday at 6 weeks without DH but knowing I was pregnant and sent him a bikini photo and asked if he saw what I did, a teeny little bump, he said I'd just eaten too much on holiday but turned out to be twins grin they're now 10months old! Congratulations either way.

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Feb-17 22:59:17

I thought I might be having twins with my third pregnancy because I was so sick from so early on & showed almost as soon as I knew I was pregnant. I was wrong, just the one.

You won't have long to wait until your first scan to find out. Congrats.

Dollywantscoffee00 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:59:27

I knew very early on too and I was right , my dh didn't believe me . A week before my period was due I had nausea I tested and had very strong line instantly. I was extremely tired aswell . If you can get hold of the clear blue tests that tell how many weeks you are and test , if it's indicating that you are ahead of your dates then that's a good sign you are carrying twins .

BillSykesDog Wed 22-Feb-17 23:03:21

I have twins and I was opening this to say you were bonkers but actually it really does chime with my experience. Congratulations however many it is. And good luck if it is twins, it's bloody hard work.

dowhatnow Wed 22-Feb-17 23:04:47

Only place marking for 3 weeks to find out if you are right or not.

<Gets settled in for the long wait >

NapQueen Wed 22-Feb-17 23:06:41

Not bonkers at all. Entirely possible!

MollyHuaCha Wed 22-Feb-17 23:06:50

Congratulations. When is the scan arranged for? smile

jessiefish Wed 22-Feb-17 23:07:55

My scan is on Monday because my periods were irregular but I know by when we DTD that I'm only 9 weeks.

I am usually a size ten and could see a difference in my tummy by six weeks too Billy confused

jessiefish Wed 22-Feb-17 23:09:05

Especially as babies 4 and 5 Bill! Actually bricking it.

DizzyFizzyLizzy Wed 22-Feb-17 23:10:08

I'm pregnant with my second and I must admit the thought that it was twins crossed my mind. I was sick from day one, exhausted, huge, bloated...a zillion times worse than my (relatively easy) first pregnancy.

Was relieved to see only one in there at the scan. Truth is though, that all pregnancies are different. You may well be pregnant with twins but chances are it's just a different pregnancy.

PyongyangKipperbang Wed 22-Feb-17 23:11:17

Both of the people I know who had twins were struggling to do up their jeans by 6-8 weeks, even the first timer. Its entirely possible.

PointlessUsername Wed 22-Feb-17 23:13:50


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