To my shock, at our private scan today (at 9+2), I was told there are TWO heartbeats, TWO sacs omg! Went from relief to sheer panic! Anyone want to jump on this crazy ride with me on anyone with words of wisdom? Scared!!!!!
Hi @ClareB83 - good to have someone else on the same journey! I'm 18 weeks tomorrow with non-identical twins.
Finally feel normal. Was ill until about week 16 then got my second cold whilst pregnant which is on it's way out now so perhaps I can finally enjoy it. Feel a bit on edge as aware of risks with two but I can feel them kicking now which is massively reassuring.
How are you feeling? Yes I like the extra scans too!
I felt pretty wretched weeks 9-12 with morning sickness and some scary bleeds (I have a subchorionic bleed, basically a bruise in my uterus probably from implantation). Oh and a super kidney infection!!
I've been feeling a lot better recently though. Really enjoyed the dating scan. They were bang on 12+5 which matched my calculations. The bleed had shrunk too and I've only had a couple of minor incidents since.
I'm trying not to think too much about the increased risks of twins as the bleeding has been stressful enough. Plus DiDi twins are the lowest risk kind of twin apparently.
Hormones are pretty up and down though. My poor OH has had to cope with happy tears, sad tears, don't know why tears. Poor bloke.
Oh I feel your pain @ClareB83 but being pregnant with one child is a lot, let alone two. Will these be your first children? It is for us so it is overwhelming but there are also a lot of positives!
And yes we both have DiDi and all the professionals seem very relaxed about it. Mine are measuring well (one was a bit small at the beginning but has caught up drastically over the last 4-6 weeks).
I started feeling mine a couple of weeks ago but you never know with two - I've read about women feeling them earlier than i did! You describe it right from my experience.
Yes we will find out their genders. We had a 16wk scan where they asked if we wanted to know and we said yes. They seemed confident one was a boy but then changed their minds a few times on the second so I guess they'll confirm at 20wk scan. I'm convinced I have my very own Jedward inside me haha. Will you find out?
Congrats ladies - twins are ace! Mine (non-id boys) are nearly three now, and whilst it's bloody hard work, they are the best thing ever! Get booked into physio now and ask for bump support belts because carrying two wrecks your lower back and hips. Enjoy the extra scans - you'll get to know your sonographers really well! Good luck! (I had mine at 37+6 at 7.5 & 6.4! I had a 55" waist on the day I had them! 🙈
@Firework83 yeah, although my hips are still not quite right if I sit for too long/ drive long distances it's a bit like the ministry of silly walks when I get up! I think it was the gradual weight gain and then suddenly 3 stone lighter in 2 weeks! My ligaments were jiggered! I had an EMCS too, so was quite sore getting moving straight after having them! Apparently you can self-refer for physio, might be worthwhile doing that now in case they have a big waiting list?
Congrats ladies! I'm 29 weeks with non identical twins! Had a private gender scan at 16 weeks, and we're having one of each! Pretty chuffed, because I don't think I could do this pregnancy malarkey again 😂