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Only 6 weeks but feel further along

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PuffyPigeon Mon 24-Mar-14 14:05:12

I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my third dc. I feel much further along - I know because of previous stretching it makes me show earlier but my tummy also 'feels' thicker, it feels uncomfortable to lay on my tummy or have toddler dd lay on it. Is this just what happens with subsequent pregnancies or could I be carrying twins (history on dhs side) or be further along? Last period before bfp was light.

Kri5ty Mon 24-Mar-14 16:30:49

I'm on my second and sounds exactly how i felt at that stage.
i even thought i had twins as they are in our family too.

i definitely only have one.
Although at 32 weeks i have everyone telling me how much bigger my bump is than first time. Erm nope, I'm measuring exactly 32!

Monkeybubbles1 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:17:33

I think twins are only inherited if it's from your side of the family, not your husband's. For example, unidentical twins, which result from hyper ovulation is passed on through the maternal line. However, there are other things that cause twins too, and usually identical twins are just a complete fluke. Could be twins, or you may just be further along than you think you are. Good luck! X

rosiegal Mon 24-Mar-14 18:49:14

I dont know anything about subsequent pregnancies or twins I'm afraid but are your dates definitely correct? The light af could possibly be implantation as this was the case with me. I had about 5 days of brown spotting in January and when I got my bfp in February I thought I was about 4/5 weeks. My scan confirmed I was 13wks and I'm now 15wks today. I came off the pill in September which is why I was a bit unsure of dates, still dont actually know when I ovulated.
Congrats on the bfp x

PuffyPigeon Mon 24-Mar-14 21:49:29

I had some spotting a couple of weeks ago a day or twoafter we had sex so assumed that was implantation bleeding. The light af in feb was unusually light and short for me but still a proper period I think.

Mintymoomoo Tue 25-Mar-14 07:43:55

I was worried about this to, I just felt bigger could feel movements very early on and didn't help that DP is a identical twin AND his identical twin had twins

But def only one in there, I'm putting down this pregnacy down to being different to the fact I'm older, tummy muscles are shot and it could poss be a boy (I have 3 girls)

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