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Did you know it was twins?

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wingingit2 Fri 01-Jul-16 08:31:45

Hi everyone, so I'm 10+6 weeks pregnant with my second. This time round I've been sicker than the first, fine, all pregnancies are different, I'm showing a lot, I look 4 months pregnant! That's fine as I'm told it's normal with your second! The weird thing is that I feel so much more pregnant than I actually am, you know that feeling when baby is bigger and the position of them feels funny under your ribs and you can feel that ripple of first movement? Well I swear that's what it feels like for me sometimes, has anyone else felt like this? Just curious really!!
I should add that I am a twin, to a boy (yes I know about the skipping a generation thing, but it doesn't always) and when my mum was pregnant with us, before she found out she had twins she said she just knew as could feel 2!


April241 Sat 02-Jul-16 20:35:09

Hiya! Congratulations!

I'm 23+1 with non-identical twins and had no idea I was carrying twins before my dating scan.

Looking back though it might actually have been there in the signs but I just didn't see them as this is my first pregnancy.

At 5 weeks I had outgrown all of my jeans and had to resort to leggings due to horrendous bloat.

I had severe stomach cramps which were so bad I needed to see the Dr, he told me bluntly I was miscarrying *completely wrong obv!

I had horrendous all day nausea with evening vomiting from about week 7 (till week 19...)

Extremely sensitive nipples to the point that even wearing a bra was just hellish.

From weeks 7 till about 11 I literally couldn't believe how exhausted I was.

Then at my dating scan too wee heartbeats popped up! :D

If your mum had non-identicals twins then theres a higher chance that you'll have non-identical's as they're the type than run in families down the mothers side smile. My mums mum had non-identicals.

sidonie1 Sat 02-Jul-16 21:00:44

Congrats both! I'm pregnant with my second set and had no idea either time. Showed lots first time but ate lots to stop nausea. This time I was so sick and lost weight. I didn't show at all at 12 weeks, and was certain it was one - but was fraternal twins!

The skipping a generation thing isn't true apparently - just skips men as it's a tendency to release two eggs at once, so your brother could pass on to his daughter, but it wouldn't make him more likely to have twins. But for you, your chances are higher.

rainytea Sat 02-Jul-16 21:02:28

I was convinced I had twins with my second. CONVINCED. I double checked after each scan and even after is given birth - was there really not another? But no, there wasn't and hadn't been! No idea why I was so certain!!

Zina222 Sat 02-Jul-16 21:18:18

I was convinced I was having twins. I was huge, literally looked four months pregnant by the time I was 6 weeks and hadn't shown in either of my last two pregnancies till 6 months. Plus I was horrendously ill and tired compared to my others....but just one on the scan. I think it's hard to tell as every one is different and every pregnancy is different but congratulations either way

April241 Sat 02-Jul-16 21:30:16

@Sidonie1 - second set!! congratulations!!

I dreamt a few weeks before our dating scan that we were having twin girls, I woke up my OH to tell him and we had a laugh about it and fell back asleep. On the day of the scan I said to him "can you imagine my dream wasn't a dream and we actually were having twins!".

At the scan the second the sonographer put the ultrasound probe on my stomach we seen two heads. I couldn't even look at my OH until she said the words "aaaaaand we have twins!"

As you can imagine i'm convinced we're having two girls!! LOL

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Sat 02-Jul-16 21:44:37

With hindsight, I really should have known. I found out at our 14-week scan and it was a complete shock. However, I'm over 40, was VERY sick in comparison to previous pregnancies, quite big early on and Extremely horny (tmi?). Every symptom was magnified.

wingingit2 Sat 02-Jul-16 21:46:06

Thanks everyone! Congratulations to you guys too! My scan is a week Monday so I'll let you know lol!

wingingit2 Wed 13-Jul-16 15:04:22

Thanks for all your lovely responses! Happy to report there is 1 healthy baby cooking!

Laura05 Wed 13-Jul-16 16:20:43

Sorry to jump in but I had a dream last night that I was carrying twins! My dh has twins sisters (different mum same dad) so as far as I'm aware he won't have the gene? At least I hope not! I already to have a DD and DS. Two more dc would mayhem grin

April241 Wed 13-Jul-16 16:30:35

winging congratulations smile

Laura even if your DH was a twin himself it wouldn't matter, the gene comes from the maternal side - so your mum/mums mum etc etc would need to have the gene for twins that would be passed down to you, your DH's genes won't play any part in this pregnancy (with regards to twins obv). Only non-identical twins have a family history as it's due to the mother ovulating twice - for some women this is every month and for some it's just that once or every so often.

The gene from dads side is a bit more complicated, if your DH was a non-identical twin with a family history of them he could technically pass on the gene to his daughter who could potentially have twins.

Hope this clears things up a bit, however, if you happened to ovulate twice this month then there's every chance you could have twins. Likewise if you ovulated once but the fertilised egg split you could be having identical twins...wink. When is your scan?

Laura05 Wed 13-Jul-16 16:45:38

Thank God for that grin thanks April!

I've not got my scan til next month but I'm one if these people who normally have dreams that become reality!

I was sure there was no chance of twins with them being on my dh side so thanks for clearing it up. Phew.

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