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Old 08-10-2011, 07:26 AM   #11
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At 8 weeks even if you were showing more due to twins it wouldn't be from babies since they are too small to really be making you measure further ahead. For instance, with the girls and boys at 8 weeks I could just feel my uterus over my pubic bone, which usually doesn't happen until 12 weeks. So I was measuring ahead, but not months ahead until 6+ months. You probably wouldn't notice the extra weeks this early unless you were a dr palpating the uterus for dating purposes.

And fraternal twins really don't skip a generation - that's an old wives tale. And your aunt having ID twins wouldn't make you at a higher risk for twins since ID twins are a fluke and nothing hereditary. We have no twins in our family at all, yet have had 3 back to back twin pregnancies (this last one was VTS) including 2 sets of fraternals and a set of ID. So it just goes to show that family history doesn't always make a difference.

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At 8 weeks even if you were showing more due to twins it wouldn't be from babies since they are too small to really be making you measure further ahead. For instance, with the girls and boys at 8 weeks I could just feel my uterus over my pubic bone, which usually doesn't happen until 12 weeks. So I was measuring ahead, but not months ahead until 6+ months. You probably wouldn't notice the extra weeks this early unless you were a dr palpating the uterus for dating purposes.

And fraternal twins really don't skip a generation - that's an old wives tale. And your aunt having ID twins wouldn't make you at a higher risk for twins since ID twins are a fluke and nothing hereditary. We have no twins in our family at all, yet have had 3 back to back twin pregnancies (this last one was VTS) including 2 sets of fraternals and a set of ID. So it just goes to show that family history doesn't always make a difference.
3 twin pregnancies! That is crazy! My mother had 2 in a row, then my brother, and decided no more kids, because she had really difficult pregnancies, even with a singleton.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #13
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I know a set of fraternal girl twins who had fraternal b/g twins. I had fraternal b/g twins and the only twins are my aunts fraternal g/g and then my cousin on my dads side which has nothing to do with fraternal twins with me (different sides of the family) was pregnant with b/b fraternal twins at the same time as me.. she had them early but we were due a week apart.... soo...... all that rambling means you never know and you do look bigger than 8 weeks! I had to start wearing maternity with the twins at about 6 weeks because nothing fit. I'll try to find a pic later.
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thanks for replying ladies!!

I have been searching pix of twin bellys...giggle, i dont so much think the top of my belly is cause i'm prego i think it is cause my lower belly is sticking out so much, witch is crazy..i can feel my uterus about 4 or 5 inches over my pelvix bone, i would love twins..lol but man oh man i just hope i'm farther along than i think, or i'm just showing WAY early for some reason, my mother said she showed early with her number 2 and 3, and i showed somewhat early with my first, and early with my 2nd so maybe its cause this is number three and my uterus isn't as tight anymore..lol i'm just sooo ready for this morning sickness to be SOOOO over with
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Re: **pixMy almost 3yr old keeps telling me there are two babies

I am preggo with number 5 with my oldest a 5 yo adn a 12 lber which stretched me out like twins, and just had a baby 4 mo ago so no time to get the tummy back in...and boy am I showing sooner!! And yes I've thought twins although I know it is just me sticking out....lol! I am 11 weeks, feeling my uterus very well at this point, and I look as big as I did when I was six months along with my fourth. Keep telling myself it is bloat...

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At 8 weeks even if you were showing more due to twins it wouldn't be from babies since they are too small to really be making you measure further ahead. For instance, with the girls and boys at 8 weeks I could just feel my uterus over my pubic bone, which usually doesn't happen until 12 weeks. So I was measuring ahead, but not months ahead until 6+ months. You probably wouldn't notice the extra weeks this early unless you were a dr palpating the uterus for dating purposes.

And fraternal twins really don't skip a generation - that's an old wives tale. And your aunt having ID twins wouldn't make you at a higher risk for twins since ID twins are a fluke and nothing hereditary. We have no twins in our family at all, yet have had 3 back to back twin pregnancies (this last one was VTS) including 2 sets of fraternals and a set of ID. So it just goes to show that family history doesn't always make a difference.

DDC I'm due in Feb and have had 2 friends kids tell me its 2 babies. I don't plan on any ultrasounds but we only found one heartbeat. Im measuring just above my pubic bone but my midwife said it was to early to tell if it was just one
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:28 AM   #17
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Re: **pixMy almost 3yr old keeps telling me there are two babies

There is something about kids where they know.

I don't think measuring big has anything to do with it. I know a few twin mama's who measured smaller with twins for a while then they did with their singletons. But you never know.

I'm getting a scan early because after 3 singleton pregnancies, I got a BFP a week earlier then I was ever able to with any of the others. So it's either twins or a boy. I get higher HCG levels with the boys.
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