Hello, if you are reading this you maybe wondering/hoping you are expecting multiples.
However, there is no way for anyone in this group to answer that question for you. The only way to have that question answered is to have your doctor book you an appointment for an ultrasound.
If you have not yet had an ultrasound that should be your first step. Tell your doctor of your suspecions and have an ultrasound booked.
The women on this forum have absolutely no way of determining if your expecting multiples by your symptoms, feelings or hopeful wishes.
As no two pregnancies are the same, an increase of your Hcg levels and nausea are not indicators of a multiple pregnancy. Also "showing" early is also not a way to determine if your expecting multiples.
If you ask this question of the forum before you have taken the time to have an ultrasound, the responses you receive will most likely be a repeat of this message at best, and at worse, joking at your expense. If you don't want to hear answers like "Yes, you can tell by urinating on your smartphone," then instead of asking "am i having multiples?!" try asking instead how other people felt when they first learned they were carrying twins+. Ask about other people's experiences, and don't ask them to predict your pregnancy outcome.
Once again NO ONE IS ABLE TO TELL VIA A TEXT FORUM IF YOU ARE CARRYING MULTIPLES. If you have any of these questions please take real world, real life steps involving a medical practitioner to find the answer.
(Thanks to steph_anie for helping craft this message.)
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If you did any traveling (vacation, holiday, etc) for fun during the first year of your twins life, can you share your experience and any tips or advice? I'd love to hear the pros and cons of traveling *with twins* at 3 months vs 6 months vs 9 months... Thanks!
The babies are so big now, they've taken over my entire stomach. I have one head and one bum up under my ribs which is giving me excruciating pain and I have one head and a set of feet digging into my bladder and cervix area.
I remember when I first found out I was pregnant with twins. I was in so much shock and I knew it would probably be hard carrying two children in my belly once they got big, but now I really know how much work it is!! After this pregnancy I don't think I can take another one.
There are so many other symptoms I'm going through but I wont talk about every detail cause I'm pretty sure all you momma's already know what I'm going through.
All i can do lately is lay down. But even laying down is uncomfortable now. Not to mention the food reflux is disgusting and horrible. But my belly hurts and my hips hurt to lay on my side now... :( I wish I had some cure to all this so i can get through the next 3+ weeks.
If you ladies have any kind words that would be greatly appreciated. Im in the last stretch of pregnancy... Lets hope I survive it Lol.
I also have another ultrasound on monday that im "dreading"!!!!! The US tech likes to use minimal lubricant and presses so deeply into my stomach I feel like she's going to rip through the skin. I swear if she does it this time, I will be sharing some words with her.
Thanks ladies for listening to my rant.
I however have had a stressful week in any normal persons life and add to that this life altering, sometimes debilitating pregnancy and ive hit the point of "break, water, break!"
I want nothing more than to give birth to both of my babies at a healthy point and limit if not ward off their nicu time... but this crap is not for the faint of heart. Spd w a son who is oblique breech who constantly kicks the left side of my pelvis for the past ten weeks is rough enough. My vj feels like a bruised tomato inside and out from his tiny little feet. My tranverse daughter w her head in one rib and her butt in the other isnt much better. My feet look like shrek and fiona out to picnic. Ugh. And the headaches and backaches and not even wanting to go to the bathroom one more time in the middle of the night. Contractions and i dont even know how my cervix is holding. My dr hasnt checked it since 20wks and i dont think she will bc she scheduled a c section. My clothes dont fit. None of them. I cant eat but a couple times a day. There simply isnt room for food. Yet ive managed to gain a ton of weight.
Ughh RANT much? Sorry ladies but the worst part of all is the stupid ppl who either think its just a little bit harder than having one... and u guys are the only ones who get it.
Coming on here and seeing im not alone, and seeing all the beautiful babies makes it just a bit more tolerable.
But i know one thing. If i were octo-mom id ask to be sedated from the second trimester to delivery. I dont care what type of person she is. She has nothing but my upmost respect
to have survived that eight-headed beast of a pregnancy!
Next goal-keep my sanity till 36weeks!
How are my other january moms doing? And what ways have u found relief?? Personally i just try to remind myself how blessed i am to have made it this far without any major issues or bedrest. Some arent as fortunate and i will never take that for granted. :)