Going a bit nutty waiting (M)

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Registered: 08-30-2008
Going a bit nutty waiting (M)
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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 9:21pm


I was shocked I got pregnant in the 1st place. I have an almost 8 month old son (12/17/09) who is still breastfeeding A LOT and have never gotten pregnant this close together my older kids are all about 3 yrs apart, they had to really back off on breastfeeding for me to get pregnant. Anyway, I got super tired before my period was even due, and got a + before it was due, too. Then my jeans wouldn't fit on really fast and I started having diarrhea (never had that before during pregnancy) and not being able to eat (also never had that) and went, "Whoa this pregnant so soon and still breastfeeding thing SUUCKS!" I got an appt at what should have been 9 wks and was talking to my ob/gyn about how different (worse) this pregnancy is while she was poking around (which actually hurt more than usual) and she asked, "Are you sure about your dates?" Which I am. At that point she did an internal and listened and then told me I'm measuring, "a lot," bigger, and while there are other things that can cause it, she's doing an ultrasound to confirm twins. The 16th.

I'm going nuts with the wait. I'm not even sure why ... if she's so sure ... except that having 4 kids already, I know my pregnancy will most likely continue to be MUCH harder, I can't even imagine the end, and my mind keeps fast forwarding to, "How will I do THAT!?!" on a bazillion different things after they're born. Like breastfeeding. Strollers. Carseats. Its just scary. Plus while my DH and I weren't using b/c on purpose, because we wanted another one close if possible so our little guy would have a playmate and we could reuse baby stuff and then get rid of it and be done with baby days ... I guess I really didn't think it would happen this fast. Plus, I feel weird thinking on it because without knowing for sure I feel like, "horse before cart," and yet I can't turn my brain off.

A lot to throw at you all but everybody else just says, "Oh, TWINS!!" with screeches and excitement and I'm just ... not able to do that yet. Especially not with my husband gone right now. I'm just exhausted.

Cheryl & DH Marcus w/ Tristan (11 1/2), Justice (almost 9), Veronica (6) and Mason (almost 8 mos)

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 10:47pm
If it makes you feel better, this has happened twice. When I went in for my son, my OB said, "your uterus feels really big...I think you might be having twins again.." Fortunately, I only had to wait 2 days to confirm it was just one baby. My twins (my first pregnancy) were only 7 months old, which is probably why my uterus felt big....This pregnancy, I was in for my 16 week appointment when my ob was fairly sure he heard 2 heartbeats...and I'd had an u/s early on, but I wasn't sure of my dates, so it was entirely possible there were twins in one sac, and we only saw one because it was a very "early" u/s. I had to wait until my 20 week anatomy scan....neither times it was twins...but if it is, this board will give you all the support you can handle :) They're great ladies, and I hope you get the result you're hoping for!!
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Sarah-busy mommy to Justin, Grace, Isabelle, Boyd, and expecting another miracle in August.
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Registered: 07-17-2008
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:04am
Hi Cheryl, deep breaths, it's okay. ;-) I'm going to say, IMO, if your OB was truly concerned she would send you for an u/s immediately. Being so close to just having your last DS, you measuring big isn't really a surprise. P&PT for your sanity until the u/s. KUP :-)
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