Am I losing my mind? (Belly Pic Included)

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PsycheGal's picture
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Am I losing my mind? (Belly Pic Included)

Does anyone else feel this looks a little excessive for 25 weeks? Please note how "tight" my belly is with this baby, there is no extra anything, just baby belly.

Since it's my 3rd pregnancy, the MW is not so much concerned with my fundal height - turns out that my 24 week appointment I actually measured 32cm! Although I measured 3-4 weeks ahead during my last two pregnancies, I never EVER measured 8 weeks ahead.

That's a VERY BIG difference.

Movement for this baby is also very different from my last two. Of course, that could be contributed to position, but I really feel like I'm much MORE pregnant than 25 weeks.

I do NOT have GD and I don't normally have huge babies, so I am starting to wonder if it's possible there is more than one in there. My daughters are convinced it's two babies. I didn't want to think it could be and get all excited for nothing, but now I am really really starting to wonder. I WILL definitely go have a US as soon as I get some cash in that doesn't have to go to bills or groceries.

But what do you think? Am I nuts? Does it look normal size to you? Am I being extra-sensitive? LOL

K, enough babbling, but just wondering.

KET_2010's picture
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I definitely feel bigger with this one. I know that some women, the more kids they have, the bigger they get quicker.

Have you gotten to hear the heartbeat lately? And if so have they only found one? I know there's the possibility that if there were twins that their heartbeats could be in sync with one another.

Also have you talked to your MW about your concerns?

KUP on how things progress and if you find anything out!

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The MW said that they hardly ever pick up 2 hb's with the Doppler -- they can only really tell the difference between baby's and mine because the speed is obviously very contrasting. She has not gone around looking for two though, soon as she gets the HB that's it, so it's not like she put the probe anywhere else to check LOL -- and of course, she always gets it as soon as the probe goes on my stomach.

She said we'd know as soon as we get the US, it's really hard to miss a second baby there lol

The most bizzare thing I have felt is double hiccups -- and I don't mean one hiccup with the baby bouncing -- I feel the baby hiccup in my front pelvic area and kick me up above almost simultaneously because the whole body moves, and a few seconds later, I feel the baby hiccup IN MY BUTT and my kidney/back area. It is very weird! My mom is the one that said OMG "there are two in there" when I told her that. She said that was the ONLY symptom she had when she was pregnant with my brothers (they are identical twins and always got the hiccups at the same time) -

However, when I said I feel the baby move all over the place the other day, I meant that I feel it all over the place all at once, not like on the left up and down, and then later on the right -- no I feel it everywhere at once, which is why I picture it doing jumping jacks LOL

Of course, since I'm finally suspecting, it's probably going to be just one very crazy baby. Still, it's driving me nuts!

jhj
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That would totally be driving me nuts!! How long until you get to have an ultrasound do you think?

Can't imagine the party that must be happening inside you!

Heather

PsycheGal's picture
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LOL I'm hoping I can get it done by the end of the month. I was going to go in during the holidays but it was too hard to schedule it with the kids and DH and their short holiday hours so now I have to wait until I get the extra cash again LOL

I know, I shouldn't have done the extra shopping. I can't help it, I picked up crochet and went on a yarn shopping frenzy.

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So wait.... you chose YARN over finding out if you are carrying TWINS?? LOL! Now the not knowing is driving me nuts too!! Haha.... but seriously, these symptoms do all sound a bit suspicious!! Save those pennies, girl-- I wanna know!!! Wink

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I have heard that when carrying twins it's like an octopus moving around in your belly! Lol!

I hate when they check for the heartbeat and don't really listen for a long time. It irritated me about that at my earlier appts when they said there was a chance of twins and were happy just to find a heartbeat and not even try.

I hope you get that U/s soon so you can ease your mind (and so we can all know too!!!)

PsycheGal's picture
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OMG I have been calling my baby "The Octopus" since like 12 weeks. I even named my "expected child" on facebook family "The Octopus" lol

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That will be crazy to find out that there are 2 in there!
I guess the crazy movement could be a sign but size wise I think you look totally normal IMO. Are you totally going to have an u/s done? Will your MW stick with you if its 2? Now I can't wait to find out!

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you haven't had any u/s yet?
That would be crazy to find out now you're having twins Smile Can't say about size though, esp being your 3rd. I wonder sometimes with the movement I'm feeling how there's only one in there but I've had two u/s and yes there's def only one.

GL with your u/s, hope you get it soon

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No, I haven't had any US yet. I went to the one place and they wouldn't let the kids in so we decided to go elsewhere and then the schedule issue got crazy. I don't really mind so much, right now is about the best time to have one anyways.

I am using a private US tech and doing a "non medical" session first to see how many babies are in there. If there are two I will have to go out of state to have my home-birth unless I keep it off the record and have the babies monitored for health privately and pretty much let baby #2 be a surprise. That's if there's two of course LOL

I think it's absolutely disgusting that any government can tell you how, when, and where you can birth. I would absolutely not have an unassisted home-birth (although I think it's fine that others do it, it's not for me! I'm all for cozy AND extra safe with a medical professional on hand!) but I will do anything possible to avoid a Florida hospital with a twin pregnancy. I have already checked here, not ONE hospital will even allow you to birth your babies naturally and when they are ready. They have a strong induction policy ranging from (34 to 37 weeks) and a 98% c-section rate for twins. Women are not even allowed to try and birth twins naturally in a L&D room, they instead take you directly to the OR and you better pray babies come out before they cut you open.

I think that any law that prevents a woman from giving birth safely in the environment of her choice is disgusting and frankly - UN American. Before I go off on a tangent though I will stop because I can already feel my blood boiling LOL!!!

So I am going to take it one step at a time. I will be happy with whatever is in there, one or two, and then I will do what I have to do to have my baby or babies as safely and naturally as I am able. There are too many if's right now hahaha and as you can see my husband and I have been talking a lot about what we might need to do if there are twins because the suspicion grows more every day.

Then again, this baby could just be in some weird position and spread-eagle in there or something LOL

Also, thank you for saying my stomach looks normal! I have even had people suggest triplets because of the size of my belly. Mind you, I'm a 40DD and they look like B cups in contrast to my huge belly LOL

I am going to sit here and try to stop freaking out. I am waiting for my husband to finish figuring out his school schedule to find out if we can go for the US on February 2nd or 3rd, and also checking w/my mom cause she was saying that she really wants to see the baby. She has never been present for any other of my US's and since she never had one with any of us (5 of us) she is curious to see what all the fuss is about.

I will definitely let everyone know if there is an extra one in there or if I am just totally nuts.

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Wow...I never knew that about FL. That is a bunch of CRAP! I would go to an out of state place too if they tried to cut me open if I had twins.

I'm hoping that you get to go in for your u/s soon and that your mind will be put at ease.

AnnaRO's picture
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I could swear I responded to this thread the other day. . . :dontknow:

Anyway, I don't think your belly looks unusually big in the picture, however, pictures can be deceiving. I think with all the symptoms you've been having that you have every right to be suspicious. I don't blame you for wanting to avoid a FL hospital with those stats! Crazy. I have to agree about actual laws dictating birthing 'rights' for women. I also take issue with the work "allow" in reference to a hospital/care provider "allowing" a woman to go past her EDD/go for unmedicated childbirth etc. But like you said that's another story altogether!

I'll be excited to find out if you are having twins or just one crazy active baby!

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That is horrible about having twins in FL hospitals. I would run for the hills indeed. I won't even go in to how upset that makes me when hospitals or state policy dictates how you birth your baby. Totally a whole other conversation.

That will be awesome for your mom to go and see the u/s. I took my mom to the one I had with DS2 and it was the first time she'd seen an u/s before. She was blown away and totally thought it was amazing. I was really glad I took her.

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What a mess, with the Florida laws! Yuck! I think you look great, and just like people are saying to me in person and on FB, some women look tiny & some look "huge" or "due any minute." There is such a wide range, and some of us pop out early.... on the other hand, if your uterus is measuring that far ahead, and you do look bigger than some 40-week mamas, so it could just be.. Keeping all my fingers & toes crossed for you, that you get the perfect appointment time!

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First off you look great for being 25weeks, and to think there is twins would make you look FANTASTIC haha!!

With what you are saying i would be paranoid about twins as well, they run in your family so its not like there isnt a possibility.I cant wait to see what you find out. Also thats some BS if you ask me about the Florida policy, just like with a VBAC some parts of Iowa dont allow it. I hope everything works out for you tho, you know what you want and looks like you know how to go about doing so "just in case" as well!! Good planner lol

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oh that's right sorry I forgot you had the u/s issues before.....wow I didn't know anywhere could pretty much say you can't even try to deliver kup