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I need some help girls....

Ok so ummm....I'm 8 weeks with #4 and when I compare belly pics...I'm bigger than I was at 15 weeks with #3. My dates are right on as I chart and this pregnancy was conceived 9 days after a miscarriage (with a negative pregnancy test between to confirm loss) So ummm...what are your thoughts on my belly? I'm 6'1" and 121lbs
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You're thinking twins, right? Definitely possible. Is your fundus really that high though? I mean, I look a lot bigger with this baby than I did with Jesse, but fundal height is bang on.

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twins????

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I don't know how to really find the fundus....I *think* I feel it 2 fingers below my belly button when I lay down and try to find it. But again, I have no idea if that's what I'm feeling....i kept not finding it because I was searching low and as I moved up then I found the hard top....or what I think *could* be the hard top...,oh i have no idea....this is crazy. I showed early with all my kids (excepting #1) but this has been a bit nutty....another difference is that though really sick....I've been HUNGRY with this one. I usually lose a few lbs because I don't eat (also lose my milk around now because I usually am not eating) this time I'm still nursing my 15 month old AND starving/eating every few hours.... again though...I'm only 121lbs so I don't know what to think

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Well, first, you look ADORABLE! But yes, you definitely look further along. Could be twins, could just be a belly that remembers how to stretch out. On such a petite frame it shows much more easily, too.

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I'm no help but I'm hoping you meant to say you were 5'1" and 121... not 6'1". Blum 3

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Wow. Maybe your belly is just ready to make room this time around? I agree that you look adorable!

I also have been nonstop HUNGRY with this pregnancy v. unable to eat with my pregnancy with DS. Hmmm...

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Nope....no typo lol I'm 6'1" Blum 3

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If you're 6'1" and 121lbs, I'm surprised you don't look even bigger. I'm 5'2" and would kill to weigh anywhere near 121lbs. Between you being so very thin, and this being your fourth pregnancy, I'm not surprised AT ALL you look so big.

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Don't know if this will help but I am 20 weeks pregnant with twins. I genuinely had no clue I was expecting two until my nuchal fold scan at 12 weeks and it was a total shock. No early +ve test, HCG levels within normal singleton range (just had one to "prove" I was pregnant), no family history or any other risk factor, nothing that made me think there was anything out of the ordinary.

I did not have particularly bad morning sickness, more that I just couldn't eat and lost weight (I still have only gained about 3-4lbs total) but I was (and still am) EXHAUSTED. I just thought that it was the fact that I was looking after two other children and working and being pregnant rather than anything different with the pregnancy. I was also BF DD2 at the time and thought that it was just "doing too much"...this pregnancy was conceived on my first PP AF after DD2 (took 13 months for AF to come back following her pregnancy).

But looking back (to eventually answer your question :)!) my fundal height was definitely higher with this pregnancy. I started to wear maternity jeans at about 9 weeks and had commented to DH that I *thought* I could feel my uterus from about 9-10 weeks just above my pubic bone. I dismissed it thinking I was not feeling the right thing and I didn't look particularly pregnant....at that stage (9-10 weeks) it was probably 1cm above my pubic bone and then about 1 cm below my belly button at the 12 week scan. That is probably the only noticable difference with this pregnancy...my fundal height is higher (about 27 weeks at 20 weeks pregnant) rather than looking massively "pregnant" (more than any other female at the same stage). I have photos if you are interested in the size with this pregnancy?

Don't know if this helps any? Can't wait to hear the results of any scans Smile

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"Marite13" wrote:

If you're 6'1" and 121lbs, I'm surprised you don't look even bigger. I'm 5'2" and would kill to weigh anywhere near 121lbs. Between you being so very thin, and this being your fourth pregnancy, I'm not surprised AT ALL you look so big.

yep this! Could be twins I wouldn't rule it out until you got it ruled out by a doc but its most likely just your build. 120 is really thin for your height.

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What a perfect round belly! I didn't show any sooner with each child like they say but they do say you are more likely to show sooner, I've definitely seen people who pop and look pregnant months sooner wth subsequent children.
Your uterus is *usually* behind your pelvic bone until 12 weeks, belly button typically is 20 weeks. That said, my fundus was just under my belly button at 14 weeks with ds. My midwife even ordered an ultrasound right then to check for twins (though they do run in my family so that was part of it, and dh felt ds from the outside at about 14 weeks which still shocks everyone we tell), and it was just one baby. I wasn't really showing until after 20 weeks though, just like with my other two, and my fundal height did eventually line up with dates.

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I am 14 weeks and my fundus is right under my belly button. I know I only have 1 in there and this is my 4th. I feel huge. ugh!

Are you having any scans?

I could tell you an easy way to find your uterus, but it is kind of embarassing. LOL

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I'm not getting any ultrasounds lol Smile And please tell me!!! I want to figure out where it's at! After having 3 children....I have no shame left *giggles*

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I wonder if we have the same trick, Christy, if not I'm going to just embarrass myself here: I could EASILY feel my fundus anytime after I orgasmed. From the very start of pregnancy, for me at least, an orgasm causes a contraction and the uterus goes pretty hard. Much easier to distinguish rock-hard contracted uterus from regular belly flesh.
Of course, these days, that means if I O, I have a giant rock-hard watermelon in my abdomen:)

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Oh how neat! I never knew that! ROFL! WELL, I wish I'd known it a few days ago....DH is not getting a whole lot of action because the morning sickness kicks into an even HIGHER gear when I orgasm! lol.....might have to do so just for medical purposes now though! *giggles*

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I know contracting after Oing is really common, but I don't know if it happens for EVERYONE. Still, can't hurt to try, right? Wink

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That is when I feel mine... esp because I am in the second trimester sex phase.... I feel it often.

Mine is SUPER high! Its been at my belly button for at least 2 weeks now!

But I have some adhesion issues so it never went back down under my bone and just started high!

You look amazing momma.

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I showed a lot earlier with my 4th...but wasn't any bigger in the end than with my others.

I also do the O trick to find fundal height when pg....works everytime Smile GL!

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"jooniper" wrote:

I wonder if we have the same trick, Christy, if not I'm going to just embarrass myself here: I could EASILY feel my fundus anytime after I orgasmed. From the very start of pregnancy, for me at least, an orgasm causes a contraction and the uterus goes pretty hard. Much easier to distinguish rock-hard contracted uterus from regular belly flesh.
Of course, these days, that means if I O, I have a giant rock-hard watermelon in my abdomen:)

Yep that was it lol