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April 17th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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My DH has ALWAYS said we were going to have twins. Every PG (3) he has said it's twins. (he has fraternal twin sisters) I on the other hand, never dreamed of having twins. It was something that never crossed my mind. I always told him that they don't run in my family so it wasn't going to happen.. (Boy, was I wrong )

I found out that I was PG at the end of November (before Af was duo to start) so when I had some spotting I worried and called my Dr. When I went in for that Appt. ( I was around 4 weeks at the time) and she said it was too early to do an u/s because we wouldn't be able to see anything. But we decided to start with a beta, which came back 451 @ 12 dpo. I was shocked at that number (with DS #1 it was 95 @ 12dpo) My Dr. said it looked like a healthy pg after we got the second beta ( 955 @ 14 DPO) and decided to schedule an U/S for close to 7 weeks.

During this time I started doing my research (and yes, I was one of THOSE moms that came on this board asking about HCG levels ) I discovered that high levels could indicate a multiple pg AND then I found out info on Molar pg's which REALLY had me scared.

SO when I went for the U/S I was really nervous thinking about a molar pg. Dh called me on the way over and asked how I was. I said I'm okay, I just want to see ONE healthy baby. He said Maybe you'll see 2 or 3. I just kind of laughed because I hadn't told him that their could be more then one.

When I went in for the U/S I laid down on the bed and the tech started. She was moving the wand around and I immediately thought I was seeing 2 sacs, but didn't say anything. She then asked me if I had been taking anything. I said just my prenatal and folic acid. She goes back and looks some more then says, the reason I ask is I think I see 2 sacs... then she looks some more and says, here's Baby A's and here's Baby B's

Then only thing I could think of was Holy Crap.. ( how did he get his way ) I walked out of the room holding pictures and kept saying Holy Crap. A nurse even walked by and asked if I was OK and I just showed her the picture and said.. There's 2 of them! She laughed and told me congratulations!

On the way home I had DH paged at work (which I never do) so when he came to the phone he thought something was wrong. Our conversation went like this
DH: How did it go?
Me: It went alright.
DH: Is everything alright?
Me: Well.. Baby A has a and Baby B has a
DH:............................................... ......HAHA your joking
Me: No, there's 2 of them
DH: Jara, your joking right
Me: (slightly hystarical (sp?) NO, I HAVE PICTURES
DH: TWINS?
Me: Yes..... how do you always seem to get your wa?

and from there I don't really remember the rest of the converstation. When he got home I showed him the pictures and he was just as shocked and excited as I was! He said that after he got off the phone to me, he just kind of stood there stunned and his co-workers asked him if he was alright and he just looked at them and said.. there's 2 of them.. needless to say HE didn't get any work done for the rest of the day!
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April 17th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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well it seemed like it was taking us a long time to get PG (9 mos). I kept joking to DH that I was going to get pregnant w/twins.

I dropped Drake off at the office w/DH and went to my appt. The U/S tech asked me if I'd been trying and I said yes and she said I'm glad to hear that honey because there's two of them.
What?
what?
no way
you're kidding right?
what?
are you serious?
no way?
really?
OMG!
I went back to DHs office to pick up Drake, didnt say anything just handed him the picture. He asked why there was an A and a B on the picture. i just turned around and smiled. He put his head down and pretended to cry!
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April 17th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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We had been trying for 3 years and finally started seeing an infertility specialist. I was just about to switch to the injectible meds (instead of Clomid) when I just had a feeling that I was pg. I took a test on Valentine's day, BFN. I took another on President's Day, BFP!!! I called the doc right away because I knew they would want me to go in for beta tests. I demanded that I got in that day (I am a teacher, so I had the day off). I went every other day for 2 weeks (all the while, DH and I were joking that it was twins). At 6 weeks, we went in for a u/s. DH thought he saw two blips, but wasn't going to say anything. The doc says, "I'm seeing two sacs." It didn't click right away for me, so he said, "There's baby a and there's baby b." I just laughed!!! I called everyone I knew on the way back to work and none of them could believe it. When I got back to school, the receptionist asked me how it went and I just held up two fingers! I'll never forget her face!
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April 17th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I started showing at 6 weeks. I didn't think anything of it. I just figured it was b/c I had only waited a year before getting pregnant again. I scheduled at ultrasound at 16 weeks to find out the gender. I went with my friend b/c I wanted to surprise my DH. My friend had kept joking that I was going to have twins but the thought that it might be true never crossed my mind. We went in to the ultrasound room and the tech turned on the machine then turned it off again really quick. She asked if that was my first ultrasound. I said yes and asked, "Why?" A million bad things were running through my head. What was wrong with my baby? Then she smiled and I knew it wasn't something bad. "We are going to have to do a more thorough ultrasound because there are two in there." I literally almost fell off the table. I didn't know what to think. She turned the machine back on and I immediately saw their two heads. Then, she looked for the genders. I figured with two I would likely get one girl at of the deal. "Baby A is definitely a boy! And so is Baby B." Then she said they were most likely identical. When I left I called everyone, except DH. My mom was in the office at her school and she started yelling and telling everyone her daughter was having twins. When I called my other friend I said, "Guess what?" She said, "What? Your having twins?" So that wasn't any fun. LOL. I went and bought 2 blue onesies and went to DH's office. He came out to the car and I told him to guess what we were having. "What? A boy?" Dur...then he said, "Oh, I knew we were having twins." WWHHHAAAATTT???? How did everyone else know and I didn't? So that was my experience.
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April 17th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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I was bleeding at 4 weeks so they did a HCG. The next morning the nurse called back and said I was def. preggo (now, looking back, her wording was interesting) and they scheduled me for an ultrasound at 5 weeks. I took dh because I was so nervous. We saw 1 (yes, ONE) healthy sac but it was too early to see the hb so they scheduled me for a 7 week u/s. Dh was working an hour from home and as a teacher couldn't really take the day off (I went after my teaching day was done). I was totally nervous, praying to see a healthy heartbeat. The tech came in and started the u/s and pointed out the 2 (TWO) babies. My first words were "and they both have heartbeats". There was a problem though....the second babies sac was 1/4 the size of the first babies. I came home and called dh as he was driving home....he claims he doesn't know how he got home. We kept it a secret until our 9 week u/s which showed the second baby had caught up a little and was healthy.

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My SIL always wanted twins. She started trying 3 months before us in Hawaii. I guess there is a special wishing well on the island they were staying on. She said her and my bil through in a penny and wished for *our last name* twins. She got preggo with a singleton and I got the twins. Now I tell them they have to be more specific in their wishes and they have to pay for 1/2 the college education.
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April 17th, 2008, 11:28 AM
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At our 20 week ultrasound I was lying on the table and a student asked if I minded her beginning and the tech would join us in a few minutes, which I said was fine. She put the doppler on my stomach then immediately took it off and had a wide eyed shocked look on her face, then turned to the door.. at this point the tech and a doctor come in. They glanced at each other, then the tech asked "Did you have your TriScreen testing done?" at which point I answered yes, it came back normal. Puzzled, the tech and the doctor looked at each other again, then she smiled and clapped her hands together and said "Well.... congratulations, you're having twins!" DH of course was thrilled and jumped up and down, he was so excited. I turned ghost white and broke out into a sweat, then started crying.. I think I was more shocked than anything. Then as she was doing the scan it sunk in, and it turned to excitement! I will never forget that day.
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April 17th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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I tested at 9DPO with a $1 store test. We had been trying for quite some time and I had become a serious HPT addict! I remember feeling so guilty after peeing on the stick because I just knew it would never show up that soon. I waited for a couple minutes and then threw it away because it was a BFN, which I knew it would be. Five days went by and AF hadn't shown, but it was still early for AF so I didn't think much of it. I went to take out the bathroom trash and as I was pulling out the bag, the test fell out. It was a blaring positive! I was completely shocked but still assumed it was most likely some sort of evaporation line and didn't get excited. I couldn't help myself though and had to pee on another stick, this time I used a First Response and it was positive within seconds. I was absolutely thrilled!! I called my fertility doctor and immediately got a beta appointment for that morning. I wanted to verify that I wasn't hallucinating before I told my DH. The nurse called me within 45 minutes of my appointment and told me my beta levels were 528. I didn't think anything about that though, because I had never been pregnant and wouldn't know what was considered normal or not. I went to the store and got a digital test just so it would say pregnant and I could wrap it up and give it to my DH. We had dinner and then I handed him a little gift bag. He was shocked and excited... we danced around the kitchen for a while in disbelief and excitement!! I had to get betas done every other day for the next week and they just kept rising like crazy, but still I had NO idea.

On February 5th, I was just over 6 weeks, we went in for my first ultrasound. It was my DH's 31st birthday that day so he had taken the day off. My doctor turned on the machine and immediately we all saw a large sac with a little blob inside. He tried to point out the baby's body but it really looked like a spec and nothing more to me. After measuring the baby and telling us he saw the heartbeat and everything was good he said he wanted to check my ovaries really quick so he went to one side and said the ovary looked good and then he quickly moved back to the other side to see my other ovary, but as he did that all of us saw "something else." I still didn't think it could possibly be another baby, but then my doctor said "Uuuuuuh oooooooh......... we have twins!" I burst into tears!! My DH had this HUGE grin and he was practically jumping up and down. The nurse was clapping! I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it.

When we left the room all the nurses in the nurses station started clapping and congratulating us. They kept asking my DH if he knew I was going to surprise him with another baby for his birthday. I stayed fairly quiet... I really couldn't believe it. It shouldn't have been that hard to believe since I was on Clomid, but it was!! My DH told me we were having a boy and a girl that day, and we find out April 29th if he is right. Luckily it isn't his birthday again!!
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April 17th, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Jessica - your story sounds so much like mine! We started saying that we were going to have bg twins after the first ultrasound and guess what!!! I told DH that we are never allowed to joke about anything EVER AGAIN!!!
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April 17th, 2008, 05:47 PM
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We went through IVF and transferred 3 embryos, and were ecstatic when my beta hcg was positive on 12/10! But I didn't know we had multiples, and I was so worried they would be lost through miscarriage, since I've had 4 miscarriages and no live births.

On Christmas eve, which would have been week 5 1/2, I started bleeding. Hubby and I were opening our gifts since he was on duty the next day, and I was absolutely crushed. I couldn't even bring myself to tell him because I didn't want to ruin his Christmas until I was sure. I went to the bathroom and cried and cried.

The next day was Christmas, and my RE was on vacation so I had to wait 3 days before going in. I was positive I'd miscarried again, since I was bleeding heavily.

On Christmas day, I started filling out adoption paperwork, alone. I knew I couldn't go through this again, I was done TTC.

Finally it was u/s time! My RE had the monitor turned to him... I gritted my teeth expecting to hear those awful words, "I can't find the heartbeat"... but instead, he said "I see three sacs here!" He was grinning from ear to ear! Three beating hearts soon followed! (It was too early to tell they were quads yet)

I was ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!!! Of course you all know the rest of the story, it's been a very difficult road but I am so excited about our twin girls. The fear is still there but overall I'm just enjoying this pgcy so much! Even with the GD! Bring it on!
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April 18th, 2008, 05:59 AM
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We went in for the regular 20 week ultrasound hoping to just find out if we were having a boy or girl. The ultrasound tech started doing her thing and after a few minutes got very quiet, turned to me and said "um, I need to ask you a question. Did you know you are having twins?" I think it was the most shocking thing I have ever been told!
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April 18th, 2008, 08:12 AM
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I had just m/c it was early on I was only 5 weeks. My doc said it was a clean m/c and I didnt have to wait to TTC. So the next month of coarse we tried. I found out I was pg and at 8 weeks I started spotting. Of coarse I called my doc asap and we rushed in. He sent me in for a u/s. I drank 2 bottle of water on the way, we had to take our kids with us, and since we were being rushed in I went to radiology instead of the maternity ward. So dh had to sit in the waiting room while I got the u/s done. The tech took forever and I was just talking myself into the fact that there was a baby because she was taking so long. I asked if she would be able to tell me anything and she said that she could not, but the doctor would explain everything. Then she turned the monitor and said there is your baby .. and here is your other baby! I was so relieved I immediately asked " are they ok, do they both have heartbeats?" She said yes they are both perfect. Now I had joked with Dh about showing so soon and kept saying it was twins. So when I went to tell Dh, he immediately asked is it ok? I said yep its twins, he said yeah right.. I said no really its twins. I showed him the pics and then we just sat in the waiting room laughing.. Im not sure if we were happy laughing or nervous laughin. We went to Dh's parents to pick up our oldest daughter who was in school when we left and my mil asked if everything was ok and we said " yep both babies are fine" She screamed BOTH BABIES.. Everyone was thrilled and excited for us.
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April 21st, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Well me and my husband said that we should have one more baby so that our son could have a sibling. So we decided to TTC. I got pregnant within the next month.

I went to the doc in April 2006 and the doc asked me if twins ran in my family and asked the normal prenatal questions and i said "no" they do not run in the family and i dont know WHAT i would do with two babies.

THe week after that we told our son that he was going to have a new brother or sister. HE said "no mommy, I am going to have two sisters." I told him no just one or maybe a brother but no way am I having two babies. He had just turned 4 so I chalked that conversation up to imagination.

Well I went to the doctor in May 2006 when I was about 10wks along. It was one of those routine ultrasounds to check and verify due date of the baby. I told my husband he didnt need to come because it was just a quick 10min u/s and i would be in and out.

Well the conversation between me and the tech went like this:

Tech: Is this your first Ultrasound?
Me: Yes...(now I am scared that something is wrong.)
Tech: No nothing wrong , but do you see what I see?
Me: Nooooooooo ummmmmmmmm what do you see?
Tech: Look, there is two of them in there?
Me: two what?
Tech: two babies
Me: two baby whats?
Tech: two babies. You are having twins!

I was so puzzled and confused. She kept saying baby A and baby B and I just didnt know what to make of the situation.

I told my son that I was having two babies and he said I told you so.

I told my husband and he was convinced there was a mistake somewhere...he didnt believe we were having twins until the delivery day when two babies came out...LOL
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April 21st, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for shareing your stories!! I loved reading them!
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April 21st, 2008, 01:18 PM
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I loved reading all these stories too!!!
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April 22nd, 2008, 06:42 AM
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So have I, great idea Jara!
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April 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM
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I had no clue! I had had a m/c a year before and we were TTC for that full year so I was a nervous wreck. My midwife let me come in early. I was 5w5d I think and she couldn't see a hb yet. She gave me a pic which had 2 measurements on it but I totally did not notice that at the time or think anything strange about it. She had me come back the next week to check for hb again and she said "Ummm guess what?" and even though I never in a million years expected it up until that very moment I just KNEW what she was going to say and I said "shut up!" and I started crying and she said "there are 2 heartbeats!" She asked if they were tears of joy or if I was upset and I was like huh? You mean people are actually upset when you tell them it's twins? And she said yes most of the time they are. That shocked me completely. I was thrilled. I felt like it was a gift. I felt like I had won the lottery right from that very moment I found out. Like I was being payed back for having to endure the m/c. Looking back she knew it was twins that first visit but didn't say anything because it was still so early and she didn't see any hb yet. DH wasn't with me so I went out to the car and called him at work. When he answered I said "Where are you?" he said "you called me, you know where I am" and I said "Are you sitting down?" and he started screaming, nuh uh! and I yelled "yes it's twins!" and I could hear him and his office mate yelling about it being twins and there was all this commotion lol. Then I called my mom and it was the nicest thing, she said "I always wanted twins and now you are having them for me!"
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April 23rd, 2008, 11:20 AM
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I had to use fertility medicines to get pregnant. I had two rounds of clomid which didn't work at all (no eggs grew) and the first round of shots gave us one egg, but no baby. the second round of shots gave us nine eggs! The doctor recommended canceling the round, but Dh and I decided this may be our only chance and went ahead. Once I got a positive pregnancy test, the doctor immediately started saying "pregnancies" and I insisted that no we had one healthy baby. My first u/s was at six weeks. Right away we saw two circles on the screen - the doctor said "well, there's one, and two, and maybe..." to which I answered "you had better stop right there!" I was very glad that the maybe was a shadow at the top of my uterus! When they did the heart rate at six weeks, one was really strong and the other really weak, so we were told we could loose one. I didn't want multiples, but when I saw the two I was extatic! The thought of possibly loosing one killed me. At seven weeks, baby b hadn't grown much, but the heart beat ws much stronger. The docotor was baffled. At eight weeks, baby b was catching up in size and both were doing well. The doctor looked at me after the u/s and said, "well, congratulations, it's deffinately twins!" I immediately started planning and daydreaming of everything in sets of two! DH jokes around that the next time the maybe will actually be triplets - I've told him he can carry them if he really wants three at once!
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April 23rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
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I did injects/IUI so I knew there was a good possibility! After I found out I was pregnant, I had a feeling it was twins. Plus, my beta was pretty high. I went in for an u/s at 6 weeks, she saw 1. I said to her, "Are you sure there is only 1? Can you look some more?" so she did and there was 2
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April 24th, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Aww, so sweet!~
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