Different types of twins, boy girl twins, non identical twins and identical twins. That’s it right? WRONG!
There are many different types of twins and during pregnancy they give them strange names like momo or didia. Safe to say I’m no doctor or an expert!! I didn’t really have time to get all clued up on it while they were in my tummy having a one year old as well.
Back to my point, the doctors and ultrasound people all told me they would not be identical because of the type of twins they are, they had their own sacs and placentas, dichorionic diamniotic, is the technical term.
It didn’t bother me whether they were identical or fraternal, all babies are special and twins are a definite blessing.
During my pregnancy I joined a twins group on a social networking site and people were discussing identical twins and I soon found out that didia twins have a 25-30% chance of being identical.
After they were born and we were out of surgery, none of us could tell which one was which, apart from one was slightly bigger than the other, they weighed 6.1lb and 5.11lb and 5 weeks early, so they were good sizes to say the least!
Even the midwife couldn’t tell them apart, luckily they had different coloured hats, however Anthony did try and swap the hats just to confuse her!
During the 16 painful days in hospital, I saw god knows how many midwives, only on a couple of occasions did I see the same one twice. Majority of them would comment how similar they look and some I saw on a few occasions would try and guess which one was which, but I mean there’s a 50% chance you’ll get it right so it’s not exactly countdown is it! However, one midwife who I literally only saw that time came in and said “gosh they look completely different don’t they?” I felt like saying are we looking at the same babies!?
During the four months of their little lives it has been literally all we have talked about,
“Today they definitely look identical!”
“In that light they look completely different.”
“That ones face is more round than the others.”
It still annoys me today when people claim to know that they can tell them apart! I’m their mother and even I can’t tell them apart sometimes! The best bit is when they get it wrong though! Now that’s a laugh, all you know it alls out there haha!
Finding out whether they are identical or not consists of a DNA test, which costs £100, there’s a lot more interesting things we could all be doing with £100!! And to me it really doesn’t matter!
I’m not going to tell you what I think, what do you think?