Do fraternal Twins Share That Special ‘Twin Bond’, As Do Identicals?
Do fraternal Twins Share That Special Bond, As Identicals?
11 wks. 5 days
That is the topic on my mind today. I wasn’t 100% sure my twins were fraternal until after birth. We assumed so, based on the two placentas, and two sacs, seen on ultrasound, but there is still a small percent of identicals, that can mimic those of fraternals (like close to 10%), so therefore, you can’t tell, supposedly, with all certainty, until the babies are born, eigther with a dna test or by waiting till around 6 months, to see how their appearances match up.
Me, there simply was ZERO debate, once I saw, my beautiful, but very different, twin baby girls. One had a thick crop of dark hair on her head, while the other had lighter, much, much, more diffuse amounts of it. Nearly non-existent. The eye shape and color differed between the two, even their skin tone, and noses looked different. As the little one, has gained some poundage, their facial shapes look a bit more alike, but it’s very easy to see, they are just very different, in looks and personality, so DEFINATE fraternal twins.
I always thought identical twins, especially girls, would be AWESOME, but I’m thinking now, for the sake of my 4 yr old, maybe them having their own identities is best, but I’ll admit, I’ll be dressing them alike until they stop me. I want that ‘twin credit’, i believe all mom’s deserve after carrying then birthing twins. Am I right ladies? I hate the thought of that going away with time, because they aren’t exact replica’s of one another.
So, what is the verdict here? Do fraternal twins share the same bond as identicals or not? Welp, I’ll be able to tell you more through time, but per my research, they still did share a womb at the same time, and 50% of their DNA is also shared of course, and they have been together from the very start of life, unlike other siblings, i mean same stages, and phases, and so yes, they will, I believe possess a stronger bond then regular siblings, most likely, but that is my own opinion, be it right or wrong, you all with fraternals can tell me what you think about the subject here.
Now identicals share COMPLETELY the same DNA, so I guess their bond may in fact be stronger then fraternals (darn it), BUT I’m sure being raised together from the start, sharing their space inside of you for all of those months, and all, will mean something long term, that normal siblings do not share quite as much. How could they, but likely the secret language and finishing sentences, feeling eachother’s pain, that may in fact be reserved to identicals, but like I said, I can’t be certain. I have only been a twin mommy for 11 short weeks now. People do feel free to add your 2 cents, because I’d love to know more.
I DO notice my girls tend to fuss at the same time to feed, or to be held, to stretch, and what not, even if the other is not in the same room. Sometimes they even go #2 at the same time, but that could be just a crap shoot, get it…hehe, but seriously. In the cosleeper, they sort of gravitate towards one another, while they sleep, ending up head to head, which I just find ridiculously cute, so they are attached, even this early, to some degree, and unless it’s a huge coincidence, with the stirring at the same times, and other little things like that, I gotto say there is some twin connection there, even this early, amongst fraternal twins.
Like I said, If you have thoughts or experience with this very subject, feel free to chime in and comment, I’d love your insight and opinions on this matter.
Time to go and clean 20 bottles..YIKES, my least favorite activity, I must admit. Chow for now!
Oh and I’m just adoring seeing these beautiful smiles every day now, and knowing for sure they aren’t gas. Aren’t they just precious?
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