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Identical movement with identical twins?

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I dont want to sound like a nut, but my boys do everything together. 

Sleeping, eating you name it, they will even often sneeze and cough at the same time.  I suppose it could just be coincidence, sneezing because of dust... looking in same direction at same time because of a noise I didn't notice... but I dont know it just seems... like maybe they are really do run on the same clock so to speak. 

Don't get me wrong they have completely different personalities even at this age, we call our second twin "old man" because he is always so serious where as his brother is always smiling.  But as far as the physical stuff, anyone else experience this?  Did it lesson or go away any as they got older?  I find it super cute, but I have to say it is synchronized enough to have kind of taken a few visitors off guard enough to comment on it.rolleyes.gif

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Hi! I also have identical twin boys born in Oct!  And they do the same thing from time to time.  if they are side by side, they are almost always looking the same way- a few times, my mom was holding one in one room, and I was holding the other in another room and they both sort of cough/gagged at the same time.  I think it is so cool!

post #3 of 9

We had "syncronized sleeping."  No matter what they'd have arms/legs in weird positions but identical.

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Thank you all for the responses.  Usually when you start a thread with "dont want to sound like a nut..." that is exactly how you end up sounding.lol.gif  So it was good to hear others have experienced/noticed this.

 

MamaRabbit do your little ones still do that or did they out grow the behavior?

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Not a mom of identicals, but my B/G twins do that, too.  They would also make sounds in their sleep at the same time and stuff, for the first several months.  I don't know if it still happens, because they copy each other all the time.  I can't really tell what is a coincidence and what they're doing purposefully!  I see it a lot while we're eating, like they both are looking in different directions and reach for their cups at the exact same time.   Or they're both napping and wake up within seconds of each other.   Maybe it's a twin thing, not just an identicals thing, because they're constantly conscious of the other person, since conception.  No surprise that they fall into the same patterns!

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Originally Posted by Spring Lily View Post

Maybe it's a twin thing, not just an identicals thing, because they're constantly conscious of the other person, since conception.  No surprise that they fall into the same patterns!



Good point!thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by SashaBreeze View Post

Thank you all for the responses.  Usually when you start a thread with "dont want to sound like a nut..." that is exactly how you end up sounding.lol.gif  So it was good to hear others have experienced/noticed this.

 

MamaRabbit do your little ones still do that or did they out grow the behavior?


They still do it!  And when not like that it's exact opposite with feet in each others faces.  Even at 3.5yr they still have to poop at the same time. 

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It's totally real -- you're not imagining it. Who knows whether they'll grow out of it or not? Have you seen the twin tennis players, the Bryans? They move so in sync it's eerie. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_and_Mike_Bryan?wasRedirected=true
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Actually my boys did NOT do much of that as babies/toddlers.  However, the older they've gotten the more common that has been.  It really wasn't until the last couple of years that we've had spontaneous "speaking in stereo", ect (they're 7.5 years old now).  I suspect that might wax and wane over the years, depending on their personalities and how interested they are in "separating" from each other (like as teens).

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