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post #21 of 33

1+ towards Adorkable's comments on placental fusing.

 

I have triplets and two are identical and one is faternal.  Their placentas fused.  Ours (after birth) were classified as tri/di as in tri-amniontic/di-chorionic. However I had one fused, massive placental mass by about halfway through the pregnancy.  It was commented that it was crazy big.  Crazy big LOL.

 

ETA:  for fun and stats (if anyone cares to calculate LOL), they were spontaneous and are all girls.  We have 5 girls ;)

post #22 of 33
Yeah statistics are a special kind of insane thinking. It's crazy they way they interact and compound each other at time and don't at other times.

Even simple ones mess with your head, like the info that 50% of DZ twins are boy/girl, it's simple when you list it out, but to most folks it does not make sense till they see it written out and their eyes glaze over before you can explain it!

If someone cares for the explanation, it's cause there is 4 options not 3: b/b, b/g, g/b, g/g. So in reality the two middle options look the same when they are standing I front of you so they are added together to give you a twice likely option.

And yeah I'm a totally math geek, I was the kid in the back of the class getting all spazzed out thinking of what I could use algebra on when they were teaching it. I'm also the one that got kicked out of high school for being bored and "disruptive to the student body", that tells you a bit about our failing system huh?
post #23 of 33

StudentDr, my sons are monozygotic, (one placenta, one chorion, two amnions, determined by examination of the membranes after delivery). One has a birthmark on his belly; the other has a birthmark on his temple. One was born with a full head of hair; the other had peach fuzz on his head. Even "identical" twins are not exactly alike.

post #24 of 33
oh how interesting

thanks for telling me that
post #25 of 33

congrads on the twins!!!!

post #26 of 33

Ours are di/di boys and the placentas are nowhere near each other. Given that I'm a fraternal twin and they run on my mom's side of the family, I've heard this increases the chance ours are fraternal. At any rate I've been telling everyone they are fraternal!

 

Does anyone have any research on twins running in families? People are always asking me that. I'm a fraternal twin, and my mom's aunt had fraternal twins.

 

Side note: SOOOOOOO many people ask me if my brother and I are identical or not. And I just stare at them, like, "What are you thinking?!"
 

post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by jessmn View Post
Side note: SOOOOOOO many people ask me if my brother and I are identical or not. And I just stare at them, like, "What are you thinking?!"

 

when anyone asks if my boy/girl twins are identical, i always cheerfully and casually say, " nope, that one have a penis!" gestering to my son.  the look on some folks faces is my small reward for putting up with the twin stupid comments

post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

when anyone asks if my boy/girl twins are identical, i always cheerfully and casually say, " nope, that one have a penis!" gestering to my son.  the look on some folks faces is my small reward for putting up with the twin stupid comments


HAHA that's awesome. I haven't come up with a witty response, so I'm sure I come across as condescending when I correct them. I kind of hope our boys look nothing alike so people won't ask, although I guess they will regardless!

post #29 of 33

they'll ask no matter what, and better yet they will argue with you about it.  the will also go the other way, i've have folks actually pause while the "judged" for them selves whether or not my kids were twins, and I KID YOU NOT second guess me.

 

oh and since this hasn't been posted in a while, for your amusement and later snide reflection:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT-lgB_HGEE

post #30 of 33

We get argued about about whether ours are both girls (!?!?!) People tell us they are a  boy and a girl, or both boys all the time (they are 18 months old, sometimes both wearing dresses at the time.

post #31 of 33

oh yeas apparently the sex of my twins is up for debate too, because my boys hair is kinda med-longish and my girl has been nearly bald until just recently, and now is still just a little pixie.

but again

 

 

"as of last diaper change, that one has the penis, so unless he stole it, he's the boy and she's still a girl", snarked the mommy.

post #32 of 33

I have had a few people say they can't tell my girls apart and constantly ask me if I'm "sure" they are not identical. Even people who have only seen them once or twice. I finally got tired of pointing out differences to this one lady and pointed at dd V and said sarcastically "Well her buttcrack is about an inch longer than A's so that means they aren't identical." The lady didn't realize I was joking and very seriously nodded saying, "Well that would mean they aren't I guess." I nearly died I wanted to laugh so hard. I can't wait until they get bigger, I'm sure I'll get comments for quite a while.

post #33 of 33

My sons are identical - they were mono-di. Most of the time they don't look a lot alike (at least to me), but once in a while we get a photo like this, where it's pretty obvious they came from the same egg! They are 18 - this was taken last week.

 

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