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Old 11-28-2007, 05:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. They were very fast with responding, and it took only 3 weeks for us from ordering to results... and we live overseas!

So, the results are in, and surprisingly for how different they look, they're MZ!

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:05 AM
 
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In all the pictures I saw they look alike to me! But I haven't seen them in a while. Do you think they have different facial structures?

I am so tempted to do this myself. Still can't quite justify the cost yet.

But yay! Now you don't have to wonder.

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Old 11-28-2007, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Their faces are different, but then when I look at pics of them together... duh, of course they're ID Miriam's head is more rounded and Shira's is more square. Shira's ears stick out more too. IRL, I can tell them apart well, but by picture, it's really hard... I have to label pics by the same or next day or I can't tell. Shira has put on more weight and is catching up to Miriam so they're even more alike... early on, the difference was more obvious.

You can see some of the difference in this pic:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...iriamShira.jpg

Looks ID to me:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...riamShira2.jpg

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I can see what you're saying. Now I really want to test my guys!

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How exciting!

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Mine are MZ and don't look much alike, particularly when they were babies! (Although the TTTS probably has something to do with it.) I just weighed them today and they're 6lbs different.

three weeks old

4.5yo

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I'm glad you were happy with the experience! And I'm glad you have the definitive answer now. Although of course, my response is "duh!"

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Woo hoo for Di/Di MZ! I agree, the minute I saw their birth pics I was also strongly suspecting they were MZ. Mine looks so different too, but I think that's just because I'm their mom. NO ONE else can tell them apart... even my partners have to cheat (Willow has a strawberry birthmark on her ear )

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OH and they're beautiful BTW

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Old 12-01-2007, 05:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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That's just the thing. To ME they are soooo different, but to others they're the same. My 4yr old DD can tell them apart. She can't explain why she knows, but she just does.

Aww thanks, they are so cute! We can lay them on their bellies facing each other now and they'll sit there and coo at each other.

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My now-2.5yo dd can tell her brothers apart, from about the minute she could speak, she could tell me who hit her I think it's so interesting, I don't even think she understands what twins are.

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My DS is right 99 percent of the time with our girls. He says it's because one has a square face and the other has a round face. They look the same to me! But it works for him

Kids are amazing, though... just one more bit of proof that they can see things that eclipse older, "wiser" souls...
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