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When you're having two...

So, we were having twins! What, exactly, did that mean? At our first OB appointment, the doctor had told us that there were two separate sacs, but as it was still early, no placenta could really be seen yet. 1,211 more words

Twins

Different

We seem to love to point out what is wrong with another person. We can hear ourselves say, “What’s with that guy?,” or “look at that freak!” Human beings find it easy to pass judgment on others, primarily based on their appearance and behavior. 603 more words

Society

Twins and Chorions and Stuff

Every now and then, just around when I’m wondering why the hell I’m studying Psychology, knee-deep in scientific arguments and indiscernible statistics, I discover something that fascinates me enough to want to tell the world about it, and then proceed to jump up and down. 212 more words

The rest of the story...

By now I think it’s obvious… I am pregnant.  Yes, I am having twins.  The answer to the inevitable next question is a little harder to answer, however.  598 more words

Ramblings

99.9% wrong

For four years, I have insisted that my twins are fraternal (dizygotic) twins. Everyone thought I was crazy…I thought they just weren’t looking hard enough. After all, if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson are fraternal, then my girls were  81 more words

Family Life

Identical or Fraternal? How to know

So, you’re having/had twins and you want to know whether they’re identical or fraternal. You’d think it would be a simple question to answer in these days of advanced medical technology, right? 414 more words

Our Family

Monozygotic (for Max on her birthday)

Depth of mind, a hand’s finesse,

the soft caress of a smile so blessed

and often bared by a firework flared

from the atoms of a zygote at one time shared. 50 more words

Poem