Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Boys: Raising Identical Twins

Why I Created This Blog

Throughout my pregnancy, we were told that our twins were definitely fraternal. Their placentas were on opposite sides of the uterus. Though identical twins can have their own placentas, they generally implant close together, my OB said. Then, On January 18, Matthew and Jonathan were born and the pediatrician congratulated us on our identical boys. Tests confirmed it as did our own confusion over who was who. Ever since, I have searched for information on the things that make identicals different from fraternal twins. I found plenty of scientific information, but not the stuff I craved. I wanted to know whether they would walk and talk at the same time, whether they would like the same foods, whether they would cut teeth together. I wanted to know how to raise them so that they each had their own identities, but also cherished and appreciated the bond between them. So I created this blog. This blog is for fellow parents or parents-to-be of identical twins looking for the same kind of information I am. My hope is that other parents will post their own experiences and observations, and that parents-to-be will find reassurance in our experiences and will enter identical-twin parenthood with some idea of the challenges and joys that might just be specific to identical twins.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really love your blog! It is helpful to me as I am having I think Identical twin girls!

RaspberryT said...

Your boys are so cute and adorable. I'm an identical twin myself and I'll just advise, don't worry too much about trying to get them their own identity. They will each themselves have the things that they like. They may look alike, but in reality, they are two different person. Having twins is a miracle in-itself and a joy. Good luck to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am concieving my first baby i want to have identical twins boys what should i do for this....my 3rd month of pregnancy has been started....!!

Kristi said...

Thank you for your blog. I identify so much of my own life and feelings through your words and stories. Identical twins are unique and special to an extent that it can be isolating at times...Everyone has an opinion, but sometimes it is just nice to hear stories of someone who has been through the same experiences.