More fun twin facts and 26 weeks

Mothers of twins live longer. Nice to know!! πŸ™‚ Ha ha! They say, “researchers found that women who give birth to twins live longer, have healthier kids, and “appear to be healthier” themselves.” but this is probably because, “sturdier women have twins, not because having twins is good for you, the study notes.” Ah well… I suppose it’s nice to be a ‘sturdy’ woman. πŸ˜‰

I just read recently that identical twins CAN have their own placentas…. hmmmm… so now I’m curious. Are our peaches REALLY fraternal?? πŸ˜‰

Identical twins share the same DNA but do not have the same fingerprints.

Fraternal twin girls have twice the chance of giving birth to twins than singletons.

A study shows vegans are five times less likely to have twins than women who consume diary. So if you wanna better chance at having twins, load up on the dairy! πŸ˜‰

And some funny twin questions and answers. πŸ™‚ Don’t be one of THESE people! πŸ˜‰

“Are your twins the same age?”

“Are you glad you had twins?”

“Awww…Are They Both Yours?”

“Are you done?” (Okay so don’t get me started on people butting their nose in on other people’s family size. Ha ha! πŸ˜‰ )

“Did You Plan On Having Twins?” (Uuuuuhhhhhhhh???)

“Are they natural?” (Love this response)
“No they are androids! But they look SO real, don’t they?” Ha ha ha!!

“Do twins run in your family or your husband’s family?” Interesting fact, the hubby’s family genetics do NOT matter. It’s a mommy thing. πŸ˜‰ But I have to say that I like this response too…
“They don’t yet, but they probably will when they are older, but we’re going to work on teaching them how to walk first.”


Today marks week 26. Β I’ve decided to stop reading stuff about twins online. πŸ™‚ Β I usually check out “week by week” stuff on twin pregnancy. Β However, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m reading things like, “my twins were born at 26 weeks and spent 9 weeks in NICU” or “I went into preterm labor and had to spend 4 (6,8) weeks IN THE HOSPITAL unable to move at all” and the like… Β Not really things I want to hear/read right now. Β So I’m going to take a break from the infinite information online and just chill through the rest of the pregnancy. πŸ™‚ Β I told Stu last night, “10 more weeks till we can have the peaches here!” Β Of course it would be great if they could stay bakin’ for 11 or 12 more weeks actually.

When I think about the discomforts that I’m already experiencing, thinking about 10 (or more) weeks down the road just kind of blows my mind. Honestly, I can’t even imagine it. But there’s no use worrying about the future. Just like I can’t control when they will arrive, I can’t control the comfort factor (much) that the journey will have. πŸ™‚

Today I have an OB check up. I’m thinking they will likely be scheduling my appointments every 2 weeks. Which is kind of a pain, but oh well. I haven’t had my glucose test yet, but I betcha that will be next time around. Yuck! I always get a little nervous before every check up. Not really sure why, but it’s true.


Got to see the girls briefly. πŸ™‚ I thought she was going to use the doppler this week, but they already had the ultrasound set up so she did that. Everything seems to be going swimmingly. Next week I have my glucose test plus another measuring ultrasound with the other doctor. I will be having those every 4 weeks from here on out she said, to monitor the babies individual growth. So there ya have it. Keep praying that the peaches will stay bakin’ till they are done! πŸ™‚

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