Thursday, June 5, 2008
Identical or Fraternal?
This has been the question on everyone's minds since we found out we were having twins. Unfortunately, when I went to the doctor last week, the "analysis" of the placentas that was done at the hospital told us absolutely nothing. It only confirmed that the twins were diamniotic, dichorionic (which means they had their own sacs & own placentas.)
Now... many people believe that if twins are in separate sacs, that automatically means they are fraternal. Not so... google it!
So when we got home from the doctor, Grandma went straight to the PC and ordered a DNA test. (Here's the website: http://www.affiliatedgenetics.com/twinzygosity.cfm)I got it in the mail a few days ago, took the samples (saliva) from the babies yesterday, and Steve put it in the mail today. So in 7-10 business days, we should have a definitive answer to the question.
What's my opinion? Well, I wouldn't be surprised either way. Sometimes, they look really different and it's pretty obvious who's who. But other times, especially when they both have their eyes open, they look A LOT alike.
We'll keep you posted!