OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!
They were born on 10/21/2010 at 2:36 PM
Baby A weighed 4lbs 14oz and was 18.25 inches long
Baby B weighed 4lbs 11 oz and was 18 inches long
We praise God every day for our twin boys and their safe arrival!
Here are some random facts about fraternal twins:
1) Fraternal twins make up approximately 75% of the twin population and can be boy/boy, girl/girl, or boy/girl sets.
2) Fraternal twins share up to 50% of their genes, and are no more alike or different than any two siblings would be.
3) The similarity between fraternal twins can be close to identical – there are many fraternal twins that look identical – even more identical than some identical twins!
4) Africa sees the highest incidence of fraternal twins; Asia, the lowest.
5) Female fraternal twins have a one in 17 chance of giving birth to their own set of fraternal twins.
6) Once you have had a set of fraternal twins, you are twice as likely to have another set in a future pregnancy.
7) While identical twins happen by sheer chance, fraternal twins on the contrary do run in families.
8 ) Only the mother of fraternal twins can have an effect on the possibility of conceiving fraternal twins. As of today, there has been no research that indicates that the father’s genetic makeup can increase the possibility of conceiving fraternal twins.
9) The older you are, the greater your chances of having naturally occurring fraternal twins or higher-order multiples.
10) A common misconception is that conjoined twins can be fraternal or identical. But one of the most important conjoined twins facts is that conjoined twins are always monozygotic and therefore, identical.
Some famous fraternal twins include:
* Jenna and Barbara Bush – Daughters of President George W. Bush
* Kiefer Sutherland – Actor
* Justin Timberlake – Singer
* Aston Kutcher – Actor
* Mario Andretti – Race car driver
* Cleopatra had Julius Caesar’s twin babies
Did you know that Jacob and Esau were the first twins noted in the Bible. Another set of twins noted in Genesis 38 were Perez and Zerah (sons of Judah and his daughter in law Tamar). The apostle Thomas (the one called Didymus) may have likely been a twin since didymus means twin in arabic and greek.