Sunday, March 24

Baby Boys


Pictures of the babies. I am no baby photography expert. It takes TONS of patience. Not to mention there are two of them and I have a toddler running around trying to get in each shot. I think this photo session lasted all of 8-10 minutes before I called it quits. I want to give it a try again, but I don't know if I have the energy! 

So far we're doing great, but it is as exhausting as you would think. I estimated yesterday that we change about 20 diapers a day (including 3-4 for our two year old). Somehow knowing that this stage won't last forever makes it easier and I'm surprisingly feeling pretty good most of the time and not too overwhelmed. Imagine those sleepy and squeaky sounds of one baby doubled! Adorableness.

In the picture below, Luke is the yawny one and Jude is the sleepy one. 



They are fraternal twins, meaning I had two sacks and two placentas and they don't look the same. However, I learned during this pregnancy that even if you have two placentas your babies are not always fraternal. If the egg split within the first 3 days, then they are actually identical twins. This happens something like 18-25% of the time. Wikipedia explains it pretty well.
If you can't tell by looking at your babies if they are identical or not (in this circumstance of having two placentas), then there are tests that can be done if you'd like, but our babies have quite a few visual differences. I think they will be even more noticeable as they get older.

This one is Jude.



And little Luke.






9 comments:

  1. Absolutely melt my heart beautiful!

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  2. They are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, again, to you and your family. So blessed!!

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  3. Oh how precious...times two! Congratulations to you and your family!

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  4. Oh my goodnes....they are just so beautiful! You must be so in love. I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  5. Oh congratulations! (a little late) I'm waiting to meet twins of my own in the next month here- your guys are gorgeous and love the little tidbits you've shared in newer posts :)

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    1. Colleen, I'm excited for you! It is tons of work but amazing!

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