Sunday, June 19, 2011


The girls had their monthly weight check, and their weights are now 10 lbs 10 oz for Autumn, and 9 lbs even for Mikaela. They are progressing right along their (premie) growth curves, so all looks well. Nice work, girls! I guess my high fat diet is paying off. Bring on the ice cream!

I am reading Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior, and I just learned that if the girls grow up and have babies, these children will be genetic half-siblings because, at the genetic level, Autumn and Mikaela are the same person. HOW BIZARRE IS THAT?!?

I gave Zander the task of rinsing out an empty dish soap bottle. An hour later, the bottle was clean, and he and the kitchen were soaked. How great to be two!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

The results are in....

In what is both the strangest and cooled birth gift I've ever received, my sister bought a DNA test for the girls so we can determine what sort of twins they are.

(drumroll please)

They are identical! I had a feeling they were, though the size difference makes them fairly easy to tell apart. Old pictures of Autumn look like Mikaela, so I guess Autumn gives us a sneak peak of how Mikaela will look in a few weeks. I wonder if their sizes will even out as they grow up.