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WOW! It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything on my Blog! I have been so busy shooting and editing weddings – every weekend, that it leaves little time for updating my Blog! Even though I would love to have time for it all, balancing my work and my total dedication to my family definitely seems to fill up my schedule! This summer has been the busiest season yet and I am loving every minute of it! At the same time, my day job – being a stay-at-home mom to my 2 1/2 year old twins is just a rewarding! Honestly, sometimes my husband and I look at our lives and can’t really believe it! We’re amazed and grateful that we are where we are and have what we have! Still, we are definitely busy…but our girls keep us in check and show us what’s MOST important at the end of the day – our love and our family! That’s why wedding photography is so dear to my heart as well! I get to photograph the commitment that couple’s are making to one another and witness their deep and profound love! It’s beautiful and makes me so happy to be a part of it!
Marriage is such a beautiful union and I am so happy that it is still celebrated the way that it is! I wish that there were fewer divorces and wish that people would honor the beautiful words that they speak to one another on their wedding day more often! But it’s hard! To be completely honest, I have not been a perfect wife at all times! It’s easy to forget to be kind when life’s stresses get in the way, or deeply rooted family patterns arise. I wish I knew what I know now then, when we first got married. But at the same time I’m grateful for our path and for all that we have learned together. My husband and I got married very young and have been through a lot of good and bad. What we have now is truly incredible and I am so thankful everyday that we ‘made it through’ not only for us but for our beautiful girls! Relationships take work and dedication to maintain and even though I knew this, I did not really understand this until much later in my relationship (after I had done some damage). Still, what’s truly beautiful, is that if both partners are willing, something even more special and real can emerge from the wreckage. I’m such a believer in marriage and love and I’m truly lucky to be able to be there to capture love in photos!
Those of you who know me personally know that I have twin girls. When they were born, my OBGYN was 95% sure that they were Fraternal Twins, which means that they are like any other brothers and sister and share 50% of the same DNA. However, as they’ve grown they have maintained the exact same height, weight (only fluctuates between 2-3 oz at any given time), body structure, etc. According to their pediatrician, this is more common among Identical Twins who share 100% of the same DNA, not Fraternal Twins, and he seems to think that they are Identical.
Here’s what’s interesting. When they were about 7 months old, a friend of mine brought it to my attention that there is a third, not so know type of twin called Semi-Identical and they are 75% of the same DNA! This is created by there being one single egg that splits prior to fertilization, and so in turn each identical half is fertilized by a separate sperm (which means there can also be boy/girl combinations of this type of twin). Crazy! I had no idea that the formation of twins was so complex before I found out I was pregnant with twins!
Here are some other fun twin facts I’ve acquired over the past couple of years:
If the babies are in the same sack in the womb, they are definitely identical
If the babies are in two separate sacks in the womb, they can be identical or fraternal (depending on when the egg splits in the case of identical twins).
Semi-Identical twins were relatively recently discovered (they used to believe this was not possible)
Identical twins (very very rarely) can actually by boy-girl combinations also…just saw this on the Discovery Channel! I had NO IDEA!
Identical twins can have slight differences because there are cells floating in the womb after the baby’s initial formation that attach to one or the other twin, creating slight differences among them.
Identical twins can have different birth marks.
Mirrored identical twins have mirrored identical features and often one is right handed while the other is left handed.
Anyway, we are convinced that our girls are Semi-Identical Twins. We think this because we’ve always been able to tell them apart by looking at them…to us they do look different, however, I also know they look a lot alike based on how often I confuse them! Of course we could get a DNA test done to be sure, but it’s more fun to guess.
Here are some very recent pictures of them “acting identical”.
What do you think…are they?