The World Is Oblivious When It Comes To Twins

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Rachel Jones - November 12

This is kind of a poke fun- thread. LOL I went shopping today at Babies R Us and at Target. When people ask how far along I am I lie... I am at 24 weeks and instead I say 34 weeks. lol WHY? Because I am so big already and when you tell someone you are having twins they immediately ask you tons of questions and want to know your life story! It does get old everytime I go out in public and people say things like , " Any day now huh? " or " WOW your about to pop " UGH! When ever I see pregnant women I smile at them and thats about it... and if they conversate then so do I. I consider myself a very friendly person but when Im pregnant it just kind of gets old... any one feel me on this one? - So today I thought this was funny... This woman was chatting up a storm and then asked me if my twins were fraternal or identical. I replied and told her that they were Identical. She then said , " OH wouldn't it be neat to have identical boy-girl twins!!! " HAHA Thats it, time for me to go home. Enough was enough today i thought... lol Call it hormones if you want cause it probably is but when people say things like that about twins it really drives me nuts! LOL

 

Rachel Jones - November 12

I forgot to add that when I told the woman that boy-girl identical twinning is not possible, she then questioned my knowledge about twins and asked me several times if I was sure!

 

BUMOM - November 13

Hi, I learned this in my anatomy and physiology cla__s. It is possible. Rare but possible. Monozygotic twins are genetically identical (unless there has been a mutation in development) and they are usually the same s_x. (On rare occasions, Monozygotic twins may express different phenotypes (normally due to an environmental factor or the deactivation of different X chromosomes in monozygotic female twins), and in some extremely rare cases, due to aneuploidy, twins may express different s_xual phenotypes, normally due to an XXY Klinefelter's syndrome zygote splitting unevenly [4] [5]). Monozygotic twins generally look alike. Although they do not have the same fingerprints (which are environmental as well as genetic). As they mature, identical twins often become less alike because of lifestyle choices or external influences. Genetically speaking, the children of identical twins are half-siblings rather than cousins. If each member of one set of identical twins marries one member of another set of identical twins then the resulting children would be genetic full siblings. It is estimated that there are around 10 million identical twins and triplets in the world.

 

freebird - November 13

BUMOM, the lady thought it would be FUn to have id b/g twins so she obviously didn't know as much about it as you do since these rare cases often come with a host of medical issues. RachelJones, I used to lie too about how far along I was. When you're pregnant and tired and everything hurts there's nothing wrong with a little white lie to cut the conversation short is no biggie. Especially when you've already had the same conversation with three other people that day!

 

mrssolo - November 13

LOL, I wish I could lie about it but if I said that they would ask how many are in there? I'm huge. I just answer I'm having fraternal twin boys sometime in the next month. Hopefully that answers all their questions in one shot, lol. I mean if they measured over 42 weeks and still had a possible month and a half to go they would be cranky too. My father in law can't understand why I can't work anymore and why I need my husband to help me do things around the house. My husband keep saying she is almost 9 months pregnant with twins and can barely sit up by herself. Some ppl are just so iggnorant. At this point I can't really go many places anymore anyway.

 

Rachel Jones - November 13

LOL, thanks freebird! And, yes a little lie does help. I used to feel bad but not anymore! mrssolo- I feel for ya girl! And wow your father in law needs a bit of a reality check! My Dr.'s told me to take it easy and stop working when I was at 4 months. I had a pinched nerve in my back and already terrible back pain. I wish for no pregnant woman to have to work while they are pregnant. It was so hard for me because I was on my feet constantly. I have taken it easy ever since I stopped working. I get out and about every now and then and limit myself to house duties and my hubby fully supports that... I can't belive your measuring at 42 weeks... Whooof!

 

sphinx - November 14

Just wait till they are born! LOL!!! If these people annoy you then you are really in for it in a couple of months! Just to give you a preview of things that may happen... You will "learn about" every set of twins in your town, state, and even some sets of twins across the country... Random strangers will be SHOCKED when your older twin is actually smaller because apparently the first born is supposed to be bigger, no matter what!... People will go out of their way to approach you even after you've given them the evil eye and hissed at them... Random strangers will come up to your stroller and make super-annoying clicking sounds as if this is the universal way of communicating with babies... Nearly everyone will ask if you've taken fertility drugs (When I'm p__sy enough, I tell them, "No, I had s_x!")... Other people will ask you if you get a lot of help (I ask, "Are you volunteering"?)... Or another one, is How do you pay for everything? ("I take donations"...lol)... They will ask if you need a license to operate your stroller (cute...NOT!!!)... And when you wiz down the grocery isle past people as fast as you can to avoid all of this, they will mistakenly see more babies in your stroller and chase you down to see how many there are... Oh and the question that tops them all (drumroll)... ARE THEY TWINS? (no, you friggin' idiot, I just dress them alike and they happen to be the same size!)

 

Rachel Jones - November 14

HAHAHAHA! That is great, LOL. It's funny how annoying it can get with questions about twins. I have had alot of people ask me also if I have taken fertility drugs. The answer is NO, I have not. But you know that is kind of a personal question I think! That is not something I feel a complete stranger should just ask somebody out of the blue! In my opinon I think that it's not only a stupid question but a rude one at that. I just joined a Mothers of Mulitples club in the city that I live in and I love hearing the outrageous stories and comments from the other mom's about what the general public has to say about twins...LOL

 

sphinx - November 14

I had one older lady that tried to argue that one of my girls was a boy... because I had her in a hand-me-down purple outfit that faded and looked kinda blue. I told her. "I'm her mother, I would know" Then she says, "well, look at him, that's a boy!" Then her husband comes over and says "oh, I feel sorry for them being born in this day and age with the war and all..." At this point I was ready to kick some senior citizen b___t!!! But, I decided to remind him that every generation had a war and then make a b-line for the nearest exit before I got arrested for a__sulting his wife! And I do think it is a personal question, too. I don't know why people think it is their business. I've come to the conclusion that they are just curious because maybe they want twins, too.

 

sammommy - November 14

Oh my gosh, you girls are killing me. I am only 13 weeks with fraternal twins. I'm neck deep in 7 different twin books, and you girls far outdo the stories in the books. Hilarious!!! I'm going to have to get some of the sarcastic responses memorized before they are born!! Keep the stories coming :)

 

sphinx - November 14

Sammommy, if you like being sarcastic, then get on your computer and decorate a pretty sign that says, "Hello, before you ask... Fraternal, NOT identical, two boys (or whatever you have) their names are such and such... they are 6 months old... I had a natural birth... we did not take any fertility drugs... twins do not run in the family... but they will be running around soon enough... Now that you know... GO AWAY and let me shop before my chocolate ice cream melts!!!!..... Now print out your sign and tape it to your stroller! You're good to go!

 

sammommy - November 14

Sphinx ~ I am all about sarcasm!!! I'm definately going to make the sign!! Love it!!! Thanks for the laughs :>)

 

sphinx - November 14

If you really want to push the limit, then put the car seats in the stroller, and close the sunshades so no one can see them and make a sign that says "CHICKEN POX!!! DO NOT COME NEAR US!" I never tried this one but I just thought of it. I'd sure stay away from you!

 

sammommy - November 14

If the first sign doesn't work that'll be the backup!!

 

Rachel Jones - November 14

sammommy- Beware, beware of the public!!! LOL spinx- I love the stories! I have already had so much fun (eh hmm sarcasim! ) dealing with strangers about my twin pregnancy and im sure it just gets worse when they are born and are actually here. What is it about twins??? And I know you are familiar with this one but this is another response that I HATE... when you tell someone that your having twins or I guess in your sake that you already have twins and they say , " OhHHHHHHHH TWINS! UGH WOW how do you do it " I had a woman respond that way a few weeks ago she asked how far along I was and I told her and her response was of that sort- OHHHHHH how do you feel about that! I can't even imagine. This woman said it with such horror on her face and I just smiled and said , " Well much better me than you Huh! CAUSE I CAN'T WAIT " sammommy- YES, If you love sarcasim then get ready to play in a field of it! LOL People are rude and just plain stupified when it comes to twins and I get so tired of it that it has driven me to a sick sense of enjoyment out of shooting back with sarcasim!

 

sphinx - November 14

Yeah... I find it disgusting when people react to twins as if they are a curse when they are actually a blessing... when people say "Double Trouble" I correct them with "Twice as Nice" I guess some people find their kids annoying and don't enjoy having them. (which is a slap in the face for people who want kids so bad they are willing to do anything for the chance of being a parent) Another thing I've noticed are people who say, "they're both girls!?!? UGH" What's this supposed to mean! And it's women who say it! I love my daughters! Sure, when I found out I was having twins, I was hoping for one boy and one girl, but I'm happy and I love my twins. I couldn't imagine life without them.... But don't get me wrong, there are some days when I don't mind the extra attention they bring... but most of the time these people just drive me batty.

 

sphinx - November 26

ok... I got a new one today... here goes... "Are they Perfect Twins?" "Well, what do you mean? They are not identical, but they ARE PERFECT." I swear people need to put some effort into creating sentences! I hope this man did not mean to imply that only identical twins are "perfect." What an a__ss......and then... Today, Idk... for the billionth time maybe some lady came up and says "you've got your hands full"... I was in the mood to mess with someone so I kept saying "what?" "what was that?" "i'm sorry" "huh" every time she said it... I think she repeated herself about 5 times before smiling and walking away!

 

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