Update: I talked to the doctor about dna testing & he said he wants to wait until they are a year old… grrrrr. I love our doctor, but he was clueless when it came to dna testing/ identicals. Said he had never done any testing before, but would assume it would require a lot of blood so we should wait until they are a year old. Hmmmpph! I looked into it and it actually requires no blood (just a cheek swab). I also talked to some other mamas who had their babies tested and am looking at some other options. So, I’m going to do some further investigating to see. I’ll let you know what I come up with. However, the boys are looking more and more alike!
As you may have seen my twitter status a week or two ago, my ob/gyn is pretty sure that our boys are identical. Here is why… when they delivered the boys, there was only ONE placenta!!! I have the pathology report myself. There was only one! Two were not fused together – This is crazy ridiculous! One placenta bringing life to three babies without ANY complications only shows that God’s mighty hand was on this pregnancy from the beginning to the end! This type of pregnancy resulting in identical triplets is so “rare” that doctors are divided on the actual statics of occurances saying it could be one in a million to one in 200 million! All I know is that I am so thankful for Warner, Crews, and Maverick and the health that God has given them. This is probably why it was so hard for them to find the membranes in the beginning, and why the ultrasound techs would always argue over how many placentas they saw… one or two. I am so thankful that the Lord sheilded me from the worry of an even *higher* risk pregnancy! I think my mind set was a huge part of why I carried the boys so long.
You may be thinking, but they don’t really look exactly alike. In my research of this, I found you can have identicals and not have them look alike – crazy & it doesn’t really make sense to me either ; -) However, they ARE looking more and more alike every single day! We have a game that we play called “nekkid baby” – haha – where we get the boys down to their diapers (the nail polish has worn off of their big toes now) and mix ’em up. Then, one person goes out of the room, we re-arrange the boys. That person comes back into the room to guess who is who! I got it right… thankyouverymuch… but, I should because I am their mother. OH, and you will probably enjoy the crying/whining in the 2nd video… the noise and chaos in a family of 4 under 2 can be quite loud at times!!!
Would you like to play???
Will update later this week with who is who! We will be going to the boys’ doctor this Friday to have their two month check up. I will ask our doctor when we can get a DNA test done to see if the boys are truly identical. I can’t wait to find out!