Identical Twin Differences
Are they twins? Are they identical? Those are two questions that I get all the time. While my boys may look similar, there are identical twin differences that make people question me. My boys were born with a height and weight difference, and it has continued to this day. They also have a few developmental differences, which are a direct result of their conditions in the womb.
My boys had a very unequal share of the placenta, as well as TTTS. This resulted in them being born extremely early, one being a lot smaller than the other, and as a result, one struggling more in the NICU to survive.
I try not to let people’s questions upset me, but sometimes it is just a painful reminder of the huge fight they experienced to even get where they are today. However, it’s also a reminder of what true miracles they are, no matter what their identical twin differences.
Today’s mother has had a very similar experience with identical twin differences. Her sweet girls share many similarities to my boys, and their mother’s story also brought back many feelings from my pregnancy. However, their story is unique and very inspiring. I’m very happy to introduce you to identical twin girls Leah and Layla, as told by their mom, Roselin.
1.Tell us about your babies.
I have identical twin girls, Leah and Layla. They were born at 27-28 weeks on September 27th, 2015. Leah was one pound, and Layla was three pounds.