Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Identical or Fraternal???

So when the girls were in the womb, it appeared they were fraternal twins. They were Di/Di, which basically just means they had two separate sacks and two separate placentas. Most twins that present as di/di are fraternal, but there is still about a 20% chance they could be identical. It all just depends on when that magical embryo splits. And for all of you non-zygosity savvy folks out there, let me break it down.

Fraternal twins: two different eggs and two different sperm, thus two totally different embryos.
Identical twins: one egg and one sperm that splits into two embryos.

Are you with me so far? Because here's where it gets confusing.

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It's all about WHEN the embryo splits!!!!

Most of the time with identical twins the embryo implants ...and then divides. Thus why most identicals are in the same sack. I'm not even going to go into all the craziness behind shared placentas so for now let's just stick to the sack. (I know, I know....'that's what she said').

If the embryo splits before it implants in the uterus, the two newly split embryos implant separately. Thus two separate Sacks.

Okay, I think that all made sense! Maybe?!?

So now that brings us to my girls.

They were di/di so we assumed they were fraternal, however they came out looking like this.

We definitely had our doubts once we saw they even had the same blood type. 

Because I NEEDED to know...Yes, it was a need!!!! We forked out the moola and had them DNA tested and........

My Mom was right...and I was wrong. 


Even though sometimes, they look NOTHING alike

Monday, June 10, 2013

Book Lovers? and an Update :)

So ya'll know how I have so much time these days? How I post over here like...all the time? No?

Yeah its because I don't! HAHA!

However, what little time I do have I spend reading. I'm neglecting IFOA, I know, but mama needs to keep her sanity. And I do that with a nice LARGE glass of wine and a good book. Actually I have turned into a bit of a book-aholic. (pun intended :) )

So what did I do? I grabbed two of my best book buddies and started a new book blog! Thankfully, they are there to pick up my slack when things get crazy in my life.

Our Blog is called White Zin Bookends and we review and chat about Adult Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, New Adult, and Young Adult books. Just to give you an idea our tagline is:
 "Three girlfriends who drink way too much wine, while discussing sexy books in way too much detail"

If this sounds like your thing...you should come join us! We have alot of fun and will be giving away quite a few books over the next few months.

Actually right now we are hosting a "Welcome to White Zin Bookends" $25 Kindle/Nook/ or IBooks Gift Card Giveaway (winners choice). It's super easy to enter!

Just so you know, our blog is a bit racey sometimes, so it may not be for suitable for everyone. I added the "18 and over" blogger feature just so the kiddies don't stumble across our sexy chats hahaha! We aren't that bad, but how do you really discuss 50 Shades of Grey or The Black Dagger Brotherhood  in a PG way? You can't!

You might even recognize the temporary blog design, since it looks very familiar to this one. Did I mention, that Holden broke my conputer about 2 days after we arrived in Chicago? Grrrr.... Luckily I bought an Ipad, but there is no such thing as blog design on an ipad. My computer is in the shop and appears to be fixable. Thank the lord!

As for us...
We are still living in a hotel suite and house hunting in Chicago. The boys are driving me crazy becase they are pretty bored all the time. For little boys, Bored = Getting into trouble. And the girls have started crawling EVERYWHERE! Its hell because you can't baby proof a hotel, not to mention two crawling babies on a HOTEL FLOOR!! EWWW!! I've laid down a bunch of blankets but at some point you just have to let it go! Germs build immunities right? Thats what I keep telling myself anyway! Here is a little picture of the kiddos...they are getting so big so fast! Sorry its a little blurry, but you get the idea :)