As parents of twins, one of the common questions we get asked over and over again is, “Which twin was born first?”. I’ve blogged about this subject before (TwinParenthood: Which twin was born first?) — expressing my opinion that it is not necessarily a good thing to reveal birth order of twins.
Today, I came across this story from CNN about twins that were born 63 days apart. Yes, 63 days! That puts a whole new spin on the question “Which twin was born first?” — doesn’t it?
The thing I find most encouraging about this story, is the fact that the twin boys are now, a few years after their separate births, almost evenly matched. In fact, Adam, the extreme preemie, is now bigger than his brother. I think that piece of news is highly encouraging for parents of preemies everywhere. Adam is still a bit behind developmentally, as can be expected with preemies. Of course, it is also so encouraging to see medicine progressing to the point that a twin can be delivered so far ahead of the other twin. Go Doctors!
Did you have preemie twins? How are they doing now?
Copyright 2010 Kathryn Whiteley — TwinParenthood.com
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