Monday, May 19, 2014


My sister Annette is pregnant and expecting TWINS! I'm so excited for her. I've known for a little while, but she swore me to secrecy. Now that she's 16 weeks along she gave me the go-ahead to tell my friends. Finally! She already has two kids and has wanted to add to her family and it was finally the right time. She told her kids about the babies last Sunday on Mother's Day. Her kids (who are 6 and 4) are SO excited, especially her four-year-old daughter, Rebecah. I know she will be a great big sister!

Annette put this picture on her blog last week. It speaks for itself and really needs no explanation. The twins are due at the end of October, but will most likely be born closer to the beginning of October (and hopefully not before!). 
In other twin news, two sets of "mono mono twins" were born last week. Mono mono twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac and placenta. They are quite rare (1 in 10,000 births) and there's a potential to have more health complications. The remarkable thing is that both sets of these rare mono mono twins were born in the same week at the same hospital (Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio). Fortunately, both sets of twins are doing well.

The first set of mono mono twins, Jenna and Jillian Thistlewhistle, were born holding hands. So sweet!
The second set of mono mono twins, Janiya and Amaya, were born just six days later.
I love twins and always thought it would be fun to be a twin. I also thought it would be fun to have identical twin girls. I think it would be so interesting to have someone that looks just like you. Twins don't run in my family so the fact that my sister is having twins was a real surprise to all of us. I know it's not all that unheard of for someone to have twins if they don't run in their family, but I just never expected any of my sisters to be blessed with twins.

Annette is hoping for a boy and girl to keep things even in her family. Her son is hoping the twins will be boys and her daughter is hoping they will be girls. Just over two more weeks before my sister has her ultrasound to find out. We're very excited for that!


Julie said...

Congrats to Annette - & her family - on the news of her expecting twins - that's brill:)

I too love twins. It's amazing how many women are having twins now, especially older women.

There was recently a lady of 61 who gave birth to twins. Even tho some people won't agree with women having babies at that age, I thought it was lovely & it made me cry as I was so happy for her & her husband.

I saw that article on Facebook about those twin girls being delivered holding hands. It was lovely.

Please let us know the results of Annette's scan in a couple of weeks as I'm excited to know what they are:)

Elyse B said...

That's so exciting! I hope you'll tell us what gender the babies are when Annette finds out.

This American Wife said...

Congratulations to Annette!! I am a mother of twins and it was certainly a fantastic way to start motherhood.

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