We have been asked that a lot.....
usually immediately followed by......How do you tell them apart?
Well, we don't know "officially" whether they are identical or not. And I grew up w/ friends (Hi MKB and EKD!) who are twins who people would swear are identical, but are fraternal.
But the boys look incredibly alike, so for now until for some reason we need testing..., we are going with the assumption that they are identical.
How do we tell them apart? The haircut! We had brought blue nail polish to china figuring we would have to paint one of their big toes and thumb so if we got confused we would have a quick way of determining who was who. But when we received them, they had been given very different haircuts.....something we had never even thought of.
Hunter was sporting much shorter hair all over w/ just his bangs left long.
Zachary had much longer hair all over and they left a tail!
The tail was cute in China....but we live in the south, and down here that is a sure sign of "red-neckage!"
So they tail had to go. Daddy took care of that early on when he gave both boys a bang trim, but the haircut from Grampy C was the first "'all over" hair cut they've received since being home.
There are other ways to tell....but they don't help you when they are moving fast. Which is most of the time.
Z has slightly chubbier cheeks
H has a little more of a double chin
Z and H tend to hold their mouths differently
and then of course there are the personality differences.
Z is more adventurous
H is more social
and right now they each have more of a mommy vs daddy preference ...w/ one of them prefering each of us....which works out well when we are both around.....because let me tell you it sure is hard carrying both of them!!!
Children's Hospital Cleft Check Up
3 years ago