Bonds of Love Between Twins

Bonds of Love Between Twins

I think most of us are fascinated by twins, especially identical twins, but fraternal twins can be equally interesting to get to know.

My son and his wife recently had fraternal twins.  I’m a first time grandmother to two beautiful babies and I must say that their birth has redefined the lives of everyone in our family.  There is nothing more amazing than a new life, unless there are two new lives born at the same time.

At first glance, the twins don’t seem much like twins at all.  With one being a girl and one being a boy, there are some obvious differences, of course.  My grandson is blond and his sister is a brunette.  When they were born, there was a difference of a full pound in weight.  My granddaughter is bigger and that one pound of weight seems to make a such a difference.  We keep saying that it is like she is a week older.  I think “little brother” has to work harder to catch up, which requires a lot more sleeping.

The twins have completely different skin tones with sister being more fair.  They have completely different profiles, and from what we can tell so far, daughter looks just like Mommy and son looks just like Daddy.

Born early, and under a month old, there is still much to be learned about their little personalities, but from the beginning, sister has been more active.  All during the pregnancy, she moved frequently, while brother seemed content to be more still.  Now she seems to constantly be stretching and wiggling while her brother is more laid back.

Even with all of these differences, they are so similar in many ways.  They are in perfect sync with their schedule.  While Mom and Dad have worked to keep things this way so that they can get a few winks of sleep, it is quite incredible to watch the twins in action.  They eat at the same time, sleep at the same time, and on cue, they wake up and squeak and squawk at the same time.  They even fuss at the same time.  I can practically set my watch by either one of them.

When they get fussy, they definitely take comfort in being held, but they also take comfort in being close to one another.  Putting them together soothes them quickly.  Within a few moments they will move closer together and will position themselves together as a set of spoons.  Face to face, they quickly find a way to embrace and it is almost like looking at a mirror image.

There is nothing more beautiful than watching these little darlings interact.  The bonds of love that have developed between my grandchildren will, no doubt, be lifelong.


  1. Dana says:

    It is clear to see by how you write about them that they have grandma wrapped around their fingers. They are beautiful and I am glad that you get to enjoy them so much. I only hope that when the time comes I will be able to as involved with my grandchildren. Good luck and God bless all of you.

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