Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And the answer is . . .

"The analysis of the DNA indicates that Camryn and Courtney are monozygotic, or more commonly referred to as identical twins.  The highly variable DNA markers were the same for both twins.  Thus, there is greater than a 99% probability that the twins are monozygotic".   

Surprised?  I am and, am not.  It's strange how I can look at each individual feature and, yes, they do look identical but, when you are looking at their entire faces then no, they don't look the same at all!  It will be interesting to see if they begin to look more alike when Courtney's hair grows out and she catches up weight-wise or, if their personalities (they're very different) will always make them look so differently.  I wonder if they'll try to trick people when they get older, even mom (ha, not a chance)!  

How fun this is!  


Melissa said...

They do look identical in the pictures you have posted. However, I did notice a few differences that are VERY common in identical twins. Even when they are identical, one is usually a little bit bigger. A rounder face and even a little bit taller. Also, identical twins are sometimes mirror twins. One will be left handed and one right handed. I noticed that in a couple pictures one holds everything in her right hand and the other uses her left hand. Very cool. Enjoy your twins!

Laura said...

Very cool that you got the results and now you know (and hey -- you didn't have to go on Jerry Springer to get the results!!)

Have a very Merry Christmas, Lori -- how exciting Christmas morning will be in your household. Can't wait to see pics!

Laura (and Jon, too!)