When I was pregnant with the twins, I was told they were non identical. Great, I thought, at least I won’t have the added problem of telling them apart. Little did I know that 18 months later I would find out, they are in fact identical twins!! To read more about the DNA test I took and my story about this click here.
Now, I have some confessions to make and here they are:
We once got our twins mixed up and fed the same baby twice while the other was starving! – well anyone with twins knows this is very easily done, though this particular instance was a case of mistaken identity rather than just forgetting which baby had already been fed.
I got my babies mixed up at their 6 week check with the doctor! – That was very embarrassing. I told the Dr, “this is C”, he examined her and documented it all. Then I picked up J, looked at her closely and said “ooh, really sorry, actually, this is C!” I felt terrible…..he had to change all the documentation.
We convinced the nursery that C was J and J was C for a day! At nursery drop off we got the twins the wrong way round, but to save embarrassment, we let them think that was correct for the rest of the day.
Many a time have I called out “J”, “J”, “J”, when unable to see their faces, only to find C turn around and say crossly “I am C”! I am not the only one to make this mistake, including BB. But needless to say we always get corrected!
I have been known on occasion, to discipline the wrong twin! When you hear shouting and screaming from another room, you automatically assume it is J, when in fact there are times when it is C. (I know this makes me a very bad mother, but I am only human!)
It is not often I get my twins mixed up, but there are occasions when it does happen, more because I am not concentrating, than because I don’t know who is who. But I thought it was time to confess…….