For four years, I have insisted that my twins are fraternal (dizygotic) twins. Everyone thought I was crazy…I thought they just weren’t looking hard enough. After all, if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson are fraternal, then my girls were definitely fraternal.
After all, fraternal twins are much more common AND I have a strong family history. Identical twins are much less common.
But then there was the matching celiac diagnoses this year. Then, their optometrist saw something in their retinas (corneas?) that indicates monozygosity. So after 4 years, I swallowed my pride and cut a cheque for $180 to have a cheek swab analyzed.
Today, I found this in the mail:
Surprise! I have identical twins!!
I hate being wrong. Especially 99.9% wrong.