I was just scrolling through the photos I have of Jamie and Louie and it really struck me quite how amazing, weird, identical twins really are. It is understandable that they are happier when they are together, after all they spent 40 weeks that way cocooned in utero, and I suppose that as an off-shoot from that they will always wake for feeds at the same time since if one wakes he will disturb the other one, there is so much more though. Now that they are gaining weight they are maintaining the same difference, even though Louie initially lost more than Jamie he has caught up again now. The physical aspect of the boys that really strikes me is their hair. As identical twins you would expect their features to be the same, they even have the same red ‘stork‘ mark on one eyelid, but I am really impressed that their hair is exactly the same length, it has grown to a perfectly timed sequence which has resulted in it being the same length and having the same colour distribution. At the moment they both still have slate-blue eyes, will they both change at the same time? How about when they start teething, will Jamie produce his first tooth at the same time as Louie? Sitting, crawling, walking, so many skills they may both demonstrate together, it could be synchronicity at a monumental level. Speech is a quandary at the moment. Until we know if Louie is deaf we can not/should not speculate on that as loss of hearing would have a major impact on so many of his developmental milestones.
Whilst searching ‘eye colour’, I found this little tool for prediction. A little sliver of fun.