These are my boys- Gavin and Breiden. Also referred to as Peanut and Buba. And no, they are not identical. Gavin was born first, 1 minute earlier then Breiden via c-section, but he is the smaller of the two. I had no clue that multiples ran in my family until we found out we were having twins. There are twins a couple generations back on my dads side, some a few generations back on my husbands dads side, and twins and triplets every generation for at least 4 on my moms side. Unfortunately, no one in my moms family had been able to carry ( and even more unfortunately some chose not to continue the pregnancy) and either miscarried or ended the pregnancy.
No, I was the lucky one to actually have twins. I get asked all the time what its like- and the only response I have is "What is it like to not have twins? I don't know anything else" My mom told me that I was so blessed these were my first kids because I have no clue how hard I have it compared to most. I very quickly learned to handle and accept the crying because their was no way to keep both of them content. I held them as often as I could, but there was no way to sooth both of them as often as you can with one baby. Statistically, twins are some of the most well adjusted people, so not getting mommy's 100% attention can't be all that bad.