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(November 21, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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According to rumors, and more than a few sources, Jennifer Lopez isn’t expecting one baby, she’s expecting two! Twins are twice as exciting as one baby (obviously), and they give us so much to think about. Will they be identical? Will there be two little J-Lo’s running around? Or will she have a little boy and little girl like Julia Roberts did?

Thinking about J-Lo and how adorable her twins will be made me think about all twins. I’ve known a few sets of twins, and they are fascinating. Of course both individuals in the set are fascinating for what makes them unique, but the concept of a set makes them even more interesting.

Fraternal and Paternal

There are two kinds of twins. Fraternal twins are not identical. A set of fraternal twins occurs when two embryos implant at the same time. This means they can be the same sex or opposite sex. They might look similar, but they will not be identical. In very rate cases, fraternal twins can have different fathers or even appear to be different races if their parents are of two different races. Identical twins are called paternal twins. These twins are born from a single egg that split very early in pregnancy.

Identical twins have exactly the same DNA. They are different people and have different personalities because of their environment, but their make-up is the same. This is why the look and act so similar – at least at first. Over time, the way they are raised and their own preferences can shape one identical twin differently than the other. In fact, since they are identical, the children of the identical twins aren’t really cousins. They are considered half siblings since they share a common DNA thanks to the shared DNA of their twin parents.

Twin Studies

There have been lots of studies on twins to determine the different effects of being a twin. Identical twins that are separated at birth are different thanks to their upbringing, but have many similarities. As the separated twins age, they actually end up with almost the same IQ and the same general personality no matter how they were raised or how different they were growing up. This is not the case in fraternal twins.

Twins also seem to share a closer bond than other types of siblings. Some twins develop their own form of language when they are babies. This language is most likely based on wrong pronunciation of words that are used by both babies, but the twins understand each other and nobody else does. As they age, twins can still communicate more closely than most other siblings. Some identical twins claim to have a tie to their sibling’s emotions even when they are not in the room or even the same country.

So why can twins feel what their twin is feeling and understand what their twin is saying? Some of it has to do with proximity. Twins are very close to each other – physically, if not socially. Twins have been together since day one, and are comforted by the other twin’s presence. In the hospital, most doctors and nurses try to keep twins together in the same bassinet or crib as it is soothing to both. Sometimes simply being near someone as special as a twin twenty-four hours a day can make a huge impact on how you relate and communicate with each other.

Identical twins also share the same genes. But they share more than basic genes from both parents. They are two halves of essentially the same person. Identical twins may be very different and have totally different friends, but they have a common DNA. This means that no matter how differently they dress or who their friends are, pieces of each twin look and act exactly alike. Twins who grew up never knowing the other have been reunited and shocked to discover that they have the same hobbies, the same jobs, and even similar looking spouses.

It will be doubly fascinating to see if J-Lo’s twins, and Julia Robert’s twins for that matter, grow up sharing more than the spotlight or if they will be as different as night and day. Only time (and genetic programming) will tell!


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sunraydoll

25/Female
Zimbabwe
Posted On: November 23, 2007
Most twins are very different,if they are the same in my point of veiw they might exile everything and everyone around them.
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cheetah16

22/Female
Mattydale, NY
Posted On: November 23, 2007
i wish i had a twin or at least a sibling im a only child
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maryharruna

36/Female
Atlanta, GA
Posted On: November 23, 2007
Twiins ar3 cool but,

why would you want a siibliing who annoyz you?

Plus, you dont g3t much att3ntiion as you us3d too.

I'd3 rath3r b3 an only chiild, as much as ii car3.

(Fo all you ppl who want to start troubl3, thiiz iiz mii opiiniion.)

You miight think th3 opposit3, i r3aly dont car3.

Iim spoiil3d, y3ah, you can t3ll from mii attiitud3 & p3rsanaloty.

Waayyy ack th3n mii par3nts kn3w 2 iid3ntiical famous wr3stl3rz,

ii know, totally w3iird!

Any-way, th3m 2 w3r3 liik3 tiight, iiaght.

All tho ii dont know th3y'r3 nam3s mii par3nts told m3 that.

Any-way, mii mom and th3m w3r3 lik3, b3st frii3ndz.

My mom saiid.

All tho th3y w3r3 th3 sam3, you know, th3y talk3d th3 sam3 tiim3 and stuff lik3 dat.

Iif yu want to know mor3: L3av3 a comm3nt on my profil3!

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savvypunk

105/Female
Puyallup, WA
Posted On: November 23, 2007
Woopie!

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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: November 23, 2007
i hate JLO, but ive always wanted a twin lol
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chompyoliver

20/Female
Posted On: November 23, 2007
BAH! Siblings stink
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: November 22, 2007
Who needs twins? (No offense.) I'd rather be quadruplets!!!!
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X_EnvyMe_X

107/Female
Nanticoke, PA
Posted On: November 22, 2007
One of my best guy friends has a twin,who is a jerk >=[ but yeahh,their fraternall.Hehe.I alwayss wantedd a twinny.
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jaceno

21/Female
UT
Posted On: November 22, 2007
I wish I had a twin that would be awesome! except my mom kind of spoils me so I would want toe just as spoiled also i have some friend that are twins(they recently moved away) ad they always new when the other one wanted or needed her. I also have twin cousins and they are best friends with my little brother and constantly doing the same thing and you think I just told you to stop that but since they are identical I can't tell the difference(everyone else can) they drive me nuts bu I think tey are the cutest little things ever at te same time. The other day me and my cousin had a sleepover and the boys just kept hgging e and saying I love you attie(they have some trouble talking still)
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: November 22, 2007
it runs in the family. twins.

all dependant on the mom. yeah.
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 22, 2007
As Brother And Sister:|
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 22, 2007
Wooe! I Love Twins! I Have Step-Twins!

-Kayley,x
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: November 22, 2007
I used to have a teacher in elementary school and she was one half of an identical twin.

She had four children, two girls who were identical twins, and two boys who were non-identical twins.

It was really freaky, I mean, what are the odds of that?
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 21, 2007
I'm SO glad I'm not a twin.
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tootoorooroo

20/Female
Hanford, CA
Posted On: November 21, 2007
i know alot about twins!Did you know theres such a thing as a morror twin if 1 twin is left handed the other twin is right handed! great topic :icon1 0:
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