Tom and Nick are athletic 6.5-year-old boys who are mirror image identical twins. Their mom, a Gemini Crickets POM club member, tells Mad About Multiples that she discovered she was having twins - identical twins! - at her 12 week ultrasound. (The first ultrasound had shown only one heartbeat.) As her twins were monozygotic, she had follow up ultrasounds every four weeks to check for twin-to-twin-transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Her twins were very similar in size until around the last month when one appeared to be a bit larger than the other. When the twins were born at 36.9 weeks gestation, they shared a combined weight of 14 pounds and a slight case of TTTS.
Some fun facts about these mirror image twins:
Tom is a lefty; Nick is a righty.
Tom lost his front left tooth first; Nick lost his front right tooth first.
Tom's hair whorls to the right while Nick's hair whorls to the...you guessed it, left.
Tom favorite activities include sports and super hero play. Nick is into puzzles, Legos and tangrams.
Their mom had to laugh when she watched this video of her twins swimming in mirror image synchronicity.
We heart these mirror image twins! Go, boys, go!