Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm pretty sure these two came from the same zygote

For those of you who need a reproductive health refresher:
zygote:   zy·gote (zī'gōt')

1. The single cell that results from fertilization of an ovum by a sperm. After dividing several times, it implants in the uterus. It continues to divide, producing more cells and passing through the stages ofembryo and fetus.
So, my title statement about my boys...yeah...I'm pretty sure that the zygote split, as in identical twins...They just happened to be born 6 years apart.

My reasons for thinking this are as follows:

Monday, while waiting at the kids' school to pick them up and whisk Kelsey away to Girl Scouts, another mother, to whom I'd not yet been introduced, walks up to me, Christopher perched on my hip, and says, nodding in the baby's direction, "He has to be Colton's brother, right?"

Startled, and somewhat dismayed, I mean, I know they look a lot alike, but for some random person [who apparently knew Colton enough] to just ID us as related?!?

"Why yes, he is," I replied, and conversation ensued as to how she knew Colton from volunteering in the class, in which her son was a student as well.

But don't just take that experience, and my wordy wordy words for it, take a look for yourself.  And see if you can tell me who's who?


Family has an unfair advantage with respect to the background items and the dating they provide!

Happy guessing!
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  1. I"m with you - twins seperated by 6 years!

  2. Holy cow, that's insane! They really could be twins!