Sunday, January 20, 2008

Double Delight!

Wouldn't it be glorious to give birth to a set of these:


Or these:


Or even these?? :


Those of you who know me well know that I really want to give birth to TWINS. I’ve recently discovered that I have several things in my favour:

1. I’m a fraternal twin: apparently fraternal twins are more genetically linked than identical twins, therefore I’m more likely to have them myself. YESSSSssssss.

2. We’re female fraternal twins. Female fraternal twins are twice as likely as male fraternal twins to have twins themselves. Apparently my chances are as high as 1 in 17.

3. I eat animal by-products. Apparently consuming such foods—especially dairy products—increases chances of having twins. My bowels have a slight aversion to dairy products, but if they’ll help me have twins…bring ‘em on!

4. We’re planning on waiting a few years before having babies. This increases my chances because the older you are, the more likely you are to have multiple births… except for that we’re not waiting 20 years. Shoot.

And some things that are not so much in my favour:

1. Overweight and super tall women have a higher chance of birthing twins. Again…shoot.

2. According to Dr. Steinman, African Americans are most likely to have twins, then Caucasians, then Asians and Hispanics. I think it’s fairly obvious that I lack the African American genes.

Although my chances of having twins are high, so are my chances of having dumb kids. To sum up a report done by CNN, women with big hips, backsides, and thighs tend to be smarter AND give birth to more intelligent children. I’m not complaining that I don’t have a giant hind end, but I do hope my kids aren’t dumb.

13 comments :

shareen said...

I think it's fairly certain - from how smart both you and lowell are - that your children will be quite bright, don't worry about that. :)

Lowell & Julie said...

Oh, and guess what Shareen? B/c you are our SISTER, you're also likely to have twins. Not as likely as us...but still more likely than the general public. Exciting hey?

Tracy said...

I thought you were going to say you're having twins! That would be pretty awesome! Double the fun! ;-)

Bloggy Mama said...

Good luck with that, when the time comes!!

Shelley said...

I too have a good chance of having twins. My dad is a twin, so are my cousins. Within my family and extended family there are 4 sets of twins. Good times :)

shareen said...

Julie, you can have all my chances too...I don't want them. Or does it work like that?

Lowell & Julie said...

I wish...

Janice Vandyk said...

yes it is fun to have twins... i would do it again FOR SURE!!

Carlynne said...

Julie, Julie. What can I say. Thanks for posting a picture of my bare butt. What else are twins for?

Katie said...

Julie ... you are so funny! You can have all the twins plus more in the world ... I dont want to be in your shoes when the time comes to get them out! heheee

Carlynne ... that was a funny comment :)

Susan said...

I would love twins too! There is one set of twins in my family, but it's like a great aunt twice-removed kind of thing. Sigh...I think my chances are fairy small. :)

Duane Clemens said...

You should have had a disclaimer at the start of this post!

me said...

These twin photos are over the top cute. I think the cuteness factor almost broke my computer screen. Thanks alot.