Sunday, January 31, 2010

Multiples & More Question of the Week...Twins Birth Order

My friends over at Multiples...and More! are having a Question of the Week for us mothers of multiples.

Describe your childrens' personalities, in birth order. Do you think your kids personalities are related to their birth order?
Baby A is a very sweet, loving, totally organized, just wants everyone to be happy, little girl.  Baby B is very strong willed, sweet, loving, wants to help with anything...very kind and giving, not organized at all.
I don't believe birth order has anything to do with the girls' personalities.  Also, they don't know who is older...they think they are the same age...CUZ THEY ARE!  2 minutes doesn't constitute "older" in my book.

Is your baby A any bolder or more dominant than B, C, D? actually the opposite.  Baby B is more strong willed which then makes her a little more dominant.  However there are times when Baby A actually depends on the week. LOL

Does your last-born reach milestones last as well?
Well, she was the first to walk, the first to lose a tooth.  Baby B was the first to whistle, the first to learn to ride her bike (with her sister about 10 minutes behind her).

Are there any characteristics that you feel are somehow related to birth order?
Being that these are my only children, I don't really have anything to compare it to.  If the birth order has something to do with Baby A being more organized and more of a planner where Baby B is more fly by the seat of her pants then I guess so.  But I won't know until I read others' posts. :)

Do you find that a lot of people like to "classify" your kids? How do you feel about it?
The people that I find do it the most are the ones that don't have multples, aren't multiples and aren't parents to multiples.  The ones that do it the most basically have absolutely nothing to back up what they are saying.  They do like to find things that make them different, so they say...which one is older?  My girls will say neither.  It's so funny though, people just want so bad to find something different that they think that's a sure bet.  My girls are 2 minutes apart, in my book, that's not older.  So my girls don't know that one is older than the other.  Just another way to try to compare them. :)



  1. It will be interesting to read other's posts re: if baby A is more dominant (mine is more nuturing) but so far baby Bs do seem to be more independant. We'll have to see! thanks for sharing!

  2. My (identical) girls are also 2 minutes apart, and we've also avoided telling them who is "older", since we really don't believe that either is. I suppose people are just confused by multiples and don't know how to classify people when the usual tools of "older" and "younger", "blonde" and "brunette", etc. aren't available.

    Thanks for your post!