It's Twins Again! (2004)

Jake and Alex pregnancy belly shots




13 weeks 15 weeks 17 weeks 19 weeks 21 weeks

23 weeks 25 weeks 27 weeks 29 weeks 31 weeks


33 weeks

34 weeks

 35 weeks

36 weeks 37 weeks

Two cribs again


Jake and Alex were born one day shy of their planned csection date. The csection was done at 1 am, August 18th, 2004, 2 hours after water broke and labor began.  Both babies were breech position and had apgars of 9.9.   Alex was 6lbs, 11oz, and Jake was 6lbs, 8oz.

Click here for ultrasound pics



We are pleased to report to you the results of the twin zygosity test that you requested. Analysis of the DNA indicates that Alex and Jake are monozygotic, or more commonly referred to as identical twins.

We first isolated DNA from cheek cells from the swab kits that were returned to our lab. We amplified the DNA using a technique called PCR. Next, we analyzed 7-8 standard DNA markers (D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, vWA, TH01, TPOX, and CSF1PO) and determined that the highly variable DNA markers were the same for both twins. Thus, there is greater than a 99% probability that the twins are monozygotic.

Thank you for choosing Proactive Genetics.
Proactive Genetics, Inc.
2 Goodwin's Ct., Suite #1
Marblehead, MA 01945 USA
Zygosity Testing Specialists~