(Closed) Are you having *Irish Twins*…?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

lol I’ve heard this before. One lady had a baby one year and the same month the next year she had baby number 2 (ex. nov. 2010 and nov. 2011). lol She got pregnant while she was breast feeding. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely a common phrase in my family 🙂 It does mean if you have children within a year of each other or so. I think its great, and all the siblings in my family that are “twins” really seem to get along well and have a great bond.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Nearly– My kids are 17 months 1 day apart!  On failed different bc for each! LOL!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Never heard of this but I guess my sis and I would be considered “Irish Twins” we’re 1 year 11mth and a couple weeks apart.. both May babies. tehe.

DS is 7 and I’m just now preggers with #2 so no Irish twins at this point! lol

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I have several friends that have had two babies within a year of each other. One Girl had both her babies on canada day one year apart… crazy!.  All I am say is that it is a lot to take in in a span of less than two years.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve always heard that “Irish Twins” are siblings that are less than a year apart in age.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m Irish Catholic, so I’ve heard that phrase a lot…and know quite a few sets of Irish twins.  My mom was born in July and her older sister in August of the previous year. They are the same age for about two weeks per year.

A friend of mine was born in October and her sister was born in August of the following year.  Because of how their birthdays fell, they ended up being in the same grade in school.  They looked a lot alike (though obviously, weren’t identical) and were often assumed to be twins.  They ALWAYS corrected anyone who assumed incorrectly that they were twins by saying “No, we’re Irish twins.”  

I have another friend who came from a double set (three babies born within two years — all in the month of June). I can’t think of anyone I know who is my age or younger that has had Irish twins.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My sister and I are five days less than a year apart. So for five days in December we are the same age. 🙂 We love our twin week. Never heard of that though, but my mom had me, my sister, and our baby brother so close that people thought we were triplets.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t have them (pregnant with my first right now), but my husband wants them desperately.  He tells me all the time.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My cousin has that going right now! She announced over the holidays she is due in the spring and her first baby is still under a year old.

I think people don’t take the whole, you can breast-feed and not get pregnant thing with a grain of salt!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I come from an Irish catholic background so I’ve definitely heard this before.  My mom comes from a family of six kids that are now between the ages of 50 and 57. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Maybe it’s a regional thing, I’ve only heard “Mexican Twins”

I’m 6 years older than my brother, but the majority of people I know are about 2 years apart from their sibling. So me and my brother are good friends now, but for a long time that age gap made it harder to relate to each other. I think it would have been cool if we were closer to the same age.

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