Post # 1
Ha!! I’m African American and was told I’m having “Irish Twins” by a lady in the mall. Ha!! She was admiring my belly and asked me how far along I was. I told her I was 5 months. She then noticed my stroller and asked how old the baby was. She literally squealed with excitement when I told her the baby is 6 months old!!! Tee hee hee. She then enlightened me with the knowledge that I was having “Irish Twins”. Do what now?? I had never ever ever heard that phrase before and she explained to me that’s a phrase used when your children will be 11, 9,…a short amount of time/less than a a year apart!!! Lol. Wait…Well, kinda. The baby in the stroller with me is not my biological child. We were asked to take custody of her when she was born and have had her all her life, but still.
Are any of you having “Irish Twins”??!!
Post # 3
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
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
Nearly– My kids are 17 months 1 day apart! On failed different bc for each! LOL!
Post # 6
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
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
I’ve always heard that “Irish Twins” are siblings that are less than a year apart in age.
Post # 9
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
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 # 10
@trugem:Thats convenient for birthday parties. Lol
@sunshine_kar:I’m thinking the same. They shld be really close friends since they will be very close in age. Either that or worst enemies. Hahaha.
@creativeplannertobee:That’s still super close. I’d say Irish Twins!!
@runsyellowlites:Neither had I!!! 7 years is a pretty good gap. I know it’s gonna be a crazy ride w them so close in age!!!
Post # 11
@Genuine513:Wow. All on Canada Day!!! Yes, it’s gonna be quite a ride!! But sometimes it happens!!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.