I am so proud and overjoyed to announce the son of my beautiful identical twin boys, Greyson Dutch (on left) and Judah Kai (on right). They joined us on April 3, 2015 in Long Branch, New Jersey, literally a few blocks from the beach at 1:06 and 1:13AM respectively.
We now have three kids under the age of two and our party of five is just full of love. Our little girl, Summer Emerson is just incredible with how nurturing she is to her new brothers, it’s so surreal to see our little baby take on a big sister role and watch our boys’ personalities form in front of our eyes.
We didn’t find out their genders until they were born. We just extended love to them in the womb unconditionally, I hope they felt it. It sure was suspenseful during the pregnancy but it was a wonderful surprise.
We found out when these fella’s were in Chelsea’s belly that identical monodi twins don’t actually split at the time of conception. I never knew this, however you can tell what approximate day they split based on a number of factors. Our boys split around day 4-8. So for 3-7 days, there was just one. We are pure potential.
I still wonder, what triggered this? Did the one boy just need company? Was there a soul that needed a new form? Was there a full moon or did my wife eat spicy Thai food that night? One thing is for certain, children are a mirror to ourselves and in this case, they’re a mirror to each other as well. We are all one.
Having boys really brought a lot of emotions to the surface for me. Each day I love them more and more and I find acceptance of myself & healing through my expression of love to them, my little sons.
My wife Chelsea is a super hero. I certainly do everything I possibly can for our family, I’m a very involved Dad. But the biological responsibilities that women have inherited through evolution is just a miracle. I feel grateful everyday to her for all she endured and continues to endure.
PS: My talented friend Deb shot these photos, she’s amazing, check her out redheadphoto.net