faternal twins

I had faternal twins, same father but their weights were so different, both girls and


5#1oz. and 2#13oz. explain this

Two different ovum.

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So I guess the 5#1oz one was the "fat"ernal one, eh?

I would imagine, one of them got first dibs on the food supply, so the second was short-changed a bit. Though post-birth feeding would probably offset that.

Just my non-medical-expert guess.