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Separated at Birth . . . By Three Years (PHOTOS)

Sisters

Photos of them taken at the same age are uncanny

It stands to reason that my daughters would look alike. After all, they’re sisters. But they’re three years, three weeks and a day apart, and yet when I look at pictures of them at the same age, I often can’t tell who is who (ultimately I can mostly figure it out from the photo background or the quality of the photo since I’m using a different camera these days, but there have still been plenty of times when I’ve been stumped).

Since both of my daughters were born in the same season, my 10-month-old daughter Peony wears all of the same clothes her older sister Petunia, now almost 4, wore at the same age. Sometimes when I take pictures of Peony in the same outfit, I purposefully pose her in the same way that Petunia was been posed in a photo. Sometimes it’s just a coincidence. Sometimes I think they look alike because all babies look alike (cute, bald-ish), but sometimes the resemblance is uncanny.

Take a look at my girls in these photos and tell me you don’t think they look like twins (identical or fraternal) — even though they’re three years apart:

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  • Petunia 1 of 22
    Petunia
    We always refer to this as our Sound of Music photo. I'm not sure why, except the hills sure did seem alive that day.
  • Peony 2 of 22
    Peony
    I meant to take Peony to the exact same spot for this photo, but we never got there on that day.
  • Petunia 3 of 22
    Petunia
    This was a photo take on Petunia with my crappy old cell phone. It remains our family's favorite photo of her infancy.
  • Peony 4 of 22
    Peony
    Sigh. Just look at those cheeks.
  • Petunia 5 of 22
    Petunia
    My mom has remarked that this would be such a good picture if it wasn't for the pacifier. Me? I like it because of the pacifier. And the hat, of course.
  • Peony 6 of 22
    Peony
    Sigh. Again with those cheeks!
  • Petunia 7 of 22
    Petunia
    This body-suit thingy had a dress that went over it, but she hardly ever wore it.
  • Peony 8 of 22
    Peony
    Same thing. I ultimately thought the stripes were cuter on their own.
  • Petunia 9 of 22
    Petunia
    Such a peanut.
  • Peony 10 of 22
    Peony
    Daddy loves his peanuts.
  • Petunia 11 of 22
    Petunia
    Who doesn't love a bath time faux-hawk?
  • Peony 12 of 22
    Peony
    Ditto.
  • Petunia 13 of 22
    Petunia
    I'm so glad we just did the hand-me-down pumpkin costume since it was buried under the car seat straps anyway.
  • Peony 14 of 22
    Peony
    Ditto.
  • Petunia 15 of 22
    Petunia
    That pumpkin hat is one of my favorite things they've both worn, so it has been packed away for posterity.
  • Peony 16 of 22
    Peony
    They can fight over it when they're older.
  • Petunia 17 of 22
    Petunia
    First time in the pool.
  • Peony 18 of 22
    Peony
    First time in the pool, too.
  • Petunia 19 of 22
    Petunia
    Car ride home from the hospital after being born.
  • Peony 20 of 22
    Peony
    Same hospital, same car ride home, same car seat, same take-home outfit.
  • Petunia 21 of 22
    Petunia
    Mommy and Petunia meet for the first time on the other side.
  • Peony 22 of 22
    Peony
    Mommy and Peony meet for the first time on the other side.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll

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