Quoting od312:" Tinana, Thanks for the reply. The Dr was reassuring. They told me that usually by 2 years they catch ... [snip!] ... bit of a shame since they can't wear all of the matching outfits that people gave us. But that's the least of our problems! ha"
congrats on the twins, they are so fun! mine are three months old, one month adjusted, and just starting to come *on line*. It's awesome.
as to the size difference... mine weren't as early as your (32 weeks) and weren't as far apart as yours (3 lbs 9 and 3 lbs 2) but i know what you mean. I want the littler one to catch to her sister! they *are* identical twins, and feels like the littler one is being cheated of her birthright!
but one important point: even tho the difference in the sizes of yours has grown in *absolute* terms (i.e. from 1 lbs to 3 lbs), in PERCENTAGE terms, they are actually ALREADY much closer than they were at birth, with the bigger one now only 30% bigger, whereas at birth he was 50% bigger.
another important point: babies grow head first. meaning, the brain takes priority and all resources are allocated to the brain until the brain catches up. next, overall growth takes priority. the weight (i.e. fat) comes dead last.
so, i'd be willing to bet, that for your twins, the difference in their head circumference has become smaller than at birth, right? is the littler one catching up on head size? i bet on length, too, they are closer?
he'll start to catch up on the weight when he's done catching up on head size & length
what i'm saying is, be patient
the funny thing is I tell you to be patient, but of course i also worry the same way!
and as for clothes, my SO said to look at it this way: our clothes cycle lasts longer, as the stuff that C outgrows, still fits D a little longer ;)