What was your reaction with Rick when you heard you were expecting Twins?
N'ketia: We were so crazy happy when we found out we were having Twins, but then our doctor thought she saw a third one! At that moment we felt a lot of things, but mostly panic. She brought another doctor in to take a closer look and he could assure us it was just twins we were having. So after that, having 'only' two babies at once, felt like a relief.
Do you see similarities between them?
N'ketia: Curly hair but that's about it. They are very different but they are the best friends in the world.
Do you have a nice story about their twin bond to share?
N'ketia: They are always together, if you see one sister, the other one can't be far. When they dance, they often make the same move at the same moment, without watching each other. Very special to witness. When they play rough games, they never accidentally hurt each other. How is that even possible?
Rik : When they first started to talk, they called each other 'sissy' for months. They just kept refusing to call each other by their name, no matter how and what we tried. Looking back, it was so cute. And even up to now, Estée only calls her Twin sister by her name when it's her last option.
Rik : Gaudí is Strong-willed and Estée is street-smart.
N'ketia: By the way she looks at them, you can tell how happy she is to have them and how proud she is to join this gang. She can't talk yet but she has mastered the art of squeezing her sisters into real tight hugs. And she looks up to all the wild, fun and crazy stuff they do and joins in most of it.
Any special message you would like to tell to all parents - and especially to all future parents of Twins - who are reading this?
N'ketia: The only way to make it out of (twin) parenthood alive (lol), is by constantly managing your expectations. You can plan a pretty picknick but the kids always have their own agenda, you see. And when times get rough and everything fails, try laughing things off together.
If I was a color... I would be Orange
If I was a job... I would be CEO of something
If I was a fruit... I would be a blueberry
If I was an animal...I would be a combination of a fox and a ladybug
If I was a color...I would be Red
If I was a job... I would be a professional fencer
If I was a fruit...I would be a mandarin
If I was an animal... I would be a yellow canary (this is what she actually says herself
If I was a color...I would be Yellow
If I was a job... I would be a Circus Boss
If I was a fruit...I would be a date
If I was an animal... I would be a big soft cat
If you spot this cool family in Amsterdam... Gaudí wears our intemporal Cat & Mouse grey dress, & Shiny Twin retro blue dress. Estée wears our super soft Cat & Mouse green dress & our Cheeky Twin retro blue dress. And Dante wears our classic unisex embroidered " Haha Haha " sweater (available only in cute grey).