We wanted to do this documentary so people wouldn't have to always stare and take pictures because we don't like it when they take pictures. So they just know who we are and stuff.
As they've grown, much of their life is still the same. They still live in the same small town in Minnesota with their fourteen-year old brother, Cody, twelve-year old sister, Morgan, parents, Mike and Patty, and the family dog, Sadie.
To put it simply, Abby and Brittany are not morning people.
They need more sleep, hehehe.
When they wake up in the morning, they're usually cranky.
When they get up in the morning, they're very crabby.
From the moment they start their day, Abby and Brittany are an incredible display of teamwork. From doing their hair to putting on makeup, they appear to be totally in sync but that doesn't mean they always agree.
That looks fine. Don't touch it!
Believe me! We are totally different people. We usually bargain with each other, like, if you do this, I'll give you that or, or we take turns. We take turns a lot.
When they first started to drive, it was kind of scary because they would hit the brakes and go too slow, and then go too fast, and then too slow.
Hold on. Slow a bit down there. It doesn't work. Why doesn't your other foot drive? Oh.
The pressure is on, because tomorrow, Abby and Brittany turn sixteen, and the first thing in the morning, they head to the DMV for the driving portion of their licensing test, but the bad news is two tests means two chances to fail.
壓力來了，因為明天，Abby和Brittany要十六歲了，而早上的第一件事，她們要前往DMV(Department of Motor Vehicles監理站)參加駕照考試的路考部分，但壞消息是兩次考試意味著兩次失敗的機會。
I passed. Happy birthday. Oh, you passed? Yah, I ran over the flagman. Okay. These are for you two. Thank you.
After many gifts and congratulations from their friends, the question now is what is the plan for tonight?
Today is Abby and Brit's sixteenth birthday. Cody, you wanna light the candles? We are gonna have their favorite angel fruit cake baked by their grandmother, if we get the candles lit.
Go. You make a wish! Cody, stop! Woah. Good job! All at once!
Because they have two hearts, lungs, circulatory systems that are conjoined, I am looking to make sure they're not developing premature high blood pressure, respiratory problems.
There you go.
Ok. How are you? Good. How are you? I am ok. That's good.
Oh, good. Haven't seen you in a while.
No, just seventy-five minutes ago actually. Well, maybe. I watched you drive-in.
How was your drive? Good. Was it?
The process of their ability to come together is fascinating for me as, as a primary care doctor because above the waist they seem to function independently, and yet they can clap even though one controls one arm and the other controls the other.
I ask them periodically, um, what they feel and sense. One girl cannot sense touching on the other girl's arm, and vice versa.
The girls themselves are continually discovering more about how their bodies work together.
And even the other day, they were on their bellies going, "Feel that? Feel that? Feel that?" And Brittany say when she started to feel it.
Many other questions are on the horizon, like "how would they date?"
You know, I hear them and their girlfriends talk about guys, but they probably aren't gonna be sharing that with me right now who they may have a crush on or what they are feeling, but I'm sure they do, not just the way I see them interact.
The whole world doesn't need to know...what we are...who we are dating or what we are gonna do and everything.
As for motherhood, only time will tell.
Yah, we are gonna be moms. We haven't thought about how being mom is gonna work yet. We're just sixteen. We don't need to think about that right now.
We might wanna go into photography, child development, nurse, stuff with kids, interior designing, architecture, or fashion design.
Are they going to be hired as one or as two? Are they going to be able to share salaries? Do they mind...you know, all of those things, I think, are to be determined.
Abby and Brittany have chosen not to appear on other talk shows or do interviews for the many magazines who make requests, although they could do hundreds.
I've had TV people come up to me and say that I owe the world more than an explanation regarding Abby and Brittany. I don't owe the world nothing, and Abby and Brittany don't owe the world anything either.
The best thing about being conjoined twins is there is always someone there to talk to and you are never alone.
- 「輾過、壓過」- Run Over
Oh you passed? yah, I "ran over" the flagman.
- 「希望、期待」- Look To
I am "looking to" make sure they're not developing premature high blood pressure, respiratory problems.
- 「團結合作、共同參與」- Come Together
The process of their ability to "come together" is fascinating for me as, as a primary care doctor because above the waist they seem to function independently,
- 「時間會證明」- Time Will Tell
As for motherhood, only "time will tell".
- 「找上門來、出現、發生」- Come Up
I've had TV people "come up" to me and say that I owe the world more than an explanation regarding Abby and Brittany.