Among other degrees, I have a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Science in Biology (concentration in reproductive biology). Genetics has always been extremely fascinating to me. I would find my mind wandering as I perused my text books, wondering how my DNA would combine with my future husband's, creating these tiny little humans that have my hair, his eyes, and grandma's toes. Or whatever.
When Adriana was a newborn, it cracked me up to see this tiny baby who had my dark hair and eyes, but made these FACES that were so undeniably JUSTIN it was ridiculous. 99% of the time, his family completely ignored the fact that she is basically a mini-me, going on and on about how much she looks like her daddy. As she's gotten older, she mimics a lot of my expressions, and I look at her and see me. The only thing she's missing is my hair color - her dark wavy hair fell out, and was replaced with fine, silky, lighter brown hair.
Lucia, on the other hand, has been all Justin from day one, and doesn't seem to be changing. If I wasn't there for the birth, I would wonder if she was a result of budding, or perhaps grown in a test tube made entirely of Justin's DNA. I stare at her little face with those big blue eyes and wonder where I am in there. Even her curls seem to be disappearing as she gets older, so I'm not sure if she will have a lighter version of my hair or if it will be more like Justin's. The only trait of mine she definitely inherited is her need to constantly rotate her feet in circles. I do that too, drives Justin nuts when we are trying to sleep.
This handsome little fellow cheesing for the camera is my nephew. He looks A LOT like Adriana - they could be siblings, not cousins.
Someone's hair is long enough to pull up!
Who do your kids look like? Does it bother you if your kids don't look like you? Do you agree that Justin and I each have a kid clone, or do you see us both in each girl?