Originally Posted by MaerynPearl
green eyes are not genetically connected to brown... and gray eyes are just blue eyes with no actual blue to them... so no we really have no chance of a brown eyed baby.
Green & hazel eyes are seen as a variation of brown eyes. Why, I don't know, but genetically, they are connected. Do any of your parents/sibling/grandparents have brown eyes? If so, you carry that gene.
Here's the clearest explanation for this: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Genetics-1795/green-eyes.htm
Eye color is due to a few genes, so complicated. If there are brown eyes in your and your dh's ancestry, never say never.
In my family, my two cousins show this. My aunt was the 'typical' Greek woman --medium tan skin, black curly hair, dark brown eyes. My mom is the same. Her daughter's father was similar. The oldest girl had strawberry blond hair and light brown eyes as a toddler. Now it's a dirty blond color. Her sister, born 2 years later, looks exactly like her mom/dad in complexion--medium tan skin, almost black hair, brown eyes. Interestingly enough, both have stick straight hair too.
Dh is from a mixed background (Irish & Mexican) so I always like to joke that our kids are going to be like Baskin Robbin's ice cream flavors--they could all look totally different.
Kind of an aside: Are baby sizes at birth related to genetics or nothing at all? If so is it both father's/mother's side, or just mother's side? According to my 'prediction' this baby will be 10lb 11oz. I think the biggest baby in my side of the family was 8lbs. My youngest sister topped out at a hefty 6.5 lbs.
Dh's dad's side is similar, but his mom's side has HUGE babies. As in 9 or 10lbs is their normal.