Originally Posted by noordinaryspider
I feel like we have to make an emergency hat run before I can go to the bank and the grocery store and that I should splurge on a really NICE hat to soften the blow because...well...it would be kind of rude NOT to if this were happening to anyone else in the family.
Heh. We need hats here, too, but not for any remotely asthetic reasons; Bear FLIPS if his head gets cold. I mean he just goes absolutely ballistic. And he's outgrown his hats, because you know, artificial milk makes babies grow a heck of a lot faster than breastmilk. He was my biggest baby at birth, but only by a few ounces; Now, at 8 weeks, he's about half a pound from Bean's weight at 14 weeks. Bear is the only one of my children to outgrow the 0-3 month size before he was 4 months old.
|We all have brown hair now with varying degrees of curl, but as small children, dd, ds1 and I all had "victorian angel" hair: very blonde, very fine, and curly. I'ds hoped the big kids had inherited enough of their father's Scandanavian genes to keep theirs, but they didn't.
I have a recessive gene for my mother's true spectacular Irish red hair (think Raggedy Ann) and I'm pretty sure I have some AA genes that are a deepdarksecret since Terran's donor is half white and my son is much darker than some of the other donor babes (half siblings? what do I call them?) with AA mothers.
The donor himself was also a blondie as a child and has dark brown curls as an adult.
It's not racism, it's aesthetics! He's just such a fun mixture of dna and his appearance could go in many different ways.
I did love the straight black hair, though. Bye bye, hair.
Genes are funny, funny things. I've always known that anything was up for grabs from my side. My eyes are an odd shade of brown (I say they're amber... I've seen amber in all the shades I've seen my eyes, and I've seen my eyes in most of the shades I've seen amber), and have been since I was fairly young (though I was born with the standard, caucasian-baby-slate-grey eyes). My hair is naturally a medium-dark auburn, and likewise naturally curly and very fine, my complexion in the light-to-medium neutral category. Mike's eyes are darker than mine, even though they're green in the middle (like, dark grass/leaf green and chocolate brown). His hair is the most dull shade of chocolate brown you can imagine. BooBah's coloring was a total shock-- the blue eyes we could wrap our heads around, but the blondness of her at birth was surprising and the golden-ness of her complexion still makes us go... hrm?!
Yeah, genes are odd. I'm still waiting for curls. I figure, half of the kids should have curly hair... and yet, we've yet to see a real curl last beyond toddlerhood (interesting, because my hair didn't curl until I was 9/10 months old, but it certainly hasn't *stopped*). Perhaps Bear's will curl.
Everything's a wild guess with me in the mix, though.
Any hair color, eye color, or skin color you can imagine.. the genes are in there, somewhere.