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AP Mom to 5
Thank you all for your replies. Perhaps my concerns for her are because of my own insecurities. See, I am 1 of 4 siblings. We were all adopted from
different families and similar, thought not exactly the same, nationalities. Growing up what got to me was the siblings that I went to school with would look like eachother and I always wondered if I have any siblings out there that looked like me. Well last year I was able to meet my half sister. We seriously look like twins except she has green eyes blonde hair and I have brown hair and eyes. It made me feel better in that regard.
When dd1 and ds came out looking like me it was almost healing for me. Like I had a family to identify with in a way I never could before. So with
G looking so different with her skin color was a huge surpise. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's a bad thing, and I think she is gorgeous, it
just surprised me and opened up new situations that could come up.
G actually does have my features, just not my skin color. And she and her brother also have similar features too like their eye shape and chin. It's just the color that is different. I know newborns change a lot and what they are born with may not stay. But I always thought babies are born lighter and then get darker (if they ate going Roget darker). So I'm thinking she may get even darker. I guess only time will tell. Ds never looked like his dad, even at birth. He didn't really look like anyone till he was a few months old then he looked just like me. He was so much like me that we even have the same blood type, o-. G was born with her fathers blood type, o+. I think perhaps thatay also be a contributing factor... I thouched on it before, but maybe it bothers me because I see him in her. Either way I have to get over it. I love her no matter what and she was given to me just the way she should be, perfect.
ddcc...hope this isn't too trivial
If it helps, the skin color MAY be your genes. Just further back in your lineage. Our close friends are German/Italian, and the parents are pretty pale. The Italian mom tans easily, but is otherwise pale. Their kids all look very similar in features, but little Nina has very dark olive skin. It's striking. What's even more remarkable is that all four of her grandparents have light skin as well. Her darker skin comes from her mother's Sicilian grandmother! Those were some deeply buried genes!
Michigan native living in Jersey with my hubby, sweet girl (4), wild boy (2), and baby girl due Dec. 18th!
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