Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Comparing I Am

Newborn pics

So, I know you're not supposed to compare children, but I just can't help myself. I'm pretty sure this won't leave them emotionally damaged, so I think I'm safe.

Right after Tralee was born, and they placed her on my stomach, I looked down at her and knew a few things right off the bat.

1. I knew I loved her instantly.

2. I knew she had her daddy's nose and head shape, my eyes, and a good mix of Jim and my lips.

3. Even though her eyes were that weird baby blue/gray color I KNEW they would turn brown. Sure enough, at around nine months, Tralee's eyes were brown.

While I was pregnant with Hunter I was SURE he was going to look like Jim. On his birthday, when they placed him on my stomach, I looked down at him and after the overwhelming feelings of love and awe subsided my only other thought was

"Huh, he doesn't look like Jim at all."

In fact, I couldn't really tell who Hunter looked like. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Hunter's nose is very different than Tralee's. That was one feature I was positive they would share. Nope. Wrong again.

Maybe when Hunter gets a little older he'll start to look like one of us. Until then, the only thing I can definitively admit is that both of my children are so stinken cute and loved that I feel like the luckiest mom in the world.

One week old pics


Andrea said...

I don't know, Leslie. I have always been horrible at figuring out who babies look like, but to me, they could be twins!

Jodi said...

Both kids are stinkin' cute. They are adorable. They look very different in the first set of pictures but quite similar in the second.
Funny - your story. I could copy what you wrote and post it as my own. Kaiya looked just like Greg right off the bat. But this second one definitely is different. Funny how that works out.