Who do you think will your child look like with? You or Dan? This is one of the questions that we hear all the time from people who know us and some who don’t! After seeing on social media a new app that tells you the percentage a child looks like in relation to the parents, I got this question banging in my head more and more often.
I have loved being pregnant, especially since it has been a very healthy pregnancy (so far!) with not even morning sickness. One of the funny facts when I am out and about with Dan is that people look at us, then they look at the bump and then they look at our hands (looking for marriage rings). After checking all these points, they sort of give us a Monalisa smile of contentment as we have met the judgmental level required by society: get married and then make babies. This happens specially when we are together in the tube and people have to obligatory look at us because we are seated right in front of them.
We have decided not to find out the sex of the baby so we can have a pleasant surprise when the due date comes. We have no preferences as we believe that boys and girls can be just as naughty or just as calm kids. Girls are fun to put nice dresses on and to make a hair do. However, boys are practical and with a shirt and a pair of shorts, they are ready in no time.
Apart from the differences between boys and girls, what people really try to guess for us is who is the baby going to look like the most with. Dan and I are so physically different, making people’s imagination go wild. Will the baby be blonde or brunet? Blue eyes or dark? Dark skin colour or snow white? Short or tall?
We don’t mind on what people try to guess because we both try to do the same! If we have a choice, our baby would look like this: “Caramel” skin, Blue eyes, soft nice blondish hair (like the one Dan once had), his height, my nose, my abs, my bum, his legs, his chest and back. Oh and his feet (I hate mine)! It is really exciting because we really have no clue and the baby can be not a mixture of both of us but go just one way or the other.
When I am filling up ethnicity forms, I always choose to be “Other”. They don’t really have the field “South American” or at least, “Latin”. So it will be fun to compare in years time these pictures to our real toddler to see in which ethnicity category they will fall into as well!
When I was the other day in the tube I saw a Chinese lady with an English guy. They had two gorgeous kids. The little girl had a blondish hair and the Chinese eyes, whereas the boy had green eyes and dark hair. I couldn’t stop looking at them because they were really beautiful and with an exotic look. Plus, you wouldn’t have any doubts who the parents were.
I have met some Brazilians before who ended up having blonde babies even though they had the typical dark Brazilian complexion, just because the father was blonde. They were okay with this until someone asks if they were the “babysitter” and where was the mother! This is so prejudice! People should realise by now that we live in such a mixed world and that couples are entitled to making babies with a different looks from their parents. At the end of the day, like Michael Jackson said, “no matter if you are black or white”. What matters is a healthy baby who is going to complement your husband and your love for each other.
What about you? Do you have any guess of what our baby will look like?