(Closed) Does anyone have a baby that looks nothing like them?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Although I don’t have children myself, I do know a lot of people who have children who feature one parent or another more prominently. I think there are several things to keep in mind:

1) Its only an ultrasound. The child will look much different after he/she is born, and even more different when he/she is ten or twenty.

2) Normally, kids aren’t clones of one parent or another. Even if your child strongly favours your husband, you might discover some of your features in there.

3) Even if your child doesn’t look like you, he/she might have your personality or your mannerisms.

Post # 4
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our daughter is a mix of both of us. She has his famous family cheeks and my eyes (at least she will if they stay blue like they seem to be). She also has my facial expressions. She has dubbed “my name” looks.

However, with an ultrasound, you’re not going to be able to tell everything. There’s a good chance that your son has some of your features too. Who’s to say that he won’t have your eyes or smile or hair color?

Post # 5
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My best friend gave birth to a little mini me but now, a year later, she’s already starting to look more like a combination of both parents.  So you never know! 

Being adopted, this is one thing I’m really looking forward to when the baby is born.  If he/she looks nothing like me I’ll be a sad little camper…

Post # 6
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wouldn’t worry too much! Most of the 3D ultrasounds I’ve seen (or heard from parents who had them) look nothing like the actual baby! Also it’s important to keep in mind that babies change their looks a lot within the first months/years so while you feel your baby favors your husband more now, he may end up favoring your looks in the end. 

Darling Husband and I joke that our son is going to have blonde hair and blue eyes and people are going to wonder who’s kid he is…we both have very dark brown eyes and brown/black hair, but both our fathers are blonde/blue so Darling Husband and I could be carriers. I cannot wait to meet our little man and to finally see who/what he is going to look like! Darling Husband is half Japanese (but feels he doesn’t look it) so we are interested in seeing if he will have any Asain features. I’ll let you know in April ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s pretty common in mixed race babies for the baby to look much more of one race than the other. Dark hair and eyes are genetically dominant, so I know it’s not likely that our babies will share FI’s coloring at all (I have very dark brown hair and eyes, Fiance has dark blond hair and blue-green eyes).

It makes me a little sad, but mostly I have this ridiculous fear that one day he’ll be out with our daughter and someone will mistake him for a pedophile because she will look nothing like him!

Post # 8
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well I don’t have kids yet but I definitely resemble my dad and my brother and sister definitely resemble my mom.  A friend of my grandparents even commented on a family Christmas picture once that I looked like I was my dad’s kid from another marriage but that my siblings were obviously my mom’s (note: my dad never had another marriage).

But even though my features and coloring look so much like my dad, I am built exactly like my mom.  And I have her toes, her laugh, and her demeanor.  And my brother is built like my dad and my sister is built like my dad’s sisters.

I think most all kids will share more features with one parent or the other but aspects of both parents are always going to be there.

Post # 9
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My sister’s first born looked JUST like her when he was born the following couple of months.  But, as he’s gotten older he’s started to look a lot more like his dad.  Babies change so much, so you never know what will happen!

I can’t wait to see who our son looks, like, but I’m sure hoping he at least has my green eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

babies change so much, and its only an ultrasound. its not something i would worry about. a friend of mine has a two year old that looks exactly like the pictures of her at that age. I swear I wouldnt know the difference if you had a picture of two year old mommy next to a picture of her daughter. but when she was born she looked EXACTLY like her dad. Everyone who saw the baby would say “oh my, she looks just like (her hubbys name)!”

Post # 11
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 My son is the spitting image of my husband. The ONLY thing he has of mine is my blue eyes. Eye shape is totally my husband. If I didn’t birth this child then I would be doing a maternity test so fast! LOL

Post # 12
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I look just like my mom, my next sister looks just like my dad.  Well that was when we were little, now that we’re older we still look more like that parent but the mix of the two is more apparent than when we were little.

Post # 13
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our 3d looked like Mr. DG…  Our daughter still doesn’t look at all like me… and she only kinda resembles Mr. DG.  I call her my little alien sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My niece looked just like me and my brother when she was born but now at 4 years she is spitting image of her mother!

I read a study once that biologically babies tend (but not always) to look more like their fathers when they are born.  This is because mothers naturally bond with their babies but sometimes nature gives fathers a little push – we all bond more easily with something that looks like us!  That way a father can look at his baby, see himself, know that it’s his (even though he logically knows that) and all kinds of provider stuff kicks in…

Post # 15
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My son looks more like his dad but he has a few features like me. He actually looks EXACTLY like my FI’s mom when she was a baby so you know he got most of his looks from that side.

Here is my Future Mother-In-Law

And here is my son

Sorry the pictures are so big.

Post # 16
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My son honestly doesn’t even look related to me, at all. I have had waitresses in restuarants tell my son that he has a very nice aunty to take him out for lunch. I have brown eyes and extremely dark hair. My son has platinum blonde hair and bluish-grey eyes. My Future Mother-In-Law has grey eyes, and dimples just like my son. He looks more like her kid, than he looks like mine. My SO has dirty blonde hair and hazel-ish eyes.

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