Nearly six months ago, I wrote this post lamenting the fact that no one in the world thought that Tate looked like me. With the combination of postpartum hormones and extreme exhaustion it felt completely heart breaking. I am not too proud to admit I shed a tear or two about it. I can’t explain why it felt so important, I just know that it did.
Many of you commented that you had the very same situation, and for some of you it changed over time and for some it never changed. I was even sent a NY Times article claiming that all babies look more like their dads at birth as an evolutionarily designed sign of paternity, which did make me feel marginally better.
I waited patiently for him to grow and change and show more signs of my genetic content. In the last six months, he has definitely grown and changed. He now has traits that I recognize as my own. Many of his facial expressions resemble mine, including his smile. But when we go out as a family, I am constantly reminded that everyone else sees that he still looks just like Steve. I decided to compare baby photos to prove to myself that he does look like me (even if I am the only one who sees it).
Check out the comparisons:
Did your babies look more like you or their father when they were born? Did it change over time? I would love to hear about it!