Wednesday, February 10

imagining Smudge

My due date is rapidly approaching, and I have a feeling that it will come and go without Smudge's arrival. He can come any time in February, and today is only the 10th, so I should learn to be patient.

While we wait - and fine tune the nursery - I find myself insanely curious about what he looks like. I think the one guarantee is that he will have fair skin, since Christopher and I both have an abundance of British genes. But Christopher was a tow head (as was my father), while I had brown hair and my mother was born with jet black hair. And Christopher's beard is red and I have three red-headed cousins. Of course, he could look like anyone - his parents or grandparents, various relatives. There's just no way to predict that.
This is newborn Christopher with his hunky grandfather.
Check out those enormous baby feet!

Recently we realized that we are each imagining Smudge as being a tiny version of ourselves. Christopher was talking about his blond son; I know that he will have dark hair.
Here I am at about 3 days old.

I mentioned this to my midwife, who laughed and said that she can tell me what the baby will look like: an old man. Which is true. Looking at these images of ourselves as newborns, it's clear our appearance changed quite a lot pretty quickly. I wouldn't match either of these babies with photos of us just a few months later.

But still, it would be nice to meet (and see) Smudge!


chateaushare said...

He will be beautiful, and, you're right he will change every day.
~ Mom

Hilary said... guys were two awfully cute little babies. (And Christopher's grandfather? Hunky is right!) It will indeed be interesting to see what color hair Smudge ends up with. But, as you said, it all changes. My little brother was born with jet black hair and olive skin (and with two parents of mostly Swedish ancestry, I think this raised some eyebrows!!), but was blond in a few months. I can't wait to see your little guy, too!

Terra said...

Adorable photos!

Jessi said...

Those are probably the longest baby feet I've ever seen! But they are very cute ;-)
I can't wait to see smudge, either! It think it's great that you are having a home birth.

t does wool said...

beautiful...andI can hardly wait to see him either~