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Once you get past the gender, name, weight, length, health, and labor inquiries, it seems like the next question asked about a newborn is, "Who does she look like?" When she's just hours old, it is often hard to tell who the baby resembles.

When I was pregnant last time, I had a dream — make that a nightmare — that I had a boy who looked just like me. Finding my husband very attractive, I hoped our children would look like him. However, I've met some mothers who yearn for their tots to look like them. I told one of my friends who happens to have a rather attractive husband, "Your daughter is starting to look more and more like you!" She said, "You know how happy that makes me, right?"

Did you wish for a mini me?

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Mommaof1 Mommaof1 8 years
My son is a mini of his dad, im hoping that when i have a girl she will look like me.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I look exactly like my mom so I think it would be awesome to have a daughter that looks exactly like us too. :) My mom and I both are short and have brown hair, green-brown eyes, same nose, cheek bones, etc... we really do look alike ... no mistaking who my mom is ;) I do want my son to look like my SO. He was the cutest little kid. Black hair, blue eyes...angelic looking. And if our daughter winds up looking like him too it won't be a bad thing! :)
Pencils Pencils 8 years
Seven weeks to go! And then we'll get some idea. I'm hoping for blue eyes--I have blue eyes, my husband has brown, but his dad has blue eyes so he has the gene. We have a 50-50 chance. Other than that, all I'm hoping for is that my daughter inherits my husband's (and my stepson's) sweet nature. And that she's tall, athletic, and a genius. Not much, really. ;)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I was hoping my son would look more like my husband as he is adopted and has no known blood relatives. The little guy looks just like me when I was 7 months old- he does however make these little facial expressions that are exactly like my husband. He will make a funny scowly face and then my husband will make the exact same face back to him. It is just the cutest thing ever.
niklectric niklectric 8 years
My little guy looks exactly like my husband. Exactly. It's cute, but can also be weird. Sometimes I wonder if other mothers at the park think I'm my kid's nanny.
macneil macneil 8 years
To be honest, I am a fair bit cuter than my husband. I really wanted my daughter to look like me - and she mostly does, but has a lot of him in her too.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I am more of a 50/50 split. I want some parts of me and other parts of my hubby.
christie christie 8 years
My son looks like my dad and his dad-dark brown hair, medium complexion. But that's where it stops, his features are just like mine, the caramel colored eyes, his ears, his lips, it's just funny. But because of his skin color, everyone thinks he looks more like his dad. My mini me's do exist though. My three half sisters and my niece all look EXACTLY like me.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
My son is a carbon copy of my husband and it's been that way since the day he was born. Just no gettin around it. I do wish sometimes that he'd have a little more of me in him, but he does have my hair color so it's something.
sofi sofi 8 years
My husband and I look a lot alike I think (tall, lean, dark hair and eyes) so that is what the kids look like. I think they are a nice mix and see myself and my hubby in both of them. Of course, when we get with either side of the family, there is a lot of "they look like so and so on our side". I must say, most people think both of them look more like me. I like having a mini-me in my daughter, too. Strangers always comment and I like that :) Shh- don't tell my MIL :)
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i dream of having a boy that has my hair and his daddy's face
Ericka Ericka 8 years
It sounded like you meant his family and not him, Schnappy, so no worries.
backfat backfat 8 years
My 7 year old looks exactly like me. It irks her step-mother to no end. It was fun having a mini-me, but I hope Violet looks like my husband at least some.She's only 7 weeks tomorrow and so far she looks just like my other two children at that age, but we'll see.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
My son, now 13 months old, looks exactly like me and has since the day he was born. My poor husband, he wanted a son terribly and the kid looks nothing like him. My husband is Italian, with dark features, green eyes/dark hair. My son is alabaster from the top of his head down to his toes with big blue eyes.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
It's funny, when my baby brother was little we always thought he looked just like my mom. He had her VERY high forehead, white blond hair, big open smile. Well, now he's 18 and about to start college. When I saw his senior pictures I was really struck by how much he looked like my dad! I'd seen my father's HS yearbook, and my brother had developed my dad's dimples, sideways grin, & jaw! He looked JUST like my dad's yearbook picture! When he was young & growing up, none of us would of EVER guessed one day he'd look that much like my dad! My sister on the other hand, she came out looking just like my dad's baby pictures! I'm just a mixture of both of them. I guess you could say I favor my mother the most, but I don't really look just like her. And I don't look like my grandmothers either...
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
Heh, Ericka. That is mean of your stepmom, but totally sounds like something I could see coming from either side of our family. Families are weird. And I should clarify that my husband is fairly attractive. That sounded awful of me. It's just the rest of his family isn't so much, which he will admit to as well.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
well, we kind of look alike with blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin, so the only surprise we expect with our children is heigth (he's TALL, I'm SHORT).
keiren63 keiren63 8 years
Our kids look like both of us combined--but I really wanted one of them to have my green eyes. Instead they have blue. It's silly to care but I was somewhat disappointed.
Ericka Ericka 8 years
Schnappy, isn't it weird how mean in-laws and such can be when it comes to your baby? My stepmom talked about how maybe it was a good idea that I was waiting to see my baby before naming him just in case he was ugly. I mean WTF? Always a competition. Glad your son picked the better side to take after :P
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
Most people think my son look more like me, but I think he's a good combo so far (he's not quite 7 months). At first he looked like no one in our family and we joked he was the janitor's kid since we did IVF. Hee. :) But as he grows, I think he is starting to resemble me a bit more. Of course, that apparently pisses off my in-laws who were just in town visiting and commented that they don't think he looks like me at all and were quite adamant about it. Secretly, I'm glad he seems to take after my side. My husband's side in general are not the most attractive bunch. I'm mean...
Ericka Ericka 8 years
I hope he gets certain traits from me and and others from his father to make the best looking kid he can be. Especially, his father's height and not mine, since I'm short.
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