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Old 06-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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My MIL and I get into a discussion almost constantly about how DD looks like me. I don't think she does at all. I swear she looks just like DH did when he was little. I don't see how she doesn't see that! So, am I crazy or is she? Or are we both crazy and my DD really doesn't look like either of us?

Here are pics of DD from a few days ago



DH is the twin on the right (of the photo)


A very recent picture of me

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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I can see both of you in her, for sure. She's adorable, BTW.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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Oh my gosh she TOTALLY looks like YOU!!! She also looks like your Dh when he was little So you both win
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I think she looks like you. You're both gorgeous though. Maybe it'll be more obvious in a few years?

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I think families tend to see the resemblance in a child with the same general traits in that family. My hubby's family think my youngest look like him, while my family think he looks like me. Strangers see both.
I think when you see common traits inherent in your family side, that's the markers that you pick up on(because they are familiar(hence the term "familiar")).
My hubby's family see his head shape, chin, and eye color. My family see our nose & lips/mouth, and eye shape.

When he was little, I got tired of hearing how much he looked like them(because there are alot of them on that side), so I started saying "That's weird, since he isn't his daddy."
That shut 'em up.....and made them laugh uncomfortably.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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I see both of you.

I know in my situation, people always say DD looks just like me, but she doesn't at all.

She has my nose, eyes, hair color, facial expressions, toes, ears, build...but she has her bio-dad's eyebrows, head/face shape, curly hair, lips, smile.

Look at my baby pics and aside from some facial expressions, there aren't many similarities. Look at his baby pictures (have only 2), she looks similar to him.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #7
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Re: S/O does your kid look like you-Is my MIL crazy or am I? pics

she looks a lot like you.

but, I heard that babies look like whoever you need them to. Not that they can morphologically change what they look like. But like you will psychologically see what you need to see. Which makes a ton of sense, actually.

I think my daughter looks a lot like her daddy, but people who don't know her daddy think she looks like me. Her daddy is deployed, so it's probable that my mind seeks out the features I love about him in her face. Early in the morning, her profile looks just like me when I was a baby, but it quickly disappears as we wake up.

People who do know her dad say that she's a spittin' image of him though, so, I know it's not ALL in my mind
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I think the baby looks a bit like both of you.

Some people say that my oldest looks like me (which I can totally see). Other people swear he looks just like DH (which I don't see), and it's exactly the opposite with DS2.

I guess some people just pick up on different attributes and focus on those unintentionally.

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I think she has a good blend of both of you.

I have this same problem with my kids, but more so with my son. He really doesn't have any of DH's features, except the mouth and the cowlick. However, it seems everyone says DS looks just like DH. The few people that don't are the ones that knew my brother when he was little.
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She looks like you!
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