Monday, November 10, 2008

I was mistaken

When I was pregnant, Bob and I had all sorts of discussions and daydreams about what Little Elvis would be like and who he would look like.

We both decided that he would most likely have to wear glasses and get braces, since we both experienced bad eyesight and crooked teeth as kids. (The jury is still out on this one, but I so hope we are wrong!)

We also talked eye color. I figured he would have dark brown eyes like his Daddy. Bob wanted him to inherit my hazel eyes.

I was right about that one. Look at those beautiful dark brown eyes. His eyes started turning brown when he was about 3 months old.

Then we moved to the topic of hair. Despite all the old wive's tales about heartburn being related to a full head of hair, we figured we would have a bald baby on our hands.
This was fine with us. I liked his little cueball head. My nose didn't get tickled everytime I went in for a kiss, and he didn't seem to mind when we rubbed his head for luck. And Little Elvis is wonderful about wearing hats!

Even though we figured he would be bald at first, we debated the color of the hair once it began growing.

I distinctly remember making the comment to my dark-haired hubby that we wouldn't have a blond, curly-headed baby. It's not that I -- a person with stick straight, brown hair -- think blond, curly hair is bad. I just didn't see how it was possible.

Who knew our little boy would end up growing golden, wispy curls in the back? I tried to capture them in all their sweet ringleted glory...
...but he's a whole lot faster than my camera. You can kind of see the little curls in the back in these pics. His hair doesn't curl on top or in the front, but he gets the sweetest little ringlets in the back.

At least he does until I start playing with them. I'm not used to curls and I can't leave his alone! I like to boing them and fluff them. I've been known to make them frizzy.

Anyway, I will admit that I was wrong. We do have a blondish, curly-headed baby. And I wouldn't want him any other way.


Blogger Laura said...

Ahhhh...very sweet...thanks for sharing!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Those are beautiful photos! It's so interesting to see how your kids turn out after your fantasies of how they'll look before they're born. Isabella pretty much looks exactly as I thought she would-brown hair and brown eyes-but Luci looks completely different.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Kellan said...

He's such a cute boy!! It's so fun to see the traits that our kids inherit from each of us!

Have a good evening - Kellan

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute!

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What cute little curls :) Svara also has lighter hair than we guessed. Who knew we could have a golden brown haired baby from me, with very dark brown hair, and my husband with black hair (and Indian to boot, thought that'd dominate for sure!). But it is curly as we predicted.

10:24 AM  
Blogger MIP said...

Funny how they turn out, regardless of what we might have thought/wished for. His little blonde whispies are pretty cute :)

12:22 AM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

Those are the cutest ringlets!

And I love running my hand through baby hair! As sad as I am that Esme inherited my fine wispy hair, I still wouldn't change it!

3:43 PM  

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