The comment Brittany left on my last post got me thinking about what Lump is going to look like. I like that Brit is predicting my bone structure. B comes from a line of big boned people. They're not fat, but they're heartily built, which I have to imagine translates into big, heartily built babies. Call me selfish, but if I've got to squeeze that baby out of my hoo-ha, I would much prefer that it have my family's more delicate bone structure.
As far as the rest of the baby goes, here are my current hopes for it's appearance:
Eyes - Mine. They're prettier than B's. Unfortunately, mine are blue and B's are brown, so it's much more likely, genetically speaking, that Lump will have brown eyes. Regardless of color, I really hope it gets B's eyelashes. He has the most gorgeous eyelashes. He hates when I say that because he thinks it's girly, but it's so true. No matter whose eyebrows it gets, it's screwed.
Nose - Indifferent. Mine's kinda pointy, but B's is kinda big-ish, so I don't know which one I want to curse the baby with.
Lips - B's. They're fuller than mine and nicely shaped. I have a really thin upper lip that I've always disliked, and I wouldn't want to pass that on.
Hair - B's, I think. My hair's thick and curly; his (before the bald days) was fine and thin. I've always hated dealing with my hair, and I can only imagine the baby will someday feel the same way. Actually, B's little sister has great hair, and I can only hope that B carries some kind of recessive gene that would give the baby her hair.
In reality, there are strong genes on both sides of our families. If Lump is a girl, there's a good chance she'll look like me, and if it's a boy, he'll probably look like B. The women in my family all look the same. Seriously. My mom and I have been mistaken for sisters, and my mom and her sister are often called twins. B's nephew (sister's son) could easily be mistaken for his son.
It's kinda fun to speculate about what the baby's going to look like...I can't wait until I can actually see him or her for myself.