She looks JUST like you!

6.18.2014

I can't tell who my kids look like.  Once you have kids, everywhere you go, people remark, "Oh my gosh!  He looks JUST like you" or "Wow, she is the splitting image of Dad!" and "Look at Daddy's eyes on that baby!" or "Her face shape is his but her eyes are yours but the hair line is his"....

When I look at my kids, I just see them.  I see my little Eva and Baby Nate.  I don't see my husband's or my physical characteristics.  Obviously, my son has blue eyes and my husband has blue eyes so I guess they are "his" but half of my sisters and my Mom had light eyes too so I could say they are hers too.  Eva has light hair and I dye my hair blond so her hair must be mine ;)

I put the kids photos together a while back to see the resemblance.
I feel like they resemble each other but is it just the bald heads and white skin that makes them look so similar?  Or is it really their physical characteristics that are the same?

Then, a couple things happened this week though that made me realize that maybe my kids really do physically resemble us more than I realize.  First, this
It seems as though Facebook's facial recognition software thinks that Eva's face is close enough to mine to "tag" me and that the baby looks enough like my husband to "tag" him.

And then Eva found this little random picture somewhere.  I have no idea where it came from but it is a photo of me from way back when.
Maybe she does look like me....

When you look at your kids, do you see yourself in their faces?

29 comments:

  1. I so get it. Ours definitely do have some of our characteristics (we made them after all, LOL), but others tend to pick them out faster than we do. And, most think our girls look like twins...we nor they see it at all!! However, if you were to look at the pic I posted of them yesterday, I am sure you would think they were too. ROFL

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  2. I don't, but other people do. I have complete strangers stop me all the time and tell me how much Emily looks like me. As for Ryan, I think he's a spitting image of his dad although others see me in him. Who knows!!

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  3. It's saying I submitted a comment but I haven't. Unless I wrote something for the last blog on here on accident. haha Anyways, Emma is her dad's twin. Everything about her is him. The skin tone, eye shape, eye color, nose, lips. I don't think she got an ounce of me. Maddie is more my twin although she looks more like my brother as a baby. But her eye shape is changing more to round like Emma's and her dad's.
    Eva looks just like you in that last picture.

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  4. I don't. Just like you, I just see her face, not mine or my husband's. However, every other person that knows us/her thinks she looks JUST like one or the other. It's all in perspective, I guess.

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  5. I'm one of those that thinks kids mirror their parents. And golly, eva looks so much like you!!!

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  6. if you take pictures of my mom and i when were both little we look like twins. it's crazy

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  7. Everyone always says my daughter looks just like me, but I think as she gets older she is a good mix of my husband and I. Everyone also says my son looks like my younger brother.

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  8. Facebook always tries to tag my husband in both my kids, but I think that's just b/c I've tagged him as the kids before so his friends can see the babies.

    I definitely think your daughter looks like you.

    As for my kids. My daughter looks like me from nose up. Husband from nose down. My son looks like my husband from nose up and me from nose down. It's that scientific.

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  9. She does look like you! I don't really see myself in either of my parents. A little here and there, but nothing stands out. I hate when eople say we look a like because its such a stretch, lol. Why lie.

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  10. I find physically my son looks like me but his expressions are my husband! I once thought I looked like a second cousin until I found out they were adopted!

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  11. I've always thought your daughter looked like you. That last picture is spot on! I was told when I was younger how much I looked like my dad. As I've gotten older people comment more that I look like my mom. :)

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  12. I love when people tell me my daughter looks like me, because she is so stinkin cute. If I have even one ounce of the cuteness she carries around on the daily, I'll be set for life! (PS- I think Eva looks a lot like you)

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  13. Both of them look JUST like you!

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  14. My kid doesn't look like me or my husband, everyone thinks he looks like my father-in-law and I agree. The funny thing is that my husband looks like his mother and not his father so it's like the genes totally skipped him and went to our kid. He does have my eye color though.

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  15. And I think it's always funny when someone will say "Adi looks JUST like you!!!" Then, a different person will say, "Adi looks JUST like Chad's family!!" Hmmmm....I think there are small resemblances for sure, but I think that's most children with their parents??

    Your kiddos sure are cute, no matter who they look like:)

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  16. I think they look alike, and I think she looks a lot like you! They are both so cute!
    People say Dylan, Lily, and Liam look just like me, and Lexie looks like her dad. Then I'll hear that Lexie is my clone. I do think they look more like me than my husband!

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  17. I am right there with you. I don't see a resemblance at all with my daughter between my husband or myself either. The more and more Eva has grown the more and more she definitely looks like you. :)

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  18. I honestly can't tell with my son. Some days like me and others like my husband. I think he looks most like my little brother when he was a baby!

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  19. I see myself in my son, but my husband in my daughter - completely. But for the longest time they all looked like him and not me :)

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  20. LOVE It. She does look like you. I see my husband in Grace. She has his eyes for sure. And his dark hair. My nose and ears from what we've summed up.

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  21. I think Eva most def. looks like YOU for sure and Nate has a little mix of both of you!!! They are so gosh darn cute!!!

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  22. I think Eva most def. looks like YOU for sure and Nate has a little mix of both of you!!! They are so gosh darn cute!!!

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  23. i don't resemble my siblings at all! but i do look like the men in my family. and what girl wants that??

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  24. I see my husband in my kids all of the time. Even down to the faces they make at me sometimes. A lot of people tell me our kids look like me, but I just don't see it.

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  25. I don't think my kids look like either of us, but people tell us all the time.

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  26. She certainly does look like you!! I guess we will find out who our daughter looks more like, when we have her in December :)

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  27. so cute!! beautiful family! thanks for stopping by my blog

    xx
    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com

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  28. People ALWAYS tell my stepmom and I that I look just like my 'mom'. A) She's not my mom, and b) we look NOTHING alike. However, I do see features from both of you in both kids! It's cute ;)

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