Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thanks, Captain Obvious

Like every other parent out there, I think my child is adorable.  Not only do I love her sweet little personality, but I think she is as cute as a button.  And yes, I know she looks like Kris.

Any time we go out as a family, we hear it.  Perfect strangers will take one look at Sadie, look at Kris, and then gasp in shock.  I've been told more than a few times that she looks nothing like me because she looks completely like Kris.  I know, I know!  When I had my ultrasound, we didn't want to know if we were having a boy or a girl.  It was a complete surprise.  But even at 18 weeks, it was no surprise that my child was going to look like Kris - it was that obvious, even in the ultrasound.

Just tonight, we went to dinner.  We were sitting, minding our own business, laughing at Sadie as she played with a little yellow duck.  A couple sat down two tables away from us, and we hear it - she looks JUST like her daddy.  Then a waiter came over (he wasn't even out waiter) and was talking to Sadie.  He asked - where did she get those big blue eyes?  I just sort of nodded towards Kris, he looked up, and the waiter said - oh, definitely from him.  (and while I'm on the subject of eyes.....after my very first date with Kris, I called my mom to tell her how it went, and I remember telling her that he had really pretty eyes.  So I'm happy that Sadie got them!)

I love Sadie's little pug nose.  I'm happy that the doctor thinks she's going to be tall and lean.  I'm thankful for all of her physical attributes.  Since I only had about 2-3 years of cuteness in my life, I'm not necessarily upset that Sadie doesn't look like me.  However, I was the one in bed for at least eight weeks.  I was the one who spent those weeks puking my guts out every day.  I was the one who had swollen feet and hands.  And I was the one who gave birth to the child after carrying her for 276 days.  Don't I get at least a little credit?

So people, please....if you don't know what to say about my sweet Sadie, can you just say that she's cute (even if you don't think so) and leave it at that?  We all know who she looks like.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, sweetie, I feel your pain! And no matter how handsome I think my husband is, and how adorable I think my son is - it drives me NUTS that I spent nine months carrying him (four of those on bed rest!) and every day lugging him around - but he looks NOTHING like me. If I didn't see him come out, I wouldn't even believe he was mine! But she is a beautiful girl, and I see your smile in hers!

Traci said...

So I'm not the only one, huh? Yeah, we played a huge role in getting our little ones here.....too bad nobody would know it. ha!

Jennilenni said...

Well said Traci! I feel the same way abt Jax! Haha

Traci said...

Oh, really, Jenni? I actually see a little of both of you in Jax.

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, she looks a lot like Kris, but there's not doubt she is your child. I think she looks a lot like both of you! And she's cute- so that's all that matters right?

Lisa & Armando said...

Wah wah wah. We can't help strong genes. She does look a lot like Kris though. Lol

Erin said...

Genetics are amazing! Hold on to hope for the second one...Tessa is a mini me, but Sophia looks a lot like her daddy. :o) She is super duper cute and I see you in there too...

Ashli said...

Ok - I have to disagree to a point. She may his coloring and a stronger resemblance to him - but there is NO DOUBT that she is yours. Now I can say this because my children look nothing like me. Honestly if I were not in the delivery room folks would question if they were mine.