Look at that face. Emily is a spitting image of her dad, in my opinion. Over the past nine months, people have commented with certainty that Emily either looks like myself or my husband. Now, at almost 10 months old, Emily looks like her Dad. Strangers have approached me recently while I’ve been out with Emily to tell me that she looks nothing like me. I’m not too sure how to respond to such a comment, especially when people follow it up with “she’s so beautiful!”
Although Emily doesn’t look like me right now, I look forward to seeing how her appearance, personality and expressions will change as time goes by. I wonder what aspects of her personality will come from her Dad and I and what parts of her personality will be her own. For now, I enjoy seeing her change day by day – whether it’s a few extra strands of hair on her bald head or her expanding vocabulary or her need to be on the move more and more.