Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Now in Technicolor

Whoa...I really thought I had given away the answer to the newborn Peanut and Pumpkin pictures when I mentioned in this post how laughable Pumpkin's hospital pictures were. But I still fooled some of you! Thanks to everyone who participated. :)

And now for the illustrious winners....

(Drum roll please....)

Congratulations to Kelly and Laura! Seriously, that is impressive, girls. Even though Kelly was there the day he had his picture taken, she never got to laugh at the picture itself. And if I recall, she either wasn't in the hospital room with me at the time or was preoccupied with her own adorable baby. And Laura has never met Pumpkin, so major kudos for having such a great eye and paying attention!

If I would have posted the photos in color, maybe I would have had more winners.

Peanut (left) and Pumpkin (right)

They both had light blonde hair around their faces, but Peanut's was much lighter than Pumpkin's. I thought you would be able to tell by the sharper picture quality and more vibrant color of Pumpkin's pic if I posted them both in color. Peanut's little suit was actually a light baby blue with light blue and green striped cuffs and an embroidered train with button wheels on the jacket, but you can barely make out any of that detail. And thanks for the kind comments, but I was hysterically giggling when I first laid eyes on Pumpkin's picture. He was really not in the mood to have his picture taken, so the photographer gave him a pacifier and then pulled it out the split second before she captured his pursed little lips.

By the way, at the time, I thought these little boys looked nothing alike. I always reminisce that after having Peanut, that's what I thought Eric and I made. But then, Pumpkin came out with brown hair and a round little body, and I thought he was so very different. Looking at the photos now, I can't get over how many similarities there are. Those noses and lips look like I could cut and paste them from one baby to the other. And they both have such nice tans. Of course, that was due to the jaundice and surely not my skin tone (nor my husband's!).

I remember people telling me how much I resembled my brother as a child, too, but I think we looked less so as we grew older. So I am curious; did your babies (or you?) look like their (or your) siblings? And were you ever surprised at "what you made"? Do tell!


Gemma said...

We were shocked when D. was born, cuz we thought we made little blondes who looked faintly like "Yertle the Turtle." Then comes a tinier baby with loads of dark hair and a little head shaped like an orange. I never thought that they looked alike, but others did. Everyone was sure that E. was a "mini-Gemma," but I think he looks more and more like his dad as he gets older. Do you think so?

Sue Jackson said...

Hi, Kristin -

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to comment. We do seem to have a lot in common! And you know what's strange? You are the second person with CFS in Delaware that I "met" today (a friend of a friend called this afternoon to introduce herself) after years of not knowing anyone else locally with CFS.

How on earth do you manage teaching with CFS and FM? Wow, I can't get through the day without my afternoon nap! It's great that you're still able to teach and also be a mom to two such adorable little boys.

I'd love to chat some more and learn more about your story and journey with CFS/FM. If you'd like, you can e-mail me through the link on my profile.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Kelly Vasami said...

Both of us got pictures of little asian babies that day! LOL.

Jake's picture was so bad and looked so little like him that I never even ordered a single copy of his hospital picture. I feel sorta bad now.

Erika said...

hey! thanks for the comment on my blog. your's is awesome too! your boys are adorable!! i didn't get a hospital pic with micah because they have a professional in there and making you pay big bucks for it. kinda wish i had one, but i got plenty on my phone. anyway... looking forward to reading more of your blog!