Peeps in my family tend to go two ways hair-wise: dark brown & ringlets or blonde & straight. And all the boys go bald :p
We're fairly mole-y, none of us are pale and there's not a brown eye in sight. I reckon we've got very strong genes so possible future kids would most likely look like my side :)
As for multiples, there are at least 4 incidences of twins on one side of the family, and 2 on the other. Slightly disconcerting.
My eyes exactly, lol.
Originally Posted by mnmemily15
Not a clue really.
DH's family all have pale blue eyes and light hair. My family is a total grab-bag, so many different backgrounds that nobody really looks like anybody else. I have dark hair and green eyes, but my mother is a blonde with brown eyes. All I know is that our children will almost certainly be skinny with curly hair, everything else could go several ways. I kind of love the idea that if we have multiple children they could each look completely different.
I have a couple sets of multiples on my side, but not enough to make me think it runs in the family.
I'm too lazy to really guess what my kids will look like, so I used Morph Thing. For some reason all of them are blond(e) and appear to have blue eyes, which is unlikely (some: possible; all: unlikely), since I have brown hair and brown eyes. SO has blond hair (he claims it's "mousy brown," but his state ID has him as officially blond, as the DMV lady and I agreed his hair is not brown) and blue eyes, though, and there's some of that in my family, too: dad and his parents and mom's mom all have blue eyes (again, though, there's contention: dad and grandma have apparently both tried to claim that they have "hazel" eyes; dad's are definitely blue, and I'll just have to take my mom's word for it that my grandma is wrong, too). Anyway, here are my children:
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Kids will likely be shortish, as I'm 5' and SO is 5'9''-5'10''. I contribute the possibility of freckles, while SO contributes dimples and a widow's peak. There are some serious curls on my side (interestingly, mostly among the males: my brother & both of my dad's brothers), though my hair tends more on the wavy side, and SO's family mostly has pin-straight hair...except for his dad, who also has crazy curls. My mom told me once that she was sure she'd have a kid with red hair, since her grandma came from a family full of redheads (there were six or seven kids, I think). She didn't, but my hair does have red tones in it and I've been mistaken for a redhead before, so I guess there's a remote possibility of red hair in there, too.
I'm hoping for an equal number of boys and girls: two of each. My parents only have brothers - dad has two, mom had one. Three of my grandparents had one brother and one sister, while the remaining grandpa had two sisters and a brother. SO and I both have one sibling of the opposite gender. His mom has three sisters, a brother, and a half-sister, and...I have no idea about his dad, actually. At least one brother and one sister, I think. There's no history of multiples in my family, but I think there are some twins on SO's side. His mom enjoys psychically intuiting major life events (like, half-seriously) and has told him that she "feels" he's going to have twins one day.
+ Re: your BQ - I can only offer my own familial anecdote, which is that both of my parents are fair-skinned, I'm fair-skinned, and my brother has olive skin. My grandpa (mom's dad) was half Welsh and had olive skin.
It's kind of easy for me to guess my children's traits.
My husband has dark blonde, wavy hair and brown eyes. My hair is naturally an ashy-blonde and pin straight and I have greenish-blue eyes. So we will most likely have blondes, but eye color will be tricky. I know that brown is a dominant gene, but on both sides our genetics are halved. My husband and his father and his father's father all have brown eyes, while his mom and her mom both had blue and same goes for my side (my mother is one of seven children and they all have blue eyes) so I think it will be a toss up. But I hope that I have at least one child with my eye color :)
My children will also most likely be tall and lean, both of our families have these traits. But then again, genes are strange... who knows, right? :)
My husband has sandy brown hair and is fair with hazel-green (gorgeous) eyes. He is darker than me but only because he spends way more time in the sun. He has strands of red in his beard - some of the hairs look like copper filament growing out of him, they are so bright red! His paternal aunt was a redhead and a twin (her fraternal twin sister died in infancy) so gingers and twins run on his side.
As for me - I have a fair mother and a dark (part American Indian) father. But I am even lighter than my mom. I am milk-pale with dark blonde to light brown hair. (Haven't seem my natural color in a while. Thanks, henna!) My eyes are blue-green.
I see our baby with blue-green or green eyes, and blonde, strawberry blonde or red hair, darkening to light brown later if it's blonde. I don't see how s/he won't be fair-skinned. But probably darker than me considering my husband will drag him or her outside all the time. His hair is stick straight, mine is curly, so that's a toss-up. He is average height, I am slightly above average, so I figure average or just above.
I have fraternal twin brothers and I'm on Clomid, so I suppose multiples are a possibility too. Twins are very fun. Definitely a bit more dangerous and way more work, but what a pay-off. :-)
I have a widow's peak and some freckles. I have huge slightly almond-shaped eyes, his have Asiatic folds. He had an overbite corrected with braces, I have really pointed canine teeth. There's just no telling. I hope s/he gets all the good stuff and very little of the bad.
We both are muscular with very strong legs. Both of us are Scots-Irish mutts with a lot of other stuff thrown in. Rebellious in our youth, voracious readers, stubborn, opinionated, a bit weird. We're in for it. :-)
As for gender, my mom had 3 boys and 1 girl. My dad had 2 girls and one boy. My younger brother has one girl and they miscarried one girl. It's tough to say. I have a feeling that my first will be a boy. I've always had that feeling but I don't know why. And honestly I'd adore to have one (or preferably two!) of each, but at this point one healthy baby of either gender seems like such a beautiful and magical thing that asking for more than one is like asking for two doors into Heaven. Just the one for now, LOL.
Omg me too!!! Is there a name for this?! I've never met anyone who had that. My husband stares at my gold ring when we're really close. He think it's so cool.
Originally Posted by mnmemily15
My dad has sort of dark blue-green eyes. My mom has gorgeous hazel green with flecks of gold and caramel and such. So I always thought that specific combo gave me my weird eyes.
I don't have a boyfriend either, but here is my family:
My mom's family is all fair, blonde, and blue eyed, but my mom for some reason has medium-dark brown hair. There are some really short people and some really tall people. My mom is 5'6''. My dad's family is all short (though there are some tall ones as well) and olive skinned, with thick, straight black hair and dark brown eyes, but my dad has this gorgeous, full head of curly black hair. Nobody goes bald in that family ;)
My brother and I are a sort of mix between the two, but each of us are leaning towards the two different sides. My brother is shortish and has dark brown hair and hazel eyes, but fairly pale skin, so he more or less fits in with my mom's family as some of her cousins and such have darker hair. But I, on the other hand, have super thick, wavy dark-brown-practically-black hair, olive skin, and hazelly green eyes that look weirdly light with the rest of my colouring. Actually, I have been told that in some lighting, my eyes are the same colour as the Cullen Vampires from Twilight (I've never watched it so I don't know). Anyway, I look really out of place at my mom's family reunions, although I have similar facial features to some of them.
I can't see myself having a blonde child, though I suppose their might be some kind of throwback to my mom. There are twins on both sides of my family, and I would actually quite like to have twins, so I'm hoping. :)
That's three of us now! Lol.
Originally Posted by missusaytch
I'm a little concerned about the possibility of red hair! My husband and I both have very dark hair, but his father was a redhead! My husband's sister's daughter is blonde, though, but she takes after her father. I have green eyes and my husband has brown eyes. I'm expecting a dark haired, brown eyed child with pale to olivish skin tone (hard to say - I'm very pale, but my husband is more olive toned). They might have curly hair - my hair is very straight, but my husband's is curly if he lets it grow. But who knows!