Madmomma wrote a lovely post on this. On this very blog, I have been asked more than once, if Anushka resembles me.
Honestly, she hardly does and it hurts to admit it. When I conceived, Navy and I only wished for the baby to be healthy & happy. Then she was born and everyone gushed how fair she was -just like Navy. ( much to the relief of some in Navy's family) "Oh please, all babies are fair. They get darker with time", I said. After all, I had been a fair baby myself.
She has a pug nose, not mine or Navy's. She has curly hair- more like my paati. So I would claim she is tall, has long limbs and fingers- just like me. But whom was I kidding- Navy also has all those. But yes, she has my eyes.( minus the short-sightedness hopefully)
As she is growing up I am happy to notice how similar we are.
She has a ready smile and a hearty laugh.
She loves music, dance and clothes.
She enjoys outings and the movies
She fusses to get her way with Navy and he indulges her
She is curious, has opinions and communicates loud and clear
Naughty with us and an angel when outsiders are around
She eats all veggies and snacks heavily (if i permit)
She eats messily. ( I know what your are thinking but yes i am happy to have company)
But there ARE things that I hope & pray she gets from Navy and not me:
His way with numbers (I can't tell 40% of 4 quickly in a situation)
His athleticism & his ability to laugh at himself ( I am really not sporty- in either sense of the term)
His great complexion- note diff between colour and complexion
They say children change with time. Most of all, I hope she is her own person- a strong, concerned and reliable individual.