Saturday, January 22, 2011
What's Going On Here?
Now I'm equally befuddled by the fact that our second child is the polar opposite of the first.
For starters, Alice is a girl and Elliot is a boy (but in fairness, we knew that going in).
Elliot was born with wispy blond hair, which didn't really fill out until he was a year old.
Alice was born with a full head of dark hair.
Elliot's skin was pale-yellow (due in part to a mild case of jaundice).
Alice's complexion is a darker reddish hue. She almost resembles a Native-American papoose.
Elliot never took to breast feeding, despite our best efforts.
Alice is almost too much into breast feeding. She clamps on like a salt-water lamprey.
Elliot has big, round Obama ears.
Alice has pointed Spock ears.
Elliot has never cried once because of a full diaper. I'm pretty sure he could have a family of prairie dogs living down there and he wouldn't complain. (I even posited that the idea of babies crying about dirty diapers was a myth.)
Sure enough, Alice cries every time there's even trace amounts of anything in her diaper.
Are we sure these kids are related?