I find it fun to compare siblings. (But only in looks, everything else gets pretty sticky.) It's exciting to pick out facial characteristics they share. Am I lame or does anyone else do this?
I was absolutely shocked when Judah was born. He didn't look at all like Jeremiah! I'm not sure what I was expecting...another Jeremiah to pop out, an exact twin to the first? Nevertheless, I was genuinely surprised. I had only had one child before and only had him to compare the new one to.
Judah was smaller, even though he weighed more (Don't ask me how, it's a mystery.) His head was tiny, Jeremiah's was huge. He had tons of hair, Jeremiah was a baldy! He SCREAMED and screamed when he was born; Jeremiah squawked once or twice then blinked at everyone. Judah took to breastfeeding almost instantly; Jeremiah was having nothing to do with it.
It's been interesting to observe this even in things not related to facial features or weight...
Like Judah loves to be swaddled. Loves it. He could be swaddled all day long, but it gets kind of difficult breastfeeding a swaddled baby. Jeremiah screamed and screamed until we let him out, then he fell asleep. Judah wants to be rocked, butt patted, shooshed and cooed at before he falls asleep. Jeremiah...could fall asleep all alone on a rock and be totally fine. \(We never put him to sleep on a rock, FYI) Judah is so dramatic...he has this little pathetic cry he does when he isn't being paid attention to, or when he hasn't been held in 30 seconds. I wish you could see it. It's a single deep throated whine that is actually pretty hilarious. Jeremiah chilled all by himself whenever we put him down. He never wanted to be held. Jeremiah took to a pacifier when he was two weeks old and didn't let it go till 10 months when I weaned him. We can get Judah to take a pacy maybe once a week. Maybe. *sigh*
I sometimes wonder how they could be brothers. But then I think about my sister, Crystal, and I shake my head and smile. Of course siblings can be exact opposites.
|Me- blond, blue eyes, and yes, that IS a Sturgis shirt|
|Crystal- Brown hair, hazel brown eyes|
My sister and I are 13 1/2 months apart. Judah and Jeremiah are 13 1/2 months apart. Crystal is dark haired, dark complected, I am fair skinned and light haired. Judah is dark haired and dark complected, Jeremiah fair skinned fair haired. The similarities are huge. It really amazes me.
The older these two get, the more I know they are going to be SO very different. It's going to be so fun.
Happy Monday everybody!
Randomness for the Day:
For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?