When you have a baby on the way, the "what ifs" and "I wonder what" swirl through your head until the day they enter the world. I wonder what my baby's eye color will be? What if he has my mom's nose? What kind of sleeper will she be?
The questions are endless as we muse about what our children will be like when we can hold them and watch them grow up right before our eyes.
Well, there are some hints about your baby's DNA that we can tell from traits you and your partner have. So just for fun, let's see how many of these theories line up:
Dad: Eye Color
When it comes to eye color, there are genes that are dominant and recessive. Darker colored eyes, like brown are more dominant over lighter colored eyes like blue, which are recessive. Typically, your baby's eyes will likely be the dominant color of either parent. Eye color runs on a spectrum, with eyes having hints of varying colors. Take a good look at dad's eyes, because they could be what your baby's eyes look like.
Mom: Left Handedness
Being left-handed used to be a big deal, but it's no longer a rare abnormality. Passing left-handedness through genes is quite complicated. If baby's dad is left-handed it raises the chance of having a left-handed baby by a little. If mom is also left-handed it raises the chances more significantly. Both my parents are left handed and neither my sister or are, so I don't know how much this rings true.
How tall will your little one be when they grow up? Well it's all in the genes of both parents. However, daddy's height does play a big role in this. Depending on how tall dad is, baby will likely follow suit. If dad is tall, his children will be tall, maybe not as tall as him if mom is short, but they may be almost the same height. If daddy is short, there's a good chance baby will be short too.
Mom: Hair Color and Type
Every parent wonders what their baby's hair will look like. Will they come out dark and full or fair and blonde? Much like eye color, hair also plays in the category of dominant and recessive genes. Darker hair is more dominant, so if mom has deep thick locks you can expect baby to as well. The texture of baby's hair also favors mom's side of the gene pool. Baby will likely have the same straight or curl texture that their mother does.
Dad: Fingerprint Pattern
No two people have the same fingerprints, that's why they're such a great identifier. So as odd as it may seem, there is a genetic component when it comes to fingerprint patterns.
If you look at baby's fingerprints and compare them to dad's you will notice they are quite similar. You may notice similar swirls or ridges in both dad and child's fingerprints.