When I was pregnant with Madeline, I spent a lot of time looking through old photos of Mike and me. I’d take the images of our little faces and try to imagine what the little baby inside of me would look like.

The 50% Portuguese, 25% Irish, & 25% German Mike

plus the (not sure of the percentages) Irish, Scottish, & German me
so cute and innocent looking.

made this 25% Portuguese but mostly Irish-looking little girl:


I will spend the rest of my life wondering what she would have looked like through the years.

Now, looking through these pictures again, I wonder about the new little baby inside of me. Will she look like her sister or totally different? It’s hard not to hope she’ll look Maddie, but I’m not too worried. I know she’ll look exactly like Binky, our second daughter and the other love of our life.