cuorious how baby will look like..

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )

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hi.



am pregnant at the moment, having a bi-racial child

the father is from jamaica - he is dark - and me european - fairjust wondering how dark my baby will be - is not like i mind that - i always wanna have beautifull mixed race kid-

any ideas?

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Amber - posted on 07/24/2009

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You really don't know until they are here. I am very pale and my boyfriend is dark and you can see my son's skin tone. My neice is bi racial and is lighter than my son. I have friends they same skin tone as I am and their children are much darker than mine. I thought that was one of the things that made me the most curious what was my baby going to look like. What was his skin tone going to be, what color eyes, what would his hair be like. You can't tell so it makes you even more curious. So really your baby could be as light as you or as dark as dad or any shade in between.

Jen - posted on 07/24/2009

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Hmm well I always wondered too and I am very pale and my son's father is pretty dark. I thought he would be darker than he is but he looks almost white - with brown hair and blue eyes. He is now 8 mos. old. It's really hard to say how dark he will be yet. The baby could come out very light or pretty dark and their skintone might change. Most black/white babies and children I've seen have been darker than my son, so you can definitely tell they are mixed. When your little one finally makes their appearance I'd love to see their adorable skintone. I'm not sure if anybody elses baby is as light as mine so I know how it is to wonder haha. Good luck!

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Brittaney - posted on 05/17/2012

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Dumbest question, stop worrying about such trivial things. Its ok to be curious, but to actually post it as a question is very immature. Grow up, your about to bring a child into this world, unfortunately.

Khaleemah - posted on 04/30/2012

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Genetics is a funny and crazy thing. I'm african-american and my two youngest sons' father is puerto-rican. Our oldest who is 3 is very light complected like his dad and has more of his features. The youngest who is 11 months is darker than all of us and has more of my features. He was born very pale like his brother but became more brown toned within 2 months. Its weird because I am a light-skinned african-american. With genetics you just never know what you're gonna get. Its like a roll of the dice. They're both beautiful either way and I'm glad they don't look totally the same!

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2011

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my daughter is 2 and her daddy is pretty dark and i am pretty fair she was almost white at birth with brown eyes although she had her daddys nose and big angelina jolee lips now she is just a shade or so darker then me it just looks like a tan.

Brianne - posted on 07/20/2011

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I think you just have to wait it out! My 2 sons are completely different in their looks! You would never know they are brothers just by looking at them. My oldest is light skinned, has blonde coarse curly hair, and light brown eyes. My younger one is darker skinned, black soft curly hair, and dark brown eyes. I have heard about the color of their skin changing as they grow and looking at the skin around their nails to find their color but my boys have not changed color at all! They are the same color as when they were born. It is all genetics and each child can be totally different! We would like 2 more babies and I can only imagine what they will look like!

Michelle - posted on 07/14/2011

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well. i actually find out the colour of my boy:) he is going to be 2 in 3 weeks time;)

Lisa - posted on 07/14/2011

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It's like a present - you'll have to wait!! My daughter is like coffe with 2 creamers - haha. I have friends who have bi-racial kids as well and they range in color from white - to MY coffee with 2 creamers. My Karena is the darkest out of all our bi-racial friends kids - - and I would say the MOST beautiful *wink* whatever shade the baby will be - the baby will be beautiful!!! Karena was WHITE the 1st year - and someone told me she would be dark - I thought they were crazy (because she was sooooo light). They said you could tell by the skin color around their nails and the tips of the ears. They were right!!

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Hi ya Hun ......I have three boys with my Bangalie Husband......he is quite tanned...black hair ...brown eyes ect...and im brown hair ...hazel eyes and very pale

When i first had my first son it was abit of a shock as he was born with blond hair... blue eyes and pale skin........my second son was born tanned with brown eyes and black hair and my third son was inbetween my 1st and 2nd.....so to be honest theres no way really of knowing until there born .........no matter what colour they are they will be gorgeous Hun...Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and birth xxx

Amanda - posted on 08/25/2009

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I had my son on July 18th. I am half white, half hispanic and my boyfriend is black and very dark. My son looks exactly like me at this point. Olive complexion and tan, straight brown hair, same face. I was very surprised. I would love him no matter what. He may change as he grows so I don't know yet. My point is that there's really no way of knowing. I didn't think my baby would look like me much at all and he's the spitting image and doesn't look like his daddy at all.

Sonia - posted on 08/19/2009

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I, too, can relate. I am Mexican and my son's father is half Mexican and half African American (looks 100% African American). I have a dark skin tone for a Mexican ("morena") and my BF is slightly darker, so I was concerned but to my surprise my son was lighter then both of us at birth and has since gotten lighter. My daughter on the other hand (different father who is a light skin Mexican) was born with lighter skin but has gotten alot darker then me over the last couple of years. It all depends but like everyone else has mentioned, no matter the skin tone, it will be beautiful.

Brianne - posted on 08/18/2009

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Hello ...
I wondered through my whole pregnancy what color my sons skin would be... I thought he would have a nice mix between my fiances skin and mine ... but I was wrong! He was very light skinned but you could tell he wasn't a "white" baby. He has gotten slightly darker since he was born ... It seems every month he gets a little darker! So we shall see! I guess it is just a waiting game! Good Luck!

Nicole - posted on 08/17/2009

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bi- racial children are just like black people... they come in many beautiful shades! your baby could look full caucasian or look full black. they are a blessing in any color ;)

Michelle - posted on 08/17/2009

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And now i know how he looks like. and i think it doesnt matter if he is very dark or pale or white!! he is just beautifull. like all other bi-racial kids!!

Anita - posted on 08/09/2009

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I have four children with my african american husband and every child has its own skin complexion. It is so totaly wonderful. I have a child with light skin tone and staight hair, and a child with a dark skin tone with a curly hair. They tan very easy, unlike me, I only burn (I am an european white).

Linda - posted on 08/08/2009

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its like this i am european also and my partner is brazilian my nine year old is nearly darker than his father with deep brown eyes when he was born it was written on his birth cert pink and then theres his 3 year old sister shes not quite as white as me but nowhere near her brother who was way darker at her age and she has green eyes. its the sun that darkens the skin so i guess you are just gonna have to wait and see but no matter what your child will be beautiful!!

Triwan - posted on 08/08/2009

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Just as most have responded, you won't know until your baby is here. Actually even that is not definite because biracial babies have a tendancy to "darken up" as they get older.

Alot of older, perhaps wiser black women will say that you can tell how dark your child will be by their knuckles and sometimes their ears as these will usually have more color than the rest of the body.

My son was pink with straight hair when he was born. Now he looks like a puerto rican as he plays more and more outside. However, the parts that are not exposed to the sun like his thighs, and feet are pretty light and to him embarrassing, lol.

Remember, every child (even children that are full blood brothers and sisters) will be different, and genetics is a funny thing.

HEATHER - posted on 08/07/2009

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This is something that goes through every woman's mind who is carring a bi-racial baby...I have to laugh because I thought my baby would be dark like her father...I was shocked when I saw her white as myself...I ask my child's father are you sure that our baby?...you see I was a drugged up and confused...due to a very difficult Labor which ended in an emergency c-section. My child's father laughed at me and said " yes it is ...I saw them deliver he and been with her the whole time."

Have no worries about what color your baby will be...just think of it as a special surprise from God.

Both of my child are bi-racial..(same Father)...one looks like me...the other like the father...includind color and hair type.

Kathy - posted on 08/07/2009

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My husband is half filipino and dark. When my first daughter was born, she was very white and had red hair. All his friends told him I musta cheated on him. She is still more a golden tan year round, but has more asian features. My second daughter is darker, but look spanish. You never know.

Miranda - posted on 08/04/2009

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It's nice to hear I'm not the only one who thinks this way. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and spend more time wondering about the baby's skin colour, hair texture, etc. and less about whether it's a boy or girl, and because of this a friend of mine thinks I'm not going to love my baby if it isn't dark.

Cardesha - posted on 07/31/2009

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I went through my whole pergnacy with the same thoughts. I wanted to know who she was giong to look like. What color her eyes were going to be. What kind of hair would she have. But when she finally got here the wait was worth it. But just to let you know, she looks like me in every way. Her dad is Lation too, so I was really happy and as you can imagine he wasn't.

Lisa - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son is mixed...I am white and my sons father black. I too wondered how he would look when he was born.. He was pretty much white when he was born and his skin got darker over time. He is absoulety beautiful and so very handsome.He is now 14. My sons father didnt even pick out his son in the nursery when he came to see him for the first time. at the hospital. He was so white LOL... It really just depends.. could be light skinned or dark.. either way your baby will be beautiful. Good Luck!

Lindsay - posted on 07/29/2009

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no one knows how dark your kids gonna be the baby may be white as u or dark as him i can only tell u how my daughter is its funny she doesnt look mixed but in the winter she pretty white and in the summer shes soooo tan lol and she has blue eyes and blond highlights in her hair youd never think she half rican! but i personaly think mixed kids are the cutest :)

Brandy - posted on 07/26/2009

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A lot of babies whether they're black or mixed come out pale white and develope more skin color. My kids don't even look like they're mine in there skin tone.

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My daughter is half dominican and half white(her father is dominican) and she isn't as dark as him but she is already tanning nicely at 9 months...you can tell her skin tone is darker than mine but still not as dark as him

Brandi - posted on 07/25/2009

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Have you tried drinking the castor oil? It is really nasty, but it worked. I drank it once at 12, and once at three, was having contractions by seven and had baby by 2 a.m.

Cassandra - posted on 07/25/2009

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My daughtet is half black and half white and she is darker than her brothers who are half guatamalan and half black........you can never really know each child is different.....I'm really white and her father is really dark and shes a caramel color.....her brothers are really lite!

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009

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well thats mean i will have to wait anyway and see for myself but anyways if baby will be dark or fairy it will still lok cute. thanks!! xx

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009

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well i see then i will have to wait and see for myself... but anyways if baby its light or dark is still cute:)

Sarah - posted on 07/24/2009

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Every child is different, the baby will get darker as they grow up, they are born lighter.
I am light skinned, caramel chocolate like haha, the father to my first child was black black jamaican and she came out as light as me and has stayed that way. The father to my 2nd son is mixed race light skinned like i am. Our son is darker than his sister, yet still light.

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009

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oh hunni. so sorry to hear that but i hope he is now a big healthy baby. well am from UK, London. and i dont really know how they doing here. i heard that they sweeping membranes but everything may vary of place u are living in. And yes i dont wanna have any c-section what so ever as i am a single mum to be and there will be actually no one to help me out. xx

Amber - posted on 07/24/2009

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Where do you live Michelle I know here in the US most dr's will let you go until 42 weeks before inducing as long is everything is fine. I was induced at 37 1/2 weeks, because my blood pressure and my baby stopped growing and his heart rate was dropping. I really didn't want to be induced but even more I didn't want a c-section and had an emergency c-section. I didn't see my baby for 2 hours after I had him and no one was around to tell me anything about him. I was asking the dr. all kinds of questions about him that he didn't know it was funny. The dr. came and told me that my baby was 5 lbs 5 ounces and I kept asking how long he was did he have hair and what color and what color are his eyes. I know exactly how you feel you just can't wait. I will tell you the first time I held him I felt a whole other level of love and happiness. I can't wait for you.

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009

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oh yes. i hope i wont be induced. am just one day overdue but am getting crazy out here. tried nearly everything to make him come out. i just cant wait to see him. everything so ready since i was like 30 weeks pregnant. :)

Jen - posted on 07/24/2009

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I can definitely understand that. I had to be induced because he just wouldn't come out. I has sciatica in both sides then and I was like - ok, I am SO done haha get him out haha

Michelle - posted on 07/24/2009

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thanks girls.

the funniest thing is that am overdue already and ,ay be thats why am just so inpatient..

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