I pulled her little trousers down a bit and the nurse gave her two injections in one thigh then the Meningitis B vaccine in the other. She just screamed like a banshee. Worse than the other two previous occasions.Bless her, tears rolling down her face, hugging tightly into my chest. It made me feel sick. At least it’s over now until she’s 1 year old, where the polite nurse informed me there’s 4 injections!
My eyes are a deep chocolate brown shade, but my husband’s are light blue like the sea. I have always thought brown eyes are a more dominant gene.This got me thinking, so I have decided to do some research into baby eye colours.
I asked my friend about her little boy’s eye colour when he was born as he has deep brown eyes now, and she said his was blue when he was born.OK still hope for my little girl to have my eye colouring. At six months old she said his eyes went brown after being grey for 3 months.
Really, I said to her, so they do change colour it’s not a myth then?
She must have thought I was a bit stupid.
As a first time mum unless you read up on stuff like this in books or on Google you really don’t have a clue.Where do you find the time to do that as a new mummy?
I’m sure most new mum’s like me are up to their ears in nappy changes, feeding, sterilising, clothes washing and the constant tidying up.
Whilst I came up with this idea for a post I thought I had better look up baby’s eye colours and see what exactly happens.Will my husband win the blue eye battle or me with brown eyes?
What are the odds?
I started reading lots of different articles about babies eye colours and they can also have neither of the parents eye colours but can inherit a grandparent’s colouring.Well this has put a cat amongst the pigeons so to speak as my dad’s eyes are a greeny colour!
So that has just thrown another angle into the “discussion”.
So I have discovered that something called melanin is responsible for the colour of the iris and the amount that is present, has something to do with the genes that the baby has.When the baby arrives into the outside world the melanin production in the eyes is kickstarted by the bright light. A small increase in melanin means the eye colour will stay blue. A larger increase produces darker colours like brown.
|Image courtesy of Bobadeg|
“Bobadeg is based in the UK and has developed a range of fun and educational, personalised books for children aged 5 and under. Our aim is that each of our products provide a unique learning adventure for each child that makes them feel special.
Their personalised kids books are aimed at children aged 5 and under. But my daughter is only 4 months old and is fascinated by all the bright colours, and I love to read the story to her. I do think if she got hold of it though it would end up a chewed mess! So for now I will just hold and read it to her. Until she is older to understand it.
- Fairy Garden
- Funny Fish
- I can Fight Dragons – Boys Version
- I can Fight Dragons – Girls Version
- Jiggly Juggly Journey
- Swirly Twirly Kite
- That’s Poo!
I just have to point out that on the back of the mini book was some of the other books in the series with their personalised front covers. I really love this little touch as it’s great to see what the other books would look like if you decide to get more from the series.