Little Kenzo was born with 100% Japanese eyes. No crease or double eyelid or whatever you call it. They were just like daddy's and gorgeous! Fast forward 2 months and overnight he developed the double lid... in ONE EYE!! From the start, he'd get it in both eyes when he was super tired, but apparently after 2 months his left eye just decided it wanted to be different and the crease stuck. So he's totally gotten this Victor-Victoria thing going on where the left half of his face is Asian and the right half is Western. Hmph. He's still a cutie but I hope one of his eyes will change at some point so they'll go back to matching!
With a mommy and daddy of two different races (even if you're the same race!), it is really quite fascinating to see how the genetics play out with your children. While pregnant, everyone says "Oh, mixed babies are the cutest! Your baby will be gorgeous!!!" and we hoped so but deep down you really do worry. What if he gets Ryoji's tiny eyes and my huge nose? What if he gets my pasty complexion and Ryoji's features and looks funky like a Japanese albino (no offense to Japanese albinos!!). We were pretty certain he would have brown eyes, because let's face it, there is no one with a recessive blue gene in Ryoji's family tree! But, light brown or dark brown, who knows! And green or grey or hazel, how do those happen?
Of course we are a wee bit biased but despite the mis-matched eyelids, we consider our little Kenzo kawaiiiiiiiiii (cute)!
9/16/2013 11:19:52 pm
Lol I hate to say it, but I think the (O_o) thing is 100% nihonjin. My dad has it and passed it on to me.
4/6/2014 05:06:00 pm
Hi! I found your blog via Mommy's dearest and I love it. My daughter is two months old (Japanese and Indian mix :-) and she has the exact same situation going on... right eye is double lid and left isn't. I can totally relate to this post because I am also hoping that it matches to either way. It looks Kenzo (adorable!) now has matching double eye lids from other photos?
Hey Michi! Thanks for writing and glad you found me!! Yes, Kenzo's other eye did develop the double lid after another couple of months, but it's funny, in the morning his eyes are usually puffy and he loses the double lid haha! But even with the double crease, his eyes are definitely very Asian!
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