This evening, as I was giving Ryder his bath before bed, he looked up at me and gave me the softest, sweetest smile. Suddenly, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of familiarity – it was like looking in a mirror, only better.
You see, ever since Ryder was a newborn, we have constantly received compliments on his resemblance to Mike. Almost everyone who meets Ryder will hover over him and declare, “Wow, he sure does look like his father.”
I have to admit, it does bother me just a little. Not that there’s anything wrong with my hubby, but for Pete’s sake, I manufactured Ryder! Surely my stamp is somewhere with him…
And today I found my signature. The little bit of Lena that makes him mine. I saw it in the shape of his eyes, the curve of his lips. I looked ahead and could see my own smile; my own playful expressions. Will his face one day twist in sarcasm, and brighten in delight? Will he furrow his brow and chew on his bottom lip while deep in thought?
I’d like to think he will – just like Mommy.
Your son is beautiful! Just like his mommy indeed!
Ahhh he gets cutier and cutier day by da – Love you Roonie! Auntie Ruby xoxo
Ryder is ADORABLE!!! :-D and I completely agree with you…since both of my little ones were born, all I here from EVERYBODY, is 'how the both look EXACTLY like their father!' Now, there's nothing wrong with my hubby, I love him dearly, but for pete sake, "I carried them for 9 months and they I delivered them"…not to mention my daughter and son look NOTHING alike, so how they BOTH look like my husband is BEYOND me! haha!!! Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but when I look at my daughter, I see me – period! and I can see a little of Mike and a little of you too, in Ryder! :-D
I have a feeling that no woman is ever going to be good enough for him. He's going to be a stunner!!!!
Don't you just love those moments! He is so cute just like his Mommy! We all need our stamp, even if its just a wee bit!!!Kath
little angel…or maybe little devil with that sly look! xoxo
You son is beautiful, just like you.Vanda
Awww he is so cute! I totally think he looks like you! He's got his mommy's eyes FOR SURE!
WOW Lena, Ryder is so handsome. And I always saw you in him! Hahaha. He's so sweet. I just can't believe how 'big boy' he's looking these days. Runnermama
You guys are the best :)@Stacy – thanks girl! Though mommy gets beautiful with the help of concealer and blush, haha!@Rubex Cube – "cutier?" is that your word? It's cute!@Josie – bahaha, I LOLed reading your rant about how both kids BOTH look like your hubby. I hear you! How can a single sperm carry more weight than 9 months of nurturing?@Kailin – you are a sweetheart. Truth is, doesn't matter to me who he brings home, as long as she's not Lil' Kim or Ke$ha.@Kath – LOVE these moments, and look forward to more to come!@trola – def devil :)@Vanda – thank you so much! So sweet of you.@Puja – it's all in the eyes, girlfriend!@Sharon – I find myself drooling over pictures of Baby Max – you're such a talented photographer, and he's such a gorgeous specimen! And you're right – they grow up so quickly :)
Ryder is sooooooooo adorable – he is my sunshine!
Ryder is SO beautiful. He's lucky to have been blessed with great looks – from both his parents :)I was telling Mala how cute he looked in his jeans, jean jacket and hoodie – beyond adorable!!