THIS FIRST POST WAS WHEN SHE WAS SIX MONTHS OLD
Anyway, here is a post from another line, that I thought I would add here too, so I wouldn't just brag on my boy, Matthew, but give some equal time to my daughter, Charness, as well.
She's quite the chunk! Matthew was never really chubby, but oh my! Charness is! She's 99% breastfed, so I'm not sure why she's so chubby. It's usually the other way around. :)
Even though she was born 3 weeks early, she was over six pounds and never looked back! Slurp slurp slurp!!! Matthew hated breastfeeding, and was so delicate when he was little, so Ness' milk never came in with him. Charness took to it right away. She has the nicest smile which makes her eyes squinty when she smiles. :D
When she was born, Ness thought she had Down's Syndrome because she had "Chinky" little eyes as she says (I don't think she knows that word is a bit not-so-nice if said by others) and a fat round face and chubby cheeks. I said, "My darling, she has a round face with chubby cheeks and chinky little eyes, because YOU, my dear, have a round face with chubby little cheeks and chinky little eyes, or haven't you noticed?!?" It's true! She laughed at the obvious!
Matthew looks just like me (almost) and Charness looks a lot like Ness. The only odd thing is that Matthew's eyes are quite dark like Ness' and Charness' eyes are surprisingly light brown. Very unexpected. Mine are green. Charness looks very mysterious with her face shape and eye shape, but light colored skin, and light colored eyes. Not very common in the Philippines, but everyone likes that combination. Her hair is darker than matthew's too, I think, (but it was "browning out" like Matthew's before I left. It was coal black when she was born. Matthew was bald. Very pretty little thing. Very tall. I'm preparing the "bat" now, so I can beat back all the suitors that will come calling when she's a teenager! She's an angel . . . . if I do say so myself!
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose" Jim Elliot (Missionary and martyr to the Acca Indians in South America).
In His service,
Charles E. B.