Something always told me, during the pregnancy, that Jack wouldn’t really look that much like me. He inherited my gender and my dark hair (though his hair appears to be lightening up a bit), but other than that, my physical traits have yet to truly surface in him. And it’s not that he doesn’t look like my wife- people have said they see more of her in him, yet still no one says that he absolutely looks just like either of us. That’s because, for right now, he looks like Grandpa Tuttle- my wife’s dad.
I see the resemblance most in Jack’s eyes. Even when/if Jack’s eyes darken to brown eventually, he still will have the eye shape of his grandfather. Bill Tuttle, my father-in-law and Jack’s maternal grandfather, passed away just a few months after my wife and I got married in 2008. But I am constantly reminded of him when I look at Jack. This helps me to better understand the concept of how children are truly an extension of their family.