March 28, 2002 - Thursday
When I look at Jeremy I see a lot more of myself than I did with Harry and that's certainly a novelty. It's not that I have any insight into what his personality will be like or whether he'll act more like me than Harry, just that his eyes are more like mine than Harry's were and are and his cheeks and chin look more like my baby pictures than his mother's.
I've often mused that seeing one's own face on in a baby is part of how nature locks us in and gets us to love and care for a child so devoutly. But, is it more potent for me to see myself in Jeremy than to look into Harry's mother's eyes in his baby face? No. It's fascinating to see what biology has chosen, but that's really as far as it goes. I tend to think it more likely that I feel empathy for Jeremy as a second child than because of his chin.