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sweetsriracha's picture
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Eye Color?

What color are your LO's eyes? If they've changed since birth, when did they change? And for those of you BTDT Mamas who have older LOs with dark eyes, when did they develop their permanent color?

Laszlo's eyes are still grey...like mine. I REALLY want them to stay, since he looks so much like his Dad to begin with. I just don't want to get emotionally attached to his eyes the way they are now, KWIM?

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My kids are born with blue eyes. DD's turned green at 18 months, DS's turned green at 2 .5 years, Emerson's are still blue/grey. Both DH and I have green eyes.

I think it's still too early to tell if they will change or not. DD's were definitely blue for a good 16-18 months, then I noticed they were turning green.

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Keira still has blue eyes. And I think they will stay blue but maybe lighten up a little bit. Kay has blue eyes and so does Joshua. I have blue eyes so chances are Keira will stick with her blue eyes.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

My kids are born with blue eyes. DD's turned green at 18 months, DS's turned green at 2 .5 years, Emerson's are still blue/grey. Both DH and I have green eyes.

I think it's still too early to tell if they will change or not. DD's were definitely blue for a good 16-18 months, then I noticed they were turning green.

I'm done some semi-obsessive research online about this...it seems green is the "hardest" color to develop, and may not show up until a child is 4 or 5! And blue/green is the same gene; so Em could have either!

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"sweetsriracha" wrote:

I REALLY want them to stay, since he looks so much like his Dad to begin with.

YES he looks just like his daddy! Wink

Carter's eyes are a slate blue. I have dark brown and Matt has light brown/hazelish so I wonder if they will turn brown. I kinda hope so because I think brown eyes are pretty Biggrin

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My oldest had slate grey/blue for the longest time. I don't remember when, but at sometime they turned hazel. They go from a bright orange to brown to dark green. She always says her eyes are orange though Lol
Both boys have blue. #2's eyes were very light blue from day 1. #3's eyes were very dark blue. I am curious to see if they lighten up.
My sister must be good at the green gene, she has 3 kids with green eyes and 2 with brown and 2 with blue!

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I'm pretty sure our kids have a 50/50 chance of brown or blue. Evan stayed blue but became a little more grey than the crystal blue they were as a baby. So far Rory is VERY blue still so I think they might stay blue.

I can't figure out what color his hair is! Evan was very blonde from the get go. Rory seems to have some darker brown, his eye lashes are like an auburn I just can't decide!

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So interesting!!! DH & I both have blue eyes. DD has blue eyes, as a newborn they were dark and I called her blueberry eyes, they looked just like 2 blueberries. DS's eyes have been slightly different than hers and in certain light they are PURPLE!! It's so cool, I wish I could get it on camera.

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"Summer05" wrote:

So interesting!!! DH & I both have blue eyes. DD has blue eyes, as a newborn they were dark and I called her blueberry eyes, they looked just like 2 blueberries. DS's eyes have been slightly different than hers and in certain light they are PURPLE!! It's so cool, I wish I could get it on camera.

What's cool about your situation is that ALL of your kids will have blue eyes, no matter what! Did you know that two blue eyed people will ALWAYS have children with blue eyes? It's just one of those weird quirks in our DNA!

Our kid-eye color situations are all different! DH's son Logan has very light blue eyes. His other son Ian has brown eyes. DH has blue/green eyes and his ex has brown. My son Reagan (not with DH) has honey colored eyes, just like his dad's. Our son Max has steel blue eyes (which were super light blue until about two years old, then changed), DD has light brown eyes just like me, and Trystan has steel blue eyes like Max's. All of the babies (with the exception of DD, who I swear was just born with her brown eyes!) had blue eyes at birth and they all subtly changed over time. I really want Trystan's to stay blue, as I really want a dark haired-blue eyed boy... that's one I don't have yet lol!

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Maya's eyes are already turning green like mine and it looks like she's going to be a red head!

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My dr. told me they can change up to 5 years old. DH and I have dark eyes. WE have a son with blue eyes, a daughter with hazel eyes (they changed from blue at about 15 months) and our new little guy was born with dark brown eyes.

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SO has light blue eyes and I have hazel eyes. DS has light blue eyes like his dad and I don't see them changing. DD was born with dark greyish/blue eyes and are slowly going brown.

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

What's cool about your situation is that ALL of your kids will have blue eyes, no matter what! Did you know that two blue eyed people will ALWAYS have children with blue eyes? It's just one of those weird quirks in our DNA!

Our kid-eye color situations are all different! DH's son Logan has very light blue eyes. His other son Ian has brown eyes. DH has blue/green eyes and his ex has brown. My son Reagan (not with DH) has honey colored eyes, just like his dad's. Our son Max has steel blue eyes (which were super light blue until about two years old, then changed), DD has light brown eyes just like me, and Trystan has steel blue eyes like Max's. All of the babies (with the exception of DD, who I swear was just born with her brown eyes!) had blue eyes at birth and they all subtly changed over time. I really want Trystan's to stay blue, as I really want a dark haired-blue eyed boy... that's one I don't have yet lol!

Yeah because the blue eye chromosome was a defect, back in the day when man was created there were brown and green eyes. Weird huh? Then one day some one was born with blue eyes. And they discovered that everyone with blue eyes has that defected chromosome.
Anyways, Gianni was born with green eyes and they change from a honey brown back to green, so I'm thinking he will have hazel eyes. DH and I both have brown eyes and so do my two older sons so I hope his eyes stay this way!

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Hmm I don't know why, but I just got the notficiation for this??
It made me curious about the 2 blue eyed parents thing. I googled it and found this:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/aprilholladay/2004-10-14-wonderquest_x.htm

Yes, Sara. Two blue-eyed parents can have a child with
brown eyes.

Most of us learned the model for determining eye color that
G.C. Davenport and C.B. Davenport devised in 1907. The Davenport model wrongly
says brown eye color is always dominant over blue eye color, which means that
two blue-eyed parents always have blue-eyed kids. We know better now.

"Although not common, two blue-eyed parents can produce
children with brown eyes," says Richard A.
Sturm
, a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience
at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

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Eye color is a complex trait that depends on the state of
several interacting genes. The gene that usually decides the issue (blue eyes or
brown eyes) is the OCA2 gene on chromosome 15. But it comes in different
strengths. A person with a weak form of the OCA2 gene will have blue eyes.
Likewise a person with a strong form will have brown eyes.

The plot thickens, though, because an individual also has
other eye-color genes that each has a say in the final eye-color outcome. For
example, if one of these lesser genes is strong, it can make the weak form
(blue) of OCA2 work much more effectively — almost like the strong form (brown).
Then the eye color may be a light brown or muddy grey. In fact, the resulting
color can be any shade of brown, hazel/green, or blue depending on the strengths
of the interactions.

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Both Dh & I have the EXACT same eye color green/blue. But DS has the most amazing deep blue color eyes, they are dreamy and I LOVE them! Just the other day I noticed Jonah's were the same color...I hope they stay cause they are gorgeous!

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both dh and I have blue eyes, though my father and his family have/had brown eyes. Jack has the blue-est eyes and Trinity's eyes are following the same route.

Now get this--my girlfriend, whom I've known since we were 12, has the coolest eyes. One is brown. The other is blue on top and green on the bottom. and even crazier, at one point they had a husky with two different colored eyes (blue and brown).