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Marcus vs. Owen (t = 1 hr)

Here's a comparison of Owen's and Marcus' baby pictures at 1 hour old. Erin and I have differing opinions: one thinks the two boys look different as newborns, the other thinks they look very similar. Not that it matters too much, seeing as they're both perfect in every way. What do you think?

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Code name: 1% said…
All new babies look the same: squished. That said, the differences between these two are subtle. First glance = same baby. Second glance = related babies.
Amy Van Hook said…
owen had more hair-or at least it was farther down on his forehead. plus, like you said, owen was 22% bigger. maybe it's because marcus's arms are bent, but owen's arms look longer. but they totally look like brothers. more alike than me, erin and brian looked at teeny-tiny stage.
Owen lacks definition in his pecs, but clearly has an advantage in overall bulk. Marcus appears to have toned up for this competition, but I question his hairstyle choice as it makes him look a bit like United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia - http://www.ocregister.com/newsimages/local/2005/08/30chapman.jpg. It's interesting to note that the brothers have both opted for the left-handed CLAW pose. I'm seeing great things in the boys' future.
both amazing and yummy! i think they look pretty similar!
Aunt Linda said…
I think they are both alike in their perfection. Kelly thinks all babies look like ET..the only difference is some are with and some are without hair. He did say that they got their good looks from John because Erin still has hers.

Hugs from Houston.

J,K,L and M

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