Genes of a Mother and Daughter
To confirm the mother of the child, the mother can take her hand and stamp it on her baby’s foot. If it matches, that confirms she is the true mother of that child.
When you clench your fingers to make a fist as in above picture, you can then take an Ink Stamp Pad and press your fist on it. Then, you get out a piece of paper and stamp your fist. After that, you use your index finger to make 5 little imprints to represent the baby’s little toes. As you have that visual aid and measure it, it can also be the same size measurements as that of your own baby meaning its foot size. I know it would be quite difficult to measure with a ruler since the baby’s foot would just keep moving non-stop.
I found about this ancient technique in an elementary school I attended years ago in art class believe it or not. I at first thought nothing of it, but as I look back on that now, I don’t ever regret taking that art class. I not only found this to be quite fascinating but it almost seemed like the key evidence I needed to help with my genetics family tree in terms of traits of whose baby might have the same measurements or not.
Another test that can be done is to see if the mother and daughter wear the same shoe size. Most of the time it would be.
I don’t know about you but I find it fascinating to know we all were able to breathe underwater in our mom’s tummy versus when we came out from there and can’t breathe quite so well underwater anymore.
Another major thing that is passed down from mother to daughter and perhaps from father to son is probably the kinds of food consumed. I found out that mom enjoyed eating mangoes when she was pregnant with me and as did I when she said that was the main food to eat aside from sweets. When I look at my mom now, I know deep down I can never amount to all the work she has done as a nurse and can’t fathom the pain of childbirth and the process to allow the next generation or offspring to thrive/survive in an ever changing uncertain world.
There are certain things I can do which my mom can’t. I can wink left or right eye, raise my eyebrows, and wiggle my ears. I am right-handed and near sighted. Evidence of that phenomenon can be seen when I put glasses on and they are moving.
Let’s bring up the case that King Solomon, son of King David had. I would say that this is by far 1 of the most awesome court case we ever read about in the Bible.
When Solomon was to be king after his father King David passed away, he had a dream in which God asked him what would he desire most to have. God implied riches. However, Solomon felt that was not going to be enough, so he asked the Lord to bless him with the gift of wisdom to govern the kingdom and the people of the land. God was pleased with Solomon asking this request. So, the Lord blessed him with wisdom.
In due time it was that Solomon had to prove himself being a wise ruler of the people who served him. One such famous case was determining who is the true mother of the newborn baby. 2 women came up to Solomon and inquired that one of them was the mother of the child. They fought bitterly. When Solomon couldn’t stand them fighting, he ordered a sword be taken to cut the child in half and give 50/50 to 1 women and the next.
Suddenly out of the blue, the real mother pleaded that the baby go to the fake mother because she couldn’t bear to see her child in pain or suffering. Then, King Solomon realized who the true mother was and gave the baby back to the mother who wept true tears of sadness and concern for the well being of her baby.
The above is called a Punnet Square. XX means the female chromosome and the XY means male chromosome. In the likelihood that a mom or dad are going to have a baby, the chances of having a girl and or boy means 50% or half half.
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