My Journal

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As I started to read this chapter I was fascinated by what types of genes there are and how they make a human but I haven't been able to quite understand each of them. On January 29th  I found out the sex of my unborn child and was very excited when I read in the "Male or Female?" that the Y sperm with the SRY gene from the male XY shaped chromosome is what pentrated my ovum to create my baby boy who is due on June 27th of this year. While reading about "Additive Heredity", it helped me understand and learn more about where I got my height and other genes from. Growing up I was always told that I was going to get my fathers height and look exactly like him. Out of 5 of us kids, I am the oldest and the shortest. So people were wrong (laughing). I do look exactly like my father. I have his eye color (hazel), hair color/curliness, skin color, but unfortunately did not get his height like I wanted. I am 5' 1" , my two younger sisters on my mothers side who are 18 and 19 years old are both taller than me along with my mother being taller than me, and on my step mothers side, my 12 year old brother is almost the same height as me already and my 2 year old little sister is taller than usual. My mother always told me that I got my height from my Great Grandma and her 5 sisters, who are my Great Aunts because they are all 5' 1" as well. I don't mind it much anymore because our background is Irish which is where we get our heights and orangish hair-color from. I have become very interested in my Irish background ever since I learned I was Irish. But anyways, off topic let me get back to the chapter. In the "Alcoholism" section, I happened to get a little emotional with this one because I have a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with alcohol. My father was an alcoholic when he was with my mother and because of alcohol he began to beat both me and my mother. But what made me so emotional about this topic was because of me being a lot more like my father and looking...
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