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to think newborn babies are not gorgeous?

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MemoryLanne Sun 03-Mar-13 01:39:57

So a friend of mine just had a baby and she's posted photos on Facebook of when her DD was born - like literally as soon as she was born.

I looked at the comments and there was one saying - she is absolutely gorgeous.

She is screaming, covered in blood and goo, red and blue and with a scrunched up face.

Definitely not "gorgeous"

No newborns are.

Disclaimer - I genuinely mean this in a light-hearted way and do not think my friend has an ugly baby and I'm sure she will grow up to be an absolute stunner smile

purrpurr Sun 03-Mar-13 01:44:07

I always seem to think newborn babies look a little bit like puppies - fragile, crying, wrinkled puppies. Eck. I'm having one shortly so here's hoping I come over all 'oh how beautiful is my baby' rather than openly saying 'oh look, I gave birth to a puppy'...

ukatlast Sun 03-Mar-13 01:48:07


Blessyou Sun 03-Mar-13 01:48:46

YABU, but then, you never saw mine wink

MemoryLanne Sun 03-Mar-13 01:49:21

Why ukatlast?

I mean I don't mean being told that I am but at least give a reason.

saladcreamwitheverything Sun 03-Mar-13 01:49:26

My newborn was gorgeous but obviously i am bias!

ukatlast Sun 03-Mar-13 01:50:01

To be fair, my Mum always said 'there is only beautiful baby in the world and every Mother has it'.

Once the goo has been wiped off, YAstill BU though i.m.h.o.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 03-Mar-13 01:50:25

I had a CS. CS babies are gorgeous newborn because they haven't been squeeeeeeeeezed.

CheerfulYank Sun 03-Mar-13 01:52:08

Well, DS was unspeakably gorgeous.

Other newborns...meh. smile

kittythames Sun 03-Mar-13 05:35:52

bump out the spam!

mathanxiety Sun 03-Mar-13 05:38:50

YABU. They are gorgeous.

<blows raspberry>

mamapants Sun 03-Mar-13 06:59:59

Mine was absolutely bound to think that.

But my baby didn't come out covered in gunk, with a squashed head, puffy eyes, blotchy skin. Which most newborns do although I would still have thought he was beautiful if he had.

littlewhitebag Sun 03-Mar-13 07:01:58

I think newborns look bit like ET. Mine of course were beautiful!

WickWackThurso Sun 03-Mar-13 07:07:26

Both of mine were beautiful at the time! It's only looking back at photos I notice the blood, vernix, ridged skull, mottled skin etc. You can still see how bewitched I am though! YABU.

IllGetOverIt Sun 03-Mar-13 07:07:55

Yabu to say that about a friends baby.

Say it about your own!

They are lovely and squidgey and snuffly and make the cutest snuffly sounds. They're soft and warm and smell delish.

McKayz Sun 03-Mar-13 07:09:25

YABU of course newborns are gorgeous. They're so small and squishy.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 03-Mar-13 07:13:51

YABU. They're gorgeous simply by being smile

LisasCat Sun 03-Mar-13 07:18:33

When I was pregnant with DD1 I saw a really ugly baby, and rang DP in a panic saying "what if I have a really ugly baby? Will I bond with it?" to which DP replied "You just have to realise all babies are ugly, then you'll be fine."
Ah ever the romantic! (But he still thought she was gorgeous when she came out.)

projectbabyweight Sun 03-Mar-13 07:23:14

Ds1 looked like a grumpy red frog, Ds2 (CS) was covered in white goo, hairy and fat, but I could see their inner beauty grin

nooka Sun 03-Mar-13 07:23:42

I think most tiny babies look like aliens/old men. I didn't think mine were gorgeous at the time and looking back they did indeed look pretty strange (even though they were both c-sections, dd looked very podgy and ds looked a bit like a frog), although obviously I loved them.

But I don't really like babies, so I don't have that automatic 'isn't she gorgeous' type reaction.

exoticfruits Sun 03-Mar-13 07:24:02

YABU- they are all gorgeous - they always seem a real miracle.

OutsideOverThere Sun 03-Mar-13 07:24:47

they're beautiful in their character and innocence however ugly they might be. saying that ds3 was pretty nice looking, once he'd been around for an hour or two. Not beautiful by any means but you know, (as an older neighbour of mine put it - a man) 'rather a neat looking one' grin

I saw a birth on youtube yesterday and the baby's head was ENORMOUS - like stretched out backwards? Is this somethingt o do with ventouse?

Sleepwhenidie Sun 03-Mar-13 07:32:27

To their mum they are totally gorgeous, so don't blame your friend, she is in new mum heaven smile. the truth is new babies usually take a few days/weeks to look gorgeous to anyone else...with a few rare exceptions (mostly CS babies).

ChristmasJubilee Sun 03-Mar-13 07:35:11

Mine were beautiful.

Do you have children MemoryLanne?

PeahenTailFeathers Sun 03-Mar-13 07:36:39

Yabu, my DD was beautiful - cs baby though. Hospital staff made a beeline for my cubicle to coo over her grin.

Honestly though, I do think all newborn babies are lovely. They look so soft, innocent, perfect and new.

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