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AIBU to have such a big ego?

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NewbornKate Thu 30-Jun-16 17:26:07

I don't really know if this is having a big ego, but the fact that I made my baby, it kind of is!

All I do is look at her and she makes me wonder how any other mum/dad will be able to cope with their own newborns, when they see how gorgeous mine is, as they'll all wish mine was theirs grin is that normal?

Ifailed Thu 30-Jun-16 17:29:59

nothing wrong with being proud of your newborn!


PS. when they immediately crap in the clean nappy you've just put on at 3am, you may feel slightly different.

pleaseholdyourcallisimportant Thu 30-Jun-16 17:39:45

Aww this is lovely flowers It is amazing. Many many congratulations

NikiSaintPhalle Thu 30-Jun-16 17:50:10

Not in the least unreasonable, as long as you bear in mind that every other parent is inwardly shaking their head in pity at your baby for not being their beauteous offspring.

gladisgood Thu 30-Jun-16 17:51:25

I still feel like this ( about my nearly 6year old!)

Enjoy your gorgeous baby - and especially the newborn stage - it passes so quickly. flowers

toastedbeagle Thu 30-Jun-16 17:53:11

Ha that made me smile. smile

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Thu 30-Jun-16 17:56:23

Not unreasonable at all!

As long as you realise that every other mother in your baby group will privately be feeling sorry for you because your baby isn't as gorgeous as theirs. grin

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Thu 30-Jun-16 17:57:48

Or what Niki said. blush

I didn't RTFT.

<slinks off in shame>

WorraLiberty Thu 30-Jun-16 17:59:25

Yeah it's normal.

But you're in for a massive wake up call when your baby becomes a toddler and starts mixing with other children grin

Enjoy this time while it lasts wink thanks

CakeNinja Thu 30-Jun-16 18:01:35

Oh god, I will never forget my sister looking through one of my photo albums and being aghast at a photo of her youngest - to be fair, my little niece did look like a small and wrinkly gremlin until she was about 2 grin
She said "oh my god, I used to walk her about in a front facing pram so that people could see her, I was convinced everyone would be jealous of hour beautiful she was!"
Bless my sister, and my niece eventually grew out of her gremlin looks and I'm pleased to report, now looks like all other human 10 year olds grin

Congrats on your new baby, I didn't even think my babies were particularly good looking - they are now though, obviously wink

MrsDoylesTeaParty Thu 30-Jun-16 18:02:29

Totally normal! I still think mine is more beautiful than others compared to other toddlers.grin
This is my fave meme in relation to this!

whifflesqueak Thu 30-Jun-16 18:02:37

I used to feel sorry for all the mothers whose babies weren't mine.

he's two now...

Costacoffeeplease Thu 30-Jun-16 18:03:07

Gosh those hormones must be strong smile

Branleuse Thu 30-Jun-16 18:03:30

I remember feeling like this when I had ds1. I was completely sure that all the other new mums on the ward must be so jealous of me with my beautiful baby, when they just had their own completely unimpressive ones

Grumpyoldblonde Thu 30-Jun-16 18:06:04

Congratulations! I remember when I gave birth I felt like the Queen of the world. Enjoy your lovely baby flowers

HitsAndMrs Thu 30-Jun-16 18:12:43

Totally normal! I always think 'surely they know my kids are cuter!' grin

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Thu 30-Jun-16 18:17:15

I remember looking at a class photo and telling my friend that it was perfectly obvious my ds was the most handsome in the class by a mile, before suddenly remembering that her ds was in the picture too grin

I laughed as though I was joking and made light of it, she laughed too, but I'm sure she knew I really meant it. I'm cringing again just thinking about it blush

hawaiibaby Thu 30-Jun-16 19:06:29

mrsdoyle grin

Congratulations op! I adore my little boy and his beautiful gremliness. I believe he has the cutest baby laugh and that no other little human could sound quite as lovely!

Dontyoulovecalpol Thu 30-Jun-16 19:07:39

Yes that's totally normal. I used to feel sorry for the mothers of other babies as they were mainly just so ugly.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 30-Jun-16 19:10:03

Congratulations flowers

I've never been lucky enough to have my own babies despite years of trying so don't know that feeling. I went on a thread once, and I was genuinely curious because my mum was awful, and asked if everyone really thinks that about their children? I was accused of being a troll!

Must be a lovely feeling, congratulations smile Enjoy it.

CatThiefKeith Thu 30-Jun-16 19:11:40

I still feel a bit like it occasionally and mine is 5! grin

JudyCoolibar Thu 30-Jun-16 19:14:08

I remember a nurse on the maternity ward commenting on how the current batch of babies were unusually good-looking. I thought "I bet she says that all the time to keep the mothers happy, only of course this week luckily for her it's absolutely true, because she's looking at PFB Coolibar"

notagiraffe Thu 30-Jun-16 19:16:10

OP - I still feel that way and mine are teens. It's the most brilliant side effect of motherhood - you get this phenomenal burst of overwhelming love you didn't now existed. It never leaves. Enjoy it.

CakeNinja Thu 30-Jun-16 21:38:45

Ahh but Cat, your dd is pretty cute grin

EatShitDerek Thu 30-Jun-16 21:41:47

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