Don't get me wrong - very few babies are cute when they are born. Between the gunk and the goo, the cone heads and puffiness - it's hard to find seconds/minutes old babies adorable. I know women who pray for c-sections to avoid having a cone head baby. I have also heard about forceps births that left babies with less than attractive bruises on their heads. I work with enough former L&D nurses that I was completely prepared for an FLB (funny looking baby). However, I was one of the lucky ones. Even puffy, Natalie was precious. Brandon and I were high-fiving in the hospital because we felt so lucky and so blessed to have such a beautiful, healthy, chunk of a baby. And I know every mother thinks that her child is the most beautiful child who has ever lived, but seriously, mine is. I am not even kidding. And the older she gets, the more I think this.
Her little smirk is too sweet and her smile is just infectious. She has such a kind, gentle and sweet demeanor and it really comes through in her personality and in her pictures. People do not believe me when I tell them she is teething and has the first two bottom teeth popping through!
Seriously - how stinkin cute is she! To top it off, Nat is getting to this age where she is such a ham for the camera and I know that it is only going to get worse. In the mean time, I literally cannot get enough. I find myself taking a million pictures of her every day. My instagram is flooded with pictures of her because she is seriously too. stinking. cute. and I really do not want to miss a minute of it. I laugh at that truth pact now, but I know in a few years when we consider baby #2 we'll be making that same pact and praying for good looks once again!