Thursday, May 22, 2014

the truth pact

The other day on our way to work, Brandon and I were laughing about our truth pact.   A couple we knew had recently had a baby that was reminiscent of the baby from that Seinfeld episode - even if you're not a fan of the show (which I am not) you probably know what I am talking about.  And just like the couple in the episode - they thought their child was SO cute.  They put the baby all over social media ranting and raving about the child's good looks and essentially begging people to comment on how adorable the baby was.  It was because of this, that Brandon and I made the truth pact.  If our baby was not cute, we were not going to put her all over social media.  We were not going to tell people how beautiful she was. And most of all, we were going to be honest with each other.

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!