Before I had Madeline, I had 3 major fears:
- She’d be an ugly baby.
- I’d be blind to the ugly because I was her mom, but everyone else would see it and have the heebies and have to force themselves to say she was cute when they were really shuddering inside. Remember that one episode of Seinfeld?
- She’d come out and — SURPRISE!! — be a boy and we’d have to deal with all the pink madness already taking over our home and the penis. I think little boys are awesome and sweet and adorable, but those mini ones sure scare me.
Well, she’s definitely a girl, but those first two? They happened.
I’m going to be honest and admit that she definitely looked like an alien for the first few months, but I truly think she’s grown out of that bug-eyed thing she had going on and is now quite a pretty little lady.
This was brought to my attention when I was looking through my cell phone picture messages. Whenever my parents or Justin watch Maddie while I’m at work, they always send me a picture of her. They’ve done this since she was a few months old and it’s often been what’s helped me through tough days of feeling like a horrible mother and other various sads. I really appreciate them doing that for me.
Well, here are a few of those photos. Some of them make me laugh because they’re just plain silly and others make my heart melt into a big puddle because of how fast time has gone by. My baby is growing up and WHAT THE HECK? Make it stop.