Expressing My Adoration for My ‘Unconventional’ Infant: Challenging Conventional Beauty Ideals It’s best to keep it to yourself (unless you’re the parents of the child), but let’s face it – we can tell when a newborn isn’t the most visually appealing. Despite societal expectations, my first child wasn’t conventionally attractive upon birth. However, I found him to be absolutely stunning. He may not have met the traditional beauty standards with his less-than-perfect features, but to me, he was flawless.
After the birth of my second child, I couldn’t help but notice his resemblance to a squashed crab. His head was cone-shaped, his ears were retracted, and he was visibly swollen. To put it plainly, he was not a pretty sight. However, this does not take away from the fact that I still loved and adored him. It’s no secret that newborns often don’t have the cutest appearance. They can look like elderly men, rabbits, cabbages, or even monkeys. It takes time for them to transform into beautiful little beings. Perhaps our expectations of what a newborn should look like are influenced by Hollywood. I once knew the son of our former CFO, who, let’s just say, was not blessed in the looks department. He was a complete moron, and even midwives would pass him by without comment. On the other hand, there’s Benjamin Button, who appears to be ready for retirement on a golf course, and Cheryl, who enjoys scolding the neighbor’s children whenever their ball goes over the fence. In any case, every baby is unique and special in their own way.
If looks could kill, this kid’s mom would be six feet under.
It seems like this baby lives in a low-income housing unit. The little one just wants some alone time to watch Dr. Phil after the neighboring kids took away his walking stick.
This baby has noticed things.
It’s true that there are babies who are not very cute. My own baby was not very attractive when she was born. However, most babies grow out of it, and even if they don’t, it builds their character. I love my “ugly” baby regardless of society’s beauty standards.