A New Born Baby
An infant is the most vulnerable being on earth and it is this vulnerability that makes it so endearing. A human baby, with its large head and tiny body is a wonderful creation. A new born baby is as helpless and as adorable as a baby can possibly get.
When I first saw a new born baby, just a few hours after his birth, I was disappointed. Everyone was going gaga over his beauty and I was giving polite smiles as well while wondering what people saw that I could not see. Shocking, isn’t it? Actually, I was young myself and the babies we see in pictures and movies are almost always more than a month or two old. When the baby is new born, no matter how healthy he is. he is still frail and hairy, face covered with red, wrinkly skin, a pointed rather than rounded head and looks best when swaddled. His hands and feet are small but bony and for a person who has seen chubby well fed kids, seeing a new born is a huge contrast. It is only after a month of care, that he starts blossoming and becomes the bundle of joy one is used to admiring.
The next time I saw a new born baby was when I had one myself and what a handsome little baby I had! Mothers will he mothers!