11.22.2009

The ugly baby complex.

I am starting to develop an "I have an ugly baby complex." People rarely ask to hold Alex! There are times when he gets passed around like a peace pipe but other times when it seems like he has the plague. We bathe him, I promise! People don't ever tell me that he is cute. I am starting to dig for compliments by telling people that their baby is cute hoping they will return the favor. What in the world?! It probably doesn't help that we are always hanging out with someone who has a very cute baby. But Alex is adorable, too! He does cry sometimes but I don't think it is excessive. He can even be cute when he is sad (see picture below). I feel like I am trying to sell him. Anybody want an occasionally fussy baby who has a winning smile? Just kidding. He's mine!

Is this a face that only a mother could love?

14 comments:

The Paxton Family said...

haha, I remember feeling that way. I learned a lot of it is people to nervous to ask to hold someone else's baby. Don't worry, he IS adorable. Especially for how young he still is, the older Mak gets the more I realize she is MUCH cuter now then when she was a newborn. But people are more forgiving of a bald baby boy, than a bald little girl :-)
Alex was a gorgeous newborn, and he just keeps getting cuter! (no fishing needed)

Geevz said...

your baby is totally cute :)

Tara said...

Emily, he is BEYOND cute! I'm sure all those other moms are just intimidated by Alex's cuteness!

Ali said...

NO way!! He's very cute! Those cheeks are just so loveable ;)

Buck and Whitni Watkins said...

He is adorable, granted I only know by pictures but still a picture says a thousand words.

Allison said...

No! I just went back and looked through some of your pictures and I thought, "if he's not so cute, I won't comment..." Yeah right! He is adorable! I don't have kids but I worry about having ugly kids too- but I definitely don't think you have anything to worry about!

Randi said...

He is seriously so adorable!! I think everything about him is cute. When I look at babies like yours I really hope someday that mine are going to be just as cute, because I have no idea what they'll look like! It makes me a little nervous actually. :)

Also, I love babies a lot, but I think I'm less interested in holding other people's kids more because I know that that time for me to have my own is just around the corner. I enjoy having some freedom sometimes. Don't get me wrong I love holding kids. You just never know what kind of a day a person has had and they are pretty content with just sitting and relaxing and not having to worry about their own kids or whatever... I'm kind of rambling now. Sorry. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. Sometimes people don't want to hold someone else's adorable baby not because they're not cute, but because they just simply don't really want to at that moment. It has absolutely nothing to do with Alex's cuteness, because he obviously is dang CUTE! I hope that all makes sense.

Jeff and Rachael Downs said...

dude. Emily. Come on. Alex is BEAUTIFUL. And handsome. Whichever you prefer. Or both. :)

Kyle & Rebecca Monson said...

haha he is SO CUTE! Especially that little face!!! I love babies little mouths! :)

Julie Katherine Stapley said...

Haha. I couldn't help but laugh, but I think your baby is precious as well as C-U-T-E. :)

The Macks said...

NO, I'm constantly showing off your baby to friends saying don't I have such an adorable 1st cousin once removed?

Beary Bee said...

Oh Emily.... Alex is AWESOME! And uber cute. This momma lves his little face and if you were still in AZ I would be your friend even though your Meredith and Verity's friend more than mine. But we both have kids so we have THAT in common. HA! I'm done rambling. lol

Jason & Shannon said...

Nope, he is definitely cute!

Lcurls said...

If I was around, I'd always hold your baby. Hes wayyy cute. seriously haha!

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