Friday, November 27, 2009

When I close my eyes

...and think of Piglet, this is the version of him I see. Wide-eyed, ruffled hair, full cheeks, pink lips, eyelashes that curl at the edges.

Before he was born, I tried to imagine what he would look like. My chin? Mr. K's nose? Lots of hair? Dimples? Like most parents, I dreamt of having a perfect, beautiful child.

That's right. You heard me. I said I wanted my child to be heavy in the good looks department. It's a baby romance thing. A tiny creature with all the best features from you and your husband. What's there not to love about that fantasy?

And I don't think there is a parent out there who would say they wanted otherwise.

"Yes, sir. That's him! The 'face-only-a-mother-could-love' baby I ordered!"

Of COURSE I wanted him to be healthy above all else.

Of course.

Again, there isn't a parent out there who would say they wanted otherwise.

But let's level here.

We all want cute kids. You may not want to admit it, but it's true!

I know that being an infertile means I'm not entitled to want for anything more than *just* the miracle of a live, breathing baby, but what can I say. We aim high at Maison Piglet.

And I'm so glad we do. Because Piglet really wouldn't be Piglet without those lashes that curl at the edges. Shu Uemura, eat your heart out.


Jamie said...

He really is adorable. I hope the WonTons look just like him!

A New Beginning said...

Hey there, I wanted to real quick comment on your page also, your blog is so sweet, and has brought tears to my eyes so many times. Happy tears of course... but your words are so close to my heart, as I am sure a lot of other mommy's would say the same thing. ;) There is something about a mother's love, it becomes evident in the way they express themselves, and even as they look at their child. I appreciate you leaving a comment on my blog also. ;) Congratulations again! ;)I can't wait to read more.

Anonymous said...

lol. i know exactly what you mean. i ask my sister all of the time if my kids are cute. :) of course i think that they are....and b thinks they are... but are they to other people?

did you see the thing from cbs news (i think) about the guy who interviewed people with a picture of his kid to see if everyone just said that *any* baby was cute? he ended up altering the picture. he enlarged and enlongated the head and added a hairy mole to the face. and people STILL told him how cute his kid was!!! it's on you tube...i'll have to find the link.

but for the record...piglet is totally cute!


Sunny said...

I am the same way! Obviously the healthy thing is #1. But when we were pregnant with Bean, I kept saying to DH, "What if he isn't CUTE?!" lol Fortunately, he's obviously adorable. ;)

I worry that the twins won't be as cute as Bean, and somehow I'll attach to them less because of it. Isn't that ridiculous?!?!