Sure, all newborns are beautiful miracles. But as far as aesthetics go, well, they tend to look like little larva that just squeezed through a tight, slimy tube after soaking in fluid for 9 months. If baby is born vaginally, he might have a cone-head (c-section babies don’t usually suffer this fate). And no matter the exit route, baby is likely to be wrinkly and might have swollen genitals and breasts, a coating of cheese-like vernix caseosa, a little fur (lanugo) on his back and head, poofy eyes, scratches, rashes, and other blotches and skin weirdness. But don’t worry — he’ll be gorgeous in his own way, and will come to look much more like a chubby Gerber baby in a couple of months’ time.
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