Think that ugly babies don’t exist? Think again. There is plenty of them, and I think I have seen the ugliest of them all. The ugliest baby was born well before I even graduated from nursing school…yet I remember this baby as if it were yesterday. (Sorry I am referring to this baby as “it” but I can’t remember if it was a boy or girl).
Think troll. Thick black long hair stuck straight up as if it was just twirled between someone’s hands like one of those troll doll pencils. Think squat little hairy creature. Big flat ears that came out at the sides. And it’s parents weren’t ugly. Go figure.
There have been others that are not so attractive, but in general I find really big babies unattractive. Typically babies over 9lbs just don’t do it for me. It’s like giving birth to a 2 or 3 month old. And an eleven pounder? Call the pre-school! Most of these large babies look like little obese people. Babies shouldn’t resemble obese adults.
The most recent large baby I cared for weight in at 11lbs 10oz. His face actually wasn’t fat looking, but the rest of him was obscene. His thighs were as thick as my forearms. His fingers looked like pigs in a blanket (the cocktail wieners). His abdomen was big and round like he’d been guzzling beers for 9 months. And he was covered in dark black hair. Needless to say, he was the talk of the unit for a while.