It's freaking me out.
|These babies look both happy AND highly uncomfortable.|
I've never been a huge fan of baby pictures where the baby is totally naked, or baby-mom pictures where everyone is naked (Or, while we're on a roll - maternity pictures where mama is naked freak me out BIG time.)
Don't get me wrong, I love a little baby bootie as much as anyone and clearly I am not opposed to taking pictures of my sons sans clothing... (see header... or most of the pictures on this blog)
but completely naked just seems slightly strange.
For one thing, babies have a hard time staying warm - so making your baby be totally naked seems mean.
For another, I know how much I get peed and pooped on during just a diaper change, so letting a newborn hang out in the nudie seems dangerous.
Then there's the fact that I know I don't want my picture taken naked... and don't want pictures of me as a naked baby lying around...
But mostly what freaks me out are pictures of naked twins snuggled up together. Yes. I understand that they were both naked and snuggled up together in utero.
But then they were born.
Maybe you're thinking I'm a prude, because I'm not into naked baby pics.
Maybe I'm a homophobe because I look at snuggled up naked babies and think "That seems gay"
and maybe I'm overly proud of how my little boys like to sleep back to back or with arms linked... but just aren't that into spooning each other. We tried, to see if they slept better, but all that happens is they headbutt each other and chew on each other and smack each other in the face.
(They're very manly little guys, aren't they?)
I understand that everyone involved is naked (probably) when babies get made. I understand that we are born naked.
I even understand that photographs of naked babies (or whole naked families - yes, I've seen those, too) can be a celebration of the amazing bodies that we have.
Bodies that can make babies.
Babies who are perfect.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
I still don't like it.
And I stole some pictures off of a "Mother's Day" email that was recently forwarded to me.
Because I think they're weird.
And I wanted to talk about them.
But I don't have a source.
Seriously, this last picture looks like the baby is being prepped for a rectal exam.
He is a cute baby in a very uncute picture.
So what do you think? Did you take neked pictures of your babies?
Have I offended you?
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