Babies love their mom. In fact, our little ones love us so much they can recognize our smell and our heartbeats. They want us to hold them, cuddle them, feed them, comfort them, and sing to them. They demand our undivided attention from the moment they’re born until they hit those teenage years. Rest assured, though, we aren't always their favorite people. Babies are fickle, so there are actually a ton of people your baby will probably like more than you. Sometimes a break from your baby will be everything you need, and other times their infatuation with someone else is just something you'll have to deal with.
When my son was born he had to spend a couple of months in the NICU. It was tremendously hard, but he didn’t seem as heartbroken about not spending every waking moment with me, his mother, as I was. In fact, he was on the receiving end of more than enough attention when he was there. A group of doctors and specialists and a barrage of nurses were at his beck and call, and he seemed to enjoy that oh-so very much. Then, of course, there were the visitors. Everyone from my husband and my parents to my cousins, and even friends of mine, came by the hospital to simply stare at my son. Then, when he came home and even though he loved on me quit a bit, he was totally cool with me leaving him with, well, just about anyone else. Thanks, kid. Way to make a new mom feel special, eh?
These days I’m the apple of my son's eye (and vice versa) and I’m totally enjoying it. Well, you know, when he's not acting like a toddler and throwing a massive fit. If you're a new mom, however, be prepared to know that your baby might like a few people a tad more than you.