Babies are incredible in so many ways, but they also have moments that can make you raise your eyebrows and utter a quiet "What in the?" under your breath. For instance, have you ever stopped to think about all the creepy things breastfed babies do? Because there are quite a few, my friends.
Now, before you grab your pitchforks for me unapologetically calling babies "creepy," let me explain. Babies are adorable, mind-blowing, fascinating creatures, and I love both of mine to the moon and back. However, I get kind of tired of how new moms are expected to behave around their babies, or think about their new babies. Like, you can love your child but still think they're a little weird, especially in a moment when they're doing something super strange (and something you've probably never seen before). If you spend too much time ignoring the weird and bizarre parts of being the mom of another human being, you're setting yourself up for a midlife crisis, in my humbled opinion. (OK, you're probably not. You'll probably be fine, but I'm telling you for the sake of your sanity and regardless.)
So, do yourself a favor and embrace the strange, just like you do the beautiful. Not every moment of motherhood is Instagram-worthy, and that's OK. Your babies, your older children, your friends, your partner; they all do creepy, weird things. I'd argue that those same creepy, weird things make them all the more endearing. Allow yourself a moment to laugh at these nine creepy things all breastfed babies do: