Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

2 Sep


I’m late with this one because the summer holiday weeks all merged into one.  

Rather like my children.

Take this photo:

I’m almost certain it is Spud because it’s taken from the left – my hospital bed was on the left wall when I had him and on the right when I had Tory Boy.

Is it terrible that I can recall the position of my beds after childbirth but not what my new children looked like?

The problem is that both boys looked like their father at birth which means they also looked like each other.  It’s been sixteen/twenty-two years and my memory isn’t what it once was, and that wasn’t much.  

I say Spud looked like his father and brother, but he also looked like someone else.  I had him by Caesarian and the anaesthetist (why does childbirth have so many aes?  Coincidentally, A+E stands for Accident and Emergency in the UK – the equivalent of the American ER – and accidents often result in emergencies that include childbirth nine months on.  Well it does in my family), a lovely man, held me up as the gynaecologist (see!) yanked him out.

What emerged was a fat, blue and crinkly Spud.  My first thought – I swear this is true – was, ‘Oh, he looks like the alien baby from V.’

Tell me I’m wrong:


44 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge”

  1. vivinfrance September 2, 2012 at 12:56 #

    Nothing like. And the baby is on YOUR right,


  2. misswhiplash September 2, 2012 at 13:31 #

    THAT was not Spud!
    When my three girls were younger I could never remember their names ..it was always , Lynda .Jennifer Rebeccca ..oh whichever one you are


  3. misswhiplash September 2, 2012 at 13:33 #

    and I was not old then…it still happens now but as I do not often see them altogether it did get easier


  4. sharechair September 2, 2012 at 13:43 #

    I thought I’d NEVER mix up baby pics of my two boys. Ha. 30 years later I have to look at the background of the photo to see where we were living to figure out the baby in the pic. 🙂


  5. SchmidleysScribbling September 2, 2012 at 14:08 #

    When my John was born, I looked at him and said, you sure are funny looking. The nurse in attendance said, “He is not.”

    Are you sure the photo didn’t get reversed? That would mean you were in the other side of the room.

    I wonder where your husband got his looks?


  6. laurieanichols September 2, 2012 at 14:36 #

    I think that Viv is right, you might be talking about Tory Boy. Either way if Spud looked like Tory Boy they are both handsome babies. I had both of mine naturally and the baby boy was in distress so he was forcibly removed with forceps and he had a black eye and a broken clavicle. The baby girl was also in distress and I ejected her forcibly on my own so she wasn’t as damaged. My memory is horrible except for those two occasions, they are seared into my brain.


  7. Al September 2, 2012 at 14:45 #

    I always used to say that all babies (including my own) looked like hor dourves, much to my wife’s chagrin. Then my granddaughters came along and I realized babies are the most beautiful creatures in the world. I’m sure the grandparents of that one in the last picture feel the same way.


  8. gigihawaii September 2, 2012 at 15:27 #

    haha! this post is something else. poor babies! Lol.


  9. viveka September 2, 2012 at 16:15 #

    This I can relate very much too .. even if I never given birth and I think that new born babies looks a bit alien. Worked on a maternity ward a short period as young


  10. viveka September 2, 2012 at 16:16 #

    Tried to open 2 sept brithday post … but nothing there, is it suppose to be gone. There seams to be comments made to it.


  11. Kate Kresse September 2, 2012 at 17:23 #

    good post, Tilly! The final photo — LOL!


  12. terry1954 September 2, 2012 at 17:53 #

    that was just toooooooooooo funny!!!!


  13. slpmartin September 2, 2012 at 20:47 #

    I think not.


  14. kateshrewsday September 2, 2012 at 21:34 #

    Not a whisper of a resemblance, Tilly 😀 When I first saw Maddie I felt she looked like Winston Churchill without the cigar.


  15. katharinetrauger September 2, 2012 at 22:23 #

    What a gorgeous guy! But what did we expect? 😉
    I always say newborns look the way they will look when they are senior citizens, and we get a glimpse because we will not be around to see the real thing.
    My husband always says, “All babies look alike.” Ha.


  16. barb19 September 2, 2012 at 22:49 #

    Nope, nothing like the alien!
    I love his chubby little cheeks!


  17. Perfecting Motherhood September 3, 2012 at 01:41 #

    Funny how our babies can look the same. I have the same problem, but at least digital photos have dates, so it helps. I also sometimes can’t spit the right name out, so I call them Thing 1 and Thing 2… Dr Seuss would be proud.


  18. Three Well Beings September 3, 2012 at 03:09 #

    Whoever he is, he’s a perfect example of a healthy and beautiful baby…now the alien, that gave me a fright! Didn’t see that coming! 🙂 D


  19. Elaine - I used to be indecisive September 3, 2012 at 09:43 #

    Hee hee! That made me smile. 🙂


  20. jmgoyder September 3, 2012 at 12:20 #

    I was getting all melty until I saw that final pic!


  21. Pseu September 4, 2012 at 13:14 #

    And you look lovely in the photo. Like the short hair 🙂


  22. eof737 September 7, 2012 at 03:32 #

    Adorable… 🙂


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