Friday, April 29, 2011

That Elusive "New Baby" Smell

     After having baby #3, I have found myself curious as to this "new baby smell" that people (mainly women) keep talking about.  Since this is my third child, you would think that I would have picked up on something like this by now.
    I have tried to imagine what this scent is like, because the only "new baby" fragrances I've had the novelty of experiencing are "poop-in-my-diaper", "puke-on-my-bib", "formula-stained-shirt", and "gassier-than-yesterday".  I understand that some of these scents are necessary to notify adults of diaper changes and what-nots, but I would definitely not classify them as a desirable essence to coo over...
    I think the real "new baby smell" is what my friend Christina experienced after I left her house in an ambulance last week.  She says her bathroom "smelled like a baby was born in there" for the rest of the day.  I'm pretty sure this is not what the eluding scent is like, either.
    Perhaps one day I will have the opportunity to experience this fragrance that supposedly exists.  Until then, I am relegated to the not-so-pleasant essences that emanate from our newest papoose.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful baby & love the story. Led me over to his story parts 1 & 2. So happy both of you are okay!!