Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I Want to Have a Baby

I thought I was long past the stage where I wanted to have another baby. Six years ago, when I held my granddaughter in my arms, I was overcome with emotion. But I didn’t experience that overpower desire to have one of my own again. Sure, I cooed and marveled, but I didn’t feel that primal urge to crank out another. And, when the tiny bundle began crying, I handed her smugly back to mom with a vivid sense of relief.

But I've decided that I want another baby. And I’m going to have a girl.
I’ve been promised that she won’t cry or wet her pants or have to be nursed. Because she isn't real! She will be a silicone/vinyl baby with a cloth body sculpted by the talented, award-winner Marita Winters. The precious doll in this picture is a one-off, which is something like a limited edition, meaning she’ll never be made again.

I haven’t held one of Marita’s babies yet, but I know I’ll have to have one! Check out more at Winters Whimsies



Kathryn Lilley said...

Awww...cute! I once had a friend who had a "flat cat" instead of a real one--it was also cute, but not cuddly! Somewhere I heard you could also get a "flat boyfriend"...er...not sure if that would be much fun, lol!

Monica Ferris said...

I've seen ads for these amazingly-lifelike infants -- but I haven't ever wanted one. It would seem too cruel to stick it in a lighted cabinet, never cuddle or play with it; but on the other hand, they are too expensive to leave around the house where the cat might also want a turn playing with it. There's probably a compromise somewhere in there, but taking a look at my littered desk tells me I might make it, but wouldn't keep it.

Camille Minichino said...

I'm sold! In fact this is the first time I've ever wanted a baby (I don't have any organic ones) ... ! What will you name her?

Deb Baker said...

Sofie. My new baby will be called Sofie.

Linda O. Johnston said...

How adorable, Deb! Of course, my pup Lexie takes the place of a baby in my otherwise empty nest.


Camille Minichino said...

You know me ... no pets, plants, or kids under voting age, so Sofie is perfect!