Specimen A: The furry baby. Can be identified by soft ears and damp nose. Inspires longings for walks outside on crisp Fall days, and that heavy, warm weight at the foot of your bed on chilly mornings.
Specimen B: The grown-up baby. Can be identified by pretty smile and independent spark in eyes. Inspires longings to go home and tie a brick to my child's head. Also, makes me all wistful...it's going to go so fast, isn't it?
Specimen C: The baby, um...baby. Can be identified by extreme tininess and sweet, gummy smile. Inspires longings to cuddle, kiss on forehead, and sniff hair as much as possible without her relatives thinking I'm a crazy woman. You would've too!