By Melinda Hershey, SparkPeople.com
New parents often anticipate the moment they first get to hold their newborn child in their arms. While they love their babies and think they're precious and perfect, they might not be as photogenic, shall we say, in their first few hours and days as parents might expect. Babies are squishy, red and wrinkled when they arrive in this world and that's completely normal!
Wondering what else to expect when your newborn arrives? Read on to find out all about your newborn baby's unique appearance and all the normal abnormalities that your little one might experience.
At birth, portions of your baby's face might be slightly flattened or pressed in. This is caused by positioning within the womb, as well as the tight conditions present during labor and delivery. The flattened areas should round themselves out within a few weeks.
During the first few weeks, baby's limbs may appear much too short for