Mother goes viral after ‘ugly baby’ TikTok Challenge

by: Noah Delashaw, Laura Monteverdi, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Jul 27, 2021 / 09:31 AM…

CHICAGO — Every single mother thinks they have the cutest newborn. But just one Arkansas mother jokingly admits her baby may be the actual opposite and she is capturing the awareness of persons all above the planet.

Already the mother of stepson Cole and daughter Harper, Lucy Baehr struggled with miscarriages around the several years and experienced specified up on the notion of rising her relatives.

“We acquired a 3rd pet dog at the conclude of September 2019 and my excuse was, ‘well, we aren’t likely to have any more kids,’ and then February of 2020 we uncover out about Reese,” Baehr mentioned.

After nine months of ready they ultimately to obtained to meet up with Reese, their miracle baby. It’s a instant Baehr claimed she will never ever forget about.

“I’m really guaranteed I looked at my partner and was like, ‘she’s balanced?’” Baehr mentioned.

Lucy dreamt her daughter would appear just like her, in its place, she arrived out wanting anything but.

“She just experienced a genuinely huge nose. Even Harper, when she held her for the initial time, she appeared up at me and mentioned, ‘she sort of seems weird, does not she?’ and I was like ‘um, you are not mistaken?’” Baehr stated.   

Even though a lot of mothers may perhaps not want to confess it, Lucy embraced her daughter’s special glimpse and shared her with the rest of the earth on TikTok.

“This development started off where people today were expressing, ‘we believed our new child was likely to be so cute and they were being not.’ I was like, ‘I gain, I gain! I get this!” Baehr claimed.

It’s dubbed, “The Ugly Baby Challenge.” Right away, her TikTok exploded. As of Thursday, she had much more than 22 million sights and counting.

“People have commented expressing she seems to be like Dobby from Harry Potter and Mr. Bean,” Baehr stated.

Baehr mentioned she has experienced some haters.

“People are commenting like, ‘oh my gosh, not a mom contacting her baby ugly! You are a awful mom. She’s likely to expand up with self-esteem challenges,’” Baehr stated.

She explained she is merely retaining it real, hoping to normalize how babies seriously look when they are born.

“She’s high-quality! I’ll convey to her all about it just one day. This entire situation is heading to go in her baby book. She is likely to have a great perception of humor,” Baehr stated.

She is reminding other moms that not all toddlers are best, and that’s properly Ok.  

“She just desired a moment.” Baehr explained.

Baehr stated the online video is all in good enjoyment and she is aware her baby is not ugly.

Nonetheless, the video is shelling out off. She reported businesses are sending Reese toys in trade for a video clip.