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14 Inspiring Quotes About Having a Baby


Oh, the sweet love of a baby born. And the occasional insanity. And regular hilarity. Read the inspiring, funny, and touching words of parents who have come before you.

1. Elizabeth Stone

a series of photos of mom and her baby

"Making the decision to have a child—it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."

2. Brad Pitt

brad pitt smiling

"Getting a burp out of your little thing is probably the greatest satisfaction I've come across. It's truly one of life's most satisfying moments."

3. Matthew Broderick

Ben Stiller and Matthew Broderick

"Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out."

4. Kate Douglas Wiggin

a pregnant woman holding her belly

"Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility."

5. Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

"Children reinvent your world for you."

6. Fran Lebowitz

a mom holding her baby

"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."

7. Mary Mason

a baby crying in it's mothers arms

"A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die."

8. Terri Guillemets

a baby smiling

"It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into."

9. Sandra C. Kassis

a closeup of a baby with food on his face

"You never understand life until it grows inside of you."

10. Penelope Leach

a baby boy being spoon fed

"Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving."

11. John Wilmot

a mom being held by his mother

"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.

12. Eda J. Le Shan

a baby holding a red heart rock in their hand

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."

13. Milwaukee Journal

a closeup of a baby smiling

"A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house."

14. Winnie the Pooh

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"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

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