Let‘s just all agree here that life is no easy thing for most people. No matter how healthy, lucky, or rich we are, we all get our fair share of hardships but some of us realize that a tad earlier than others. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a mother gave birth to a baby girl in a hospital on February 13. When the physicians attempted to make the baby cry before cutting the umbilical cord, she responded in such a way that they were astounded.
Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann managed to capture the exact moment of the newborn baby’s realization. He said he “can only consider myself a blessed person. I feel like a lottery winner.” He also said he got a lot of help from the doctor to get the shot. “She made the baby girl have contact with the mother at birth. But I only saw the expression on the baby’s face when I left the operating room.”
Photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann says childbirth is a unique moment that deserves to be captured.
The pictures he takes of a new life’s first moments on this Earth generally make people feel emotional or reflective.
Rodrigo shared the brilliant snap of the girl and her family on Facebook where it was liked more than 4,000 times.
Typically, babies arrive screaming and wailing, and if they’re not, then doctors will prompt them so they know their lungs are working properly. When the doctor severed the umbilical cord, she began to wail. Baby Isabela was having none of it though, appearing to angrily stare down the obstetrician – instantly becoming a meme in the process.
Speaking to Brazilian publication Crescer, Rodrigo said: “She opened her eyes wide and didn’t cry, she made a ‘sulky’ face, her mother gave a kiss and it was only after they cut the umbilical cord that she started to cry.
It seems that funny baby Isabela managed to change the lives of not only her parents but also the photographer who captured her birth. The photo he published of her has since gone viral, changing Kunstmann’s life and profession, as he expressed it.
Isabela is continually perfecting her facial expressions, according to her mother, Daiane de Jesus Barbosa. When she wants to nurse or needs her diaper changed, she wrinkles her infant face in a cute way to let her mother know. What a mature manner of expressing your wants!
While the photo is clearly amusing, I’m sure we can all sympathise with Isabela. Indeed, if someone tore the roof off my house and dragged me out of bed after a nine month sleep, I reckon I’d be pulling that face too.