But their first baby dies two hours after birth, while Joe is away, and Iseult savagely turns on him.
But what drew you to this strange character—a mentally ill woman caring for a baby doll?
“Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children,” he says.
As one “counselor” explained to me, “Once a women sees her baby, she will never have an abortion.”
“I had to pull my pants down to get the baby out,” Uriguen says.
In the dark room she wanted to tear off her clothes to give the baby her nakedness.
Dear baby, it promised its mother it wouldn't drink wine for two months.
She expected to take the baby to the home where it belonged.
I came to see, ma'am, whether you'd take me back, as I 'aven't got baby now.
But it would be awful if something happened and she got a baby already.
late 14c., babi, diminutive of baban (see babe + -y (3)). Meaning "childish adult person" is from c.1600. Meaning "youngest of a group" is from 1897. As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922. As an adjective, by 1750.
Baby food is from 1833. Baby blues for "blue eyes" recorded by 1892 (the phrase also was used for "postpartum depression" 1950s-60s). To empty the baby out with the bath (water) is first recorded 1909 in G.B. Shaw (cf. German das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten). Baby's breath (noted for sweet smell, which also was supposed to attract cats) as a type of flower is from 1897. French bébé (19c.) is from English.
"to treat like a baby," 1742, from baby (n.). Related: Babied; babying.
baby ba·by (bā'bē)
A very young child; an infant.