Get out of the way, she’s got places to be
Newborn babies do lots of things — cry, sleep, look eerily like your Great Uncle Steve. But while you can count on a newborn to disrupt your sleep, you can also depend on them to stay in one place — unless your baby is this newborn girl born in Brazil. This fresh-from-the-womb infant wowed her midwives and nurses when she started to ‘walk’ across the counter minutes after being born.
Get ready to shriek.
According to Metro, one of the nurses says in Portuguese: “Oh my gosh, the girl is walking. Good gracious.” The nurses were about to give the baby her very first bath. But she has no time for nonsense like soap. She’s got things to do and places to be, and if you’ll excuse her, she really must be going now.
The nurse who’s holding the baby knows that no one would believe this story without proof. “Heavens above,” she says. “If you told people what has just happened no one would believe it unless they saw it with their own eyes.”
The video was shared on Facebook a few days ago by Arlete Arantes and people are losing their shit over it. It’s already been viewed over 90 million times. Many people are just shocked to see this tiny newborn on the move, but some parents are saying they’re relieved their own baby didn’t try to take a stroll on their birthday.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, while it’s unusual for a newborn to treat a counter like a catwalk, it’s actually a basic reflex for babies. “She can’t support her own weight, of course, but if you hold her under the arms (being careful to support her head, as well) and let her soles touch a flat surface, she’ll place one foot in front of the other and ‘walk’,” they explain. The reflex disappears around two months old and doesn’t reappear until your baby begins walking on their own.
There’s no details on the baby’s parents, but whoever they are, we wish them all the luck. If her first day of life strut is any indication of what this little girl has in store for them, they’re going to need it.