Scarlett Johansson Gets Personal About What Happened in the Delivery Room

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Scarlett Johansson got a huge surprise in the delivery room: ScarJo's baby, Rose, looked nothing like she expected. "When she came out of me, I was so surprised," she recounts in an interview with W Magazine about her and husband Romain Dauriac's daughter, born three months ago. 

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Not that this shock was necessarily bad -- just a far cry from what she'd envisioned.

"I had a very strong picture in my mind of what my baby would look like," she explained. "And, of course, she is completely different. Perfect, but not what I'd imagined."

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Now, ScarJo admits that she can't picture her daughter looking "any other way." Still, though, it was nice to hear her honest reaction about how Rose had initially thrown her for a loop!

Because what mom hasn't been there? Think about it: you've just endured nine months of morning sickness and an achy back, followed by a blur of mad pain as your baby made his way into the world. After all that, it sure would be nice to take one look at your baby and think, Ah yes, I know you. Or: Hey, that's my nose. Or my eyes. Some sort of instant visual reward for all your hard work. 

Instead, what often happens is far less dreamy: baby pops out looking like a complete stranger ... or the spitting image of dad. Er, what has dad done for this kid lately? So that's the thanks you get for doing all that heavy lifting?

Thank you, ScarJo, for debunking the idea that the instant we lay eyes on our baby is always picture perfect. Far from it!

How did you feel when you first laid eyes on your child?

 

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