Fess Up: Did You Think Your Newborn Was Funny Looking? OK moms, it's confession time. Were you just a tiny bit surprised by what your new baby looked like during the first few weeks? When you think about what they've been through — whether delivered vaginally or by C-section — it's no wonder that newborns often arrive with some funny characteristics. Check out these explanations for (perfectly normal!) newborn issues like a pointy head and swollen breasts.