As you've probably already heard, the most Manically Pixielike of Dream Girls is with currently carrying an indie rom-com child in her uterus. On Tuesday, Zooey Deschanel announced that she's pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik. Hence, it's time to go looking for Zooey Deschanel's baby pictures. Ah, those urban sprites grow up so fast, don't they?
We can easily intuit that little Rutabaga Tea Cozy Deschanel-Pechenik will likely be a perfectly rosy-cheeked Park Slope child, but what will he/she look like exactly? For a second, just humor me and momentarily suspend your knowledge that all babies pretty much look the same. I get it. They're all just little mounds of flesh with eyes, noses, and mouths. But this li'l flesh mound will probably come dancing out of the womb like it's at a '50s sock hop, wearing a cinch waist dress, and strumming a ukulele. Just saying. Don't be surprised if this happens.
So, will this woodland babe have the royal blue cow-eyes of their mom, or Dad's black shock of hair? Will they have ma's nose, or dad's? They'll probably at least look a little like the baby version of mom, because genetics. This is as good of an excuse as any to bust out a baby picture of Deschanel and see if she was the kind of Wes Anderson-movie friendly child that we dreamed her to be.
Here's the Zoe-ster in her toddler stage. Perhaps she's two or so? It's uncanny, but she looks even more like current day Zooey here than the early aughts blond Zooey we know from Elf. As you can see, the trademark bangs and huge eyes have been a thing since her kid days. additionally, so are the folksy dresses. Taking a shot in the dark, I'd say we can hope for some big ol' baby blues on this kid.