Bethany - posted on 03/17/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hey ladies...I just thought we could talk about that moment when we all officially felt like or knew we had become "moms".
Here's my story. I am so not maternal by nature and wasn't "excited" to become a mom even though we had planned this pregnancy and I knew that I didn't want to not have kids (does that make sense?). Anyway- I was really scared that I wouldn't bond with my baby and that I would realise after he was born that I had been mistaken and I really didn't want kids! So, when Eric was born I really didn't have that love at first sight experience. He was taken away to have his lungs suctioned so I didn't even know he was a he or get a glimpse of him for at least 5 minutes after he was born (even for non-maternal me it felt like a really long time.)
Anyway- to get to the point! Eric was born Friday night. On Sunday morning he still wasn't nursing very well. I had just tried to feed him and was alone with him in the hospital room. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! I wanted to help him eat so badly! I would have done anything to get that nourishment into his little body. That was the first moment that I felt that overwhelming love that everyone talks about and it truly was amazing! Suddenly I understood what my mom had been feeling every time she told me that if she could be sick instead of me she would in a heart beat. I would have gone without food forever if it meant he would eat!
Anyone else want to share?