How would you describe the feeling you first got when you first saw your baby and you heard him cry?

Amy - posted on 05/02/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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For me.. Its so hard to put that feeling into words. Its like the most beautiful heart felt feeling that reaches all the way to your soul and it takes your breath away. I never knew what "LOVE" really was till now. Life is no longer about me... life is about my child. His health, happiness, heart, soul, and spirit is all that matters now. As long as he has that... I have no worries. I ♥ Stetson Cole

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it took my breath away, a moment of awe and love and adoration and so much more. then came the realization that i MADE him, that I did that.... and in that instant i knew my whole life was changed forever, and i was who i wanted to be =)

April - posted on 08/25/2010

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Well, I felt robbed, because I too had a cesarean, one that I now believe to have been unnecessary. By the time I even saw her, she was cleaned up and wrapped up. I was so drugged up and in so much emotional pain from the feeling of having my baby ripped out of me, that I didn't know how to feel when I held her. But then, I took out my breast to feed her and she immediately latched on. That was amazing, and better than any feeling that I've ever had before or since.

Louise - posted on 05/04/2010

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I had three different experieincs really. My first son was just complete and utter relief being my first baby and weighing 9lb 12.5 oz! I had an over whelming feeling of protection and love for him. My second son I rejected as I had convinced myself he was a girl and I instantly went into post natal depression which lasted a few weeks. I can not explain the feeling, it took me a week to bond with him and then I went into being completely overbearing. He would not go to any one and I did not want anyone to touch him. All part of the post natal depression I suppose. My third was a c-section and I did not get to see or hold my daughter for two days due to complications. The bond was instant with her and it caused me great pain to not be able to hold and feed her. I suppose I could discribe my feelings for my children as a female tiger, I just had the feeling of I wanted to protect these little beings more than life it's self. Now my older children are grown it is difficult as that feeling of wanting to protect never goes away and now I have no control over their lives. Motherhood is a mixture of emotions instant love, instant protective, instant worry!

Gwen - posted on 05/04/2010

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I think I was more in shock, like is this real? I don't know what I'm doing!

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Tina - posted on 02/22/2011

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It's funny both my partner and i thought i'd be the one to cry when our son was born but after having a very long complicated labour then finally an emergency c section i was so relieved when i heard him cry for the first time. He was ok and that was all i cared about all i could do was smile. My partner on the other hand did cry.

Amy - posted on 05/03/2010

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I had a C-section to Ladies... I wanted so bad to do it all naturally but Stetsons heart rate was dropping and they had to take me into the OR. Frankly it was the coolest thing ever... I felt EVERYTHING! Just no pain... The only thing I didn't like about it was that I couldn't watch or hold my son directly afterwards. I still don't believe he came out of me :) Thank all of ya'll for ya'lls response... I can't get over how happy I am now. He has given me strength, wisdom, and true love. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Rebecca - posted on 05/03/2010

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I don't remember any of those feelings. I had a c-section. I remember seeing him when he first came out and they held him up. I remember feeling disappointed that he was big. When my husband brought him over for me to hold he squeaked. I remember the awww then. He was so heavy my husband had to take him off me.

Charlene - posted on 05/03/2010

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Actually my first, split-second, reaction after my son was born was shock. "He" was supposed to have been "she!" I had really been wanting (& expecting) a daughter! But after that initial surprise I held him and thought he was the most beautiful person I'd ever seen in my life. After my 3 daughters were born I had the exact same feeling (minus the surprise with sex) of overwhelming love.

Jessica - posted on 05/03/2010

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To be honest... I wish I'd had that heart-wrenching life changing moment when I first heard and saw him. I had those feelings, but they developed over the first several days with him- they didn't happen right away. The moment he was born I was honestly still so out-of-it and dazed by pain to feel much of anything except relief that labor was over. and I was overwhelmed. He cried right away and I was happy for that. One of the things I regret though was not reaching down and touching him, getting a better first look when he first came out and they showed him to me. I'd had my eyes closed the whole labor and opened them for just a second, but didn't really take the time to look at him and touch him before they whisked him away to be cleaned off. When they brought him back all wrapped up was the first time I really looked at him, and I must say I fell in love, but I also wish I'd taken advantage of those first couple of intimate moments.

I have to say though there's nothing like the love you feel for your child! Its like nothing else in the world :) I got to spend a good hour holding him with just me and DF in the room, before family came rushing in wanting to see him. It was nice and peaceful. My son was quiet and alert and looking around and it was so wonderful getting to look into his eyes for the first time. I also got a good chance to breastfeed him for the first time. It was awkward at first but I demanded the nurse show me how lol. Geez now I can't shut up about it lol!

Krista - posted on 05/03/2010

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I was so incredibly tired after 36 hours of labour that the whole thing is hazy, but I just remember seeing his little self being shown to me as soon as he came out, and he was so perfect. And he only cried a couple of times, and then calmed right down. It was just this feeling of amazement: wow...I have a BABY!

Florence - posted on 05/03/2010

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Real truth, I was over over excited and joyed when my tummy went flat then in a short while the attending mid-wife told me " You have got a baby boy" At that time in my mixed world of happiness I said" His name is Alloysius" and I knew that I have become a MOMmmmmmmmm

Kel - posted on 05/03/2010

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My heart shook. I could barely fill out the paperwork ( I am a foster to adopt mom, my little girl started out as my foster daughter). When the caseworker left I just held her for a long time and looked at this sweet, tiny, three day old girl...my brain kept trying to tell me rational things about her birthmom and all the other family members out there who would, surely, want custody...but my heart kept crying out, "She's mine!" It turned out my heart was right and we adopted her at nine months old. She is my whole world.

Brittany - posted on 05/03/2010

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It that first instant my whole WORLD shook and formed a circle around him. From that moment on there was nothing more important or worth getting upset over because I was to focused on my little man. The funny thing is that he was crying (I had just had a c section) and I looked at him when they laid him on my chest and I said "hey you... what's all that noise for?" and he instantly stopped crying and just laid there looking at me with the most serious little expression.

LisaJoy - posted on 05/03/2010

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I had the SAME feeling as you. like everything around slowed down & it was just me and my baby. I didn't notice ANYTHING else going on. He was red and covered in stuff, but I wouldn't have had it ANY OTHER way.

Blackwood - posted on 05/03/2010

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I call it the "awww factor". I was just sooo amazed and couldn't put it into words. It truely is the most intense emotion.

Meghan - posted on 05/02/2010

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to be honest...I was so tired after birth that I don`t remember hearing him, seeing him-nothing until after I ate! (best peanutbutter toast I have EVER had). But that was my last `selfish`moment since..once I did hold him my heart melted! Same thing you where saying-never thought I could fall in love with someone that way that soon. great post!!

Eracelia - posted on 05/02/2010

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lol It was amazing my son is my hole world and holding hem I couldnn't believe it was real hearing his voice touched in the most opening,realist way...I new right then nothing would ever be the same no matter what went on in life i always have my man by myside:) and It's true me and Draven our amazing he's the reason for my all now a days....I wish you all the best of luck and if you need anything answered please fill free to write me you and your little one take care

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