What was ur 1st reacation to ur new born right after birth?

Kiley - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )




I cried the whole time after i gave birth to my baby boy, and as soon as i saw him i said" he is soo cute" but i was crying while i said it! and i didnt want to hold him until later on that night!


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i couldnt hold my son as soon as he was born coz 2 seconds after he came out my mother snatched him from the nurse lol hihi but even so i was being stiched up so i couldnt really hold him all that much ! but i do remember the first thing i thought when i saw him..... phew he is out of me lol (not in a mean way obviously!!!)

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Christina - posted on 10/28/2009




I didnt cry, but i was sooooooooo happy, its the best feeling in the world to have a baby!

Sammy - posted on 10/25/2009




I was shocked that she was soooo white ha ha my husband is African, so I guess I figured she would have been born with at least a little bit of colour! She is alot darker now tho!!

Kiley - posted on 10/25/2009




i dont....i just didnt wanna hold my son until later on that night because i felt really dirty! but whenever i did hold him i did not leave him for several hours.. and i basically stayed in the nursery all night long!

Tracie - posted on 10/25/2009




I cried with relief and I wrapped my arms around him! :) When my OB put him on my tummy he was looking up right at me! It was the most incredible feeling! It was good too because I had wanted a natural birth but because he was late I had to be induced and then ended up with an epidural. :( At least seeing him was magical!

Kristle - posted on 10/25/2009




I had a C-Section. So i didn't get to see her at first. But when i heard her cry I started to cry. And when they bought me I just couldn't believe that she was mine. I'm tearing up just writing this.

Crystal - posted on 10/23/2009




My son was put on my chest right away and as soon as they cut the cord and all that I was holding him. I didn't cry...I was trying to relax and catch my breath. It's really cliche but I remember just looking him over, counting his fingers and toes. I was also induced early in the morning and was tired, though my actual labor was only 3 hours. I can't describe the feeling I had when I first saw him, but I felt so much love for him.

I do remember asking his dad if I looked okay for the pictures my mom was taking haha

Shirley - posted on 10/23/2009




i was in labor for 36 hours with my 1st born. he went into distress and his heart rate dropped below 60. i had to have an emergency c-section. i was exhausted and scared but i still clearly remember his first cry and how i felt. i felt like my chest was going to burst from emotion. i cried. when i saw him he was the most beautiful thing i'd ever seen. i'm crying right now just remembering it. my second was a scheduled c-section. i felt the same overwhelming emotions with him. my third was also a scheduled c-section but the spinal didn't take and i had to be put under general anethesia. i didn't get to hear her first cry. i only got to see her for a few minutes that first day because she was transferred to a different hospital to NICU because she couldn't keep her O2 levels up on her own. i didn't get to see her again until she was 5 days old. those were the hardest days of my life.

Tammy - posted on 10/23/2009




My hubby and I just looked at our little boy in amazement, he didn't cry at all when he came out, he just was looking around on my chest. We forgot to find out if he was a boy or girl, it wasn't until the midwife asked 'what have u got?' that we went 'oh!' 'its a boy' i pretty much crashed afterwards cos i had been in labour for 32 hours...

Crystal - posted on 10/22/2009




I was in labor for 22 hours then pushed for 4 hours and my son wouldnt come out! The doctor even tried suction. I didnt use any pain meds either. .. then i ended up having an emergency c section. I was so exhausted by the time they pulled him out that I didnt have the energy to cry-which i though I would bawl my eyes out.. I felt relief when i heard him cry right away and when i saw him I felt like i could finally relax. :) Now he is a healthy 20 pound 7 month old.. has been so healthy and strong since he was born.

Alisha - posted on 10/22/2009




I did not think I would but I cried immediately. She looked JUST like my husband and she had so much thick curly hair you could barely see her face. She was the most beautiful and amazing thing I had ever seen, and she still is!

Melanie - posted on 10/22/2009




With my daughter i held her and nursed her a few min after she was born but the birth was soo beautiful that i felt great i had my mom and sister masanging me all day and encouraging me and my husband in and out he was a nervous wreck i was all druged up at soo happy...My son took much longuer until i was ready my body went into shock i got induced and 3 hours later he was born.It was just to much to soon i was shaking and all soo i waited a few hours but made sure he was a boy and healthy of coarse. I cried lots when i got home it took a while to set in i guess and i would just look at them and cry coz i was soo happy to have them:)

Rachel - posted on 10/22/2009




Right after my son was born they put him up on my belly. i just laid there for a moment and caught my breath and put my hand on him. then i looked at my fiancee and he was crying like crazy. as soon as i took a good look at my baby i bawled. i had a very difficult pregnancy and to see such a healthy beautiful boy was the greatest thing ever.

Hannah - posted on 10/22/2009




I was sort of like "There you are, I have been waiting for you." I immediately put her to my breast and cracked a few jokes.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/22/2009




i didn't cry with either of my kids (well later on, but not right after birth), i thought my son was the best looking baby ever, and my first thought when i saw my daughter was she's huge and slimy lol

Angela - posted on 10/22/2009




With my first two I didn't cry I was just happy they were healthy. When I had my last child I had complications up until the end so when he was born I cried like crazy, just thankful that he was breathing.

Meags - posted on 10/22/2009




Unfortunatly i was to sick after birth to say much... i yelled out is it a girl? Is it alive, then fell into unconsiosness... but yeah, it's not uncommon after birth to be a mess and cry

Nicole - posted on 10/22/2009




I was too tired to even care! I had to be induced, and was in labor for 25 hours and ended up having a C-section. I didn't sleep very much during that time so I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was sleep! I vaguely remember hearing his first cry. It wasn't very loud or long. My husband tells me he asked if I wanted to hold him and I said something like "He'll be there tomorrow!" LOL! I also thought he was kinda funny looking when I did wake up enough to care. His head was all mishapen from being stuck from me trying to push and his little face was all smushed! I remember being shocked when I asked my husband how much he weighed: 9lbs 14oz! I didn't cry till we got home and I was finally alone with him.

Leanne - posted on 10/22/2009




i never cried i thin i was still in shock about being a mummy but inever held my son till later that night too as i wanted that moment to be just mine and his time. i cried with my daughter as i think i got what we both wated a boy and girl and then i had my other son. yes thats me on 3 now. lol. well with him i was also in shock. but very glad to have this happy family

Melissa - posted on 10/22/2009




I immediatly cried when I heard him cry for the first time. I never wanted to let him go. He was such a good looking baby, and now he has grown into a good looking little man!!

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