what did you feel when seeing your child for the first time?

@GAUCI123 (1042)
Malta
January 13, 2009 1:02pm CST
When I was in labour, I was so in pain that I wasn't even knowing what I was saying to the doctors, and when I felt my child out I sure was relieved. However when I saw her for the first time, it was really emotional which I will sure never forget. I saw her big eyes staring as wondering where she was. It was the mot beautiful experience in my life, and you what did you felt?
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
13 Jan 09
It was real emotional for me. I had been so excited for that day since the moment I found out he was coming. As soon as the doctor put him on my stomach i just couldn't help but cry. It is one of my proudest moments in my life.
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• Canada
4 Sep 10
With both of my girls I LOVED it when after they are all cleaned up and you go back to your room and get settled the nurse then comes in with your baby and they lay the baby on your chest. That is such a great feeling!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
3 Sep 10
I was still hurting and really dopey when they put my new baby on a table about 2 metres away. I could see her but not touch her. She was closely wrapped up. I was 17, an unmarried Mum and she was up for adoption so they just took her. She ended up with me and she turned 40 this year. She is very successful and has 2 accomplished daughters of her own.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Hi, GAUCI123. I will never forget the feeling that I had with seeing my son for the very first time. I was so in love with him as his mother. I felt an strong attachment and bond.. It made my heart sing. I was so mesmerized with his handsome face. And when the nurses took him into the back room to wash him up, I was so much in love with him then. He smelled so good and he had the prettiest skin and hair..
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jan 09
I was overjoyed to hold my baby for the first time. He was so fragile, so tiny. I was almost afraid to hold him for the first time. Itwas anemotional experience that bonded me with my son. I wish that I could see him be born but as it was an unxpected c section operation they chucked me out of the operation theatre.
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@Ronina (185)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
When the time i was going to deliver my son i never felt any pain, there was blood but there's no pain. I am already in the hospital since 9am and my Ob-gyne decided to perform a CS operation in the 5 in the afternoon when still there is no sign of contractions. I was already sedated when they brought me in the DR but i can still hear them what they are talking, when the anesthisiology ask my name i answered him and after the operation, i heard the doctors said "Kiss your baby" and i do kiss him. When I saw my baby for the first time i was so happy because my son is healthy and very strong. I couldn't explain the happiness i had that time. My husband, cried when he first saw our baby.
@kezabelle (2985)
14 Jan 09
Scared! She was very ill not breathing and then rushed to intensive care (this was after being born at full term too) i was a mess the first 24 hours until we knew she wuld be ok it kind of pushed aside any other feelings, with my second daughter she was also born not breathing but came around really fast and to be honest all I felt was pure releif that she was there alive breathing as it had also been a very fraught pregnancy
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@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I had a very, very difficult birth and it wasn't easy on my son either! The only part I saw of him after being born was his little foot as they rushed him out of the delivery room to the NICU. I remember saying "look at how long his foot is" and I remember noticing how gray he was... The first time I saw him was a photograph that my DH took of him while I was being stitched up. I insisted he go to make sure he was okay, even though DH wanted to wait to see him with me. I didn't get to see him with my own eyes until almost 5 hours later. When they placed him in my arms, I just started bawling! I was so overwhelmed with so many emotions that the nurse stayed right by me to make sure I was okay. When I finally stopped crying, I looked into his little eyes and realized that my life was complete. He's everything I never knew I always wanted.
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• Canada
4 Sep 10
With both of my girls I had to have c-sections so I couldn't see much as you have a big curtain up but when I heard them cry when they first came out it made me cry, and after they wrapped the baby up they peeked her over the curtain so I could catch a peek and I bawled. With both girls my exact words were "Oh my god she's so beautiful!" And I bawled, it is a VERY emotional time indeed!