What is the first thing you thought or said when you held your newborn baby...

@ckhair13 (185)
United States
July 27, 2009 3:13pm CST
what is the first thing you thought or said the first time you held your newborn baby? My daughter was already 2 hours old before I got to see her...I had an emergency c-section & they put me to sleep for it...after they brought me upstairs after the recovery room all the nurses were telling me she looked just like my husband! Then he walked in the room & said she looked just like him! So by then I was just dying to see her! Finally I did & I thought holy s*#$ she does look like her father!!! WOW!! Then I was also so unbelievably drugged up & in so much pain that I couldn't find a comfortable way to hold her! I don't remember saying this, but my Mom always tells me I did...I said Mom can you take her? I don't know what to do with her!! So I guess I didn't have one of those big mushy moments like you hear or see! But I do remember trying not to cry when I did see her!!
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
I had my son on normal birth and at home. Well, i only had an hour labor and didnt think its time, good thing my neighbor who happens to be a mid wife helped out on the process. So when he came out, i was able to see him right away because the mid wife told me not to go sleep just yet. They were busy cleaning him up on the table beside the bed and all i can think of is...wow! all the 9 months of bringing him inside me..finally he's out, it was all worth it. After making sure that he doesnt have any missing body parts, thats all that matters.
@ckhair13 (185)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Yes they are definitely worth all the hard work!
@maximax8 (27048)
29 Jul 09
I had all three of my children naturally at home. It took me twenty minutes pushing to get my first son. I thought he looked big for a newborn baby. The midwife weighed him and announced he was 9lb 4oz. He has the head the size of a 6 week old baby. My second son came flying out after just two contractions and I didn't have to push at all. Wow! I thought, that was quick. My first thought was is he alright? I was worried knowing that he had got spina bifida. It was so sad seeing him go off to hospital by ambulance. I was told to have a rest and visit later. He has an operation that evening to close the hole in his back. He didn't come home from the special care baby unit until he was three weeks old. Last month my daughter was born. My first thought was what is the gender? I was told to have a look by the midwife. She was a girl and I thought at last I have my darling little princess. Wow!
@tessrow (92)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I too had a c-section for both my youngest children. They warned me with the first c-section that the baby would be groggy from the medications; that was surely not the case. My daughter flipped over in the weighing tray before I ever got to see her, scaring the nurse quite badly. Believe me, "What was that?!?" is not something you want to hear right after a c-section. I was understandably tense, and when I finally was allowed to hold her, I was very relieved to see her wiggling and looking up at me, with ten little fingers and ten tiny toes. I hugged her close and the first thing I said to her was, "Hello, Flippy." (That's not what we named her, but it is an occasional nickname even now that she's 10.) All that said, I don't think the first moments are usually mushy or big. For some people, maybe, but for me the bonding process was ongoing, and not finished as soon as the baby was born. I still hug and cuddle my kids, even now. And when they look back at their childhoods, they're not going to remember the first moments, the first week when you're so tired that you walk into walls and can barely remember your name. They'll remember the love you gave them all through their childhood, and that will matter more than a few minutes right after they were born.
• China
28 Jul 09
I wish to have a baby...If it born,I would said :you are a so lucky guy...Welcome!^0^
• China
28 Jul 09
That unbeliveable,I think she is your daughter,so you should give her a soft smale and grow her as your style.So,when she grow up,everyone will say,look,her actions like her mother so much~!! lol~
@Wizzywig (7860)
27 Jul 09
As they held up my son, my first words were "He's not moving!". My husband said that he was and I replied "Only because they're shaking him!!" Then he let out his first cry and they passed him to me. I said,"Hello, I'm your mum" and he just covered his eyes with his fists and gave a little sob . He didnt look at all impressed but I think he's got used to the idea now! My second son made a more lively entrance to the world so I didnt have the panic. He was more laid back at the prospect of having to put up with me as his mother.
@Twiddles (30)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I too had an emergency c-section with my first child. I was put to sleep afterwards due to high blood pressure so I didn't see her to many hours later. I was relieved that she was finally out! That was my feeling, Lol! I don't remember saying anything really. Now with my son, which is my second...I remember more because it was a planned c-section and I stayed up. I'm with you on the big mushy moments though. I think that's only for the Life time baby stories.
27 Jul 09
I feel sick!! Seriously as soon as they laid my daughter on me i felt so weak and sick i told them to get her off me incase i puked on her. After composing myself when i had her back a few minutes later i just kept repeating "hello im your mummy"
• United States
27 Jul 09
While I have no children of my own I was able to hold my baby sister's first child when he was but a few hours old. My first thought was that he was so small (5 pounds and just a few ounces). Then all I could think about was how much I already loved him and how when he got older we would have lots of fun together. He is 4 now and lives far away but when I see him we do have lots of fun.