Something you will ALWAYS remember about the birth..
Mamas.. is there something you will always remember, forever ingrained in your memory about the birth of your child? It could be right before, during, after.. when you got home.. anything at all. Something so special that you won't ever forget?
For me.. and my husband might be mad I am sharing.. hehe But I remember I went to take my first shower about 24 hours after I had Monroe.. I finally had a second to myself and try to get cleaned up.. I took a little while.. when I got finished, I peeked my head out the door to check on my husband and Monroe.. and I could see his eyes were completely red and wet.. I go.. OH GOSH, is he ok?? Are you ok? What's wrong? What happened? My husband could barely even talk.. but he finally said nothing.. nothings wrong at all.. I just love this little guy so much.
Ahhhhhh. Melt my freaking heart.. what a moment :)
For me, it was right when Lucas came out. He was out (finally!) and David and I looked at each other, said 'I love you,' kissed, and he had tears in his eyes. :) <3
So many memories but the best first memory of my daughter looking at me as I stroked her cheek, I thought I can't believe I have you and created a beautiful baby.
I still watch her as she sleeps during naps and I rub her cheeks still.
Then, smelling the cauterization from my c-section. And the moment she was out and the nurse asked if I could hear her and I couldn't. That was scary... but then I heard this faint little "mew" sound like a kitten. And they brought her to me and I was able to kiss her little forehead before they whisked her away to the special care nursery/nicu.
It all tastes the same to me. The ham tastes like the turkey and all the bread tastes... well tasteless.
I have a daughter with Downs as well. They're amazing kids.
For me it was the tears in my husbands eyes when he held each of our children for the first time and the small whispers he spoke to them while I tried to take a nap between feeding.
I remember crying as soon as I heard my son cry. I cried because he was finally here, alive and healthy. My hubby cried as well. He still can't believe he has "a son."
With Steven it would be when my dad held him and first saw him. He teared up because Steven has my mom's eyes (she passed away in a car accident in 2008).
With Johnny I will remember the whole labor/birth. 2.5 hours from start to finish. And that he is the only grandchild's birth that MIL missed.
So I ended up having this crazy euphoric moment with Juan talking about Baja Mexico (where my grandma lived) and then for weeks after I wanted to bring him flowers and a thank you card.
Now I'm still annoyed I spent that moment with him instead of my baby when that moment was rightfully his.