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 :)

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    07/08/14
    When I was told to come in for a bp monitor I figured I'd be there an hour or so, so I waited till Ed got home for lunch and we went to the hospital. An hour later they told us we'd be staying and having a baby. All of the color drained from Ed's face. All of it. I remember so much from that week it's hard to pick one moment... But that was the first thing I remember about the whole birth experience. Poor Ed turning white as a ghost.
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      07/08/14
      Aww that's so sweet, what a beautiful memory.
      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.
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        07/09/14
        That I almost had my daughter in an ambulance, I was at the Doctor office and I started going into to labor and I was by myself , and I walk to the nurse and they make me go in an elevator to get my chart, And I was in pain, so I started to push and a mid wife was there when the elevator open , and they called an ambulance , and that's when I also had my daughter
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          07/09/14
          With my first, when I held him, he looked me square in the eye. I love it and my sister got a picture! With my second, frankly, when they told me they thought he had Down syndrome and needed to go to NICU. That sentence, "we think he has some characteristics which are consistent with Down syndrome" are forever ingrained. I was holding him and I remember worrying that a hot tear would land on his little face.
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            07/09/14
            For me... The moment my doctor told me I needed to go to the hospital immediately because I had HELLP Syndrome.

            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.
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              07/09/14
              My memory won't be so special but I'll never forget for the 12 hours o labor before my emergency csection the nurse who was checking my cervix all day was not hitting my cervix but my baby girls eyes. She poked her in the eyes for 12 hours. Every time she came back in she was hitting her eyes. My baby girl will have the scars above her eyes from the nurses nails for the rest of her life. :(
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              08/15/14
              Melissa Middleton
              What an idiot, that nurse was! Oh my goodness. Your poor little girl had to endure that. I would have been outraged and sued!
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                07/09/14
                I remember when Noah slid out, and I said "it's out!' I can still feel that major fullness down there then it disappeared!
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                08/15/14
                Melissa Middleton
                Hahaha! I had gestational diabetes as well. Their food was awful, some of it. I wanted a burger so bad. I told my hubby to sneak me one in, which he did.
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                08/15/14
                Melissa Middleton
                Ew, so does my hubby. Gross, yes.
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                  07/10/14
                  amanda
                  I think the moment I seen all of my little ones for the first time. And the waiting... oh the waiting....
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                  08/15/14
                  Melissa Middleton
                  It just feels like they are slightly tickling your belly and/or drawing a line back and forth with their finger when you are having a C-Section.
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                    07/13/14
                    Well, I remember my then 15 year old son being my "coach". He would tell me how my contractions were going, help me walk to the bathroom, went out of the room to tell my in-laws that he has Down syndrome and myin-laws came in and acted like he was just a baby, not a Down syndrome baby. Finally, he had to go to NICU and my son took him down. While they were putting in all the tubes and such, I am told he kept saying "He doesn't like that. What are you doing to him?"
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                    08/15/14
                    Melissa Middleton
                    Your son sounds like such a sweet boy, both of them.

                    I have a daughter with Downs as well. They're amazing kids.
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                      07/22/14
                      I had to have a c-section after 38 hours of labor. I think the immediate memory that comes to mind is of being strapped down and numb for the surgery. I remember staring at the ceiling lights in this uncomfortable crucified position, waiting to hear my little girl. I remember being so exhausted! I actually asked my anesthesiologist if it was okay if I took a nap and he laughed and said I could if I wanted to. I dozed off a couple of times, but I tried to stay awake the best I could.
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                        07/25/14
                        Danielle Keltner
                        That is so sweet!

                        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.
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                          07/30/14
                          Amanda Hurley
                          With me, it was always that moment I got to hold my baby for the first time, and the first time they breastfed. I have pictures of Grahm, Jasmine and Connor. I am actually now thankful my mom thought to take those pictures. I didn't get any of Makenzie. I am so thankful to have the pictures of me breastfeeding Connor.
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                            08/15/14
                            5sarah
                            Bentley picking his head up an looking at me right away
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                              08/15/14
                              Melissa Middleton
                              Awwwwww!!! That made me have tears in my eyes. That is one of the sweetest things I've read all day!

                              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."
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                                08/20/14
                                Erin
                                With Daniel I will always remember when the nurses took him to clean him and weigh him. He was crying until my mother in law started talking to him. He stopped.

                                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.
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                                  10/03/14
                                  For me, it was the first time I had a moment with my daughter. When she was born, everything was a blur...I don't really remembering enjoying her because it all happened so fast. 10-12 hours after her birth, I walked to the NICU. The nurse opened the incubator and Mia began to cry; I remembered calling her name and she stopped. The nurse put Mia in my arms and that's when everything that's wonderful about being a mother overwhelmed me. It was a remarkable time.
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                                    10/24/14
                                    I actually have two moments that have stuck with me. One makes me laugh everytime I think about it, and the other makes me tear up. The one that makes me laugh is when I was getting prepped for my c-section. My delivery doctor (who is fantastic) was really short and needs a stool just to see over the operating room table, and my nurse had forgot to set out the stool and the nurse got in trouble by the doctor. I laughed. The other moment was when my dad got to hold James for the first time. He whispered "welcome to the family James", gave him a big kiss then gave me one, and said he felt so honored to have his first grandson named after his brother. I cried when he said that.
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                                      02/11/15
                                      I remember the horrible pain on my last push. My son tore the left side of my vaginal wall. I screamed so loud and looked down, my poor son the first thing he saw and heard was mommy screaming at him. Then I remember them putting him on my chest he peed and pooed on my stomach haha. And the whole time in the delivery room if anybody except me would talk he would immediately start crying bloody murder. I'm certain he will forever be a mommas boy
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                                        02/17/15
                                        After I gave birth, they swept my baby away to be checked on (6 weeks) early, my husband followed them out, I was left all alone with Juan my nurse, and my obgyn working on stiching me up (every direction ripped, how does that work with a 4lb baby?)
                                        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.
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                                          02/19/15
                                          !! Same as Cassie I can still remember to this day when Noey came out, my eyes were big as saucers as I felt this most amazing feeling of his exiting my womb and his grand entrance to the world!!
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