Three weeks ago I welcomed my first son and third child into the world. Although I’d seen his face so many times on that ultrasound machine, there is nothing that prepares you for that very first time you see your child’s face after they enter this world.
That touch of their skin on yours after feeling them move inside you for so long is indescribable. The bond you’ve carried for nine long months has just increased exponentially as you hold this baby close up against you. Your baby.
A video posted on YouTube shows just how special those first few moments after giving birth are for a mother and her child. The baby, who has just been born via cesarean section, is brought to the mother’s face so she can see it for the first time. As the nurse is beginning to pull the baby away, the little one immediately begins to hold onto the mother’s face and doesn’t seem to want to let go. The nurse tries to pull the baby away again, and you can hear the disappointment of being away from the mother.
Maybe it’s the fact that I just gave birth and my hormone levels are going a bit crazy, but watching this video had me in tears. It so accurately shows the immediate bond between a mother and her baby.
There is nothing in the world like it.
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