One moment in life I don’t think I will ever forget is those first few minutes after my each of my children were born. After feeling the joy of bringing full-term, healthy babies into the world, after a lot of heartache and uncertainty, I gave birth to these beautiful humans. I can remember it just as it all was yesterday.
After all the unknown and the hard work, I can remember the first thing I said out loud after each of my kids were born. With my oldest, I remember saying, “Is he okay?” because we had a challenging labor and he was born not breathing. The pediatric team was in the room working on him, and after he cried, a big sigh of relief left my lips.
After my second child was born, I remember saying, “Wow, she looks like [Speed]” because I was so surprised at how similar she looked to my older child. I was so tired after a 15 hour labor, but she was so gorgeously perfect in every way.
When my third child was born after a five-hour labor, I remember saying, “Wow, that was fast” and commenting on how much she didn’t look like her older siblings. She had brighter blue eyes and light hair — unlike the older two’s dark brown hair.
We asked Babble readers on the Babble Facebook page the first thing they said after giving birth, and the answers they gave were sweet and funny.
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!