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How did you react? mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5098 posts
1st Jun '13

A friend and i were talking about a moms first reaction when seeing her baby for the first time. So it made me curious, how did you react? Did you cry? Did you laugh? Did you say something?



With my first I didnt laugh or cry or say anything. I was so disappointed at myself for the way my birth turned out that I just sat there in silence staring at him from across the room
With my second, I started laughing and said "I did it!!"

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4349 posts
1st Jun '13

I had a c-section and didn't see him for several minutes, but I could hear him cry. I was grinning big and had two tears roll down before I even saw him. When I did see him (for about 2 seconds) i just gave him a kiss and tried to remember what he looked like before they took him out. The next time I remember seeing him I just smiled and talked to him and studied him.

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7222 posts
1st Jun '13

I can't remember with my older 2 anymore, but this last time I cried. I thought he would NEVER come out and it was a rough labor.

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15526 posts
1st Jun '13

With my first I cried like a baby but I don't even know why. With my second I said "hi Jenny" Jenny is my dogs name lol I was really out of it. My third I cried a little but that was it.

"L" 2 kids; Danville, Indiana 5901 posts
1st Jun '13

I had a csection when my twins. I was really doped up but I remember when Aura came out I was speechless just stared and then as soon as she started crying I started to cry. And then when they pulled Luna out, I was scared to death because she was really purple from her cord being in a knot and started to cry more but couldn't stop staring.

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
1st Jun '13

I don't remember the REAL first time I saw my firstborn. He was c-sectioned and the moment he was out the put something in my I.V. "for my nerves" and it was lights out after that. My husband said they brought him up to my face and I smiled and said he was beautiful, but I have no memory of it whatsoever. When I actually remember seeing him for the first time was the next day and I cried.

*Ay&Ryker's Mommy* Due January 14 (boy); 1 child; Kentucky 364 posts
1st Jun '13

I cried and laughed with Ayden. I was so emotional and exhausted. I'm pretty positive I'll cry with this baby too. That's what I do.. haha

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4349 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" I don't remember the REAL first time I saw my firstborn. He was c-sectioned and the moment he was out ... [snip!] ... but I have no memory of it whatsoever. When I actually remember seeing him for the first time was the next day and I cried."


They did this to me, too....but after he was already out of the room because it felt like my heart was pounding out of my chest. I don't remember much after that....just bits and pieces until the next day.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5777 posts
1st Jun '13

So many things went wrong with my labor that I was just scared she wouldn't be okay. I seen her for a split second when she came out and just let out a huge sob because she was beautiful. She had jaundice and might have caught a virus so they let me hold her for a second before taking her away. I just stared at her, remembering what she looked like so I knew they wouldn't give me the wrong baby lmao paranoia

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
1st Jun '13

When they finally brought her over for me to see (c-section) I had a mix of thoughts.



Not in this order, but all at once, kind of.
1) Wow, she IS big (they had said she was)
2) She DOES have my nose! (I had known she would)
3) Um.... What is wrong with her nose? :( (She has a vein that runs across her nose and when she was born the area around it was super puffy so she had a weird v-shaped lump at the top of her nose). - I tried to ask the nurse this, but she didn't hear me.

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
1st Jun '13

With my last one as soon as the Dr held him up " I yelled he looks like E.T." Everyone started laughing until we realized he was not breathing. After what felt like forever maybe 2 mins they brought him to me and put him on my chest and I just cried..

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
1st Jun '13

I don't remember if I said anything, but I was just focused on wanting my baby. They put them on my chest for less then a minute and then take them across the room to measure and weigh, ect. It's such a tease! All I wanted was to see my babies lol. Just happiness for them being there.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4349 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting susanesque:" When they finally brought her over for me to see (c-section) I had a mix of thoughts. Not in this order, ... [snip!] ... super puffy so she had a weird v-shaped lump at the top of her nose). - I tried to ask the nurse this, but she didn't hear me."


My son has the vein that runs across his nose too. It has gotten better with age. I've seen other kids with it too..I tried researching it and one thing i could find was the 'sugar bug vein'...meaning kids with these are more sensitive to sugar and are high needs....hmm..

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:</b>" They did this to me, too....but after he was already out of the room because it felt like my heart was ... [snip!] ... felt like my heart was pounding out of my chest. I don't remember much after that....just bits and pieces until the next day."</blockquote>



Its the same with my memory too, I just wish they had waited until I could see him first, even if just for a second. My whole family saw and held him before I did. He was born at 10:11pm so I have a few memories throuh the night...like the nurse coming in to push on my incision and change my bed pads, god that pain was awful. And I remember being so thirsty I thought I was dying, but that's it until about noon the next day. Morphene is a b***h :? I think it caused some kind of deep seated fear in me for the possibilty of another c-section...when I think about having a repeat with this baby my heart starts to pound and I feel sick and can't breathe. I hope I get my vbac.

MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
1st Jun '13

With my first I just kind of smiled at him.....I was so exhausted from being put on pitocin to get things going and my labor got horrible once it was started. My second was an emergency c-section and the first time I got to see him was when the transfer team rolled him in the recovery room in an incubator. It had a blanket covering the top, front and back of it so I got to see him for about 2 mins but it was only the top of his head and it was right as I was waking up after my c-section. I didn't get to see him again until 3 days later and I was just so happy to see him but so upset because he was so small and I couldn't really touch him much and I wasn't allowed to hold him at all.