One of the most magical moments in a woman’s life is the first time she lays eyes on her baby. There’s no feeling like seeing the little one you carried in your tummy for nine months finally born into the world. Truly unforgettable and to be treasured. And, a lot of moms agree. Proof is in the Facebook post by Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
The page posted a photo of a mom and her newborn with words written on top of it that read “Nothing beats this moment.” Soon after, a lot of moms took to the comments to share photos and tell stories of their birthing experience, and the first time they met their babies.
Here are just a few of the heartwarming tales and pictures shared by the moms. See the post and all of the comments here.
1. A beautiful moment in black and white
“My husband and doula physically moved my arms to this position because I wanted to actually feel like I was 'holding' him. Best moment. He did the breast crawl shortly after.” - Kristen Easley
2. When you know it's love at first sight
“Had a horrible delivery, we basically [had] an unscheduled C-section, threw up the entire time I was being cut open and was delivering her. But nothing can take away the moment I first saw my first baby. I was completely numb and out of it from dry heaving, but I was so in love!!” - Liz Yeager
“The moment I got to meet our second. It was different...my first was an emergency Cs-ection after 24 hours of labor and stalling at 5cm, and our son's heart rate dropping. I was put under, and my partner couldn't be in the operating room. With our daughter, 7 weeks ago, it was scheduled and surreal and a completely different experience. I'm grateful for this moment and every one since.” - Alia Preston
4. When you can't stop crying
“I cried like a baby. It was beautiful,scary and the most rewarding moment. My favorite part was how calm he was once he was by his momma.He stopped crying instantly and just snuggled close.” - Sunshine Holz
5. When you never want to let go
“I had an unmedicated vaginal birth. But as soon as he was out I ripped him from the nurses' hands and had skin to skin. I didn't want to let him go. Besides my husband and the doctors, I didn't let anyone hold him. I just wanted to hold him nonstop.” - Frank Alyssa Moreno