Drew was born on February 10, 2005. I went into labor with her on the morning of February 9th. The labor was long and rough and by the time she was born I had a fever of 103* and so did she. She also wasn't breathing. They wisked her away to the NICU and thankfully it didn't take long to get her stabilized. It wasn't until 4 hours after her birth that I was able to hold her.
I remember it like it was 10 minutes ago and I feel this in my heart like it's happening now.
Those first moments with your newborn are intimate and special and no matter how many thousands of times you hold your child after that moment there isn't anything like the first.
I envy Kristen for being able to experience that in the next few weeks.
Is there anything in particular you remember about your first time holding your new little one?