Monday, July 2, 2012

The first time... ever I saw... your face

In the next 6 weeks the Peters family will be growing by one.  My sister-in-law is due with her first baby and I think we all can remember how that felt.

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? 


  1. I remember that my arms were asleep (from my spinal) and the nurse insisting that I nurse him right away. Of course I'm so glad to have done it, but I remember thinking "I'm going to drop him. I can't feel my arms." We were in awe of that grumpy little old man I gave birth to and he hasn't changed much in the past 11 years.

  2. Oh my heavens, how did I JUST now see this?! I can't wait for her to get here and for you to meet her.



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