Skin to Skin
It amazing how smart babies are. When you think about it, we have to learn them, it’s not the other way around. After my baby was born, I watched her and listened to her scream in awe. Everything felt surreal. I still couldn’t believe it. My doctor informed me months prior to her arrival that it was mandatory that she spent her first hour of life in my arms. She explained that our skin to skin contact was crucial. I first thought that the concept was some BS. I honestly was more concerned with the doctor handing me a nasty, bloody baby. That’s honest. I know that sounds terrible but I couldn’t help but think, “Oh God, what if they hand her to me and she has the “white stuff” all over her face!
After they wiped her off a little bit, they positioned her on my chest . As soon as our skin made contact and she heard my heart beat, she knew she was in good hands. She instantly knew that I was her mother and stopped crying. She already knew how much I loved her. I was too amazed to cry. September 10, 2013 was the day my life changed. I met my little girl in person and I have been happy with life ever since. I am not the most affectionate person in the world but my daughter has changed that. Ever since that moment that we made skin to skin contact, I have been in love. I shower her with kisses and tell her that she is beautiful every moment I can. She is already spoiled.