In honor of Valentine’s Day, my amazing panel of mommies is talking about LOVE!
We’re told that nothing is stronger than a mother’s love, and while I totally believe that to be true, the timing and strength of that love is unique to each mama. So I want to know…
Was it love at first sight?
Or did your love for your little one grow over time?
San Jose, CA
Highlands Ranch, CO
Now it’s my turn! I didn’t fall in love with Adelaide, my first baby, until about four weeks after she was born.
I blame it on several factors—she was two weeks early (I wasn’t ready!), and I had an unexpected C-section (I did NOT prepare for that type of healing) and most of all, I didn’t have any idea what to expect from a newborn (are you sensing a theme?).
Right after she was born, I remember feeling wonder, amazement, fiercely protective and responsible for this new little life. But love?
I dealt with some baby blues for a few weeks (but not full blown post-partum depression), and maybe that had something to do with it…post-partum hormones are such a roller coaster!! Luckily, though, as the weeks wore on, and I got to know this tiny new person in my life, one day I just felt it. A warm glow from deep in my soul. I held my sweet babby and whispered, “I love you,” and for the first time, really, truly meant it.
With my second baby, it was love at first sight. I didn’t think much about her during my pregnancy—taking care of a toddler will have that effect! But from the minute my labor started I was ridiculously excited to meet our new little girl. I’ll always remember the moment I pulled her up onto my chest and she looked up at me with those big eyes…that was it, I was in love!
These ladies are amazing!! I absolutely love their willingness to put themselves out there and share their experiences.
What about you? I’d love to know when you fell in love with your little one. Leave a comment and let me know!
send me a message on Facebook and I’ll add you to the group!