|Chunker Baby 2|
Seriously. SO precious.
It also got me thinking about how different I felt at the births of each of my children. Stinky was born 6 weeks early via emergency c-section. I remember the nurse showing him to me and thinking, "Well...it's a baby!" He then spent 2 weeks in the NICU and refused to ever nurse. Bonding with him was a slow process (hampered by his hospital stay, I'm sure). To this day, we still tend to have power struggles and personality clashes. My mom, however, said she felt like she recognized him and that he felt familiar from the start. They've always had kind of a special bond.
|Skinny Baby Stinky!|
When Baby 2 was born (also via emergency c-section), I KNEW him. They put him on my chest and I thought, "Oh THERE you are!" At age 4 he's still a total mama's boy. We joke that he's our Buster (complete with juice obsession).
I adore both my boys and it's so interesting to me that one could feel so familiar at birth while the other one felt like a stranger that I had to slowly get to know.
Fellow moms- did any of your children feel "familiar" to you? Did you feel differently at each birth? I'm super curious if other people experienced what I did!