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My first words will hopefully be Happy Birthday _____!. I meant to say that with JD but I was just so overwhelmed about becoming a mom and everything just seemed so unreal. I think it was partly from the drugs of the spinal and all...at least I'll blame that.
I'm pretty sure mine were something like "what??? Is that really her?" Seems crazy but she was just sooo big and so pink and looked like a much older baby than most of the pictures of newborns I had ever seen. Then I was just saying "hi, it's okay, hi" as I tried to calm her down. She was one ticked off little baby when she came out no one had the slightest concern about her lungs, you could hear her from across the hospital!!! She is still big and still loud
Anyway I don't have any special first words planned out. I just want baby to hear the sound of my voice and have a soothing tone with them.
I'm always so overwhelmed that the first thing out of my mouth is usually something like "hi ______" or "hello there!" Kinda lame but in the past I've had so much adrenaline rushing and been so "high" that I couldn't think of anything else. I expect it to be similar this time.
My first thought with DD was how big she was (I had been told over and over how she was going to be small and she came out with fat rolls). My first thought with DS was how he looked just like DD, only smaller.
I remember my OB and OR staff saying a unified "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Vaughn and then when i first saw him over the green curtain I remember saying something to the effect of "look, we did it" to my then boyfriend, now DH...and then when they brought him too my while I was still on the table for kisses it was something like "hi baby, we've been waiting for you" =)
We'll see what comes out my mouth this time...not planning anything...whatever feels right will be.
I don't remember what I first said to the girls. I do remember my thoughts. With Lily for some reason I remember thinking how warm she was when they put her on my chest. I mean that should have been a given, but I guess I didn't know what to expect. With Abri she didn't look good so they took her away briefly to make sure she didn't need help. She was fine so they brought her back and I remember thinking how different she looked from Lily