Moms share their first thoughts as new parents
Becoming a parent for the first time is a shocking and amazing experience.
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You can prepare to be a parent your entire life and being pregnant is a good way to gather your thoughts and consider having a tiny baby in your life.
The truth is that there is nothing in the world that can really prepare you for holding a new life in your hands for the first time. It makes no difference if you're becoming a parent for the very first time or the third time - babies are almost magical in their innocence.
We asked parents to share the very first thoughts they had when they held their new babies for the first time. Here are responses from some of the moms that shared with us.
"I could not get enough of his sweet little face! Fell in love with the first peep of his beautiful voice. So perfect, our precious little boy." - Vicky
"I had an emergency Caesar as baby was in distress so my first thought when hearing her cry was, 'Thank goodness she is ok!' Then I saw her and couldn't believe how small yet perfect she was." - Ashleigh
"There was nothing natural about natural birth and all I could think was, 'OMG not only did this sweet baby survive, but he's a boy!'." - Geshy
"My first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy... When I heard the first baby cry I remember thinking, 'Is that really my baby?' I couldn't believe that I was finally a mommy then 2 minutes later the second one cried and I thought to myself, 'How blessed am I to be trusted enough to be a mommy of two gorgeous little boys'." - Lizelle
"She's gorgeous and she's mine!" - Joshlynn
"First thought: Oh my god that's a big baby! She was 4kg and I barely had a bump until after 36 weeks when I stopped wearing my normal jeans. Then she opened her eyes and they were so blue. I called her blue eyes and my heart was singing." - Lauren-Xanté
"The very first thing that came to my mind was, 'Oh wow, so mom was right! The pain really does go away the minute baby is out.' I was pretty relived." - Phemelo
"Oh my word, he is so ugly... And the second time: Oh my word, she is so beautiful. They're both beautiful now though!" - Louise
"Oh crap, he is our responsibility!" - Carmen
What were your first thoughts as a new parent? Share with us below!