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After a traumatic birth, it was hard to initially bond with my little boy. The fact I had a little boy threw me to start with – my baby is the first boy since my husband in a long list of girls – and as we didn’t find out the sex of our baby, it was hard not to assume we were having a girl. I created pictures in my head of dressing up a little baby girl, and when the obstetrician said it was a boy, I was shocked! After 17 hours of traumatic labour resulting in an emergency caesarean, I was thankful my baby was safe and healthy.

Now I look at my little boy, when he smiles at me, relying completely on me for nourishment and safety, I feel connected to this beautiful boy more than I ever thought possible.


Posted by kp7184, 26th June 2013


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  • Such a nice story! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  • It’s the best thing ever, when they are in your arms.

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  • Healthy and happy, that’s the important things.

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  • Maybe next time you will get a girl? I’m glad you are happy with your baby boy, their smiles melt your heart that’s for sure.

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  • I was the same when I found out we were having a girl and I had convinced myself she was a boy. I love her more than words and wouldn’t change her for anything in the world now

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  • I was in shock when I found out my son was a boy too – so much for a mother’s intuition!

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  • this is beautiful i feel the same way about my kids.

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