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