GRATE­FUL

Your Pregnancy - - Life Real -

The birth and ev­ery­thing else hap­pened so quickly. I couldn’t be more grate­ful that I had Alda Smith, a pro­fes­sional SABPA ac­cred­ited birth pho­tog­ra­pher, present to cap­ture these once in a life­time mo­ments and mem­o­ries for me. It al­lowed me to re­live them (and in some in­stances ex­pe­ri­ence things for the first time, such as see­ing my hus­band’s re­ac­tion to our daugh­ter’s birth).

I trea­sure those first mo­ments of hold­ing and feed­ing her once out of re­cov­ery. It was as if I in­stinc­tively knew what she needed and I was the only per­son that could make her feel safe, warm, loved and full. It was our mo­ment of per­fec­tion. All the fear melted away in that mo­ment. Here was this tiny lit­tle crea­ture, made to per­fec­tion and ours to love for­ever. I may not be the best mother ever and I’m sure I will make lots of mis­takes, but I am go­ing to give her the ab­so­lute best I can.

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