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.