Have you felt that yet? That moment when your baby looks at you and you think "Oh there you are. There I am. I've known you forever." It's a magical moment, one that you didn't even know you were waiting for.
My moment was the day my son was a week old and it was just us at home. I think my husband had run an errand and my son and I had the whole house to ourselves. I was still in that post-birth glow, or at least I felt like I was. And we were getting ready to snuggle down in bed, nurse and watch Netflix. (My postpartum show of choice was Friday Night Lights, uh hello Tim Riggins.) I was sitting up in bed, my baby boy on the my knees, we looked right at each other and it was an overwhelming sense of peace. Like I had been made for this moment with this baby and everything I had experienced had fallen to second place.
It was a glorious moment, one I actually caught on film.
Wasn't he a cutie?
But seriously, he made eye contact with me and all was right with the world.
You moment will happen too. Maybe in the first hour, maybe the first day, maybe not until month 3, 7, 11, but it will happen. And it will feel like something a little spot inside was just filled up with goodness.
Sarah: Birth doula, wife, mother, coffee and wine drinker, lover of beer, books and tattoos.