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Did you cry when your baby was born?
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:37 PM
Yes, DH and I both burst into tears in unison. For me it was mostly the overwhelming feeling that all the anticipation and preparation was over and I actually had a baby lying on my chest.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:44 PM
I thought I would, as I am generally an emotional person, but I didn't cry. I think maybe I was so overwhelmed and exhausted that it just didn't happen.
Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:50 PM
#1 was a natural birth and yes i did cry
#2 was an emergency c-sec and no i didn't cry straight away as i was hooked up to so many machines and in shock, i did however cry the next day when i was able to move a bit more.
Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:33 PM
I didn't, but hubby got a bit teary.....
But I always get teary watching birth videos.
I think, since giving birth, I've become more emotionally sensitive/in touch? I never used to cry at stuff..... now even ads on TV make me get all teary. such a sook!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:01 AM
Yes I was overcome with emotion. Normally I have it together most of the time too!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:01 AM
Yes I cried when DD1 was born, probably from the relief I was feeling that she was finally there. I dont think I did with DD2's birth though, I honestly cant remember.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:08 AM
I'm tearing up reading this thread!!
Sort of cried after DD. Not when she came out, but when my mum said It's a girl!! My sister and my mum both knew I kinda wanted a girl (though would have been happy with a boy too) and we all burst into blubbering messes when she arrived.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:12 AM
Yes but I think out of shock mostly and relief it was over
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:26 AM
Yes I get quite emotional after giving birth. As soon as that slippery body slides out of me I just burst into tears, such an amazing relief and very emotional.
With DS1 I think my DH cried more than I did. He was a sobbing mess and couldn't even talk to his mum on the phone because he was crying so much She thought something had happened to either me or the baby.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:29 AM
No. My husband did but I'm not a very teary person.
Didn't cry at wedding either.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:35 AM
I let out this strange noise, which was a cross between crying and laughing. Either way it was some sort of outpouring of emotion. I was so relieved she wasn't an alien or a squid (don't ask) I didn't even ask what sex she was - the midwife had to prompt me .
I do find now I cry a lot, at a lot of things but especially anything to do with little children be it happy or sad - I always did but now its more...personal I guess and I 'feel' it more. So I think I'll be a bit more of a mess if we have #2.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:38 AM
I am a huge sook (have been known to cry at a sentimental episode of The Simpsons) and I often cry when watching birth videos or the gorgeous homebirth photo montages people put on youtube. However, when I gave birth to my DD I didn't shed a tear, I couldn't stop smiling as I was so amazed by her, and so proud of what I had just done!that's me.
I did cry at ds's birth for obvious reasons, and havn't stopped since!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:42 AM
I don't know if cried is the right word. I was definitely emotional but was more interested in drinking them in then wasting energy on crying.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:44 AM
I cried out of fear at my first during labour and my hubby was a mess out of happiness and fear with our first but not a tear at the next for both of us....just lots of smiles.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:47 AM
I cried buckets when DD was born, out of happiness, love, amazement and utter relief that it was all over and she was in our arms safely
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:48 AM
No I didn't and I am still amazed as to why as my Granny always said my eyes were too close to my bladder
I cry all the time watching births on TV. All I can put it down to is the shock of giving birth with relatively short labours (2.5hrs and 1.5hrs).
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:51 AM
Yes. I cried at both births. Very happy and relieved tears. It's just the most amazing moment/feeling.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:56 AM
i didnt vry at first with either DD#1 or DD#2.
DD#1 i cried and cried and cried a few days later
DD#2- i still get a little teary as we had a scarey last month and im just sooo happy she was 100% ok!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:24 AM
I wanted to but was so dehydrated I don't think I had any tears!!! And the two automatic blood pressure cuffs I had on both arms along with the uncontrolable shaking I had from the drugs (c-section) it took the attention away from the fact that I now had my DD to hold. Still p*ssed off about that actually.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:31 AM
I cried when my twin boys were born. It was from sheer relief more than anything. I was so anxious about carrying them that I must have bottled it all up. Tears fell when I heard both of their beautiful cries (actually they were ear-piercing screams but anyway...)
After my first boy was born if I saw even an image of someone giving birth I cried.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:53 AM
I didn't cry - I felt like I should have been able to cry, but I couldn't for some reason. I think I was just too exhausted. But it was the most amazing moment ever, I just kept holding my little DD to my chest and rubbing her saying "It's ok baby" trying to soothe her because she was crying
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:39 PM
I cried at everyone of DS's scans and this little bub....
I cried at DS's birth and DP (heavily sedated) just said "what is wrong with his head???He looks awful!! Is he going to be ok? What is that on his head??" to which I replied "he is perfect!" And then she cried!
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