The reaction to meeting your new little baby in those early moments after giving birth are just as individual as birth itself. For some of us, those first minutes are almost too overwhelming to compute and that ‘connection’ doesn’t come immediately and for others, it’s a full-on tidal wave of love at first sight. Just like in life, there’s no right way to do it.
Actress Hilary Duff recently shared the moment she met her five-month-old daughter, Banks, for the first time after a water delivery at home and it’s almost too cute to take. As she cradled her, it appears that little Banks wanted to get as close as possible to her mama and stretched her arms out to pull her close in a hug. It’s a pretty spesh moment you can check out in Hilary’s post below…
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I’ve been wondering for a long time if I would ever share this video as it is extremely personal…. it was so absolutely lovely and rewarding(and shocking) that after giving birth to my baby girl we hugged …for the first time, In my mind I like to believe that she was saying good job mom. Go team go. We did it. Together. Matt provided such a safe calm strength, my mommy and sissy were there to cheer me on, and of course my birth angels to make sure all was well and big brother (downstairs deep in legos). I cannot believe this day was only 5 months ago!! It seems like B has been here with us all along. The time is already going so fast..she tried avocado yesterday! Anyway… feeling blessed for this full hectic life and all the people in it. Happy 5 months Banks (oh and thanks for quitting colic) that was a doozy ( @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm )
While Hilary’s Insta account is filled with beautiful snaps of her family, she’s also known for keeping it real when it comes to her experience with motherhood. On New Year’s Day, Hilary put out a call for advice to her 11.6 million Insta followers after revealing that Banks had been diagnosed with Colic… and it definitely resonated with parents around the world if the almost 26,000 comments she received are anything to go by.
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Calling all parents of colic babies…..this ends right? Can you ever set them down with out them screaming OR waking up? We have read everything the internet has to offer… nothing besides nursing basically every hour or less helps! We have done all the obvious things ..please leave magic tricks in comments. Oh and happy new year lol 😩😩😩 #thankGforfilters #babyforsale !!! #anytakers??
But for now, we’re just going to watch this gorgeous video on loop… ‘cos it’s too cute not to.
The lady behind Business Chicks, Emma Isaacs, shared her incredible home water birth pics and video with us and you can see that here. You can also watch Em talking about her experience with all FIVE of her home births in our On the Couch chat with her below…