When you look back on your birth, what is it that you remember most? The absolute clearest memory you have! Is it the sensations of feeling your baby entering in this world? Is it a person? A sound? A scent?
I find it so amazing what our bodies and minds do during this moments of extreme adrenaline. I remember everything but when I close my eyes and go back to that place, I feel my left arm squeezing him so hard I could have pulled him in the tub, I hear him giggling and saying I see his head (this is the man who swore he'd never look!), I slightly see my mom across from me crying with the best nana grin on her face, I feel my midwife pulling and reminding me my baby is doing everything perfect, I feel the comfort of my doula encouraging me to breath, I feel tightness, and every muscle in my body working like woman hulk. This is what I remember most, not pain, not the moment where he was first brought to my chest, but I remember most the moment when everyone's energy was connected as one to serve one. This specific moment lasted all of a minute but it changed me for a lifetime.