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post #41 of 43
DH caught DS2, and he says it is just very cool to him that he was the very first person to touch our newborn. It has nothing to do with control. He just thought it was neat and exciting. The first person my son had contact with in this world is his daddy. It's just cool to be the first to hold that new little life in your hands, to be the first to lay eyes on him, etc. *shrugs* I guess people put so much importance on it, though, because they seem to think whoever "delivers" the baby needs to be very skilled. I had a nurse ask me, what if the baby gets tangled in the cord? Well, you unwrap it. My husband can tie his shoes and pick out the knots in our son's; I think he can take a cord off a baby, lol.
post #42 of 43
I really want to be the one to catch my baby this time i'm planning on giveing birth in water and would love to be able to lift my baby out of the water myself and put him strait to the breast.
post #43 of 43
Both of our UC babes were 'caught' by the floor. This time I prepared for that by having a pillow directly between my legs. I birthed both times on my knees with my chest and arms supported by a chair. There was no way for me to reach to catch the babe, but this time, I held his head until he rocketted through and out and then I picked him up and held him. Last time, our friend was there and she picked ds3 up and handed him straight to me. I was fine with that; I was stunned at the time; I just kept staring at him on the floor, so she picked him up and that brought me back to reality.

I won't be having more children, so that was it. I thought it would be amazing to have been able to reach down and guide the baby out, but both UCs ended with such a forceful emergence that I was just glad I was close to the floor. I am happy with how they turned out and don't lament that what I thought was ideal didn't happen; I no longer consider that ideal for me anyway because my UCs were so beautiful just as they were .
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