I thought, "wow, they aren't even making him cry" the midwife did take him after about a minute of him starring at mom and rub his back which caused him to scream seconds later... Mom seemed kind of annoyed IMO but what do I know.
Anyway, I delivered in the hospital both times but the babes were put on my chest. Not held upside down and spanked or anything... They both cried right away.
Is it normal for them not to? I have never even thought about this until now is why I ask. I thought it was really neat!
Mommy to THREE sweet boys & ONE sweet girl + a newb due in February! I need a nap.
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
Dalila, mom to two boys, 7 and 5
Mama to a 5.5 yr old boy and a 2.5 yr old girl. Expecting baby 3 (another girl!) late June
Dd cried before she even was all of the way out. Which the Dr. DIDN'T want her to do b/c he wanted to suck the meconium out of her first but she beat him to it.
my second's arrival was so awesome because I gave birth at home and in the same room with us, was our female bullmastiff, Brahma. When my second popped out into the world and let out a little noise (nothing major, just some whimpering) before he attached to my breast....the dog let out this very primal noise, almost "announcing" the baby's arrival. It was an incredible experience.
Both of my babies were never really noisy until much later on. I feel pretty lucky.
Best Mom Ever to Miss I (3/05), Miss A (5/08), Miss R (8/12)
DD2 was an unassisted waterbirth and she didn't cry (not until almost an hour later when we cut her cord). She was awake and gurgly for a bit and then napped for about 10 minutes.
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