When I was born in 80’s there was no such thing as a bonding with your baby after a labor. The baby was placed strictly into a different room with a window so daddies could wave at you, like you were some kind of an alien. A xenomorph. Okay, Alien is my favorite movie. :D
I don’t know why. Probably to make sure that when the baby comes out it wouldn’t get a shock from seeing the mom’s face the first time 😀 and vice versa. Well, you are going to spend with each other whole life 🙂
I am glad things are different these days. I was told that the bonding is very very important. And if you don’t have the proper bonding it can affect your relationship with your baby. That is just scary. Right? You are sh****** your pants from giving a birth to a child and they yet scare you with things like bad relationship with your lovely child. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit. 😀
Well, my bonding wasn’t the bonding you read in magazines about.
BUT… one week ago… I wasn’t in labor… I was in Liberec, testing a baby carrier according to the thorough manual. 😀 Almost like on airplane! 🙂
I put my daughter into the carrier with a lot of help from my boyfriend cause I was worried she would slip through. Especially when my body is broken, I mean my wrists are useless.
She seemed happy, attached onto her mommy. She started smiling. I never had had her in this position before as I had been waiting until the moment she was able to hold her head properly in order to put her into the carrier.
I felt so close with my daughter. Suddenly I felt this absolutely amazing sensation, warmth that flooded my heart. No idea that something like that could come. It is hard to describe.
I started bawling like a baby and right after laughing and shouting at my boyfriend “That must be the bonding!” while squeezing her more onto me.
So, I guess bonding exists. 🙂
It only happens when you at least expect it.
Even tough I didn’t experience the proper bonding I loved HER from the moment I saw her the first time.
I love YOU! Maybe one day you read this! :*
Now I shed some tears 🙂 I told you I get emotional these days.