Our first picture just minutes after our delivery. My eyes still all red and puffy.
The rectal pressure I feel subsides as you begin crowning. I could feel some intense stretching and your smooth skin emerges more and more as I try hard to push. Then I lay eyes on you… Finally. You’re so alive and kicking.
The doctor puts your tummy down my bare chest, and I could see those reflexes kick in– you’re looking for my breast. With the guide of the doctor, you take a big mouthful of my nipple and begin to suck. Then I feel once more, I am always a mother, and God gives another soul for me to love and care.
I will love and care for you, Yael. And rest assured, you have your three big brothers to do the same.