And then just like that … our son entered the world.
Joshua Dennis Taylor arrived 3 days late on the 10th January 2018 at 6:40am.
I can still recall the first sight, the first touch, the first cry. My husband proudly declaring ‘it’s a boy’ as the midwifes carefully placed our son onto my chest. My hand shaking with adrenaline, tears of relief, exhaustion and overwhelming happiness streaming down my face. I have never felt a moment so pure. All the 9 months of pregnancy had ultimately led us to the birth of our first child. It was the dream we had carried in our hearts for so many years. On our wedding day, on honeymoon, on birthdays, we had always remained certain that ‘one day’ we would become a family.
I never knew how I would really feel, I don’t think anyone can ever prepare you for the most life-changing moment of your life. Just when I thought pregnancy had given me all the hormones – the days which followed giving birth were even more emotional than ever before. I found myself sobbing uncontrollably in the shower. It was a moment of purest clarity. I had not only grown a human being inside of me, but he was finally here with us.
12 days in, it’s hard to believe that so much has changed. I still remember what life was like before, but I wouldn’t ever go back. Because, life with Joshua has made us complete. We waited a long time for him to come along and he has made all our dreams, hopes and aspirations real.
I’m a Mummy now.